Ascorbic Acid is AKA L-Ascorbic acid and is a common type of Vitamin C. It contains large amounts of antioxidants, helps to soothe skin, and fades dark spots. It helps aid in UV protection but becomes unstable when exposed to UV and air.
Ascorbic Acid is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 5.60% of the products in our database containing it.
Also known as: Vitamin C
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