Arbutin

(USAN)
Arbutin Chemical formula
Synonyms: Arbutoside; Arbutyna; Beta-arbutin; Ursin. 4-HydroxyphenylβDglucopyranoside.
Cyrillic synonym: Арбутин.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C12H16O7 = 272.3.
CAS — 497-76-7 (beta-arbutin); 84380-01-8 (alpha-arbutin).

💊 Profile

Arbutin is a glycosylated derivative of hydroquinone extracted from bearberry and similar plants. It is used topically in concentrations of 1 to 5% as a depigmenting agent for the skin in hyperpigmentation disorders. The higher concentrations may lead to a paradoxical hyperpigmentation. Alpha-arbutin has been used similarly.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Cellskinlab Phyto Spot; Melasoft†; Chile: Phyto Corrective Gel; Phyto Spot; Port.: Despigmentante.
Published November 03, 2018.