" Numerous studies showed that magnesium ascorbyl phosphate has anti-inflammatory properties, however, it is less potent than L-ascorbic acid."
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a water-soluble vitamin C derivative. It works best in a water-base formula with a ph around 7. It offers a more stable form of vitamin C, however, the antioxidant properties of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate is much weaker than those of L-ascorbic acid.
L-ascorbic acid is by far the most effective vitamin C with the greatest capability of neutralising free radicals. By mixing it with ferulic acid and stabilised vitamin E, the stability and efficacy of L-ascorbic acid will be improved significantly. In my multi-award-winning vitamin C serum, Antioxidant Youthful Essence, I use a synergistic fusion of L-ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, stabilised vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5 to revitalise and protect the skin from free radicals, pollution and premature signs of ageing.
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Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Reduces Acne Inflammation
Numerous studies showed that magnesium ascorbyl phosphate has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps reduce acne inflammation without causing skin irritation. However, with over 15 years experience in formulating skincare products, I prefer to use salicylic acid than magnesium ascorbyl phosphate to calm down the acne inflammation. A clinical study showed that at a concentration between 0.5% and 2%, salicylic acid effectively calms acne inflammation. It also boosts skin renewal and evens out skin tone. At an equal concentration, salicylic acid is better than magnesium ascorbyl phosphate at improving the appearance of acne-prone skin.
If you suffer from acne, apply Blemish Clearing Serum directly to spots 2 to 3 times a day. Formulated with 2% salicylic acid plus allantoin, barberry bark extract, vetivert, rosewood and grapefruit essential oils; this anti-blemish serum speeds up skin cell regeneration, restores radiance and helps prevent acne scars.
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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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