Ascorbyl Glucoside

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Ascorbyl Glucoside is a photo-protective, brightening, collagen boosting, and moisturising agent. It is a vitamin C derivative synthesized from ascorbic acid and starch using enzymes. Glucose stabilizes the vitamin C from oxidative degradation, and it shows a superior ability to penetrate the skin.1

Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants and is excellent at scavenging free radicals. It helps protect cells from the onslaught of oxidative stress from pollution to UV rays. These stressors can cause issues ranging from premature aging to cancer. Vitamin C also plays a vital role in maintaining and building collagen in the skin. It “acts as a co-factor for the proline and lysine hydroxylases that stabilise the collagen molecule tertiary structure, and it also promotes collagen gene expression” to form new collagen in the skin.1  Last but not least, vitamin C can inhibit melanin synthesis for a bright, luminous complexion.1

[1] Pullar JM, Carr AC, Vissers MCM. The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health. Nutrients. 2017;9(8):866. Published 2017 Aug 12. doi:10.3390/nu9080866


Products with Ascorbyl Glucoside

  • C-Shield

    antioxidant serum: protect + brighten

    Next-level protection from damaging free radicals and environmental stressors with a bouncy, hydrated finish. This antioxidant cocktail visibly brightens, evens skin tone and softens texture for a radiant, youthful glow.

  • Beam Me Up

    reparative hydra cream: illuminate + mend

    The royal treatment for stressed, lacklustre skin. A light, nutrient-packed hydrating cream to soothe redness and irritation, rebuild barrier strength and boost elasticity. Visibly brighten with powerful antioxidant protection for plump, happy, glowing skin.


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