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Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

June 29, 2020

What is ethyl ascorbic acid?

Ceramides are lipids found on the upper layers of the skin. They make up more than 50% of the skin composition to form the natural skin barrier. A healthy skin barrier is vital to prevent moisture loss and protect the skin against environmental aggressors.

Benefits of ethyl ascorbic acid

1. Defends against environmental stressors

Ethyl ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant to fight free radicals and protect the skin from environmental stressors to prevent premature aging.

2. Reduces visible signs of ageing

Ethyl ascorbic acid increases the production of amino acids in the skin, expediting skin cell turnover and boosting collagen production so skin feels smoother and plumper.

3. Fades hyperpigmentation

Ethyl ascorbic acid disrupts the production of melanin in the skin, thus helping to fade age spots and hyperpigmentation. It is mildly exfoliating and helps expedite skin cell renewal to reveal clearer, brighter-looking skin.

Is ethyl ascorbic acid suitable for my skin type?

Ethyl ascorbic acid is safe and non-irritating for most skin types. If you have dry or sensitive skin, we recommend using a lower concentration.

Can ethyl ascorbic acid be used with other products?

Ethyl ascorbic acid is highly compatible with other active ingredients. It can be used in tandem with retinol to boost the efficacy of both ingredients; however, to reduce the risk of irritation, we recommend that you apply retinol at night and ethyl ascorbic acid in the morning. When used together with a product containing SPF, vitamin C can help increase protection against UV damage.

How often should I use ethyl ascorbic acid?

Products containing ethyl ascorbic acid can be used up to twice a day. Apply to cleansed skin and make sure to wear a product containing SPF during the day.