Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Reduce the looks of spots and hyper-pigmentation with The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA. Alpha Arbutin is used at a high 2% concentration versus a standard concentration of 1% and supported with a next-generation form of Hyaluronic Acid for enhanced delivery. It is much stronger in effect than Arbutin or Beta Arbutin.
Note: Alpha Arbutin is extremely sensitive to degradation in the presence of water if the pH of the formulation is not ideal. The pH of this formula is approximately 4.9 which is shown to be the most suitable pH to minimize degradation of Alpha Arbutin.
Review(s) on The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA:
"Great product and a well-deserved review. I had spent 3 years avoiding sunlight-hard core- and sunscreen to fade pigmentation- and it was better- but I still used foundation to cover and was really feeling hopeless and self-conscious bc it rubbed off or for my SO to see me without makeup. After research and treatments I could NOT afford, I tried the regimen for hyperpigmentatiom. I have been blown away! I no longer need to use foundation. Thus regimen has faded most of the pigmentation, my pores barely show and I have a soft glow I didn't have before. I can't believe how well it has worked and I feel comfortable showing my face again. Thank you Deciem for great products and for great integrity in an industry that seems to be pretty darn greedy. Thank you so much!!💗" - KC (from theordinary.com)
Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare regimen. Use sun protection in the AM.
The Ordinary's formulations are updated from time to time as part of their commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.
Content from: http://theordinary.com/
Aqua (Water), Alpha-Arbutin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lactic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
this is my 2nd bottle
This is my second time using it and I’m glad that it’s helping with the dark spots!
A staple in my skin care routine. It really works for hyperpigmentation and scarring without causing any adverse reactions. Even works well with BHA and AHA (especially AHA), so it’s easy to incorporate in the routine. No fuss and very effective! If you’re looking for one effective TO serum, this should be it!
I noticed my dark spots lightened!
I'm using this to lighten my freckles, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and post-inflammatory erythema (2 kinds of acne marks). I've been layering it with TO's niacinamide serum (I checked the compatibility, it's safe and they don't cancel each other out), making sure that each serum is completely absorbed before adding the other layer. They absorb well, although my face becomes a bit sticky and shiny so quarantine is the perfect time to do this. RESULTS - it's still too early to tell for my freckles (melasma is notoriously stubborn) but I've been seeing very good results with my acne marks 2 weeks in. They're definitely not as noticeable as before. I don't know if its one or the other but these 2 serums seem to work. My face also feels more hydrated - when I wash my face it feels like its more plump and not dried out after