Short Description:

Alpha-Arbutin (4- Hydroxyphenyl-±-D-glucopyranoside) is a pure, water soluble, biosynthetic active ingredient. Alpha-Arbutin blocks epidermal melanin synthesis by inhibiting enzymatic oxidation of Tyrosine and Dopa. Arbutin appears to have fewer side effects than hydroquinone at similar concentrations – presumably due to the more gradual release. It is the more effective, faster and safer approach to promoting skin-brightening and an even skin tone on all skin types. Alpha-Arbutin also minimizes liver spots and meets all the requirements of a modern skin-brightening and skin depigmentation product.

  • Product Name: Alpha-Arbutin
  • INCI Name: Alpha-Arbutin
  • CAS No.: 84380-01-8
  • Molecular Formula: C12H16O7
  • Product Detail

    Product Tags

    Alpha Arbutin exhibits impressive tyrosinase inhibition and is nine times more effective than Beta-Arbutin. Very low IC50 values indicates the power of  Alpha-Arbutin. The outstanding efficacy of Alphar-Arbutin is due to its perfect affinity to the active site of tyrosinase.

    Alpha-Arbutin is water soluble and easily incorporated into the water phase of cosmetic formulations. It is stable againsthydrolysis as tested in the pH range from 3.5 – 6.6. Suggested concentration: 0.2% when formulated with an exfoliant or penetration enhancer, otherwise up to 2%.


    Key Technical Parameters:

    Appearance White Crystalline Powder
    Assay 99.0% min.
    Melting Point 202~207℃
    Clarity of Water Solution Transparency,colorless,none suspended matters
    pH Value(1% in water) 5.0~7.0
    Specific Optical Rotation 【ɑ】D20=+176~184°
    Arsenic 2ppm max.
    Hydroquinone 10ppm max.
    Heavy Metals 10ppm max.
    Loss on Drying 0.5% max.
    Residue Ignition 0.5% max.
    Pathogen Bacteria:100cfg/g max.Fungus:100 cfu/g max.

    Product Features:

    • INCI name (active): Alpha-Arbutin
    • Scientifically proven effects at low concentrations
    • More effective at 1.0% than Beta-Arbutin in vivo
      – Nine times more effective than Beta-Arbutin in vitro
      – Outstanding tyrosinase inhibition activity in vitro
    • Highly pure biosynthetic active ingredient
    • High performing enzyme related biotechnology
    • Does not contain intentionally added substances regulated/listed as preservative
    • Halal compliant (porcine and alcohol free, not certified)


    • Ensures an even skin tone after only one month
    • Reduces the degree of skin tanning after UV exposure
    • Helps to minimize the appearance of liver spot



    1kg per aluminum foil bag and PE bag lining, 1obags/ carton box or 25bags/fibre drum


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