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Collagen production: L-Ascorbic Acid

skincare ingredients Collagen production: L Ascorbic Acid

- the only useful form of vitamin C in skin care products
- a potent antioxidant proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen 
- strengthens the capillaries and cell walls
- protect both beta-carotene and Vitamin E from oxidation
- easily absorbed by the skin and can stay for up to 72 hours
- is unstable and oxidize rapidly
- not capable of absorbing the sunlight 
- must be used with a sunscreen

Purported skin care benefits when applied topically:
- stimulates collagen synthesis
- accelerates cell renewal
- reduces fine lines and even visibly deep wrinkles
- inhibits melanin 
- reduces melanin oxidation
- helps in skin lightening
- improves radiance and firmness
- clarifies and evens out the skin tone 

Known side effects:
- mild stinging for some when first applied
- may cause irritation if applied too frequently

Products containing this ingredient:
- Skinceuticals Serum 10, 15 & 20
- Skinceuticals Eye Gel

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About Sesame Chew

Blogger and founder of Viva Woman, Sesame is a skin care addict who is fond of using natural & organic beauty products. She also enjoys ogling at handmade jewelry & cute stationery.



  1. nicole says:

    Have you tried any product with this ingredient before? Any visible result?

    nicole: I’ve used Vitamin C many years ago once but I’m not sure what was the ingredient. Now, I’m using TDF C Scape Serum and it’s pretty good but it’s just a derivative of this ingredient. Check my latest post for the details.


  1. [...] that the 10% Vitamin C in TDF C Scape Serum is Ascorbyl Methyl silanol, which is a derivative of L-ascorbic acid or what is known as the true Vitamin C.  According to what I read at dermadoctor.com, while [...]

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