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alpha-tocopherol

See vitamin E

Categories: Vitamins, Antioxidants

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ascorbic acid

Form of vitamin C that has antioxidant properties (Sources: Advances in Experimental Medicine and... Read More »

Categories: Vitamins, Antioxidants

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ascorbyl glucosamine

Form of vitamin C that has little research showing it has the antioxidant or brightening... Read More »

Categories: Vitamins, Antioxidants

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ascorbyl glucoside

Form of vitamin C combined with glucose. It can function as an antioxidant, but only minimal... Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins

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ascorbyl methylsilanol pectinate

Form of vitamin C that is considered stable and that functions as an antioxidant and thickening... Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Thickeners/Emulsifiers, Vitamins

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ascorbyl palmitate

Stable and nonacidic form of vitamin C that is effective as an antioxidant (Source: Biochemical and... Read More »

Categories: Vitamins, Antioxidants

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biotin

A water-soluble substance produced in the body by certain types of... Read More »

Categories: Vitamins

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calcium ascorbate

Form of vitamin C; other forms include ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, and... Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins

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calcium pantothenate

Also known as pantothenic acid. Read More »

Categories: Vitamins

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cholecalciferol

Technical name for vitamin D. Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins

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choline

Part of the vitamin B complex and a constituent of many other biologically important molecules,... Read More »

Categories: Miscellaneous, Vitamins

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Cucurbitea peponis

See pumpkin

Categories: Vitamins, Skin Restoring, Antioxidants, Fragrance: Synthetic and Fragrant Plant Extracts, Plant Extracts

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cyanocobalamin

See vitamin B12

Categories: Vitamins

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d-alpha-tocopherol

Antioxidant that's considered the most optimal form of vitamin E. Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins

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ergocalciferol

Technical name for vitamin D. Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins

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Ester-C

Trade name for a combination form of vitamin C that contains mainly calcium ascorbate, but in... Read More »

Categories: Vitamins

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folic acid

Part of the B-vitamin complex; when taken orally, it is a good antioxidant. That benefit has not... Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins

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honey

A substance produced by bees from the nectar of certain flowering plants. Primarily consumed as... Read More »

Categories: Skin Soothing, Vitamins, Antioxidants

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honey extract

See honey

Categories: Vitamins, Skin Soothing, Antioxidants

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L-ascorbic acid

Form of vitamin C that is a potent antioxidant and skin-soothing agent... Read More »

Categories: Skin Soothing, Vitamins, Antioxidants

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magnesium ascorbyl palmitate

Fatty acid-based derivative of vitamin C that can be an effective antioxidant. There is some... Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins

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magnesium ascorbyl phosphate

Form of vitamin C that is considered stable and an effective antioxidant for skin (Sources:... Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins

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niacin

See niacinamide

Categories: Skin Restoring, Vitamins

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niacinamide

Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, niacinamide is a potent skin restoring ingredient... Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Vitamins, Skin Soothing, Skin Restoring

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nicotinamide

See niacinamide

Categories: Skin Restoring, Vitamins

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