by The Ordinary
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE 12%
Brighten and reduce signs of aging with this gentle vitamin C serum.
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% is a lightweight, water-based serum with a stable form of vitamin C. This treatment brightens the skin and improves the signs of aging. It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven tone and promotes a smooth, radiant appearance.
In its pure form, Vitamin C is unstable in water. Ascorbyl Glucoside is a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin 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 Vitamin C derivatives due to its high stability and comfortable use, but it's impossible to 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.
HOW TO USE: Apply a few drops to your skin in the morning and at night before oils, moisturizers, and creams.
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