Skin Vitality and Ascorbyl Phosphate

by Lucia Shin June 28, 2014

Maybe you’ve read the label on one of your cosmetics products and seen a long list of chemical names that includes ascorbyl phosphate.  If you’ve been using the super-powerful Vitamin C Serum from Cosmedica Skincare and you happened to peruse the ingredients list, you definitely have.  Don’t let the hard-to-prounounce, chemical name fool you!  It’s less complicated than it sounds, and it’s great for your skin.

 Ascorbyl phosphate, also known as sodium ascorbic phosphate, is really just a fancy, chemical term for stable vitamin C.  Regular vitamin C is highly unstable, causing it to degrade and rot in just a short time.  So cosmetics companies found a way to turn vitamin C into a stable salt that yields all the benefits of the powerful antioxidant and doesn’t break down - it’s called ascorbyl phosphate.

 After being applied to the skin, ascorbyl phosphate is broken down to form pure vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that rejuvenates skin cells and prevents aging.  Ascorbyl phosphate limits oxidative stress in the body, preventing free radical damage to skin cells.  As it neutralizes free radicals, it actually slows down the aging process, preventing the damage that would otherwise lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.  At the same time, ascorbyl phosphate disrupts the skin’s natural melanin production process, preventing the formation of age spots and melasma. 

 So don’t be afraid of ascorbyl phosphate.  Unlike many other chemicals with hard to pronounce names, it’s something you want on your skin.  By unleashing the antioxidant power of vitamin C, it prevents signs of aging and rejuvenates the complexion.

 Because of it’s anti-aging properties, ascorbyl phosphate is a featured ingredient in the ultra-powerful Vitamin C Serum from Cosmedica.  It’s also present in  Vitamin C Prep & Tone, a perfect serum to prep the skin to face the day.  Enjoy all the benefits of ascorbyl phosphate with these anti-aging treatments from Cosmedica.

Lucia Shin
Lucia Shin