This condition appears in the ASCP SkinPro app
What is Arbutin?
A derivative of hydroquinone, this melanin inhibitor is extracted from bearberry and mulberry leaves.
What Should I Know About Arbutin?
- Blocks tyrosinase and is less cytotoxic than hydroquinone.
- Is promoted as a “brightening” treatment that helps even out skin tone.
- Most often found in serums and leave-on products.
Arbutin Treatment Considerations
- When using arbutin, clients should always avoid the sun and use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.
- Helps with splotchy, hyperpigmented skin.
- Addresses solar mottling (“sun freckling”) and uneven skin pigment.
- Products with arbutin should be used consistently at home to see results.
- Clients allergic to hydroquinone should be patch-tested for allergies before using arbutin.
- Avoid if client has allergies to bearberry or mulberry leaves (uva-ursi).
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