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Activated Resorcinol ™ (4-n-Butylresorcinol) or 4-Butyl Resorcinol Powder is considered the most potent inhibitor of tyrosinase, which is why it is used in cosmetics as a depigmenting agent and lightener. In comparison to other well-known-skin whitening agents it is much more effective and provides good stability especially in emulsions and other cosmetic formulations. 4BR is an Alkylresorcinols which is widespread in nature and are found in wheat, rye and other cereals.

In the search for an alternative, safe and effective lightening/whitening cosmetic active to Hydroquinone, 4BR demonstrated to be the most effective depigmenting agent producing less irritation than the alternatives. Due to its structure, it has excellent bioavailability and is effective as a skin lightener that also gives an even tone to the skin. It can also be used for age spots and other hyperpigmentation. It strongly inhibits the activity of tyrosinase and reduce the synthesis of melanin.  Activated Resorcinol ™ has whitening/lightening effect. When compared with Kojic Acid and Alpha Arbutin, it was found that Activated Resorcinol TM is more effective in reducing pigmentation. When used, Activated Resorcinol ™ takes at 4 consecutive weeks or less to start seeing visible results.

Activated Resorcinol ™ is suitable for use in combination with anti-irritants such as natural Bisabolo To help prevent skin irritation if used. Source: (ESK blog)

Cosmetic Benefits of Activated Resorcinol ™ (4-n-Butylresorcinol) Powder:

  • Reduce the activity of Tyrosinase, making it impossible to produce pigment normally (inhibit tyrosinase, peroxidase).
  • Very effective skin whitening active for reduction of age spots
  • Binds with fatty acid layers under the skin so that the skin pigment cannot be moved to the surface of the skin.
  • 4-Butylresorcinol is effective against melasma (excessive pigmentation of skin exposed to sunlight);
  • 4-Butylresorcinol has a strong protective effect on H2O2-induced DNA damage;
  • 4-Butylresorcinol proved to have anti-glycation effect.
  • Works Against blemishes (malesma)
  • 4-butyl resorcinol is an effective skin lightening agent and a toner for normal skin
  • Has antioxidant effects

CAS NUM: 18979-61-8

INCI Name: 4-Butylresorcinol

Molecular formula: C10H14O2

Molecular weight: 166.22

Percentage Purity :99%

Compatibility: Activated Resorcinol ™ Should not be used in conjunction with Alpha Arbutin because the mechanism of action is the same but Activated Resorcinol ™ is more efficient. Activated Resorcinol ™ Should not be used in conjunction with AHA as the acidity of AHA may affect the quality and stability of the Activated Resorcinol ™. Activated Resorcinol ™ Can be used with Vitamin B3, N-Acetyl Glucosamine without problems.

pH Range: 4.5-5.5

Colour & Appearance:  White to beige or slight pinkish powder

Grade: Cosmetic Grade

Recommended Usage: 0.1-1% up to 2%

Solubility: soluble in oil, organic solvents, but poorly soluble in water

Mixing method: Add into oil/cool down phase. Avoid temperature above 60C. should be added Disodium EDTA 0.2% in formulation to prevent Activated Resorcinol TM from changing color.

Melting Temperature: Avoid temperature above 60°C

Application: Cream, lotion, essence and other skin care products.

Country of Origin: USA

Precaution: Activated Resorcinol ™ is highly effective in whitening, using high doses can cause skin irritation. If it is a leave-on product such as cream or skin gel, it should not be used more than 1% and for a wash-off product such as soap, it should not be used more than 2%. Activated Resorcinol ™ is sensitive to light, the finished product should be protected from light. For example, filling the finished product in an opaque bottle. Continuous exposure to light darkens the color of the formula.

Packaging: Our powders are packed in water proof zip lock pouches avoid spillage.

Recommended Storage: Our powders should be stored in cool temperatures away from direct sunlight and moisture in an airtight container. (Current Lot will expire: 01-2026)

DISCLAIMER: All SOPHIX NATURAL PRODUCTS are for external use only unless otherwise STATED. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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