About: It’s probably the most famous (and popular) vitamin for consumption but, as it turns out, it’s also really good for your skin too. There’s a variety of vitamin C derivatives and it’s naturally found in a heap of ingredients (rosehip, sea buckthorn, and aloe vera) but L-Ascorbic Acid is the most well studied. L-Ascorbic Acid is a powerful antioxidant that instigates and interrupts chemical reactions to aid the health and recovery of cellular elements within the skin.
What It contains: This essential nutrient is a weak acid that’s structurally related to glucose.
Advantage: It’s a strong antioxidant that’s shown to be effective as an anti-aging supplement. L-Ascorbic Acid products penetrate the skin tissue and are more active in collagen production.
Benefit: It assists in the repair of sun-damaged skin, stimulates collagen production, and has also been shown to inhibit the production of melanin and skin cancer. When L-ascorbic is applied to the skin regularly it’s also been shown to even out skin tone and improve hydration. Make sure the product that contains this should be in an air-tight bottle, tube, or pump.