The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA


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The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA lightens and brightens skin, reducing dark spots and hyper-pigmentation for more radiant, even-toned skin.

Why you need it

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is a concentrated serum that diminishes the appearance of dark spots, pigmentation and uneven skin tone, making your complexion look more radiant and more youthful. Alpha Arbutin is a safe alternative to harsh chemicals used as skin lighteners because it does not kill or damage pigment-producing cells. Instead, it blocks the action of enzymes which trigger the production of the melanin pigment. It's also effective at lightening and diminishing acne scars. The formula contains Hyaluronic Acid to lock moisture into the skin, keeping it hydrated, for smoother, more even-toned and textured skin.

Free from:
Silicone-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Cruelty-free


how to use

Apply a few drops to your face morning and evening as part of your skin care routine. Always follow with an SPF in the day time.

Key Ingredients

Alpha Arbutin: Derived from the bearberry plant, alpha arbutin inhibits the enzyme responsible for pigment production, making it effective against dark spots, post-acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA): As mentioned, it can attract and retain a large amount of moisture, plumping up the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Aqua (Water), Alpha-Arbutin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lactic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.


Q: What does this serum do?
A: This serum is a water-based serum that has been designed to target uneven skin tone and visibly improve skin pigmentation.

Q: How do I use this serum?
A: After cleansing and toning, apply a few drops to the face in the morning and at night before moisturizing. If using in the morning, ensure to follow up with sunscreen.

Q: What is alpha arbutin and how does it benefit the skin?
A: Alpha arbutin is a natural skin-lightening agent derived from plants. It works by inhibiting the production of melanin, helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone.

Q: Can all skin types use Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA?
A: Yes, this serum is suitable for all skin types. However, those with sensitive skin should always do a patch test before full-face application.

Q: Can I combine this with other The Ordinary products?
A: Yes, Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA can be combined with most other products from The Ordinary. However, when layering multiple serums, it's recommended to start with water-based formulas like this one, followed by oil-based formulas and then creams.

Q: Is it necessary to use sunscreen with this product?
A: While alpha arbutin is not sensitizing to the sun in the same way some acids are, using a sunscreen can help prevent further hyperpigmentation, maximizing the benefits of the serum.

Q: Can I use this product alongside vitamin C?
A: Yes, alpha arbutin can be used in conjunction with vitamin C. In fact, both ingredients can work synergistically to enhance the brightening effects on the skin.

Q: What is the purpose of hyaluronic acid in this formulation?
A: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a powerful hydrator that can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water. In this formulation, HA supports skin hydration, ensuring the serum not only targets hyperpigmentation but also keeps the skin plump and moisturized.

Q: Are there any side effects associated with this product?
A: Generally, Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is well-tolerated. However, some individuals might experience minor irritation or redness. It's always recommended to conduct a patch test before using any new skincare product.

About the Brand

The Ordinary skincare is the game-changing brand that's changed the face of beauty. With effective, trusted skincare solutions, The Ordinary products let you design your own skincare regime. No frills and no fuss means The Ordinary skincare gives you top quality ingredients at incredibly affordable prices. Hero products include The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, and Mineral UV Filters. Part of the DECIEM family, all The Ordinary products are developed by the in-house team of chemists. The Ordinary skincare formulas are vegan and cruelty-free, plus free of parabens, sulphates and mineral oil. 


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