Is Alpha Arbutin Better Than Hydroquinone?

Hydroquinone doesn't work for me anymore so I heard that Alpha Arbutin was a good alternative. Is Alpha Arbutin superior?

Also, what could it be that's preventing hyroquinone from not working on my skin again?

Hydroquinone (6%) worked amazingly for my skin back in 2003, but I've been using it for a little over a year now with no results.

Doctor Answers 1

Melarase AM and Melarase PM for those who want to start hydroquinone

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Alpha arbutin is one of many topical skin lightening agents. I advise my patients to begin treatment with Melarase AM and Melarase PM, which contain both HQ and non HQ skin lighteners. 

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