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I’m constantly looking for ways to brighten my skin up or even whiten it further for that matter so I’m always up for trying Asian potions and lotions to do so.
Arbutin is actually a successful way to brighten and lighten skin if you have, oh, a few years to spare.
HadaLabo Arbutin Whitening Essence contains a stable form of arbutin to brighten skin while lightening dark spots and freckles, giving your skin a brighter appearance.
Supposedly there is also vitamin C in the formula to improve unevenness and give skin a more informed appearance.
HadaLabo always takes special care with their ingredients and given time and patience you’ll find with their Arbutin Whitening Essence you will see results.
I’m on my third bottle of this and I actually didn’t see visible results for at least two months prior to using the product. I find it irritating the bottles are very small because you really do have to dedicate time to arbutin in order to see results. A single bottle probably won’t yield results or you might see very minimal lightening at first. I wish they offered it in a larger size so I’m not forced to buy a new one every month or so. It’s only a 1 oz bottle so if I’m lucky I can get 90 days out of it but typically it’s only around 60.
The formula is a lightweight essence which you can smooth on prior to any of your other PM skincare treatments. I use it as a step prior to my Philosophy Miracle Worker Pads and before my moisturizer. I find the formula absorbs easily and is quite gentle on my drier skin. I don’t find it moisturizing in the least so don’t expect it to multitask for you, it’s a treatment product only.
I will continue to use it simply because it works. My dullness is eased, my skin looks brighter and lighter after constant use. On the downside, I didn’t feel it did well with dark spots or hyperpigmentation but I’m more than happy with the brighter, lighter tone of my skin. I also felt like if I stopped using it for a time, like any dark spot treatment, my skin would go back to being duller so you’ll want to add it as a constant in your skincare regime.
Overall, it’s a product that works but you’ll need a little patience for the best results. I recommend it for those desiring brighter, lighter skin but not necessarily whiter.
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