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DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face: Powerful Homemade Solution for Bright Skin

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About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Creating your own DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face is easier than you might think. This powerful homemade solution can help you achieve bright, radiant skin with just a few simple ingredients.

By using natural components like alpha arbutin powder, licorice oil, and orange extract, you can ensure your skincare routine is both effective and safe. Follow our easy recipe to make your own brightening cream at home.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cream base. It is described as base because it is pure, with no additives. So it has no oils, extracts, color or fragrance added to it. It is meant to be a base to which you add your own additives to make the cream or lotion that you desire.
  • Alpha arbutin powder. Alpha arbutin is a naturally occurring compound found in certain plants, such as pear, and cranberry. It is extracted from these plants and used in skincare products for its skin-brightening properties.
  • Orange glycerine extract. You can purchase it pre-made or better yet, make it yourself as per our article. For those with sensitive skin, it’s advisable to avoid using orange extract. Instead, consider substitutes like green tea extract, chamomile extract or lavender extract.
  • Distilled water
  • Licorice oil. Buy it pre-made or make it yourself.
  • Vegetable glycerine
  • Titanium dioxide powder. It is commonly used as a white pigment in cosmetic products to achieve a desired color and appearance.
  • Water soluble color powder

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Glass beaker
  • Glass mixing rod
  • Small plate or bowl
  • Small container to store the DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face

Preparing Alpha Arbutin Solution

1- Begin by pouring 5 grams (0.17 oz) of distilled water in a beaker.

2- Add 1 gram (0.035 oz) of alpha arbutin powder.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Add alpha arbutin powder
Add alpha arbutin powder

3- Use a glass mixing rod to stir rigorously, till the powder is completely dissolved.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Mix thoroughly
Mix thoroughly

Preparing Titanium Dioxide Solution

4- In a separate small bowl, pour 5 grams (0.17 oz) of vegetable glycerine.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. In a separate bowl, put glycerine
In a separate bowl, put glycerine

5- Add 1 gram (0.035 oz) of titanium dioxide powder to the glycerine.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Add titanium dioxide to the glycerine
Add titanium dioxide to the glycerine

6- Mix thoroughly to dissolve the titanium dioxide powder completely in the glycerine.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. The titanium dioxide is completely dissolved
The titanium dioxide is completely dissolved

Making The Cream

7- To the alpha arbutin solution in the first beaker, add 100 grams (3.52 oz) of cream base.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Add cream base to the alpha arbutin solution
Add cream base to the alpha arbutin solution

8- Add 2 grams (0.07 oz) of orange extract. Important: For those with sensitive skin, it’s advisable to avoid using orange extract. Instead, consider substitutes like green tea extract, chamomile extract or lavender extract.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Add orange extract
Add orange extract

9- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of licorice oil.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Add licorice oil
Add licorice oil

10- Add all the titanium dioxide solution.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Add the titanium dioxide solution
Add the titanium dioxide solution

11- Use the glass mixing rod to mix rigorously the contents.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Mix thoroughly the contents
Mix thoroughly the contents
DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. The contents are well mixed
The contents are well mixed

12- Optional: Using the tip of a toothpick, add a touch of water-soluble color powder and mix thoroughly. However, it is preferable to keep the DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face white in color.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Optional - Add just a bit of water color powder
Add just a bit of water color powder

13- Pour the cream into a small container.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Pour the cream into a container
Pour the cream into a container

14- And it is ready for use!

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Final product
DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Final product

Trying The Cream

15- To demonstrate its spread and absorption, I apply a small quantity on my hand.

DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Trying it on my hand
Trying it on my hand
DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face. Nice spread and absorption
Nice spread and absorption

How to Use: DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for Face

Here’s how to use DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for the face:

  1. Cleanse: Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Tone: Apply toner to balance your skin’s pH and let it dry completely.
  3. Apply Cream: Gently spread a small amount of the DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream on your face.
  4. Massage: Lightly massage the cream into your skin using circular motions.
  5. Absorb: Let the cream fully absorb into your skin.
  6. Moisturize: Apply your regular moisturizer after the cream absorbs.
  7. Sunscreen (Morning): If using in the morning, follow with sunscreen to protect your skin.

Benefits

Notable benefits of using DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream for the face are:

  1. Skin Brightening: Alpha arbutin is known for its ability to lighten and brighten the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone.
  2. Even Skin Tone: Regular use of alpha arbutin can promote a more even complexion by targeting areas of discoloration and promoting a uniform skin tone.
  3. Hydration: The cream base and glycerine in the formula provide hydration to the skin, keeping it moisturized and supple.
  4. Natural Ingredients: Using natural ingredients like alpha arbutin, licorice oil, and orange extract ensures a gentler approach to skincare without harsh chemicals.
  5. DIY Control: By making your own cream, you have control over the ingredients, allowing you to tailor the formula to your skin’s specific needs.
  6. Cost-Effective: Homemade skincare products can be more cost-effective in the long run compared to buying commercial products, especially when using high-quality ingredients.
  7. Nourishment: Ingredients like licorice oil and vegetable glycerine provide additional nourishment, helping to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.

Using DIY Alpha Arbutin Cream can effectively enhance your skincare routine, offering visible improvements in skin brightness and tone over time.

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