Bearberry Extract Arbutin

Botanical Name: Uva ursi
Part Used: Leaf
Active ingredients: Arbutin
Appearance: White crystal powder
Specification: 99% by HPLC
Package: 25kg/drum

What is Bearberry Extract Arbutin?

Bearberry is any one of a variety of low-profile bushes that grow to height of around 20 cm. The plant has a thick bark, and leathery oval leaves that are about 1.5 cm in length. The bark is usually covered in fine, silky hairs.

The flowers are either pink or white, and have five distinct petals, each one less than a cm in length. It grows a red fruit that is often confused with a relative, the American cranberry.

How Does Bearberry Extract Arbutin Work

Bearberry foliage, the part of the Arctostaphylos uva-ursi plant that is most commonly used in cosmetic formulations, has been shown to effectively scavenge free radicals, unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Indeed, a study published in the March 2004 issue of the journal Food Chemistry found that bearberry leaf extract had even stronger free radical scavenging (i.e. antioxidant) properties than extracts made from wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota), senega (Polygala senega), narrow-leaved echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia), and aerial parts of two varieties of horsetail (Equisetum spp.). The researchers also pointed out that the polyphenolic compounds found in bearberry leaves appeared to be responsible, at least in part, for bearberry extract’s antioxidant capacity.

But the extraordinary antioxidant properties of bearberry extract is not what Dr. Oz’s anti-aging guide for 2014 highlighted. Turns out, the leaves of the Common Bearberry also contain arbutin, a natural compound that has been shown to inactivate tyrosinase, an enzyme that is responsible for skin pigmentation. In the skin, tyrosinase converts the amino acid tyrosine into melanin, a natural substance that gives your skin its color. Melanin also determines the color of your hair and eyes.

Hyperpigmentation occurs when the melanin-producing cells at the lower layer of the epidermis produce too much melanin which then forms deposits in the skin. This annoying, but not necessarily dangerous skin disorder can be caused by things like sun damage or other skin injuries, inflammation, or acne vulgaris. People with darker skin tones are more likely to suffer from hyperpigmentation, especially if they have had excessive exposure to the sun’s UV rays

Due to its role as a tyrosinase inhibitor, arbutin has become a common ingredient in skin-whitening products designed to treat age spots, freckles, melasma, and other hyperpigmentation problems. In addition to bearberry leaf extract, common tyrosinase inhibitors include mulberry, blueberry leaves, cranberry leaves, licorice extract, vitamin C, kojic acid, and burnet root extract.

Certificate of Analysis

Assay Arbutin 99% HPLC Complies
Appearance White crystal powder N/A Complies
Particle size 100% pass 80 mesh USP32<786> Complies
Extract Solvents Water/Ethanol N/A Complies
Identification Positive Reaction N/A Complies
Loss on Drying ≤5.0% Eur.Ph.6.0[2.8.17] Complies
Acid-insoluble ash ≤7.0% Eur.Ph.6.0[2.4.16] Complies
Lead(Pb) ≤1.0mg/kg Eur.Ph6.0<2.2.58>ICP-MS Complies
Arsenic(As) ≤1.0mg/kg Eur.Ph6.0<2.2.58>ICP-MS Complies
Cadmium(Cd) ≤1.0mg/kg Eur.Ph6.0<2.2.58>ICP-MS Complies
Mercury(Hg) ≤1.0mg/kg Eur.Ph6.0<2.2.58>ICP-MS Complies
Solvents Residue Meet Eur.Ph6.0<5.4> Eur.Ph 6.0<2.4.24> Complies
Pesticides Residue Negative USP32<561> Complies
Microbiological Control
Total bacterial count ≤1000cfu/g USP30<61> Complies
Yeast & mold ≤100cfu/g USP30<61> Complies
Salmonella Negative USP30<62> Complies
E.Coli Negative USP30<62> Complies

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Shipping for Bearberry Extract Arbutin

  • By Express: Suitable for under 50kg, 5-10 days
  • By Air: Suitable for more than 50kg, 7-15 days
  • By Sea: Suitable for more than 500kg, 15-45days

Why Choose FYZ Bearberry Extract Arbutin?

  • FYZ is a professional Bearberry Extract Arbutin manufacturer in China, provides OEM service.
  • FREE SAMPLE with freight collection (5-10g) for detection, if you need more, please contact us.
  • Fast delivery by DHL/FedEx, air as your requirement.
  • All of our products from nature, no additive.
  • Money refund policy.