Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) Purity 100%
L Ascorbic acid from natural source is an active form of vitamin C as it occurs naturally. 100% pure (USP/FCC grade). Vitamin C has been shown to be effective in increasing collagen deposits and also enhancing collagen lattice contractions. Topical application of Vitamin C has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
L-Ascorbic Acid products penetrate the skin tissue and are more active in collagen production. This, in turn, increases firmness in the skin. L-Ascorbic Acid is a rejuvenating vitamin ingredient that also plays a part in the reduction of photo-damage caused by harmful UVB rays. Because L-Ascorbic Acid plays a major role in anti-aging treatments, skin firmness, overall repair and brightening, it also serves to rejuvenate the skin.
People with rosacea and sensitive skin conditions should avoid this Vitamin C ingredient as it may cause irritation. Oily, dry and combination skin types can benefit greatly from L-Ascorbic Acid products.
pH 3 (0.5 % solution). White powder, ultrafine, odorless. Easily soluble in water & alcohol.
INCI Name: L-ascorbic acid
Properties: Potent antioxidant (shown to be able to protect skin from oxidative damages). Can improve appearance of aged and fragile skin. Widely used as add-on ingredient in skin-lightening products to correct hyperpigmentation and age spots. Antioxidant effect can be increased by combining L-ascorbic acid with L-ascorbyl palmitate and/or vitamin E.
Use: Add to water phase of formula, usual final concentration 0.5-10 %.
Tip: sprinkle vitamin C powder slowly to the water under constant stirring to assure that everything dissolves completely. Should be formulated at pH 4-5 for best results. For external use only.
L-Ascorbic Acid is very unstable in aqueous solutions, as it starts to oxidize immediately, gradually producing color changes (orange/brown shift) and a reduction in activity as it converts to dehydroascorbic acid. For cosmetic use, it is best stabilized in an anhydrous lipid or silicone base. Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E stabilize the L-Ascorbic Acid aqueous solution
Applications: Lotions, creams, sun care & after sun products, shampoos, makeup products (e.g. lipsticks).
This information on regulatory clearances is believed to be accurate and is given in good faith as a guide to the global use of our products. No representation or warranty as to its completeness or accuracy is made. Users are responsible for determining the suitability of these products for their own particular purpose.
At pure usage levels it can cause irritation to the skin.
When blending always take the following precautions:
Use gloves (disposable is ideal)
Take care when handling hot oils
Wear eye protection
Work in a well-ventilated room
Keep ingredients and hot oils away from children
If ingested, seek immediate medical advice
If contact made with eyes, rinse immediately with clean warm water and seek medical advice if in any doubt.
In addition to our precautions and general safety information, we always recommend keeping a first aid kit nearby. You are working with hot water and oils, accidents can happen, so always be prepared!
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