Why Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate ( Vitamin C ) Works
Vitamin C and Niacinamide are amazing ingredients for our skin, but these two superstar ingredients aren’t usually combined in cosmetic formulations. That’s because the majority of cosmetic formulations use a Vitamin C that has a low pH level – around 2 to 3, which is considered more acidic – such as L-ascorbic acid. Niacinamide pH is a more neutral 6 to 7, which means the two are not normally compatible due to their different pH levels.
However, because we use Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a stable form of Vitamin C, this ingredient has the same pH balance (6 to 7) as Niacinamide. Since Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Niacinamide have the same pH, they work amazingly well together!
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate also puts us ahead of the skin care game, due to its increased stability; this means you don’t have to worry about oxidation. Why should oxidation concern you? Because when vitamin C oxidizes, it loses its potency and can turn into skin-damaging free radicals. Another great thing about Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is that since it’s pH balanced, your skin will more easily accept and absorb it. Since Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is considered the ‘better Vitamin C’, you must be wondering why more cosmetic companies aren’t using it. Well, the answer is pretty simple: it’s twenty times more expensive than the other versions.
After reading these amazing facts, you can probably understand why we’re so excited about our retinol, niacinamide, and vitamin C serum technologies. Of course, both Vitamin C and Niacinamide can do a LOT more than what we listed above (like reducing eye circles, inflammation… we could go on and on). At the end of the day, though, it’s clear that they are serious superstars in the world of skin care, and we couldn’t be happier to share them with you in our 100% natural products. Stay tuned in to our blog for more powerful skin care tips and makeup industry news that will transform your beauty game!