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.
- Sun care
- After sun products
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.5% to 5%