Ascorbyl Phosphate

Ascorbyl Phosphate

You’ve seen it on the ingredients lists of some of your favorite skin care products, but you probably don’t know that it is.  The chemical name is misleading - ascorbyl phosphate is simpler than it sounds.

So what is ascorbyl phosphate?  Ascorbyl phosphate is a stable form of vitamin C that nourishes, protects, and brightens your skin.  It is an important ingredient in many Cosmedica Skincare products due to its intense nourishing power.  

So why not just call it vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a vital nutrient for human beings.  Unable to make it on their own, humans must consume it or, in this case, apply it to their skin.  Used in over 300 ways by the body, vitamin C is absolutely essential to human health and is a powerful nourisher of the epidermis.

Unfortunately, vitamin C is highly unstable, and in just a short amount of time, it rots and loses its potency.  So if you add it to a skin care product, the product deteriorates on the shelf, making it unusable in just a short time.  

What is the solution?  Cosmetics companies and scientists developed a way to stabilize vitamin C, turning it into a salt that provides all the benefits of the protective antioxidant without the unwanted breakdown.  It’s called ascorbyl phosphate, and its amazing for your skin.

After being applied to the skin, the skin’s natural enzymes break down ascorbyl phosphate into pure vitamin C, allowing the nutrient to do its work to improve the health and appearance of your complexion.  

So what is ascorbyl phosphate?  It’s stable vitamin C that becomes pure vitamin C when applied to your skin.

Cosmedica Skincare offers a number of products that feature the nourishing power of ascorbyl phosphate.  Vitamin C Serum and Vitamin C Prep & Tone are great examples of how ascorbyl phosphate improves the health and appearance of the complexion.