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Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), USP

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), USP

Origin: L-ascorbic acid is produced synthetically in a multi-step process where D-glucose is hydrogenated to D-sorbitol and then oxidized to L-sorbose. Sorbose is then processed to 2-keto-L-gluconic acid and further to l-ascorbic acid through a fermentation process.

Overview: L-ascorbic acid is a water soluble antioxidant derived from glucose. It protects the skin from oxidative damage and can improve the appearance of aging and fragile skin. It can also correct hyperpigmentation and age spots.

Suggested Uses:

  • Lotions
  • Creams
  • Sun care
  • After sun products
  • Shampoos
  • Makeup

Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.5% to 5%

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