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DoSe By VH

Alpha Arbutin 2% and Kojic Acid 1% Serum


Suitable for Vegetarians


Alpha Arbutin Serum by DoSe contains 2% Alpha Arbutin, to help target uneven skin tone, dark spots, age spots and post blemish marks, together with 1% Kojic Acid, a powerful antioxidant and skin brightener.

Alpha Arbutin Serum is formulated to naturally brighten dull, uneven skin tone, age spots and help target post blemish marks. Alpha Arbutin Serum also helps to achieve smooth skin texture whilst helping to target age spots and skin prone to pigmentation problems. Kojic Acid, often used in creams, is a natural alternative to hydroquinone-based products, which may cause inflammation. This Kojic Acid serum displays powerful antioxidant properties helping to protect the pigment-producing cells.

The DoSe - Key Actives:

  • Alpha Arbutin - A natural skin brightener helping to target uneven skin tone and post-blemish marks
  • Kojic Acid - A powerful antioxidant and skin brightener, helping to target uneven skin tone
  • Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate - Stimulates the production of collagen for increased skin firmness whilst helping to reduce the appearance of blemishes and age spots for a more even skin tone
  • Niacinamide - An excellent all round skincare ingredient to help brighten, refine pores and regulate sebum production. Tolerated by many skin types

Alpha Arbutin 2% and Kojic Acid 1% Serum Skin Benefits:

  • A natural skin brightening serum for dull and uneven complexions
  • Promotes the production of collagen and increases skin firmness and elasticity
  • Helps target age spots and post-blemish marks
  • A powerful antioxidant serum

How To Use: Remove cap. Apply 1 to 2 pumps of Alpha Arbutin and Kojic Acid Serum morning and evening. Use after cleansing and before oils and creams. End your morning routine with an SPF.

All DoSe by VH skincare products are manufactured and filled in the UK.

Our in-house pharmacist, Shabir Daya, has written an article about Hyaluronic Acid Serum plus read our DoSe Glossary and guide to all DoSe formulations:

Avoid contact with eyes. For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children.

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Lactobacillus Ferment, Alpha-Arbutin, Morus Alba (Mulberry) Root Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Niacinamide, Kojic Acid, Ergothioenine, Caprylyl Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Sodium Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide

What is Alpha Arbutin and Kojic Acid Serum?
Alpha Arbutin + Kojic Serum is a skincare product that combines the active ingredients arbutin and kojic acid. Arbutin is derived from bearberry plants and has skin brightening properties, while kojic acid is derived from certain fungi and helps to inhibit the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This serum is formulated to address uneven skin tone and promote a brighter complexion.

What are the benefits of Kojic Acid and Alpha Arbutin?
Arbutin is a skin-lightening agent that brightens and improves skin tone. It is useful in spot fading since it inhibits melanin production. Kojic acid is a natural skin-brightening agent that lightens the skin and treats sun damage, scars, and age spots. It also has antioxidant, antimicrobial, and exfoliant properties.

When and how should I use Alpha Arbutin and Kojic Acid Serum?
Use alpha-arbutin in the morning and/or evening. Alpha-arbutin is water-based and should be applied directly after cleansing or alongside other water-based products and before any oils or moisturisers.

Can Alpha Arbutin and Kojic Acid Serum be used on all skin types?
Alpha Arbutin + Kojic Serum is generally suitable for most skin types. However, individuals with sensitive or reactive skin may want to perform a patch test before applying it to their entire face. This helps ensure that the serum does not cause any adverse reactions or skin sensitivities. If you experience any irritation or discomfort, discontinue use and consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional.

Can Alpha Arbutin and Kojic Acid Serum be used with other skincare products?
Yes, Alpha Arbutin + Kojic Serum can typically be used in combination with other skincare products. However, if you are using other active ingredients or prescription medications, it is advisable to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional. 

Can Alpha Arbutin and Kojic Acid Serum be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Whilst generally recommended safe to use during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding it is always advisable to seek medical advice from your healthcare professional before introducing any new products into your skincare regime.

The colour of my serum is different to my previous one. Is this normal?
Due to the high percentage of natural extracts, this serum is naturally scented and colour may vary.

What is an active ingredient and what does it mean?
An "active ingredient" refers to the specific component or substance within a product that provides a therapeutic or beneficial effect on the skin. Active ingredients are typically responsible for targeting and addressing specific skin concerns.

How can I maximise the longevity and effectiveness of my serum?
Keep away from direct sunlight, avoid extreme temperatures, seal the container properly to minimise air exposure and avoid moisture and humidity and pay attention to the period after opening symbol. Layering products in the correct order, such as applying serums before moisturisers, can optimise their absorption and effectiveness.

Do I need to wear an SPF while using Alpha Arbutin and Kojic Acid Serum?
It is recommended to always apply SPF as the last step in your skincare routine.

What is the pH of Alpha Arbutin and Kojic Acid Serum?
pH 7.0-7.8

Does DoSe by VH replace Garden of Wisdom?
DoSe by VH is a natural evolution of Garden of Wisdom and we are confident that the DoSe by VH products will exceed your expectations, delivering a heightened level of quality and efficacy.  The DoSe serums and oils have been meticulously formulated, and in some cases reformulated by Shabir Daya MRPharmS, our co-founder who originally formulated GOW.  While some formulations share the same INCI, we searched for and incorporated the optimal iterations of each, guaranteeing an enhanced quality.  Not all ingredients are created equally and developments in formulations can change.  It gave us the opportunity to better our offer for our customers who have previously loved GOW.  We listened to the feedback from our customers regarding GOW and the bottles are now glass, which means they are also waterproof for the bathroom.  We believe in constant improvement and staying at the forefront of skincare innovation.

Where is DoSe manufactured?
All DoSe by VH skincare products are manufactured and filled in the UK.

Can I recycle my DoSe packaging?
We are committed to sustainability. Our DoSe skincare range packaging is designed to be eco-friendly and recyclable. The cardboard box, insert and glass container can be easily recycled. However, please note that the pump is not recyclable. We encourage you to properly dispose of it according to local waste management guidelines.

Are DoSe products non-comedogenic and cruelty free?
All DoSe products are non-comedogenic and not tested on animals.

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Product Code: DOSE003