THE ORDINARY Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Fade hyperpigmention, dark spots, and acne scars with this brightening serum.
What It Is
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is a water-based serum with alpha arbutin and hyaluronic acid.
What It Does
This treatment fades hyperpigmentation (such as dark spots, acne scars, age spots, and melasma) and promotes a clear, even skin tone.
- Alpha arbutin: an ingredient with visible brightening effects
- Hyaluronic acid: supports the delivery of alpha arbutin and provides a hydrating, plumping effect
How to Use
Apply a few drops to your face in the morning and at night before oils, moisturizers, and creams. We recommend wearing sun protection during the day when using this product.
- Size: 30 ml
- pH: 4.85-4.9
Frequently Asked Questions
What is alpha arbutin?
Alpha arbutin is a stable, water-soluble compound related to hydroquinone. It has been shown to safely and visibly brighten skin and fade hyperpigmentation without irritation.
Does Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA treat acne?
This product doesn’t treat acne directly, although it does help to fade acne scars. We recommend Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, or Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% for acne.
How do I add Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA to my skin care routine?
Apply it to cleansed skin after toners and water-based serums. Allow a few minutes for it to absorb before applying moisturizers and creams. You can use it in the morning and at night.
Can I mix or layer Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA with other products?
Can I use Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA as a spot treatment?
Yes. You can apply it directly to dark spots or all over your face.
Can Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA be mixed with a vitamin C serum?
Yes, Alpha Arbutin will still be effective when mixed in with a vitamin c serum. On some people, it might help lighten acne scarring or sun spots quicker.
Can Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA help fade acne scars that are similar to pick scars or textural scars?
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is great for fading scars that are sometimes caused by acne however it will not be the most effective for any textural-related scarring. Please contact our beauty advisors for more personal consultation regarding your skin.