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Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

* A form of Vitamin C, more specifically, the tetraester of ascorbic acid and isopalmitic acid. See post.

Functions:

Works as a powerful antioxidant and whitening agent, with both anti-acne and anti-aging capabilities. It’s a potent, oil soluble form of Vitamin C Ester. Like other forms of Vitamin C, it helps prevent cellular aging by inhibiting the cross-linking of collagen, oxidation of proteins, and lipid peroxidation. It also works synergistically with the antioxidant Vitamin E, and has demonstrated superior percutaneous absorption and stability. Many studies have confirmed the skin lightening, photo-protective, and hydrating effects it can have on the skin. It can be found in various skin care products such as anti-aging serums, eye treatments, skin lightening gels and lotions/creams.

Safety Measures/Side Effects

Unlike L-Ascorbic acid, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate will not exfoliate or irritate the skin. It is well tolerated by even the most sensitive skin types. Also unlike regular Vitamin C , it can be used in high doses, and for up to eighteen months without oxidizing.

Recommended Products w/ Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate:

Skin Medica Vitamin C Complex, Blanc Noveau C50, The Body Shop Moisture White Eye Serum, Advanced ResKUE Topical Vitamin K Cream

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