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

    refining antioxidant serum: refine + protect

    A featherweight all-in-one serum to intensely brighten, hydrate, and smooth the look of skin without irritation. A proprietary antioxidant complex protects from oxidative stress, unique actives softly refine skin’s appearance, and barrier support ensures resilience and vitality.

  • Beam Me Up

    illuminating anti-stress treatment: brighten + mend

    A soft, lightweight treatment to target the appearance of redness, dullness, and skin stress. Protect and soothe skin from the visible effects of free radical exposure, inflammatory response, or a compromised skin barrier. multiphasic actives restore vibrancy, lift tired skin, brighten the appearance of dark circles and enhance overall luminosity.


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