Vitamin C comes in many forms each of which has a different use and place in skincare products. As natural skincare formulators we need to understand our options to ensure we use the correct form to provide the maximum benefits in our end products.
As we all know, we can’t be chopping up vitamin C-rich fruit and vegetables like Brussels sprouts, kiwis and cherries, or squeezing orange juice for use in our formulations. First, a little bit of vitamin C chemistry, L-ascorbic acid (LAA) is the chemically and synthetically active form of vitamin C. In nature, vitamin C is found in equal parts as LAA and D-ascorbic acid.
Common forms of vitamin C used in skincare are Ascorbic Acid (water soluble), and Vitamin C derivatives: its esterified forms. Ascorbic Acid’s main use in skincare is for de-pigmentation. There are disadvantage of Ascorbic Acid and vitamin C derivatives. Ascorbic acid is Ascorbic acid is very unstable and this aspect is of huge concern and is problematic to us as natural skincare formulators. Vitamin C derivative disadvantage is that they are less effective than ascorbic acid.
Ascorbyl Palmitate is the oil soluble form of Vitamin C also known as Vitamin C Ester, facilitated by bonding with palmitic acid. Because it is oil soluble, and nonacid, it is much more stable than the water soluble form of Vitamin C, L Ascorbic Acid. Features of Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate are:
Oil-soluble form of vitamin C. Potent antioxidant. Can improve appearance of aged and fragile skin. Widely used as add-on ingredient in skin-lightening products to correct hyperpigmentation and age spots.
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