On Ascorbates

I'm finding it difficult to source any data comparing the efficacy of Ascorbyl Glucoside vs Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate as sources of Vit C in the epidermis, and their formulation attributes. 

If anyone has particular experience working with or researching these raw material  please do chime in.
Thank you!


  • MarkBroussardMarkBroussard Member, Professional Chemist

    I think the major difference is that Ascorbyl Glucoside is considerably more expensive than SAP.  Other than that, I don't think you're going to find a major difference in effectiveness between the two.
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

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  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    I may be wrong, but isn't the function of vitamin C (derivatives) to act as a collagen reductase inhibitor in the SC? I have not worked with it as much as Mark, so I can't weigh in on the differences; I thought defining the mechanism of action could point you in the right research direction.
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