It’s not easy to deal with acne. Even if you find a treatment that works, you may still end up with acne scars and uneven skin tone. Fortunately, there’s a hidden hero for spot fading and skin brightening. It’s Alpha Arbutin—a natural skin-lightening ingredient safe for all skin types.
Let’s talk about acne scars
Not all acne spots and scars are the same. The atrophic scars are usually deep narrow pits, while the hypertrophic acne scars are raised scars or lumps. These types of acne scars won’t typically go away on their own. They may become less noticeable over the years, but they still need to be treated by a dermatologist if you want to remove them completely.
Another type of acne scar is hyperpigmentation. It isn’t technically a scar because it doesn’t form scar tissues. Still, it can be an issue since it leaves dark spots that can remain long after the acne lesion has gone. These marks can take around three months before fading completely, and it may take months to years for the skin to return to its normal color. Since these dark marks aren’t deep scarring, they can fade faster through topical treatments.
That’s where Alpha Arbutin steps in. As an ingredient in many skin care products, alpha arbutin can safely and effectively help you get rid of many dark spots left behind by acne.
How does Alpha Arbutin work?
Typically extracted from bearberry plants, Alpha Arbutin is a natural ingredient that can help reduce the appearance of dark marks and keep new areas of pigmentation from forming. It does that by inhibiting the enzyme called tyrosinase. Tyrosinase stimulates your body’s melanin production, which is responsible for the amount of pigment or color of our skin.
More importantly, Alpha Arbutin limits melanin production without causing further damage, unlike hydroquinone and other anti-scarring and skin-brightening ingredients available today. That’s because alpha arbutin is a slow-releasing natural agent. It is released into your skin gradually to keep the skin from having adverse reactions. It is also gentle; it won’t leave your face dry or irritated. You can use Alpha Arbutin products even if you have sensitive skin.
How is Alpha Arbutin different from hydroquinone?
Since we’ve already mentioned hydroquinone, let’s quickly compare it with alpha arbutin. Alpha Arbutin is a glycoside, a more natural derivative of hydroquinone. Both agents are effective when it comes to lightening the skin or addressing dark spots left by acne. But here’s the thing: hydroquinone is potent in nature. It can cause further and permanent damage to your skin if you use it without medical supervision. On the other hand, alpha arbutin does a good job of reducing dark spots without causing harsh side effects. So, it is considered a safer and more natural alternative to hydroquinone for healing acne scars.
How long does it take for Alpha Arbutin to work?
The effectiveness of alpha arbutin in healing acne scars will depend on multiple factors. These include your skin type, the level of pigmentation, and how frequently you use the agent. Many skin experts recommend using Alpha Arbutin products twice every day and committing to this skincare routine consistently for at least one to two months.
Remember, Alpha Arbutin is a slow-releasing natural agent, so you may have to give it some time to work. You’ll likely see a noticeable difference after a month or two of consistent use. The dark spots will likely be completely unnoticeable, and you’ll have a more even skin tone.
For best results, use products that work well with Alpha Arbutin
Alpha Arbutin may be the secret to skin brightening, but it’s your consistency that can bring the best results. At Joeiuse, we recommend including Alpha Arbutin products in your daily skincare regimen. When to use it? Apply it after cleansing & toning but before moisturizing and applying sunscreen. Also, it’s best to use a moisturizer, toner, or other skin care products that complement alpha arbutin. You can find all of these options available at Joeiuse.
Shop Alpha Arbutin products today
Ready to heal the dark spots on your face caused by acne? Shop our Alpha Arbutin Brightening Serum and Cream Duo today. Both our serum and cream are packed with Alpha Arbutin and other natural ingredients that help lighten, hydrate, and keep your skin healthy. For extra impact, always use the Brightening Cream after applying our Alpha Arbutin Serum.
Please share your Joieuse experience with us! We’d love it if you could come back to us after a month or two and tell us how alpha arbutin helped heal your acne scars. We’re excited to hear your success story!