A sure sign of sun damage comes in the form of freckles and dark spots. Our skin’s pigmentation changes and we are left with these undesirable spots. These dark spots do not go away and can actually appear worse when we are in the sun, even with sunscreen on. Thankfully there is a solution to remove and lighten the dark spots and freckles from your skin that does not involve expensive plastic surgery. It comes from the use of arbutin.
What is Arbutin?
Arbutin is a derivative of hydroquinone naturally found in some evergreen plants and can be extracted from the leaves of bearberry plants (Arctostaphylas uva-ursi), cranberries and blueberries, as well as in wheat and pear skins. Arbutin is a dervivative of hydroquinone which at one time was used for weight loss products.
Today arbutin is only used in a topical form for dermatologic and cosmetic uses. When arbutin is applied to the skin, it is converted by the body into hydroquinone, which is a type of phenol with disinfecting and diuretic properties. When used in this manner, arbutin has no systemic absorption and is safe for all skin types to use to allow for elimination of dark spots.
Function of Arbutin
Arbutin is a derivative of hydroquinone. Like hydroquinone, it has an antibacterial effect and interferes with cell processes. When applied topically, arbutin produces similar but milder effects as phenol (hydroquinone) on skin tissue. Arbutin interferes with the production of pigment in cells (melanin), thereby preventing the formation and enhancing the breakdown of melanin, brightening the skin and eliminating dark spots.
Benefits of Arbutin
In topical formulations, the effects of arbutin are localized and dose-dependent, which provides control in managing the extent of skin lightening. Products containing arbutin can be used according to the severity of hyperpigmentation, and lower doses and reduced frequency can be employed to fine-tune skin tone. Since arbutin has limited penetration and little to no systemic absorption, use of arbutin-containing products can be stopped to allow normalized skin cells to grow (without overstimulated melanin).
Recommend Source of Arbutin
As mentioned arbutin is found in some evergreen plants and extracted from leaves of bearberry plants (Arctostaphylas uva-ursi), cranberries and blueberries, as well as in wheat and pear skins. An easier and more luxurious way to enjoy the benefits of arbutin is through the use of the Skindulgence BioCell Mask. The Skindulgence BioCell Mask brightens and reduces the appearance of dark spots and other unwanted pigmentation from sun damage.
Used once a week, the BioCell mask works to reduce the appearance of the dark spots while at the same time rejuvenating your skin by replenishing the required nutrients for healthy, vibrant looking skin.
Get the healthy, vibrant skin you want back and eliminate your dark spots once and for all.
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