ASCORBIC ACID

Ascorbic acid is a great addition to skin care.

Scientific name:  ascorbic acid

Common name:  vitamin C

 

 


GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

FEATURES

  • antioxidant
  • collagen builder
  • nutritive
  • exfoliator

BENEFITS

  • anti-aging
  • firming
  • nourishing
  • softening
  • protecting

FUNCTION

  • preservative

 


Ascorbic acid is a water-soluble organic acid with strong antioxidant and preservative properties for cosmetic and nutritive uses. It is a common form of vitamin C, a nutrient essential for life and used by the human body for many purposes. To the best of scientific knowledge, all animals and plants synthesize their own vitamin C except for humans and a small number of animals. Vitamin C is the skin’s most important water-soluble vitamin; it protects skin from environmental stresses, sun damage and the causes of aging, softens, evens skin pigmentation, exfoliates dead skin cells, protects against capillary damage and heals. Furthermore, it is needed for the production of collagen in the connective tissue. It also possesses well-documented immune stimulating properties and helps improve blood flow to the skin. See tocopherol.