- Hydroquinone works by killing the cells that produce pigmentation and melanin.
- Products that contain 2% or lower of hydroquinone are sold in U.S
- Some evidence suggest that hydroquinone can be irritating on skin and may also act as carcinogen.
- Alpha Arbutin inhibits the enzymes that stimulate pigment-producing cells.
- It is safe to use Alpha Arbutin with only 2% concentration or lower.
- Alpha Arbutin is less irritating and is considered much safer than hydroquinone.
Is Alpha Arbutin the best alternative to Hydroquinone?
Alpha-Arbutin has been proven to have superior results, even when compared to its chemically similar molecules, hydroquinone, and beta-arbutin. In addition to higher efficacy, it also boasts a better safety profile compared to hydroquinone and is more stable when compared to beta-arbutin.
Why to use ALPHA ARBUTIN with NIACINAMIDE for hyperpigmentation?
- Both inhibits melanin that helps treat pigmentation on skin.
- Both are gentle and work on hyperpigmentation, dullness and dark spots.
- Niacinamide prevents transfer of melanin that reduces the occurrence of pigmentation.
- Alpha Arbutin suppresses tyrosine thus slowing down the process of hyperpigmentation.