No B.S. Goodness: Vitamin C for the skin
No B.S. Goodness is a mini-series highlighting the power players in our clean, potent formulas. Learn more about No B.S. ingredients here.
Vitamin C, also known as sodium ascorbyl phosphate. It's mainly used in skin care for its collagen synthesis and antioxidant properties.
Why We Love Vitamin C
High-concentration antioxidants are designed for optimized absorption through the skin and have been proven in peer-reviewed research to help prevent damage from free radicals, which can lead to the appearance of premature aging. Vitamin C for skin can also improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.
Shutting Down The B.S.
Vitamin C serums have a bad rap for being unstable and turning opaque or a light shade of brown over time, but not sodium ascorbyl phosphate.
This type of vitamin C is considered one of its more stable forms, it is more resistant to light and oxygen exposure and water-stable, meaning it won’t oxidize as easily.
When vitamin C oxidizes, it can actually increase free radical formation. So your hard-earned money spent trying to improve your skin can actually do the opposite! Nobody wants that... so sodium ascorbyl phosphate with stabilizing vitamin E and ferulic acid for the win!