Hydroquinone vs Arbutin for natural skin brightening


Licorice root extract, Bearberry, and raspberry seed work together to support and strengthen the ability for skin to combat rogue free-radicals and oxidative damage that can cause hyperpigmentation.

Licorice root Extract 

  1. Licochalcone found in Locorice root helps to control the oil content on the skin 

  2. Glycyrrhizin found in Locorice root has anti-inflammatory properties - similar to cortisol and steroids, commonly used to dermatologic conditions 

  3. Glabridin found in Locorice root inhibits tyrosinase - n enzyme that is responsible for making pigmentation 

  4. Liquiritin found in locorice root helps to disperse and remove melanin and pigments in the skin, Licorice root gives skin bright and radiant complexion 

  5. New studies show the the licochalocone A, a molecule found in locorice root are active in suppressing cyclooxgenase (COX)-2 and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), which are inflammatory enzymes that are triggered after sun exposure and sunburn. 

Raspberry Seed Oil - cold pressed - slightly silky feel on skin. 

  1. High levels of phytosterols that can help reduce trans-epidermal water loss, thereby helping to keep skin moisturized.

  2. High contents of Ellegic Acid reduces inflammatory responses and the destruction of collagen, thereby reducing the premature occurrence of wrinkles, crepey skin, and fine lines.

  3. Protects against the damage caused by UVB and UVC, ongoing studies are investigating the ability of raspberry seed oil as a broad spectrum UV protectant 

Bearberry - a natural alternative to hydroquinone for skin lightening. 

  1. Arbutin, found in Bearberry, gives bearberry its skin lightening properties. Breaking down the hydroquinone and reducing melanin synthesis by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase.

  2. Extended use of bearberry results in a more uniform, brighter complexion

  3. Allantoin found in Bearberry has soothing, skin-repairing qualities, making it suitable for sensitive skin 

  4. Arbutin is a natural form of hydroquinone that is safe and effective for skin. Synthetic forms of hydroquinone (used to lighten skin), oxidises and causes dangerous free-radicals when exposed to sunlight.