Type of Ingredient:
Benefits of L-Ascorbic Acid:
- Skin Brightening
- Collagen Booster
- Skin Firming
- Provides Even Skin Tone
- Oily Skin
- Dry Skin
- Normal Skin
- Combination Skin
- Sensitive Skin
What is Sodium L-Ascorbic Acid?
Ascorbic Acid, also known as L-Ascorbic Acid, is the most researched form of Vitamin C when it comes to the skin. In fact, it is the most common form of antioxidant in our skin, and there is a lot of it. Concentrations between 5% and 20% can help improve many of the signs of ageing, such as discolorations, wrinkles, and loss of firmness caused by sun damage. Between 0.3% and 5%, lower concentrations can help with things like uneven skin tone and fine lines. They can also help the skin's antioxidant supply.
Ascorbic Acid is also a powerful antioxidant when it's mixed with other antioxidants, like Vitamin E. When it's used alone in higher concentrations, like 15%, 20%, or more, it can help even out skin tone. Each Vitamin works with the other to keep the other stable and help the skin more.
If you want to use a water-based Vitamin C formula that has a pH of 3.5 or lower, it should. This makes ascorbic Acid more stable and more permeable, so it can do more than just protect your body from the sun.
So, ascorbic Acid must be packaged in a way that protects it from UV light and air while it is being used on a daily basis. If you don't, it will lose its effectiveness over time until it doesn't work at all. You will see this as discoloration caused by oxidation. This makes the product turn from copper to brown. For this reason, don't buy Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) products that come in traditional, open-mouthed jars or clear bottles. They can be dangerous.
Dropper-based dispenser-type packaging should also be able to keep air out, which will make it more stable. In order to get the most out of a water-based Vitamin C treatment, use it within three months of opening. Most people will use their Vitamin C product once a day and go through it in a few months.
Ascorbic Acid, which is safe to use in cosmetics, can also be used with retinol and Niacinamide without any of these ingredients causing the other to break down or lose effectiveness beyond what would happen when they were exposed to air and light. This is why these ingredients need to be used on a regular basis.