Ascorbic Acid -L (ultra fine powder)
The most common form of topical vitamin c is L-Ascorbic acid. Our L-Ascorbic acid comes as a fine powder. It is used as an antioxidant, for collagen production, in lightening & brightening formulations, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and to repair and protect against sun damage.
About L Ascorbic Acid / Vitamin C in DIY Skin Care
L Ascorbic Acid / Vitamin C (ultra fine powder) is a water soluble (up to 25%) antioxidant that gives all the benefits of Vitamin C which include the ability to promote collagen synthesis, resulting in skin that is firmer, stronger and suppler. Ascorbic Acid is a very powerful antioxidant that not only combats the effects of aging on the skin but also reverses them, and ensures the return of a youthful, firm and supple skin that has a more even tone. Ascorbic Acid -L (ultra fine powder) can also be used in a silicone base which is a bit more stable than the aqueous formulation.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) has been applied on the skin for rejuvenation for many many years since it anti-aging and its ability to reverse the effects of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and rough texture were discovered.
Although the body gets its Vitamin C from the foods that we ingest, and fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, papaya and guava are rich sources of Vitamin C, it doesn’t transport very well to places like the skin because it is water soluble and thus gets excreted very quickly. Vitamin C is also a very unstable antioxidant that changes and loses potency quite quickly when in the presence of heat, light and oxygen. Thus topical applications that can be applied directly to the pot of the skin that needs the Vitamin C is the most efficient way of getting this valuable product into the skin.
Once it gets under the skin Vitamin C is good at rebuilding collagen which the fiber that forms skin and whose loss, as we age and as a result of photodamage, results in skin that is sagging, wrinkled and rough-textured. Synthesis of collagen revitalizes the skin, bringing back not just its structure and firmness but also the even tone and smoothness and luster.
Vitamin C is also good at combating free radicals which are unpaired electrons that can cause havoc in the cell structures of the skin by attaching themselves to and causing changes in the structures are well as the DNA of various components of the skin, especially the collagen. Vitamin C is able to mop up these free radicals and stop the chain reactions that they initiate which also goes a long way in refreshing the skin and ensuring that the effects of aging on the skin are no longer visible or felt.
Another important function of Vitamin C as an antioxidant is the fact that it works well when combined with other antioxidants. It has particularly synergistic effect when combined with Vitamin E. Combining the two of them ensures that the anti0-aging benefits are increased to more than four times what they would be with the use of either of the antioxidants on its own. This is because Vitamin C comes to the aid of oxidized Vitamin E and regenerates it, ensuring an improved battling of photoaging by the two products.
Vitamin C has also been known tom work well when combined with other antioxidants such as the polyphenols, particularly those found in red and green teas.
About L ascorbic acid in C+E+Ferulic in DIY Skin care
"SkinCeuticals antioxidant combination of C+E+Ferulic delivers an unprecedented 8 times the skin's natural protection against photoaging - neutralizing free radicals, helping build collagen, and providing unmatched antioxidant protection. Containing 15% pure L-ascorbic acid and 1% alpha tocopherol, the addition of 0.5%Ferulic acid doubles the already synergistic benefits of the original high-potency formula, C+E, transforming it into an unrivaled super-antioxidant combination."
C E Ferulic is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that delivers advanced protection against photoaging by neutralizing free radicals, boosting collagen synthesis, and providing unmatched antioxidant protection. More protection means more youthful looking skin and better defense against environmental aging.
- Provides advanced environmental protection against UVA, UVB and infrared radiation A
- Stimulates collagen synthesis to improve signs of aging
- Increases firmness and replenishes lipids to reduce wrinkles
- Once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours, making it an excellent addition to sunscreen.
The addition of ferulic acid to 15% pure L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and 1% alpha tocopherol (vitamin E) increases the environmental protection.
- This antioxidant combination enhances protection against damaging UV rays to better prevent visible signs of aging.
- Stimulates collagen production to help diminish the appearance of photodamage.
Key ingredients of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Ferulic Acid serum:
- 15% L-ascorbic acid: Neutralizes free radicals and promotes collagen synthesis.
- 1% alpha tocopherol (vitamin E): Neutralizes free radicals, provides the healing process.
- 0.5% ferulic acid: This plant-based antioxidant neutralizes free radicals, inhibits UV-induced melanogenesis, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic - copy recipe
Stable L ascorbic - Silicone Double C
C+E+Ferulic DIY ingredients
|Ethoxydiglycol||Ethoxydiglycol (co-solvent) |
|L-ascorbic Acid 15% ||L-ascorbic Acid 15% |
|Propylene Glycol |
Propylene Glycol , or Ethanol (UNdenatured ethanol, vodka, grain alcohol, Everclear).
Do NOT use denatured alcohol.
|Glycerin (solvent, humectant)||Glycerin (solvent, humectant)|
|Laureth-23 (nonionic surfactant, emulsifier)|| Gelmaker Plus|
|Alpha Tocopherol 1%||mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols|
|Phenoxyethanol (bactericide)||Euxyl PE 9010 or Euxyl K300|
|Triethanolamine (base for forming cinnamic acid)||Triethanolamine|
|Ferulic Acid 0.5%||Ferulic Acid 0.5%|
|Panthenol (humectant, emollient, moisturizer)||Panthenol (humectant, emollient, moisturizer)|
|Sodium Hyaluronate (humectant)||Sodium Hyaluronate (humectant)|
| ||Optional extras: Idebenone, CoQ10, centela asiatica|