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magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
Form of vitamin C that is considered stable and is an effective antioxidant for skin. This form of vitamin C is also known to increase skin’s hydration levels as well as being effective for calming factors in skin that can lead to excess oil and signs of sensitization.
Like most forms of vitamin C, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (in amounts of 5% or greater) has been shown to improve the look of an uneven skin tone.
References for this information:
Annals of Dermatology, August 2015, pages 376-382
Indian Dermatology Online Journal, 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146
Skin Research and Technology, 2008, issue 3, pages 376-380
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, June 2000, pages 169-179
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