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Products that contain ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate (super vitamin C)

April 16, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 9 Comments
A couple of months ago I posted on the various forms vitamin C. They are not all equal and ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate is by far one of the most potent. And, unlike your more run of the mill vit Cs, it can be used in high doses, welcomed by sensitive skin and last up
to 18 months. It seems quite rare, however. Perhaps it is expensive. Since, products with ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate aren't all that easy to come by, here is a round up of some that look worth checking out.

Skin Medica Vitamin C Complex. This has your basic ascorbic acid, but the next ingredient in line is ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate. There is also vitamin E. And that's about it. Reviewers - uniformly delighted - tend to report a silky skinned feeling. This may, however, be due to nothing more than the silicone.


Blanc Nouveau C50. If all you want is ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, then this is the one to go for. Blanc Nouveau C50 has a 50% concentration of this super vitamin C. The other 50% is made up of emollients and there is also a bit of grape seed oil, jojoba, macadamia and squalane.


The Body Shop Moisture White Eye Serum. Well I'll be darned, The Body Shop of all things. That pioneer of botanicals that lost its way may be back on again, providing good quality for the price. For an eye cream that costs about $25, this is pretty good value. It has our super vit C, liquorice, vitamins A and E and squalane.


Advanced ResKUE Topical Vitamin K Cream. A brand that likes its vitamin K (good for rosacea and age spots), this comes with a 5% concentration. Plus there is ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, and vitamins A, B, C and D.

  • September 5, 2014

    by Ari

    Thanks Marta

  • September 4, 2014

    by Marta

    Hi Ari, this article is specifically about ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate. There seems to be evidence that it is actually photo-protective. There's more information here:

  • September 2, 2014

    by Ari

    Guys I'm a little concerned about this ingredient. Seems there's some literature to support that it may intensify skin damage following physiologic doses of ultraviolet radiation. If anyone has more info, I'd welcome it.

    See link below.

    Ascorbyl palmitate promotes ultraviolet-B-induced lipid peroxidation and cytotoxicity in keratinocytes.

  • May 20, 2014

    by Rachel

    There are Professional products you can get with this in them. One is Environ from South Africa which makes a product; Evenescense C-Boost with ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate. Distributors in US are Dermaconcepts.

  • May 27, 2013

    by Jo

    There's an australian company called mismo that make a serum with ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate,vitamin A and vitamin E. The before and after shot on their website is amazing. They ship overseas too.

  • August 13, 2011

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  • May 29, 2011

    by Slyh

    To Anna

    there is a product made by a Canadian Co named L'Oreal that makes a Vitamin C Cream

  • May 15, 2010

    by Anna

    you forgot vitamin C serum by ($30). But I'm looking for something in Canada

  • December 5, 2008

    by Rajeev Prasad

    Hi, I saw your post and wanted to just wanted to let you know Amazon Organics (by Mill Creek) caries and anti aging with ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate and it retails for only $12.95. It is sold at Sunflower Markets, Akins, Chamberlins and other health food stores. You can also get it online at

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