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Ascorbyl Glucoside (Ascorbic Acid 2- Glucoside)

Ascorbyl Glucoside in skin care:  stable L-ascorbic acid, antioxidant, collagen production, lightening & brightening, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage repair, sun damage protection

Ascorbyl Glucoside (Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside) is a stabilized Ascorbic Acid with superior formulation stability. Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside resists discoloration and degradation, while retaining all the biologic activity of l-ascorbic acid!  Ascorbyl Glucoside has the same lightening, sun protective and anti-aging properties as L-ascorbic acid.


Product Code: Ascorbyl Glucoside (Ascorbic Acid 2- Glucoside)
Reward Points: 5
CAS#: 129499-78-1
Gross weight: 15g / 0.53oz
Availability: In Stock ( 5+ Available )
Price: $24.60
Price in reward points: 492

Ascorbyl Glucoside (Ascorbic Acid 2- Glucoside)

About Ascorbyl Glucoside (Ascorbic Acid 2- Glucoside) in DIY Skin Care

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is one of the relatively few topical agents whose effectiveness against wrinkles and fine lines is backed by a fair amount of reliable scientific evidence.
Unfortunately, the challenge with using vitamin C in health and beauty formulations is the fact that it can easily lose its biologic activity because of heat, oxidation, and reactions with metals ions and many common cosmetic ingredients. This causes discoloration and dramatically decreases the ability of vitamin C to provide the benefits of younger looking healthier skin, in the cosmetic formulations.
To overcome these problems with vitamin C, a Japanese company has developed Ascorbyl Glucoside a new vitamin C containing substance and a commercial manufacturing process using enzyme technology.
Ascorbyl Glucoside is a vitamin C derivative that has innovative properties with superior formulation stability that essentially resists discoloration and degradation, while retaining all the biologic activity that provides lightening, sun protective and anti-aging properties.


  • Ascorbyl Glucoside is VERY acidic.
  • Ascorbyl Glucoside is ONLY stable at pH 5-7
  • You MUST use a stong alkaline (food grade lye/sodium hydroxide) to bring the pH up to 6.
  • Working with Sodium Hydroxide is DANGEROUS
  • Shipping Sodium Hydroxide via international airmail is ILLEGAL!
  • Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide Lye Micro Beads are readily available here:   USA

We STRONGLY suggest that you only buy Ascorbyl Glucoside if you are comfortable working with Sodium Hydroxide.

Note that we also sell two other VERY stable L-ascorbic acid derivatives:

Ethyl ascorbic acid  and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Chemical Name: Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside (AAG2TM)
INCI: Ascorbyl Glucoside
CAS#: 129499-78-1
Solubility: water
Appearance: fine white powder
Suggested percentage: 2 %
 pH:  2.1 -2.8 (at 2% in water)
  • highly stable in solution even at high temperatures and in the presence of metal ions.
  • Stable at pH 5-7
 Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of origin: Japan 
  • After preparing an Ascorbyl Glucoside solution, neutralize it by using an alkali agent and then add it to the formulation.
  • If the formulation needs heating, cool down the formulations to 40-50°C and then add the neutralized  Ascorbyl Glucoside solution. Please avoid heating at high temperatures (above 40°C) for prolonged periods.
  • Adding buffers, chelating agents and antioxidants, and shielding from strong light are also useful in preventing Ascorbyl Glucoside from decomposition during formulation.
  • The stability of Ascorbyl Glucosideis influenced by pH. Please avoid leaving it under prolonged conditions of strong acidity or alkalinity (pH 2-4 and 9-12).

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