Ascorbyl Palmitate is the oil soluble form of Vitamin C also known as Vitamin C Ester, facilitated by bonding with palmitic acid. Because it is oil soluble, and nonacid, it is much more stable than the water soluble form of Vitamin C, L Ascorbic Acid. For that reason it can be used freely in formulation without the oxidation that turns your products brown. The oxidation of the vitamin L Ascorbic Acid is the same oxidation that turns copper green, apples brown and metal to rust. Just like you don't want to eat brown apples, you don't want oxidized vitamin C in your products, or on your skin. Good news though, the anti-oxidant activity of Ascorbyl Palmitate is powerful enough that it would prevent that apple from turning brown. Ascorbyl Palmitate is one of the most stable forms of vitamin C to use in formulation though the most stable form would the encapsulated form, such as our Liposome C, which is the Ascorbyl Palmitate surrounded by a phospholipid membrane which protects it while allowing enhanced transport into the tissues and also makes it water soluble. Our Ascorbyl Palmitate solves some of the issues of oxidation in a more cost effective form of Ascorbyl Palmitate allowing it's use in those products where you'd like the benefit of Vitamin C but don't have the room in your price point for the more desirable encapsulated form.
Unlike standard L Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate is readily absorbed by the skin where it can combat the free radicals that lead to unhealthy aging skin. Because Ascorbyl Palmitate is oil soluble it is readily absorbed, getting into the tissues to deliver the multiple benefits of vitamin C ... the production of collagen, the prevention of wrinkles, and the elimination of the blotchiness that gives the skin an aged appearance.
Ascorbyl Palmitate is commonly used in the food industry as a natural preservative for oils, vitamins and colors. Ascorbyl Palmitate also serves to regenerate Vitamin E creating a synergy of anti-oxidant activity. The perfect choice for all of your preservative free oils, balms and salves.
||Off White to Lt. Yellow Free Flowing Powder
||Alcohol / Insoluble in Water / Slightly Soluble in Oil*
||Cool, Dry, Protected from Heat / Light
||18mos. when Properly Stored / Handled
- Creams and Lotions
- Anti-Aging Products
- Sun Protection Products
- Preservative Free Anhydrous Products
- 0.5 to 2.0%
- Add To the Oil Phase
- May require Heat to Solubilize
*Needs an emulsifier to be completely soluble.