ASCORBIC ACID

Description

One of the few well researched potent anti-aging ingredients. When it is able to penetrate the skin in an active state, it is effective against fine lines and wrinkles, helps improve skin elasticity and reduce hyperpigmentation. It acts as a powerful anti-oxidant and stimulates collagen production. The main issue with ascorbic acid is that it is highly unstable, in other words, it is losing its effectivenss quickly when exposed to air and light (if a serum or cream containing ascorbic acid has an orange color, it is a likely that the ingredient has oxidized and is no longer active). In addition, it is water-soluble, meaning that it has difficulty pentrating the skin. It is also quite irritating, and can cause stinging. When used in low concentrations, helps stabilize the product formulation

Products with this ingredient

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Sun protection
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Anti-aging
Anti-blemish
Exfoliation
Cleansing

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Masks
Spray / mist
Toners
Hands & body
Eye cream
Face cream
Sunscreens
Serums
Lip care
Oils
Peels / exfoliators
Cleansers & make up removers
Spot treatment
Shaving products
After shave
Other
BB & CC creams
Make up

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SPF 30+
SPF 50+
SPF 70+
Soleil Toujours - 100% Mineral Sunscreen Glow SPF 30
Soleil Toujours - 100% Mineral Sunscreen Glow SPF 30
SPF: 30
Price: 39$
Effectiveness
70 /100
Irritancy
HIGH
Soleil Toujours - 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
Soleil Toujours - 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
SPF: 30
Price: 39$
Effectiveness
68 /100
Irritancy
HIGH
La Roche-Posay - 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum
La Roche-Posay - 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum
Price: 39.99$
Effectiveness
80 /100
Irritancy
MEDIUM
REVOLUTION SKINCARE - 12.5% Vitamin C Super Serum
REVOLUTION SKINCARE - 12.5% Vitamin C Super Serum
Price: 14$
Effectiveness
72 /100
Irritancy
HIGH
Mama Mio - 12 Week Goodbye Stretch Marks Bundle 3 x 100ml (Worth $180.00)
Mama Mio - 12 Week Goodbye Stretch Marks Bundle 3 x 100ml (Worth $180.00)
Price: 137.7$
Effectiveness
55 /100
Irritancy
HIGH
Timeless - 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum 1 oz
Timeless - 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum 1 oz
Price: 25.95$
Effectiveness
100 /100
Irritancy
LOW
Filorga - 2 Weeks Anti-Wrinkles Programme (Worth £31.96)
Filorga - 2 Weeks Anti-Wrinkles Programme (Worth £31.96)
Price: 7$
Effectiveness
55 /100
Irritancy
MEDIUM
Obagi - 360 Retinol 0.5
Obagi - 360 Retinol 0.5
Price: 52.7$
Effectiveness
89 /100
Irritancy
MEDIUM
Obagi - 360 Retinol 1.0
Obagi - 360 Retinol 1.0
Price: 56.95$
Effectiveness
89 /100
Irritancy
MEDIUM
Lancaster - 365 Skin Repair Youth Renewal Serum 50 ml
Lancaster - 365 Skin Repair Youth Renewal Serum 50 ml
Price: 60$
Effectiveness
64 /100
Irritancy
HIGH

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