There are a gazillion forms of Vitamin C on the market, do we need one more and what can it do for your skin?
Recently, a family of Vitamin C derivatives named Tetraisopalsmitates were discovered.
One of them was Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate.
This Vitamin C Derivative has proven to be far superior over the classic L-Ascorbic Acid for topical application - namely that it is much more stable, much less irritating and much more effective as an antioxidant.
In this article we will take a closer look to Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, its many properties, how you can get the most out of it, and what could possibly become the new gold standard for protecting your skin from ageing.
What is Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate?
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is the newest form of Vitamin C on the market, created by combining L-Ascorbic acid with Isopalmitic Acid.
What makes it stand out from the other Vitamin C derivatives is that it is oil soluble therefore can penetrate the skin deeper quite easily, in fact in one study, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate was found to be taken up by the cells at 10x of the concentration of L-Ascorbic Acid which means it’s potent benefits are delivered not only deeper but have more of an impact upon application.
Benefits of ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate:
- Fights free radicals to prevent premature ageing.
- Boosts collagen production to keep skin supple, firm and bouncy.
- Helps to increase UV photo-protection which makes it an ideal companion to sunscreen to reduce solar damage.
- Helps to fade hyperpigmentation and acne scars.
Where to find ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate?
We have formulated it in our bang gang! formula:aphrodisia serum which is a hybrid vitamin c serum with two forms of vitamin c (ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate & kakadu plum) and niacinamide.