Alpha Arbutin 2% Serum

  • 90% saw less hyperpigmentation and brighter skin after 2 weeks
  • 85% noticed a reduction in dark spots
  • 95% noticed more hydrated skin

Brightening serum with 2% alpha arbutin helps visibly even skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots.

Use daily or to boost the results of a Skin Republic Face Mask. 

Independent Consumer Questionnaire, 22 participants, 28 days of use.

How to Use

Cleanse face. Apply a few drops of serum to face and neck. Wait for a minute for serum to absorb. For an intensive treatment apply a Skin Republic face mask over serum or follow with a moisturiser.

CAUTION: This serum contains high percentages of active ingredients. Patch test is essential. Apply abroad spectrum SPF while using the product and for a week thereafter. Do not use with other exfoliating treatments or retinoids. Can cause irritation, redness and peeling, especially around the eyes and mouth, in the early stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. If persistent irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Do not use while pregnant. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool dry place at 5 - 25 C. Do not expose to high temperature. Protect from direct sunlight.

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Key Ingredients

Alpha Arbutin

Extracted from plants such as bearberries, blueberries, and cranberries, Alpha Arbutin is a brightening ingredient which acts as an inhibitor of tyrosinase, a key enzyme involved in producing skin pigment. Alpha Arbutin helps to fade scars, dark marks and pigmentation left behind by breakouts and sun damage.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid molecules have the unique ability to carry a 1,000 times their weight in water, more than any other biological substance. Hyaluronic Acid is also a smart nutrient as it can adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity - relative to the season and the climate. This improves your skin s moisture content whilst at the same time strengthening your skin s barrier, helping your skin to look and feel softer, smoother, and plumper.


A natural skin brightening ingredient, liquorice extract contains an active called glabridin, which inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that causes pigmentation in response to sun exposure and is effective for reducing dark spots, hyperpigmentation and dark circles under the eyes. Liquorice also improves the appearance of dry/damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.


Aqua/Water/Eau, Propylene Glycol, Arbutin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Glyoxal, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
She is the moment!

Love this serum so much! My skin loves it just as much, it’s not harsh but does the good Lord’s work. It’s hydrating, leaves my skin feeling bouncy and moisturised.

I love her!

She is the prize!

The best serum ever!

It woks harder than Kris Jenner, hyperpigmentation fears this girly! It’s also not harsh on the skin, leaves your skin feeling bouncy and hydrated. Love her!

Love it.

This is the second Skin Republic serum I’ve tried and I’m glad to have found this brand. I used the Vitamin C 6% + Alpha Arbutin and I was happy with the product. A bright skin tone and faded hyperpigmentation. I decided to try this one too, same thing! I love love these two products and I can’t even decide which one I love the most. I am now trying the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc and I think I’m going to love it too. Thank you for formulating excellent products, SR! 👌🏽


This serum is so light on my skin. Hydrating yet gentle on my skin. My darker hyper pigmentation areas are lightening and this makes me so happy. 10/10 recommend!

Best Serum

I am obsessed with this serum. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now and I can see the results. My dark spots are clearing up and my skin feels so smooth, I am impressed! . Thank you SR 💜