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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.
- 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.