What is Vitamin C Ester? How is it different than Vitamin C? Is it different?
These are the questions this article will attempt to answer in an easy to follow manner.
What is Vitamin C Ester?
Ascorbyl palmitate is the best known ester of Vitamin C. It is created when a fatty acid from palm oil is added to L-ascorbic acid.
What results due to this chemical bond, is a fat-soluble compound that contains vitamin C.
So is Vitamin C Ester Different from Vitamin C?
While both vitamin C and vitamin C ester are helpful in keeping you healthy, vitamin C ester is fat-soluble, while vitamin C is water-soluble. Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, cannot penetrate the surface of the skin as it repels water-soluble substances.
This means, vitamin C ester can protect the cell membranes in skin tissue, and are therefore, suited for skin care products since they can be absorbed and retained by the skin better than vitamin C.
What Does Vitamin C Ester Do for the Skin?
Vitamin C ester is a great ingredient for cleansers. Vitamin C ester skin cleansers wash away impurities without resulting in the dryness, redness or irritation caused by more aggressive cleansers. Instead, vitamin C ester leaves skin feeling soft and looking radiant.
A vitamin C ester skin cream can help repair free radical damage which results from exposure to the environment and a pro-inflammatory diet. This means it can help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.
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