#alltheingredients: Vitamin C, 3-Glyceryl Ascorbate

I thought we could take a look at a neat new version of Vitamin C, 3-glyceryl ascorbate (INCI: 3-Glyceryl Ascorbate, Glycerin, Water) I found at Lotioncrafter! Vitamin C, 3-glyceryl ascorbate (INCI: 3-Glyceryl Ascorbate, Glycerin, Water) is a water soluble, stable version of Vitamin C we can use in water-only and emulsified products. It works as an anti-oxidant that...

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Q&A: Using l-ascorbic acid in anhydrous and silicone based formulas

In the July Q&A, Karrye asked, You previously mentioned using L-Ascorbic acid in anhydrous formulas so that they could be used on wet skin, in order to reap the benefits of Vitamin C without the chance of it oxidizing. However, I don’t think you showed any recipe examples. Could you please? PS. I’m aware I...

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Actives & cosmeceuticals: Vitamin C revisited

As a note, part of this post was originally shared on January 21, 2011, on the old blog. There are some great comments over there that I couldn’t bring over here, so I encourage you to check those out if you’re interested. Vitamin C is a water soluble anti-oxidant has been proven in studies to...

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Questions from Patreon: Retin A, retinol, and retinoids (part two)

Last Thursday, we started looking at retin A, retinol, retinoids, Vitamin A, and carotenoids, so let’s resume that fascinating topic! In the August Q&A on Patreon, Mildred asked: Question pls: Can I use a glycolic toner followed by a Retin A cream? I read a blog that these two needs to be used on alternate days but I...

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Questions from Patreon: Retin A, retinols, and retinoids (part one)

In the August Q&A on Patreon, Mildred asked: Question pls: Can I use a glycolic toner followed by a Retin A cream? I read a blog that these two needs to be used on alternate days but I can’t seem to find that writing any more.  And Mercedes asked: I would like to know more...

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