Bearberry plant with its bright red berries, is a favorite of bears. It also has powerful beauty benefits which are found in its leaves, prized for their skin-brightening abilities.

Bearberry leaves contain a natural lightening compound called Alpha-Arbutin that is said to be quite powerful at bleaching dark spots, age spots and acne-scars.

Bearberry is usually delivered in small doses in brightening skin care products so its powerful lightening effect remains gentle and natural. Bearberry is also packed with antioxidants and has natural sun protective benefits for the skin.