Ascorbyl glucoside (Vitamin C)

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The process by which our ascorbyl glucoside is manufactured allows the antioxidants in vitamin C to reach the skin cells, where they work with the skin’s natural enzymes to not only help the body manage any free radicals, but also to help lighten and brighten the skin, leaving it looking and feeling more vibrant, radiant and refreshed.

Studies have shown how it supports the skin’s healthy production of melanin, which has the potential to reduce dark or age spots – especially those that pop up as a result of photo-aging caused by exposure to either toxic air pollutants or the sun's UV rays - resulting in a more even skin tone.

It also helps support the healthy function of collagen, one of the main skin proteins that determines skin’s elasticity and strength. With more collagen, skin is less likely to experience fine lines and wrinkles, and will appear tighter, with more elasticity.

It is considered more effective because it is converted into active vitamin C slowly, so more of the antioxidant’s benefits are able to be used by the skin. This is in contrast to  conventional vitamin C which is water soluble and liable to degrade during the formulation process, rendering it less effective.

Ascorbyl glucoside source and sustainability

Vitamin CAscorbyl glucoside - Vitamin C

Manufactured by Hayashibara, a company that began as a starch syrup manufacturer in 1883 in Okayama, Japan, it has since expanded into a research and development company focused on healthier advances in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, crafted with responsible environmental practices at the forefront.

The company extracts its ascorbic acid from nature, operating under strict guidelines to conserve resources while sourcing vitamin C from companies that produce crops in an environmentally responsible way.

Collagen and anti-aging

Ascorbyl Glucoside promotes collagen synthesis.

Collagen is an increasingly popular ingredient sought after these days for anti-aging purposes. As a protein that plays an important role in the structure and firmness of the skin, which means it is highly beneficial for improving wrinkles and any roughness of skin.

Vitamin C and your skin

Skin layersThe skin and Vitamin C

How it works:

An enzyme releases vitamin C at the cellular surface and provides benefits over a sustained period of time.

Ascorbyl Glucoside is hydrolyzed by glucosidase, an enzyme present in the membrane of skin cells. This process releases vitamin C in its natural active form.

When vitamin C enters cells it results in significant well-documented biological responses.

It has been demonstrated to be hydrolyzed over a prolonged period giving its beneficial physiological effects to the cells and tissues in a constant and sustained manner.

When Ascorbyl Glucoside is converted to vitamin C and enters the cells it:

  • significantly reduces the production of melanin by inhibiting tyrosinase activity. This results in a reduction of Dopaquinone, an intermediate of melanin synthesis, as well as converting existing Dopaquinone to L-Dopa
  • can significantly lighten existing dark melanin by a reduction reaction
  • can dramatically reduce the free radicals that result from UV irradiation of the skin, and thereby significantly reduce cell damage
  • promotes collagen synthesis of skin fibroblasts. Collagen is a protein that plays an important role in the structure and firmness of skin. Ascorbyl Glucoside maintains its effects for a sustained period of time, resulting in increasing benefits

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