What is ​Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate?

Ascorbyl Teraisopalmitate is a clinically proven oil soluble  derivative of Vitamin C, that is highly effective in  treating  and protecting the skin and converts into Vitamin C within the skin cell.​ Vitamin C is notoriously unstable and can easily become pro-oxidant if used at high levels, causing cellular damage.​

*Oxidation is a destructive process (this is how rust occurs), and when you put a pure vitamin C on your skin, it will cause oxidation and skin damage at high levels​. Ascorbic Acid is extremely senstive to light and heat which cause oxidisation very quickly.

Issues with the use of pure Vitamin C aka Ascorbic Acid:

- ​Vitamin C is an unstable molecule, undergoes rapid oxidation, and almost half of it gets degraded within 30 minutes which is why earlier traditional formulas needed to have higher percentages​

- ​Ascorbic Acid requires low pH (acidic) environment to be able to penetrate the skin, which can cause irritation such as peeling, stinging and excessive dryness.​

We wanted to avoid potential irritation to the skins barrier and ensure that we could use this ingredient in a formulation suitable for all. Ascorbyl Teraisopalmitate benefits in some studies has shown 3-4 times better penetration than ascorbic acid and is known to remain in the skin cells 40 to 60 times longer than ascorbic acid. Ascorbyl Teraisopalmitate Vitamin C benefits for the skin are also known to produce better results than ascorbic acid, even when used in doses 25 times lower.

Skin benefits of ​Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

Why Vitamin C Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is good for skin:

An oil-soluble and extremely stable derivative of vitamin C
The benefit of Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is that it remains highly stable and does not become unstable. If Vitamin C becomes unstable it can become ineffective and will not deliver desired results, instead it could then cause free radical damage to the skin. 

An innovative form of Vitamin C that penetrates the skin quicker & deeper
This form of Vitamin C is clinically proven to result in visible results quickly. Oil soluble forms of Vitamin C can penetrate the epidermis and dermis quicker and more effectively than any other stabilised forms of vitamin C. It is also non-acidic and non-irritating to the skin.

Reduces pigmentation and age spots
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is clinically proven to fade and reduce in 21 days​. Our innovative ingredient speeds up cell turnover to diminish age spots and pigmentmentation, red spots from blemishes, while visibly improving on uneven skin tone. Vitamin C helps prevent the overproduction of melanin which causes pigmentation.

Proven to protect skin from UV cell damage​
Vitamin C is a very effective antioxidant which helps protect the skin from daily pollution, including the suns UV rays. Unprotected exposure to sun exposure is known to deplete naturally occurring ascorbic acid within the skin.

Proven to stimulate the production of collagen​
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Vitamin C will shield from free radicals that break down collagen, whilst plumping and improving elasticity or the skin’s bounce over time. A firm favourite as our skin ages and looses its elasticity.

Why We Use Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate?

We choose Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate over any other Vitamin C due to the fact that is suitable for use on sensitive skins and will benefit all skin types by protecting the skins barrier in the process. It is an innovative and exciting oil-based derivative of Vitamin C that can be used at low levels, avoiding irritation as it actually converts within the skin cell. 

Vitamin C is a wonderful ingredient with a host of benefits in protecting, treating and brightening the skin. It can be easily incorporated into any skincare routine to achieve a radiant glow.

We believe a daily boost of Vitamin C to nourish, protect and boost collagen allows us to be confident in our pro-ageing skin journey.  We want to feel great in our skin with a radiant everyday glow.

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Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Skincare Products

Who Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Is Best For

We believe vitamin C skincare is a must-have in every routine. Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Vitamin C) is suitable for the following skin concerns:

Normal balanced skin, dry skin, dulling skin, skin pigmentation, premature ageing or those seeking general skin radiance

Things to Consider Before Using Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

If you would like to use Retinol and Vitamin C in your routine, we would recommend using our Vitamin C Elixir in the morning and your Overnight Retinol Powerbalm at night. It is not advisable to use both at the same time as the ingredients work at different pH’s and could cause irritation.

If you would prefer to use your Vitamin C Elixir in the evening, we recommend using the Vitamin C Elixir and Overnight Retinol Powerbalm on alternate evenings.

Before and After Using Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate in SKINICIAN Products

Take a look at some of our real before and afters taken by customers who used our Vitamin C Elixir which contains Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate: