sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Antibacterial/Anti-Acne , Vitamins , Antioxidants , Anti-Irritants

A stable, water-soluble form of vitamin C that functions as an antioxidant (Sources: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, August 2009, pages 130–135; International Journal of Cosmetic Science, December 2008, pages 453–458 and November-December 2003, pages 589–598). There is limited but promising research demonstrating that concentrations above 1% have an antibacterial action against acne-causing bacteria while concentrations of 5% reduce the inflammatory response related to acne (Sources: International Journal of  Cosmetic Science, February 2009, pages 41–46; and June 2005, pages 171–176). This form of vitamin C is also potentially effective for lightening skin discolorations, though there isn't much research supporting its use for this purpose over other forms of vitamin C.

See antioxidant , vitamin C

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