Saturday, June 21, 2014

Vitamin C News In Formulation

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is one of the relatively few topical agents whose effectiveness against wrinkles and fine lines is backed by a fair amount of reliable scientific evidence.

Unfortunately, the challenge with using vitamin C in health and beauty formulations is the fact that it can easily lose its biologic activity because of heat, oxidation, and reactions with metals ions and many common cosmetic ingredients. This causes discoloration and dramatically decreases the ability of vitamin C to provide the benefits of younger looking healthier skin, in the cosmetic formulations.

Vitamin C is used as an antioxidant, for collagen production, in lightening & brightening formulations, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and to repair and protect against sun damage.

To overcome these problems with vitamin C, a Japanese company has developed Ascorbyl Glucoside a new vitamin C containing substance and a commercial manufacturing process using enzyme technology.

Ascorbyl Glucoside is a vitamin C derivative that has innovative properties with superior formulation stability that essentially resists discoloration and degradation, while retaining all the biologic activity that provides lightening, sun protective and anti-aging properties.

L-ascorbic acid in skin care: antioxidant, collagen production, lightening & brightening, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage repair, sun damage protection.