Bearberry’s name is emanated from the Greek and Latin word UvaUrsi which means Bear’s Grape. It is believed that this name was associated with the plant because of the notion that bears eat fruit with relish.

Bearberry is also called other names according to the places where it is found, for example, it is also called mountain cranberry, sandberry, hogberry, rockberry, and upland cranberry.

Bearberry extract is produced from the leaves of the bearberry plant. It is commonly used as an astringent because of its antioxidant properties, and a small amount of research shows it can have dark spot fading properties or as a lightening agent to fade freckles or skin discoloration caused by sun damage or hormonal conditions. 

Bearberry extract is believed to have antibacterial and antioxidant properties that may be beneficial for cleansing the skin and as well as improving the skin’s overall radiance.

Universal Name


Research Based (Scientific) Name

Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi

"Astringent, Lightening agent, and optimizing hydration levels in the skin."

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