Over the past ten years, innovations in technology have led to the development of many sophisticated forms of vitamin C. The most commonly used form of vitamin C in cosmetics is L-ascorbic acid (L-AA). Although it is a very effective antioxidant, L-ascorbic acid is undoubtedly the most restrictive, unstable, and aggressive form of vitamin C, which is why we have specifically chosen not to formulate with L-ascorbic acid.
Depending on the formula, our products utilize one of three bioavailable forms of vitamin C:
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Unlike L-AA, all three of these derivatives are non-irritating and incredibly stable forms of vitamin C and are significantly more resistant to oxidation, as they do not rapidly degrade when exposed to air. These modern vitamin C derivatives are potent anti-inflammatories and have proven to be much less aggressive, thus causing less irritation and virtually eliminating any post-inflammatory response in the skin; this is particularly beneficial for age prevention and the achievement of optimal skin health especially for individuals who have sensitivities to L-ascorbic acid and low pH formulas.
Another unique advantage offered by new technology vitamin C is that formulation restrictions are practically non-existent. These compounds can be freely combined in a water base at various percentages, concentrations, pH levels, and with other active ingredients without the disadvantages commonly associated with L-ascorbic acid. These new-generation derivatives offer unparalleled compatibility with our formulations that produce superior results for your skin.