Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid found in skin cells, which is a precursor of melanin. The formation of melanin is caused by the natural reaction of our skin to defend against UV rays and external harm, in which tyrosinase is produced to convert tyrosine to melanin. Arbutin is extracted from the leaves of bearberry plant. It prohibits tyrosinase actions, prevents melanin formation and accelerates depigmentation.
Arbutin Extract contains Alpha Arbutin, which is an efficient but mild natural tyrosine inhibitor that is more stable than Beta Arbutin. It effectively inhibits the formation of melanin pigmentation by slowing the activity of the enzyme tyrosinase and blocking the chain reaction at various points from tyrosine to melanin. The extract not only prevents spots and freckles, but also lightens the skin.
Best for: Uneven pigmentation, tired and dull skin