L-Ascorbic Acid

Category

Antioxidant

Ingredient

L-Ascorbic Acid

Definition

Category: Vitamin C

Type: Ingredient

Definition: The most common form of topical vitamin C. Pure form of this molecule is created by processing ascorbic acid that excludes the D-molecule

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Benefits

  • Potent antioxidant
  • Ideal for breakout-prone skin
  • Ideal to reduce pigmentation on the skin
  • Can help reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles

Danger

  • Less stable form of vitamin C
  • Not recommended for sensitive skin or skin with a compromised barrier function

Hint

L-Ascorbic acid degrades a lot in terms of quality and efficiency when exposed to UV light and oxygen. Therefore, it is important to keep any product containing this ingredient in a confined space. Look also at the packaging! If a product has a clear bottle it might not be ideal.

Contraindications

Sensitive Skin

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