Supply Whiten Skin 99% Alpha Arbutin Bearberry Leaf Extarct
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- Model NO.: 497-76-7
- Assay Method: HPLC
- Application: Health Care Products, Cosmetic
- Extract Source: Bearberry Leaf
- Botanical Source: Arctostaphylos UVA-Ursi
- Solubility: Soluble in Water and Alcohol
- Trademark: Kingherbs
- Specification: 99% alpha arbutin
- HS Code: 2938909090
- Certification: ISO, FDA, Kosher
- Application Form: Paste, Tablet, Capsule
- State: Powder
- Product Name: Arbutin
- Part Used: Dried Leaf
- Appearance: White Crystalline Powder
- Transport Package: Packed in Bag. Net Weight: 1kg/Bag
- Origin: China
Botanical Source: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Part Used: Dried leaf
Specification: Arbutin 99% By HPLC
Arbutin is a derivative of hydroquinone naturally found in some evergreen plants. As a derivative of hydroquinone, arbutin is banned in dietary aids because of toxicity. However, it is considered a non-phenol alternative to hydroquinone for dermatologic and cosmetic use. In topical applications, arbutin reduces pigmentation in the skin and has been used as a skin-lightening agent since the 1960s. Currently arbutin is combined with other active ingredients in skin-care regimens to treat dark patches from sun exposure, freckles, liver spots and age spots.
Arbutin is a glycoside; a glycosylated hydroquinone extracted from the bearberry plant in the genus Arctostaphylos. It inhibits tyrosinase and thus prevents the formation of melanin. Arbutin is therefore used as a skin-lightening agent. Arbutin is found in wheat, and is concentrated in pear skins. It is also found in Bergenia crassifolia. Arbutin was also produced by an in vitro culture of Schisandra chinensis.
Arbutin is extracted from the leaves of various types of plants, most notably the bearberry plant (Arctostaphylas uva-ursi), cranberries and blueberries, as well as in wheat and pear skins. Arbutin is converted by the body to hydroquinone, which is a type of phenol with disinfecting and diuretic properties. Arbutin was found in teas, tinctures and capsules as bearberry extracts or uva ursi extracts for weight control and menstruation aids before an FDA ban in 1990. Currently, arbutin is available in topical formulations for skin lightening because of little to no systemic absorption.
Arbutin is a glucosulated hydroquinone, extracted from the bearberry plant. Hydroquinone has been commercially available since the 1960s as an agent in skin lightening products.1 Arbutin is naturally found in wheat, pear skins, and the leaves of blueberries and cranberries, and it is metabolized by the body to produce hydroquinone with most of the product excreted in urine. Topical application of arbutin inhibits the production of melanin with minimal systemic absorption.Arbutin is used as a stabilizer for color photographs, diuretics, anti-infectives for the urinary system, and as a skin-lightening agent. Arbutin has similar effects as hydroquinone, inhibiting melanin formation.
Bearberry extract is used in skin lightening treatments designed for long term and regular use. An active agent in brands of skin lightening preparations, it is more expensive than traditional skin lightening ingredients like hydroquinone, which is now banned in many countries. In vitro studies of human melanocytes exposed to arbutin at concentrations below 300 μg/mL reported decreased tyrosinase activity and melanin content with little evidence of cytotoxicity.