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Topical vi-ta-min C offers a wide array of benefits to lớn the skin.

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However, many forms of vitamin C và many more formulations of vitamin C are available commercially with a potential to confuse the audience.The guide offers guidance on the formulations of vitamin C offered under The Ordinary range. It also offers education on vitamin C itself và on the differences between formulations of vitamin C at large.The Ordinary"s portfolio of vitamin C formulations is listed below.Tap product name to view product details.


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Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%Reduces visible signs of agingBrightens skin toneAntioxidant supportVery HighHighTextured Lotion (Grainy Lotion)All skin typesPM preferredAfter serums, before moisturizer

(Water-free suspension, tube format) This format is a suspension of very fine L-Ascorbic Acid powder and, as such, provides the most direct exposure of extremely high concentrations of vi-ta-min C topically. With such format, there are 2 important things khổng lồ consider: 1) A very strong tingling but non-irritating sensation is expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin"s tolerance to such high exposure is elevated; 2) The powder exposure khổng lồ the skin disallows the formula lớn feel lượt thích a serum, lotion or cream và each application requires a few seconds khổng lồ feel absorbed by the skin. If desired, this formula can be diluted in a cream base per application khổng lồ allow the skin to lớn build tolerance over time. This formula feels gritty on the skin for a few seconds. If this feeling is not desirable, we would suggest vi-ta-min C Suspension 30% in Silicone. View full sản phẩm details

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Vitamin C Suspension 30% in SiliconeReduces visible signs of agingBrightens skin toneAntioxidant supportVery HighHighCreamAll skin typesPM preferredAfter serums, before moisturizer

Much like our vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% formula, this sản phẩm also offers a suspension but in light silicones for a smooth, non-gritty skin finish. Despite the very light forms of silicones used, silicones bởi vì impair dermal exposure to lớn Vitamin C slightly but the additional (30%) concentration of vi-ta-min C helps compensate for this slight inefficiency. A very strong tingling but non-irritating sensation is expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin"s tolerance to such high exposure is elevated. If desired, this formula can be diluted in a cream base per application to allow the skin to lớn build tolerance over time.View full product details

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100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Reduces visible signs of agingBrightens skin toneAntioxidant support Very High High Powder All skin types AM or PM Mixed with other formulas

(Fine 325 Mesh Topical Powder) The 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder visibly targets the appearance of uneven skin tone, dullness, & signs of aging và is formulated lớn be mixed with other treatments (except those containing Niacinamide or EUK 134). The format of this formula is a very fine, anhydrous, L-Ascorbic Acid powder and, as such, provides the most direct exposure of extremely high concentrations of vi-ta-min C topically. With such format, a very strong tingling but non-irritating sensation is expected during the first 1-2 weeks of use until the skin"s tolerance to lớn such high exposure is elevated. To ensure freshness and to prevent any oxidation, it is preferable lớn immediately use after mixing especially when mixed with water-based products. For maximum benefit from peptides and LAA individually, please alternate use between the two và avoid mixing the LAA powder with peptide-based products. The quantity of powder can be adjusted based on tolerance. We recommend using between a quarter khổng lồ half a scoop mixed in with 5-10 drops of serum or a pea-dime kích thước of emulsion based products.View full hàng hóa details

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Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% Brightens skin toneAntioxidant support Moderate Moderate Oil-like Serum All skin types AM và PM After water-based serums, before oils và creams

(Anhydrous serum, dropper format) The Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% formula combines two of the most powerful brightening agents in skincare: pure vitamin C & Alpha Arbutin, both solubilized in a completely water-free formula for ideal stability. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens the skin tone và reduces signs of aging. Alpha Arbutin is a highly-purified biosynthetic active ingredient that reduces the look of dark spots & uneven skin tone. Vi-ta-min C & Alpha Arbutin are less stable in formulations that contain water và use of them combined in formulations containing water is highly discouraged.

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That is why this formulation is a water-free, stable solution khổng lồ avoid any contraindications. This hàng hóa may feel slightly "oily" for a few seconds after application, despite the fact that it is completely không tính phí of oil.View full sản phẩm details

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Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Brightens skin toneAntioxidant support High Low Serum Oily/Combination Skin AM và PM After cleansing, before oils and creams

(Water-based serum, dropper format) Ascorbyl Glucoside is a water-soluble derivative of vi-ta-min C. It is much more stable in water but it is less potent than direct L-Ascorbic Acid. Being more compatible with water allows for a very pleasant serum texture. It is considered a gold standard of vi-ta-min C derivatives due khổng lồ its high stability & comfortable use, but it"s impossible to lớn achieve extremely high L-Ascorbic Acid potency with this solution. Aside from the general benefits of pure vitamin C, Ascorbyl Glucoside has been shown to offer specific skin brightening benefits.View full hàng hóa details

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Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% Brightens skin toneAntioxidant support Moderate Low Smooth Lotion Combination/Dry skin AM và PM After serums, before moisturizer

(Water-based cream, tube format) Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is a water-soluble derivative of vi-ta-min C. It is more stable in water but it is less potent than direct L-Ascorbic Acid. It is compatible with water but higher concentrations cannot be offered in a low-viscosity serum format và often require emulsification to form a lotion or a cream. This formula is a light cream that offers 10% pure map (very high solubilized concentration). Aside from the general benefits of pure vitamin C, map has been shown lớn offer specific skin brightening benefits, more so than other derivatives of vi-ta-min C. (Note: some brands offer "powder" formulations that offer up to 15% MAP. Such powders would offer less direct availability of bản đồ as compared to an emulsion such as this formula which has solubilized the complete 10% concentration of MAP. It is extremely difficult to lớn solubilize higher concentrations of map in non-powder formulations.)View full sản phẩm details

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Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in vi-ta-min F Brightens skin toneAntioxidant support High Low Light Oil Dry skin AM and/or PM After serums, before creams

(Water-free, silicone-free serum, dropper format) Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is an oil-soluble derivative of vitamin C that can be used in higher concentrations without drawbacks. It is one of the most stable derivatives of vitamin C but, being a derivative, its potency will not be directly comparable lớn pure L-Ascorbic Acid. It is provided in this oil-format formula in combination with vi-ta-min F, also known as essential fatty acids. Aside from the general benefits of pure vi-ta-min C, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmiate has been shown lớn offer specific skin brightening benefits. View full product details

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Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution Brightens skin toneAntioxidant support High Low Oil-like serum All skin types AM and PM After water-based serums, before oils và creams

(Anhydrous serum, dropper format) The Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution is an exceptionally-stable solution Ethylated Ascorbic Acid. This water-free formula offers a direct-acting approach to achieving a radiant, healthy-looking skin tone. Unlike other vitamin C derivatives, this ethylated size acts directly like Vitamin C, is closer in molecular weight to actual vi-ta-min C which allows for faster visible results, và offers a much better stability profile than any known direct-acting size of vi-ta-min C. Since this formulation is a water-free solution, it may feel slightly "oily" for a few seconds after application, despite the absence of all oils. View full hàng hóa details