Hey Guys! So I haven't been active on here in a while but I saw something recently that piqued my interest! I'm sure most of you guys are familiar with skincare brands selling l-ascorbic acid powder that is to be mixed with the consumer's moisturizer or serum or whatever... But recently, I saw an interesting variant of this trend; a k-beauty brand was selling their own & the formula wasn't just l-ascorbic acid.Ingredients: [Lactose, Ascorbic Acid(17%), Allantoin, Trehalose, Ribose, Betaine, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Water, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract(0.1ppm), 1,2-Hexanediol]
So I began wondering, 1) what do you guys think of these extra ingredients? Do you think they are a worthwhile addition to the formula?, and 2) Could you ever see a similar thing being done with other active ingredients like niacinamide or hyaluronic acid or something? Is there a reason why compositions like this are usually limited to LAA?
I think it's all very interesting, but as my username suggests, I am a n00b still, and would love to hear input from the more experienced posters on the forum.