We all know Vitamin C is essential in our diet but it’s also great for our skin. There are many Vitamin C skin care products on the market but not all Vitamin Cs are the same as many products either don’t deliver the Vitamin C inside the skin cells where they become effective or they irritate the skin resulting insensitivity, redness, itching, and dryness. Some products use the term primarily as a marketing gimmick with concentrations so low as to do barely anything positive for the skin. So users need to be careful and know the difference when it comes to any Vitamin C products.
Let’s look at the difference between Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate. Ascorbic Acid is commonly found in many skin care products and that’s what many people typically know. Ascorbic Acid is less effective because it is water-soluble and not oil-soluble, tends to dry the skin and irritate it, and is not bio-available. It is also unstable and oxidizes (turns yellow or brown, and loses all its anti-oxidant properties), and can cause severe reactions for people with sensitive skin.
While Ascorbic Acid can be an irritant, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (the new generation of Vitamin C found in ATZEN’s Vita C Serum) is gentle, safe and stable and delivers a powerful antioxidant. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is 50 times more effective than Ascorbic Acid in delivering Vitamin C to the skin. Furthermore, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate has been shown to increase collagen regeneration and lightens hyper pigmentation by reducing melanin synthesis.
Here is how Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate works:
It time-releases skin brightening & lightening action while hydrating & nourishing sun damaged skin. It delivers antioxidant protection to the skin cells; it acts as a pore-clearing agent for acne-prone skin, and other problem skin conditions. This vitamin C is far superior to other vitamin C because it is oil soluble and not water-soluble as most other brands’ vitamin C products are; because it is oil-soluble, this vitamin C can cross the skin’s cell membrane and work directly inside the cell to improve skin functions, skin repair; it improves the skin’s condition fast (water-soluble vitamin C cannot cross the skin cells’ lipid membrane because oil and water do not mix. Therefore water-soluble vitamin C is not able to deliver as good results as ATZEN’s water-soluble vitamin C). It is also bio-available, which means that the skin recognizes it as if it was its own, and accepts it completely.
Side by side comparison:
|Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate||Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
|Lipid(oil) soluble and able to penetrate the lipid-based skin membrane (50 times more effective )||Water soluble and therefore unable to penetrate the lipid-based skin membrane
|Is bio-available; the skin recognizes it as if it was its own, and accepts it completely ||Stays on the surface of the skin where it doesn't do much
|Stable, hydrating, and non-irritating and can be used with sensitive and dry skin; gives a healthy translucent skin||Irritant and can cause dryness, dry patches, red bumps and diffuse redness
More about ATZEN Vita C Serum
ATZEN Vita C Serum is formulated for sensitive skin and is very hydrating to dry/dehydrated skin because our Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is blended with Actiglide® (made with glycosaminoglycans), Fucogel® (made with biosaccharide gum that hydrates over 14 hours), and the newest and best hyaluronic acid on the market (from Japanese mushrooms).
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