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


" A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology revealed that Ascorbyl Palmitate may intensify UV-induced skin damage."


Ascorbyl Palmitate is an oil-soluble vitamin C ester formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid. It is more stable than L-ascorbic acid and the water soluble vitamin C derivatives like Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.

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.

Vitamin C and its derivatives including ascorbyl palmitate are mostly used to boost skin's radiance. As an experienced skincare formulator, I found that the combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids are more effective than vitamin C and its derivative in renewing complexion. If your skin shows signs of ageing and discolouration, apply Overnight Skin Perfector to freshly-cleansed face every evening. Formulated with liquorice root extract, blue chamomile, alpha and beta hydroxy acids; this skin brightening serum diminishes wrinkles, lines and uneven skin tone. You will wake up every morning with a renewed complexion.


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Why Resveratrol Is Better Than Vitamin C for Anti-Ageing?

To protect your skin against free radical damage, choose skincare products that contain Resveratrol as the key ingredient. Numerous studies showed that Resveratrol is 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 collagen and elastin from degradation. Resveratrol helps stimulate skin cell renewal, reduces age spots and other signs of ageing. It is one of the active ingredients in award-winning Bio-Collagen SerumFormulated with niacinamide, n-acetyl glucosamine, resveratrol, ferulic acid and coenzyme Q10 to firm, lift and plump up the look of your skin. Developed using the art of molecular nano technology with 24-karat gold and hyaluronic acid nano molecules to rejuvenate and boost the skin's radiance from within.

If you are concerned about the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines, sagging skin and uneven skin tone; use Bio-Collagen Serum every morning and evening on freshly cleansed skin. It plumps and firms up the appearance of skin. Day after day, skin's radiance and elasticity are restored, the overall look of your face and neck is refined and toned.


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Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.

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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; 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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