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Vitamin C- Ascorbic Acid
Lightens, Tightens and Brightens!! Vitamin C packs a powerful punch. My favorite skin care ingredient and honestly the most complicated. If there was any supplement you don’t want to mess with, it would be Vitamin C. A very powerful antioxidant both internally and externally, it is also the most unstable. Dr. Perricone world renowned dermatologist wanted to use the incredible benefits of vitamin c to combat premature aging. He discovered however, that using Vitamin C on the skin actually had damaging effects turning into free radicals, the very thing we was working hard to undo. After working with some very brilliant cosmetic chemists, he discovered that if he paired it with a Palm Oil molecule (ascorbyl palmitate) it stabilized the Vitamin C molecule and the skin reacted well to it. Since then, cosmetic chemists have discovered other ways to stabilize Vitamin C, making it one of the most popular and effective ingredients for anti aging.