Hi guys, just a quick question. Has anyone formulated their own lightening lotion/serum with alpha arbutin? I was using hydroquinone and had excellent results with it, but decided to stop and substitute my diy cream with alpha arbutin. I'm not darkening but I'm not seeing further lightening either. I do use glycolic acid once a week to exfoliate, my cream consists of 2% retin a as well. Also using Kojie San soap every alternate days.
This combination worked like a bomb when I was on hydroquinone, but not seeing a difference with the alpha arbutin. (I've done research about aloha arbutin and basically all articles state it's more potent than hydroquinone) so I'm just wondering if anyone else has experience mixing their own alpha arbutin with positive results? Xoxo