Is Alpha Arbutin More Effective Than Vitamin C? Key Differences & Benefits

How is Alpha Arbutin & Vitamin C different?

  1. Both Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin have antioxidant properties and both are used to reduce pigmentation or in evening out the skin tone.

2. Alpha Arbutin functions by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase whereas Vitamin C functions by neutralizing free radicals.

3. The higher concentration of Alpha Arbutin may cause pigmentation but that is not the case with Vitamin C. But that doesn’t mean you can use it in more percentage than required.

4. Alpha Arbutin doesn’t stimulate collagen production but Vitamin C does.

Benefits of using Alpha Arbutin & Vitamin C together 

The following are some benefits of using Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin C together: 

  • Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help your skin fight free radicals. Both Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin together function on the same pathway, therefore they complement each other nicely. Vitamin C, commonly known as ascorbic acid, improves skin tone and minimizes the indications of aging.
  • When used with Vitamin C, the advantages of Alpha Arbutin are amplified. Using Alpha Arbutin twice a day, in the morning with Vitamin C and sunscreen, and in the evening under Retinol. Exfoliate twice a day with an AHA face cleanser for optimum product penetration. You’ll be able to control my extreme hyperpigmentation this way.

So basically, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that also brightens the skin. When Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin C are combined, their potency is increased.

Which is more effective?
TBH both are amazing antioxidants and have shown to be tolerated by almost all skin types (we’d still recommend doing a patch test) and it doesn’t have any negative interactions with any other ingredients. ⁣⁣ Both are used to reduce unwanted discoloration, pigmentation, acne scars, or blemishes.

Benefits of using Alpha Arbutin & Vitamin C together 

The following are some benefits of using Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin C together: 

  • Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help your skin fight free radicals. Both Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin together function on the same pathway, therefore they complement each other nicely. Vitamin C, commonly known as ascorbic acid, improves skin tone and minimizes the indications of aging.
  • When used with Vitamin C, the advantages of Alpha Arbutin are amplified. Using Alpha Arbutin twice a day, in the morning with Vitamin C and sunscreen, and in the evening under Retinol. Exfoliate twice a day with an AHA face cleanser for optimum product penetration. You’ll be able to control my extreme hyperpigmentation this way.

So basically, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that also brightens the skin. When Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin C are combined, their potency is increased.

Risks of Alpha Arbutin & vitamin C & how to use them safely

When taken in quantities of 3-4 percent, alpha arbutin has been shown to be safe for your skin. While arbutin is generally safe for all skin types, it can induce allergic responses in rare situations.

There’s a potential that alpha arbutin will convert to hydroquinone, a depigmenting chemical used to brighten darker skin, in an alkaline environment. In these cases, alpha arbutin should be used under the guidance of a dermatologist.

Alpha arbutin has a number of negative side effects. Irritation of the skin that might lead to moderate acne. It may cause sun sensitivity or sunburns, as well as redness or irritation as a result of an allergic reaction.

Vitamin C is a chemical that is generally safe and well tolerated. The only risk is that some of these serums include a diverse range of substances.

Deconstruct’s range of products containing Vitamin C and Alpha Arbutin 

Brightening Serum 

This product contains 10% Niacinamide and 0.33% Alpha Arbutin. Niacinamide and Alpha Arbutin are a unique combination that enhances skin texture, evens out skin tone, and combats hyperpigmentation, tanning, and freckles.

Clearing Serum

This product contains 2% Alpha Arbutin and 5% Niacinamide. Niacinamide and Alpha Arbutin are a rare and unique combination that works by fighting the development of melanin and successfully helps to eliminate spots, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation. By reducing melanin formation and protecting the skin from UV radiation, 2% Alpha Arbutin in combination acts on tans and brightens the skin.

Vitamin C Serum 

Vitamin C and Ferulic acid work synergistically to decrease tyrosinase expression, resulting in a brightening effect. Vitamin C and ferulic acid have anti-inflammatory qualities that help to remove pigmentation and PIH, as well as being necessary for collagen formation.

 ✨FAQ

Question: how to use Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin C together?

Alpha arbutin is beneficial to all skin types and tones. It’s best if you combine it with vitamin C. Alpha Arbutin with Vitamin C can be used at any time of day or night, and should be applied to clean, dry skin before moisturising.

Question: Which is better Alpha Arbutin or vitamin C?

Alpha arbutin is a highly active ingredient that helps in reducing the dark spots appearance and uneven skin tone. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that helps to brighten the skin tone and helps to reduce signs of ageing, while alpha arbutin is a highly purified biosynthetic active ingredient that brightens the skin tone and reduces signs of aging.

Question: Can l use alpha arbutin with vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help your skin neutralize free radicals.Because Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin C share the same metabolic pathway, they work well together. Vitamin C, commonly known as ascorbic acid, improves skin tone and minimizes aging indications.

Question: What comes first, arbutin or vitamin C?

Use Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin C  in conjunction or after exfoliating with an AHA , which will improve its absorption.

So, it is important to use the right ingredient for your skin type & not to overuse them?

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