Which Form of Vitamin C is Right for You? – 3LAB

Which Form of Vitamin C is Right for You?

There’s no doubt that vitamin C is one of the most beneficial ingredients that you can apply to your skin. Vitamin C provides a multitude of anti-aging benefits, including:

  • • Diminishes multiple signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles
  • • Fades spots of hyperpigmentation and brightens uneven skin tones
  • • Provides antioxidant protection to shield against environmental aggressors like pollution, smoking, and UV rays
  • • Boosts collagen production for more firmer, smoother skin
  • • Enhances the barrier function of the skin to reduce moisture loss

However, Vitamin C isn’t usually listed as “Vitamin C” on an ingredient label. Vitamin C comes in several different forms, all of which can provide your skin with numerous age-defying benefits. Keep reading to learn about the different kinds of Vitamin C and how they affect your skin.

L-Ascorbic Acid

L-Ascorbic Acid (LAA) is a pure form of vitamin C that comes from natural sources like oranges. LAA is a powerful antioxidant, and is the most common form of vitamin C in topical skincare products. However, this form of vitamin C is considered unstable because it loses its effectiveness when exposed to air and light. When shopping for products that contain LAA as one of its ingredients, choose a product with dark-colored or opaque packaging.

Our Super Ampoules utilize a revolutionary packaging design to maintain the efficacy of LAA for maximum results. 

Ascorbyl Glucoside

Ascorbyl Glucoside (AG) is a synthetic form of vitamin C that is more stable than LAA. However, AG converts to ascorbic acid when applied to the skin for similar benefits. AG is also water-soluble, which means that it absorbs into the skin more quickly. Our Perfect “C” Treatment Serum is formulated with this form of vitamin C to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. 

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Like AG, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP) is a stable, synthetic form of vitamin C that offers similar benefits to LAA. We’ve also added SAP to our Perfect “C” Treatment to maximize the benefits of these forms of vitamin C.

Want to add vitamin C to your skincare routine? For the month of September, we are offering Perfect “C” Treatment as a free gift with any purchase of $250 or more. It’s the perfect time to try this amazing serum and see for yourself how this powerful ingredient can transform your skin.