A Powerful and Safe Whitening & Skin-lightening Agent
4-Butylresorcinol is a whitening and skin lightening agent with unique characteristics in terms of efficacy and safety on the skin.
Hyperpigmentation is due to melanin accumulation, which can occur because of aging or disorders like melasma. The key regulator of melanin production is the enzime tyrosinase, and therefore this enzime is the most prominent target for all the whitening agents.
4-Butylresorcinol is a strong inhibitor of tyrosinase and peroxidase/H2O2, effective as skin lightener and ever-tone for normal and hyper-pigmented skin and even suitable for Melasma treatment.
It showed a superior efficacy compared to plant extracts and especially to such products as hydroquinone, arbutin and kojic acid, the most powerful whitening agents on the market, today forbidden or limited for toxicity reasons.
4-Butylresorcinol is absolutely safe, its whitening power being combined with a strong protective effect against H2O2-induced DNA damage and an anti-glycation property: a synergic action to improve the skin’s appearence.
Several clinical studies have proved the strong efficacy of this product in cream, serum, chemical peeling and skin treatments.
The most recent and innovative application is in rinse-off products. Soap being used by consumers on daily basis, 4-Butylresorcinol was added to both liquid and solid soap formulations and showed its efficacy as skin lightening after only a few weeks of treatment.