Bearberry extract and Retinol Oil
Bearberry extract is made from the leaves of the Bearberry shrub (whose berries are a favorite food for bears, hence the name). It contains the active agent, Arbutin, which naturally lightens and brightens skin. There are 3 types of Bearberry shrubs but only the common bearberry, arctostaphylos uva-ursi, produces arbutin.
Retinal, retinol and retinoic acid are important to cell production and growth. Vitamin A also stimulates fibroblasts—the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy—in the deep layers of your skin. Because vitamin A and carotenoids play such a big role in cell and tissue growth, not getting enough can lead to weakened skin, causing problems ranging from dryness to wounds that heal more slowly.
- Bearberry extract contains allantoin, which has soothing, skin-repairing properties. Unlike synthetic hydroquinone, it’s non-irritating and suitable for even sensitive skin.
- It works as a natural skin whitening and brightening agent to brighten skin tone as well as correcting hyperpigmentation problems like age spots, freckles, melasma, and acne scars.
- Coming from a botanical source, bearberry extract contains antioxidants that protect against free radical damage and UV rays.
This strengthens the skin’s barrier which keeps out irritants and germs that attack scalp and cause infections. Therefore it is a great addition in hair care.
Topical Retinol Oil stimulates cell turnover which renews skin cells. This helps clear acne by dislodging impurities from pores and slowing excess oil production.
- Retinol is a potent skin lightening and brightening agent.