What can Vitamin C do for the skin and what has Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate got to do with it?
C is one of our most important antioxidant vitamins essential for
health and a vital molecule needed by the skin. It has a fascinating
history but this article is not intended to be read as a scholarly
article but more as an interesting introduction...
is a useful fact that our skin absorbs Vitamin C more
effectively through the skin from topical application than via the digestion. The skin still benefits from Vitamin C via the
digestion but it benefits more from topical application.
The skin is our largest organ also known
as the integumentary system. It is the external part of our digestion
and the external part of our immune system, in short it is the outside
of our inside and it has many very important functions. It protects us,
cools us and warms us. Our skin breaths, absorbs, metabolizes, and
excretes all at the same time as holding us together.
needs nourishment in the form of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals,
proteins and essential fatty acids acids. A healthy diet is essential
but topical application has also been shown to be an effective way of
feeding the skin with essential nutrients.
Vitamin C is a vital molecule for the skin, essential for the synthesis
of collagen and elastin, wound healing, and protection from UV
Topical application of Vitamin C
especially when combined with other antioxidants such as Tocotrienols
(members of the Vitamin E family of antioxidants ) greatly reduces DNA
damage caused by UV light exposure...but.
Vitamin C also known as
Ascorbic acid is an unstable molecule that oxidizes quickly in water
turning it brown as it reduces into dehydroascorbic acid. Fortunately
Scientists have discovered a stable alternative...
Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP, STAY C™) is an excellent stable derivative of Ascorbic acid.
It has all the benefits of Vitamin C without being acidic and without
oxidising in solution. It is water soluble, very gentle on the skin and
it continues to release vitamin C into the skin for up to 72 hours after
application and once its been absorbed into the skin, it can’t be
What are the proven benefits and therapeutic action of topically applied Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate for our skin ?..
✶ Powerful antioxidant vitamin effective for up to 72 hours after application
✶ Stimulates and boosts Collagen production in the skin.
✶ Reduces inflammation and skin eruptions such as spots.
✶ Was shown to heal and discourage Acne Vulgaris more effectively than the leading treatment.
✶ Has a gentle skin lightening effect useful for fading and discouraging sunspots and kerotosis.
✶ Protection from environmental oxidation also known as free radicals.
✶ Protects the skin from UV radiation, not as a filter or screen but as a powerful antioxidant.
✶ An aid in the treatment of dry skin.
Science tells us that a minimum of 1% dilution of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and a
maximum of 10% dilution is the optimal strength to benefit the skin
therapeutically. It is believed that 1% confers some antioxidant
protection to the skin, 3% stimulates Collagen synthesis
and 7% or more has a gentle and natural lightening effect useful
for fading and discouraging sun spots but more than 10% in dilution did not
show greatly increased benefits.
the same way as dietary supplements are more effective and efficient
when taken more than once a day, repeated application of topical Vitamin
C in the form of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is an effective and
efficient way of boosting Vitamin C levels in the skin.
The best way of getting
therapeutic levels of Vitamin C into the skin is via repeated
application. This could be one product applied 2 times a day or 2 or
more products applied once a day.
blending allows me to synergistically blend our fruit and berry seed
oils and herbal extracts together without unwanted carrier oils or
fillers to create high potency skin food rich in antioxidants, vitamins,
minerals and essential fatty acids designed to help heal, protect,
nourish and repair skin.
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