Arbutin

A natural skin lightening agent extracted from the bearberry plant. Arbutin is rich in natural hydroquinones, organic compounds that lighten skin by inhibiting melanin production. It is safe for external use and does not have any toxicity, however when reading product labels it should not be confused with the additive Hydroquinone™, which is a synthetic lightening agent that mimics Arbutin. See bearberry.

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