Alpha Arbutin Serum - Targets Dark Marks | 30ml

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NEW LOOK: Experience the transformative power of our Alpha Arbutin Serum, a skincare serum designed to unveil your skin's radiant potential. Elevate your skincare routine with the gold standard of skin-brightening ingredients, as we present a formula meticulously crafted to bring out your natural glow.

At the heart of this fragrance-free serum lies a potent blend of 2% Alpha Arbutin, Azelaic Acid, and Allantoin. This harmonious trio synergises to target and tackle a myriad of skincare concerns, from dark marks and uneven skin tone to inflammation and the impact of environmental stressors.

Alpha Arbutin, renowned for its exceptional skin-brightening properties, takes centre stage in this formulation. It works diligently to inhibit the production of excess melanin, effectively diminishing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Your complexion will gradually become more even, revealing a luminous and youthful radiance.

Complementing Alpha Arbutin's prowess is Azelaic Acid, a gentle exfoliant that refines the skin's texture. It aids in the removal of dead skin cells, promoting a smoother, more polished complexion. This versatile ingredient also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it a valuable addition for those seeking to calm irritated skin.

Allantoin, the unsung hero of skincare, soothes and moisturises the skin, reducing redness and irritation. It plays a vital role in ensuring your skin feels as good as it looks, fostering a harmonious balance between beauty and comfort.

While this serum is a game-changer for your skincare routine, we want to address a common concern: the potential grainy texture caused by Azelaic Acid in the formula. Rest assured, this is entirely normal and temporary. Once applied to your skin, the serum will effortlessly dissolve, leaving you with a velvety-smooth finish.

Experience the confidence that comes with a revitalized, radiant complexion. Make our Alpha Arbutin Serum your trusted ally on your journey to healthier, more luminous skin. Unveil your inner glow and face the world with renewed self-assurance.

Key Ingredients

2% Alpha Arbutin - brightens skin, for more radiance and an even complexion

Azelaic Acid - targets skin concerns related to breakouts by acting as a mild exfoliator that unclogs pores

Allantoin - protects against free radicals and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to fight redness and swelling and removes dead skin cells

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How to use
Step 1: Cleanse
Step 2: Apply Serum
Step 3: Moisturise
Step 4: Sunscreen

Step 1: Cleanse
Step 2: Apply Serum
Step 3: Moisturise

In the morning and evening, after cleansing, apply 2-3 pumps of the Serum to your face and massage it in gently. Use it twice a day for the best results.

If mild sensitivity or irritation occurs, reduce frequency of use until skin adjusts. Stop use of product/s completely if more severe reaction occurs or if you have a compromised skin barrier or a sensitive skin.
4.5 – 5

Product size: 30 ML/ 1.0 FL.OZ
Dermatologically tested
Dermatologically endorsed
Small batch production
Sulphate free
Microbead free
Synthetic colour and dye-free
Silicone free
Mineral oil-free
Not tested on animals
Made in South Africa
Results from using this product may vary
Product may be grainy in texture

CAUTION: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Not suitable if pregnant or breastfeeding. Not recommended for sensitive skin. Do not use on broken or inflamed skin. Patch test product before use. Discontinue use immediately if any irritation occurs. Product may cause purging. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact, rinse immediately with water. Use only as directed. Product may tingle when applied. Once opened use within 6 months. Do not use if expired. Store in cool, dry, dark place. Product may oxidise at pump opening.

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All Yearn Skin products contain active ingredients. Some products can cause an irritation to the skin or skin purging upon initial use thereof. We thus recommend using product not more than two or three times per week initially and then gradually increasing to desired use, until your skin gets used to product.

If You have developed a more severe reaction to any of these products supplied by US, DISCONTINUE USE IMMEDIATELY AND CONSULT A DOCTOR OR DERMATOLOGIST, please also contact us on our Customer Care at A customer care representative will endeavour to resolve any issues with adverse reactions.

We DO NOT refund based on adverse reactions to products or misuse thereof. Products are intended to be used as directed only and in most cases not advised for sensitive skin. Beginner users or first time users of Yearn Skin Products should NOT use more than 1 product at a time and incorporate actives slowly into a correct skincare routine. PLEASE READ ALL CAUTION BEFORE MAKING ANY PURCHASE.

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More article on Skin Purging: Understanding Skin Purging: Causes, Symptoms, and How to Deal with It

Please see below educational YouTube videos on this topic:

Skin Purging Vs Irritation | Dr Dray via Dr Dray YouTube

Is Your Skin Purging or Just Breaking Out? | Dr Sam Ellis via Dr Sam Ellis YouTube 

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Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerine, Steareth 2, Squalane, Arbutin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, C13-15 Alkane, Undecane, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Natchem Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Azelaic acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Tridecane, Allantoin, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Propelyne Glycol, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Carbomer, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Brassica campestris Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octenidine HCL.

*Yearn Skin strives to continuously bring you the best product and therefore there may be formulation updates which may result in the ingredient list on the website and carton differing. Our website ingredient listing is the most updated list.