Alpha Arbutin Soap | Php 75.00 | 70 grams

I was searching at Shoppe, looking for something I could buy for myself then I saw this soap called Alpha Arbutin from Thailand. I was kinda curious because the price is cheap and the packaging is really cute. I research some review about the soap and all of them are positive and upon checking the photo they skin become white after 7 days of testing the product. I bought the soap from Cheska Store because my friend told me that the store is legit and there selling whitening products.

Since I can't read the Thai words I research some information about Arbutin.  Arbutin is glycoside; a glycosylated hydroquinone extracted from the bearberry plant in the genus Arctostaphylos. It inhibits tyrosinase and thus prevents the formation of melanin. Arbutin is therefore used as a skin-lightening agent, found in wheat and is concentrated in pear skins. It is also found in Bergenia crassifolia. Arbutin was also produced by an in vitro culture of Schisandra Chinensis.

Bearberry is one of the ingredients of this soap. Bearberry extract is used in skin lightening treatments designed for long term and regular use. An active agent in brands of skin lightening preparations. It is more expensive than traditional skin lightening ingredients like hydroquinone, which is now banned in many countries. In vitro studies of human melanocytes exposed to Arbutin at concentrations below 300 mL reported decreased tyrosinase activity and melanin content with little evidence of cytotoxicity.

Is Alpha Arbutin is safe to our skin? As per research, Arbutin exists in two conformations, Alpha, and Beta. The Alpha conformation offers higher stability and is the preferred form for skin lightening application. Medical studies have shown it to be very effective for skin lightening. There are patents covering its use for topical skin lightening products. Alpha Arbutin doesn't appear to have any nasty side effects and some government studies have shown it to be safe to use. But the question is are the whitening effects work to anyone? Before I proceed to my demo and application here some information I research about the soap.

Alpha Arbutin Soap Benefits (Information from withlovekisses

  • Reduces Pigmentation, whiteheads, blackheads, and other known ugliness of face.
  • Replace dead cells on the skin.
  • Moisturizing
  • Formulated from Switzerland and approved by FDA Thailand
  • Effective for Whitening & Lightning
  • Make Skin smooth and naturally fairer.
  • Can be sure for the whole body including face
  • Permanent Effect
  • Safe to use even Pregnant Lady.
  • Result come in 7 days

  • About the Packaging, it is in a pink box with cute illustrations and the soap is pink as well. It has a strong scent of toothy fruity. The soap is in a plastic once you open it into the box. The manufacturer, distributor, and ingredient were written on the back of the packaging, some of it is in Thai words so I don't understand it. Btw this is the first Thailand whitening products I've used and I will give my honest thought and first impression about the soap.

    My photos are depends on lightning

    Overall, I like how manageable to scrub the soap and leaves refreshing and clean feeling, but the product didn't work for me. I didn't see any changes on my skin. Since it is peeling soap, my skin becomes so dried. Thou, it lessens my oiliness skin on my face. It doesn't give me a hint or feeling of buying another set and continue to use the soap. Like what I felt on using Skin white Gluta bar. It doesn't whiten or lighten my skin.

    Warning: Do not use the soap on your vagina, I tried it once on my first day using the product, it felt itchy the whole time on my sensitive part area. 

    Available to Cheska Store any Shoppe PH stores.
    Oil Control

    Doesn't white my skin within 7days of promise.
    Doesn't Light my skin.
    Strong scent
    Drying on skin
    I felt itchiness in some part of my body.

    Next: Precious Skin Gluta Soap from Thailand

    Have you ever try the Lbdee Alpha Arbutin Soap? Please share me your experience, comment down below.



    1. Hm, the packaging is so cute but it's too bad it doesn't work (I'm currently working on acutally GETTING a tan anyway haha). It's cool that you did so much research for this post too!

      🍉 Pia

      1. Hi @Pia @ Gymbags and Jetlags Thank you so much for dropping here. :) some of my friends told me that the soap are effective on there skin, but mine is no :( I like your blog, the color's is so relaxing and warm :)

        Love, Cessang

    2. 75 pesos?? That's pretty cheap. It's too bad it didn't live up to what it's supposed to do, when it's supposed to be whitening and moisturizing :( but I did learn some new things through your research :) thanks for writing this, Princess!

      1. @Anna J, Yes. Actually i a not planning to used any whitening product, because I am satisfied to what i originally used everyday. I am just curious about this soap hehe :) Thanks for dropping here Take care.

    3. How much does it cost for the products, on an average scale?