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Vitamin C Cosmetic Grade



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Inci:Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

A potent skin care active that is valuable as a water soluble antioxidant and well as working as a skin lightener if used in larger amounts.


A fine, white powder with no aroma.
It is a stable form of ascorbic acid.
Other variations of Vitamin C are not stable when used in cosmetic formulations and simply do not work for their desired function.
Worse still, they can destabilise the emulsion and sometimes change the colour a lot.
This is because of the problem they have with oxidation.
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the function of Vitamin C is: Antioxidant.
To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here.


Skin Care
Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis so is a essential active for age defying creams, lotions, gels and serums.
The enhanced collagen production increase the firmness of the skin giving a lifting effect.
It also stimulates the renewal of fibroblasts.
It protects the cells from free radical damage as it is an excellent antioxidant that is water soluble.
Excellent for brightening a dull skin tone and evening out the complexion.
At higher levels, it can be used to lighten hyperpigmentation and age spots on the skin.
Ideal to use in products for around the eye area as it helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as brighten the area. Great choice for using on sun damaged skin.
Good to use in products for acne prone skin.
Hair Care
Helps to stop dyed hair from fading and protects the intensity of the original colour used.
Add to shampoos and conditioners.
Use 0.2% to 2% as an antioxidant and for age defying products.
Use 3% to 5% as a skin lightening active.
Water soluble so cannot be used in oil only products.
It is heat sensitive so needs to be added in Stage 3(below 40°C) and must be dissolved in something water based first.
Addition of the Vitamin C can change the pH of the finished product.
The ideal pH for the Vitamin C is ph 6.5 to 7 however, it may be more relevant to change this if the preservative you are using has a defined pH of activity.


Works very well with Vitamin E which not only helps to keep the Vitamin C stable in the cream or lotion but also has an excellent synergistic effect on the skin.

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Vitamin C, Cosmetic Grade.


Here is a link to all non batch specific documents for this product Link to Technical Documents

If you have any questions about the documents or need the Certificate of Analysis (COA) for a product which you have recived, then please request that here.

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14 February 2023
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I recommend this product

High Quality

Product came well packaged and of good quality, will be purchasing again soon.

14 February 2023

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08 August 2022
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Happy with the quick delivery

I bought this ingredient to incorporate into my brightening face serum to get rid of some dark marks. It does work but quite slow. Price is a little expensive.

09 August 2022

Aromantic UK

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23 June 2021
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I recommend this product

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good quality, good service

08 June 2021
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Great ingredient

Great results with continued use . Will buy again.