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Vitamin C

Ingredient Name: Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate)

What is it? Vitamin C is a vitamin found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi, bell peppers, kale, spinach, and broccoli. It plays an essential role in building connective tissue, including collagen, cartilage, and blood vessels, within the body. When applied topically to the skin, vitamin C acts as a free radical scavenger while supporting the synthesis of collagen. Some vitamin C  is formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid, creating a fat-soluble and very stable form of vitamin C. Studies suggest that vitamin C encourages wound repair, improves the texture of skin, and evens and brightens skin tones.*

Nourishing properties:*

  • Supports collagen production
  • Potent antioxidant
  • Supports immune function
  • Protects skin from sun damage
  • Improves the appearance of skin
  • Natural preservative

*= This information has not been approved by the FDA.



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Onal, Baran, and Gurol Ergin. “Cytooxidative Effects of α-Tocopherol and Ascorbyl Palmitate on Thermal Oxidation of Canola Oil.” Nahrung/Food, vol. 46, no. 6, 2002, pp. 420–426., doi:10.1002/1521-3803(20021101);2-g

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Oresajo, C, et al. “Protective Effects of a Topical Antioxidant Mixture Containing Vitamin C, Ferulic Acid, and Phloretin against Ultraviolet-Induced Photodamage in Human Skin.” Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Dec. 2008,

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