Arbutin crystallising

Arbutin crystallising

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Caption: Arbutin. Polarised light micrograph of arbutin (C12.H16.O6) crystallising. Arbutin is used as a skin whitening agent. When combined in a cream with the enzyme tyrosinase it stops the formation of the skin pigment melanin and promotes its decomposition and drainage. Magnification: x30 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: arbutin, c12h16o7, chemical, chemistry, compound, compounds, cosmetic, crystal, crystalline, crystallising, crystals, green, light micrograph, light microscope, molecular, polarised, skin lightener, whitener, whitening agent

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