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Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract

Also-called-like-this: Bearberry, Kinnikinnick
What-it-does: antioxidant, skin brightening


Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi is a little plant with nice red berries that lives in the North and is also called bearberry or kinnikinnick. According to Wikipedia the uva-ursi part means “grape of the bear”.  

As for skincare bearberry is interesting because it contains the well-known skin lightening agent arbutin. The leaves contain 5-15% percent of it and might be able to help fading brown spots on the skin. Also, kinnikinnick (such a cool name :)) is an antioxidant and has some antibacterial activity

Show me some proof

  • International Journal of Toxicology 32(6) 442-453, Risk Assessment of Free Hydroquinone Derived from Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi folium Herbal Preparations

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