After many years of research, Dr. Perricone was finally able to achieve a 15% concentration of Vitamin C Ester in stable form.
Before you spend too much time scratching your head trying to understand why this was such an exciting breakthrough in skincare, let us explain.
Vitamin C Ester is a powerful molecule in the fight against aging skin. Derived from the fusion of natural Vitamin C and Palm Oil, this combination creates a fat-soluble chemical bond; one that delivers optimal benefits to the skin and help restore a smooth surface, imparting unparalleled radiance.
Its solubility is what makes Vitamin C Ester so much more effective than Vitamin C alone. While the natural form of Vitamin C is water soluble—limiting its ability to help prevent free radical damage—it’s also very acidic, making it more irritating to the skin. It also breaks down rapidly and, as a result, loses its potency much quicker.
This is where ascorbyl palmitate (also known as Vitamin C Ester) enters the picture.
There are three key differences between Vitamin C and Vitamin C Ester:
- Vitamin C Ester is non-acidic, meaning non-irritating to the skin
- It is also fat-soluble, improving its ability to help fight aging skin
- Vitamin C Ester's stability enables it to maintain its potency over a longer period of time
So while nothing and no one is necessarily perfect, we might dare to call Vitamin C Ester pretty darn close to perfect as a “skin vitamin.” Harnessing it at its 15% concentration is an incredible advancement in skincare technology and one that could lead to serious benefits for your skin.