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    Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Stable C)

    1. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate.
    ErinP, August 11, 2009.

    "There is a lack of information available regarding Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate because it is a relatively new derivative of Vitamin C being used in skin care products. However, it is considered to be a very stable precursor of Vitamin C that is able to liberate the powerful antioxidant in the skin ( Although Ascorbic Acid can be an irritant and actually cause acne, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is considered gentle and stable and waits to convert into Ascorbic Acid once it is absorbed. Therefore, it is thought to be a powerful antioxidant that can treat acne on the surface and even stimulate collagen, according to It also has skin-whitening abilities ( Beijing Brilliance Biochemical)."

    2. STAY-C 50 more than just stable Vitamin C in your formulation.
    Roland Jermann and Anna Anita Gripp, D.S.M. Nutritional Products.

    "Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of the most widely used antioxidants for protecting the skin. Unfortunately, it is easily depleted when the skin is exposed to the sun, and by external stresses such as pollution and smoking. Maintaining adequate levels of Vitamin C is, therefore, important to help protect the skin against UV-induced free radical damage that is related to skin aging. To provide the maximum benefit from Vitamin C, it is recommended that a stable form of Vitamin C be used in personal care preparations. One such stable form of Vitamin C, known as Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate or STAY-C 50, maximizes the protective properties of Vitamin C by retaining its effectiveness over time. STAY- C 50, alone or together with Vitamin E, can provide an effective antioxidant combination that reduces the formation of free radicals and stimulates collagen synthesis (which slows down with aging). Additionally, STAY-C 50 can help to improve the appearance of skin as it can lessen the appearance of photo-damage and age spots as well as protect hair color from UV degradation."

    3. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate.
    Bulkactives Ingredients For Skin Care.

    "Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a stable vitamin C derivative. It protects the skin, promotes its development and improves its appearance. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is cleaved enzymatically in the skin to release active vitamin C. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is therefore an effective antioxidant which protects the cells against damage caused by free radicals. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate counteracts skin aging in promoting collagen formation. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate also acts on the melanine formation process to prevent hyperpigmentation and senile keratosis. It therefore has skin lightening properties. Because of its wide spectrum of action, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is suitable for use in a wide range of skin care products."