What is Difference Between Alpha Arbutin White Powder and Beta Arbutin

2024-05-07 19:57:37

We manufacturer alpha arbutin white powder and beta arbutin powder, the two powder are popular used in cosmetic skin whitening products. All can inhibit the production and deposition of melanin, it can get rid of stains and freckles. The price of the alpha arbutin is more 8 times than beta arbutin, but the skin whitening effect is 15 times than beta arbutin.


Where to Get the Alpha Arbutin and Beta Arbutin?

The sources of α-arbutin and β-arbutin are completely different. 

β-arbutin can be prepared by three methods: plant extraction, cell culture and artificial synthesis.  α-arbutin, on the other hand, can only be transferred by different microbial enzymes, allowing a molecule of glucose to combine with a molecule of hydroquinone to form a single α-arbutin powder.

The biggest physical difference between the two is the optical rotation: alpha-arbutin white powder about 180 degrees and about -60 degrees for β-arbutin. Unbder the  water soluble 1%, β-arbutin transmittance ≥97.5% .

And Alpha Arbutin is more stable thanβ-arbutin.

The two powders are all used in cosmetic products, and they are safe.

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