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Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester) May Promote UV Skin Damage

Ascorbyl Palmitate is an oil-soluble vitamin C ester formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid. It is more stable than the water soluble vitamin C derivatives like Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. However, it is still prone to oxidation upon a contact with the oxygen atom in water.

Ascorbyl Palmitate May Intensify Skin Damage due to UV Radiation

The antioxidant and skin benefiting properties of Ascorbyl Palmitate in skincare and beauty products is questionable. A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology revealed that Ascorbyl Palmitate may intensify skin damage due to UV radiation, particularly UVB radiation.

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Resveratrol: The Stronger Antioxidant Than Vitamin C

To protect skin against UV-induced free radical damage, choose skincare products with Resveratrol as the key ingredient. Numerous studies showed that Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant, stronger than Vitamin A, C, E, Catechin (in teas), Epicatechin (in cocoa), Gallocatechin (in adzuki beans), Gallic Acid (in blueberries), Ellagic Acid (in pomegranates) and Idebenone. 

Found in the skin of red grapes, Resveratrol protects skin cells from free radicals, oxidative stress, UVA and UVB. It protects skin collagen and elastin from degradation. Resveratrol helps stimulate skin cells renewal, reduce age spots and other signs of ageing. It is one of the active ingredients in award-winning Henry Tianus Bio-Collagen Serum and Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream. If you are concerned with the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines, sagging skin and uneven skin tone; use these two products every morning and evening on freshly cleansed skin. Both help plump up, lift and firm the appearance of skin. Day after day, skin's radiance and elasticity are restored, the overall look of face and neck is refined and toned.

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Sources: Vitamin C derivative ascorbyl palmitate promotes ultraviolet-B-induced lipid peroxidation and cytotoxicity in keratinocytes, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 2002 Nov, 119(5): 1103-8; Formulation and Characterization of Ascorbyl Palmitate Loaded O/W Microemulsion, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 6, Issue 9, 2014; Linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid lightens ultraviolet-induced hyperpigmentation of the skin, Archives of Dermatological Research, 1998 Jul, 290(7): 375-81.

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