Form of vitamin C that is considered stable and is an effective antioxidant for skin. [1,2] This form of vitamin C is also known to increase skin’s hydration levels and improve its elasticity.  Like most forms of vitamin C, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (in amounts of 5% or greater) has been shown to improve hyperpigmentation. [4,5]
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