" The total opposite to ascorbyl palmitate, vitamin c in its purest form known as L-ascorbic acid has been shown to possess excellent photoprotective properties."
Ascorbyl palmitate is an oil-soluble vitamin C ester made by mixing ascorbic acid and palmitic acid together. Like other vitamin C derivatives, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate to name a few; ascorbyl palmitate offers a more stable form of vitamin C.
Ascorbyl Palmitate May Intensify Skin Damage due to UV Radiation
Ascorbyl Palmitate is often found in various skincare products from eye cream to sunblock, however, skincare products that contain ascorbyl palmitate may not be suitable for use during the day. A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology revealed that ascorbyl palmitate may intensify skin damage due to UV radiation, particularly UVB. Further studies may be required to investigate the safety use of this particular vitamin C derivatives.
Vitamin C derivatives such as sodium ascorbyl phosphate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl palmitate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, glyceryl ascorbate and ascorbyl glucoside are made by mixing ascorbic acid with other chemical. This process changes the nature of vitamin C from being acidic to alkaline or from water-soluble to oil-soluble or both. These kind of alterations may have caused the issue with ascorbyl palmitate.
The total opposite to ascorbyl palmitate, vitamin c in its purest form known as L-ascorbic acid has been shown to possess excellent photoprotective properties. Numerous studies showed that L-ascorbic acid prevents, reduces and reverses UV-induced photoageing in the skin. For this reason, I only use L-ascorbic acid as the source of vitamin C in my skincare products.
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The efficacy and stability of L-ascorbic acid can be doubled up by combining it with stabilised vitamin E and ferulic acid. In my multi-award-winning vitamin C serum, Antioxidant Youthful Essence, I use a synergetic fusion of L-ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, stabilised vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5 to protect the skin from free radical and UV damage. For best results, apply this all-skin-types face serum on freshly cleansed skin twice a day, morning and evening. Follow with moisturiser. Remember to wear and re-apply sunscreen every two hours or after you sweat when you are out under the sun.
The Alternative Ingredients to Ascorbyl Palmitate and Vitamin C
Vitamin C and its derivatives including ascorbyl palmitate are mostly used to boost skin's radiance and reduce signs of ageing particularly photoageing. If for any reason, you don't want to use vitamin C and its derivatives, you can opt for other skincare ingredients.
For those with acne-prone skin and blemished complexion, I highly recommend the combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids. These two active ingredients are great at getting rid of dead skin cells, unclogging blocked pores and boosting cell renewal. Overnight Skin Perfector has been formulated with liquorice root extract, blue chamomile, alpha and beta hydroxy acids to even out skin tone, refine pores and lighten the appearance of blemishes, wrinkles and lines. Apply this serum to freshly cleansed face and neck avoiding the eye area every evening. If required follow with moisturiser, otherwise use it on its own.
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For those with sensitive skin, look for skincare products that contain niacinamide and saccharide isomerate. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) has been shown to soothe, protect and strengthen sensitive skin. It boosts the production of collagen, elastin and other proteins in the skin by up to 100%. Saccharide isomerate, a plant extract that has been shown to calm sensitive skin, boost the hyaluronic acid synthesis in the skin by up to 66% and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 79.3%.
Rose Gold Anti-Ageing Soothing Serum has been formulated with 24-karat gold nanoparticles, niacinamide, stablised vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, saccharide isomerate and bulgarian rose extract to restore the youthfulness of the skin from within. This ultra-gentle face serum targets multiple signs of ageing, gently calms and protects sensitive skin from external aggressors. For best results, apply to freshly-cleansed face and neck every morning and evening including the areas around the eyes. Follow with Rose Gold Anti-Ageing Soothing Cream.
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Scientific 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.