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Vitamin C is well known in skincare when it comes to uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, there are many forms of Vitamin C like L-Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbyl Glucoside and many more. However, Ascorbyl Glucoside is the most stable form of Vitamin C for your skin.
What is Ascorbyl Glucoside?
Ascorbyl Glucoside is a form of Vitamin C used in skincare products, to be precise Ascorbyl Glucoside contains L-ascorbic acid and glucose. It is fat-soluble and breaks down in the skin into L-ascorbic acid and glucose. L-ascorbic acid is a pure vitamin C that comes from natural sources such as oranges. Since L-ascorbic acid is not stable and often breaks down when exposed to air and sunlight it is best to be paired with ferulic acid and an antioxidant which is the Ascorbyl Glucoside. Ascorbyl Glucoside was found to have greater stability in the presence of air, heat, light and pH levels.
Who is it for?
It is for all skin types except those that have a known allergy to it.
What are the Benefits of Ascorbyl Glucoside?
1. Reduce Free Radical Damage- Radiation from the sun, UVA and UVB, pollution, smoking and diet are environmental factors that can put the skin in a state of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress produces an imbalance in the levels of molecules called free radicals. According to studies Free radicals had been connected to the role of the ageing process that's why Vitamin C helps to reduce the effects of oxidative stress by neutralizing the free radical molecules and rebalancing their levels in the body
2. Useful in treating hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tones and age spots - Hyperpigmentation sometimes comes from pregnancy or melasma, hormonal imbalance and sun damage, injury or inflammation. Melanin is responsible for providing skin color or pigment and uneven production of melanin results in hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C may reduce hyperpigmentation through inhibition of the enzyme responsible for producing melanin in the skin.
3. Boost Collagen Production - As we age, collagen production decreases. Vitamin C acts as a helper molecule in the body's natural collagen production process. Collagen is a protein responsible for skin elasticity and stretchiness
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Experts concluded that Ascorbyl Glucoside is safe for its current use and in the current concentrations in which it is used.
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