A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to have gotten our hands on these skin care set from Alpha Arbutin 3+ from Thailand. Now, Thai people are known for being enamored with beauty. In fact, their contenders at the Miss Universe pageants have been stronger and stronger over the past years. This just shows how seriously they have started taking beauty and all that it encapsulates.
I was very excited to try these because it's from Thailand and also because the packaging looked really cute. I was also intrigued because it was all collagen and as someone who is nearing her 40s, I know that I need all the collagen I can get to stay looking young.
Alpha Arbutin is a natural skin lightening/whitening agent. It works by slowly releasing hydroquinone through hydrolysis, which in turn blocks Tyrosinase activity which reduces the skin's melanin production.
The ones that I love the most from this set were the following:
Alpha Arbutin 3+ Shower Gel
I loved this one because it created a lot of foam which I particularly love in any shower gel. It also left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized.
This water based body lotion is not sticky which is good for our weather because we all know how hot the Philippines can get. This is easily absorbed. If you are used to thick creams, this may be a bit disconcerting but the best part of this body lotion is that it helps get rid of dry skin. After using this for a week, a slight skin peeling can be seen which is really good because it means the skin is being reborn.
As for the serum, this one is easily absorbed as well. Even though it's a serum, it's not thick that it's irritating. A little drop also goes a long way and is enough to cover the entire face.
The Alpha Arbutin3+ White Up Body Cream was probably the funniest thing I ever tried. When I squeezed a dollop of it into my palm, a pink cream came out which delighted me. What I didn't realize was that because it was so effective, I actually just needed a small amount.
I ended up with pink arms and pink hands. So be warned, just put on a small amount to cover your arms or body. They really kept true to their word of deep white essence so don't go crazy like I did.
My most favorite of this set though is the SOAP. Seriously, THE SOAP rocks!
This pink bar lasted more than 2 weeks which is saying a lot because in the last 2 weeks, I have bathed at least 4x a day and used this soap every single time. It leaves my body feeling minty and refreshed. I super love it! This is one of the best soaps I've ever tried. My dry skin is no longer that dry when I used this.
Overall, I'd recommend Alpha Arbutin 3+ to anyone who needs something to keep them looking young and moisturized. This can be bought via their Facebook Page.