Vitamin C is Good for Both Inside and Out

Skin Care Tip: I believe using topical Vitamin C and eating citrus fruits offer amazing skin and health benefit. It’s a fact (and all experts agree) that incorporating antioxidants both into your skin care routine and in the foods you eat will give your body the defense it needs to fight aging.

What are the best antioxidant-containing foods? Berries, sweet potatoes, broccoli, grapes, citrus fruits and spinach.

When it comes to the skin, there is much discussion about which type of topical Vitamin C you should use on your skin to reduce inflammation, free radical activity, brighten discoloration and prevent aging.

Drum roll…

The latest research indicates the best form of topical Vitamin C to fight free radicals and reduce the look of skin aging is Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. And luckily it’s what we use in our famous Vitamin C & E Complex! It converts to Ascorbyl Acid once inside the skin, it stays stable and is time-released so it works for up to 8 hours. Additionally, it acts as a natural skin lightener to fade stubborn brown spots and post-breakout marks and it won’t irritate the skin like others will do. If you’re someone who hasn’t been able to use  Vitamin C because it irritates your skin, then you should be using a formula containing Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.

Unstable Vitamin C (the kind we DON’T recommend you use) will turn brown in the bottle, darken over time and will sting when it’s applied to the skin.

So get your daily dose of Vitamin C and the best results from it, by using the right kind of Vitamin C.   Learn why it’s important to take Vitamin C 30 minutes before working out.

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  1. Was wondering how these ingredients for a Vitamin C serum stack up to yours? Are they unstable?

    Vitamin C Serum I use has:
    Propylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid,Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus Fruit) Extract,Ginseng (Panax Ginseng Root) Extract, Aloe Vera Gel,Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid,Lavender Oil

    Posted By: lisa  | 

  2. Lydia Noel

    Yes, it appears from the ingredients as your Vitamin C Serum is unstable.

    Read this blog post: You’ll find it helpful!

    Posted By: Lydia Noel  | 

  3. Is Ascorbyl Palmitate the same as Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate? I heard that topical Ascorbyl Palmitate is toxic to skin cell when expose to sun light. Is this true? Please advise.

    Posted By: Susan Wei  | 

    • Renée Rouleau

      No, Ascorbyl Palmitate and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate are not the same. I am not aware of AP being toxic to the skin cells.

      Posted By: Renée Rouleau  | 


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