ascorbic acid

Vitamins , Antioxidants

Form of vitamin C that has antioxidant properties. [1] Ascorbic acid is difficult to stabilize in formulations. [2, 3] Its acid component can be a skin irritant, so formulary steps must be taken to reduce potential irritation, while ensuring the ingredient retains its considerable benefits for skin.

References Cited:

  1. Stamford N. Stability; transdermal penetration; and cutaneous effects of ascorbic acid and its derivatives.. J Cosmet Dermatol.. 2012;11(4):310-7.
  2. Telang P. Vitamin C in dermatology.. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2013;4(2):143-146.
  3. Gallarate M, Carlotti M, Trotta M, Bovo S. On the stability of ascorbic acid in emulsified systems for topical and cosmetic use.. Int J Pharm. 1999;188(2):233-41.

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