alpha arbutin vs deoxyarbutin

Are these the same?  Which is more effective in brightening the skin?  I have seen both.

I am making a brightening cream.


  • Is Deoxyarbutin the same as Alpha Arbutin???
  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    No, these are not the same. Arbutin is more hydrophilic than deoxyarbutin and alos more likely to be cleaved to hydroquinone by glucosidase enzymes.
  • Please what is  the end point of Hydroquinone oxidation
    I.e what compound will be form after Hydroquinone get oxidized
  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
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