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Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP)

* A form of Vitamin C

* Please read TIA's article on What Is It: Vitamin C Derivatives


According to, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a water-soluble, non-irritating, stable derivative of Vitamin C. It has the same potential as vitamin C to boost skin collagen synthesis but is effective in significantly lower concentrations, and can be used at concentrations as low as 10% to suppress melanin formation (in skin-whitening solutions). It is also important to note that Magnesuim Ascorbyl Phosphate may be better choice than Vitamin C for people with sensitive skin and those wishing to avoid any exfoliating effects since many Vitamin C formulas are highly acidic (and therefore produce exfoliating effects).

In skin care products, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is also used for UV protection and repair, collagen production, skin lightening and brightening, and as an anti-inflammatory. It is also a potent antioxidant. It is considered an excellent non-irritating skin whitening agent that inhibits skin cells to produce melanin and lightens age spots, and is a great alternative to Quinone. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a also a potent anti-oxidant that can protect skin from oxidation and UV rays, and is used as an anti-inflammatory (source).

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

There are no adverse side effects to using Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP), although those with sensitive skin may need to be aware of Vitamin C's acidic and exfoliating effects. However, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is generally considered more gentle than traditional Vitamin C and therefore safer on sensitive skin

Recommended Products With Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP):

Nutra-Lift Maximum C Plus Growth Factors ($36), Eslor Active Night Cream ($95 in the shop), Arcona Instant Magic Reversal Serum ($105), Michael Todd True Organics Antioxidant Carrot Multivitamin Serum ($37), Your Best Face Clarity ($40), Suki Renewal Bio-resurfacing Facial Peel ($82.95), M.A.D Skincare Radiant Brightening Mask ($38), Eslor Firming Eye Cream ($75), Mukti Age Defence Night Serum ($91), Your Best Face Advanced CE Concentrate ($50 in the shop), Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream ($39), Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Booster Serum ($75), M.A.D Skincare Spot On Targeted Skin Brightening Serum ($42), Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer ($45), Prana Reverse A ($48 in the shop), Juice Beauty Green Apple Firming Body Moisturizer ($18), Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer ($65)

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