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The Ordinary. Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA product smear.

The Ordinary.

Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

$8.90

What It Is

Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is a water-based serum with alpha arbutin and hyaluronic acid.

What It Does

This treatment fades hyperpigmentation (such as dark spots, acne scars, age spots, and melasma) and promotes a clear, even skin tone.

Key Ingredients
  • Alpha arbutin: an ingredient with visible brightening effects
  • Hyaluronic acid: supports the delivery of alpha arbutin and provides a hydrating, plumping effect
How to Use

Apply a few drops to your face in the morning and at night before oils, moisturizers, and creams. We recommend wearing sun protection during the day when using this product.

Other Details
  • Size: 30 ml
  • pH: 4.85-4.9
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Silicone-free

Frequently Asked Questions


What is alpha arbutin?

Alpha arbutin is a stable, water-soluble compound related to hydroquinone. It has been shown to safely and visibly brighten skin and fade hyperpigmentation without irritation.

Does Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA treat acne?

This product doesn’t treat acne directly, although it does help to fade acne scars. We recommend Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, or Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% for acne.

How do I add Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA to my skin care routine?

Apply it to cleansed skin after toners and water-based serums. Allow a few minutes for it to absorb before applying moisturizers and creams. You can use it in the morning and at night.

Can I mix or layer Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA with other products?

Yes. If you want to treat fine lines and wrinkles, we recommend using it with “Buffet” or Matrixyl 10% + HA.

Can I use Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA as a spot treatment?

Yes. You can apply it directly to dark spots or all over your face.