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  • Why do Anti-Oxidants oxidize?

    Posted by ChemWizard on December 25, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Its very common that Anti-oxidants like Retinol, and Brightening agents like Kojic Acid, Hexyl resorcinol etc oxidize over time.

    Why does it happen and how to prevent it?? Any formulation tricks?

    chemist77 replied 9 years, 11 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Herbnerd

    December 31, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    It is my understanding that antioxidants are almost sacrificial in their nature because they will reduce a number of other chemicals. They do this in the body - and this is why Vitamin C is hard to stabilise in an aqueous solution.

  • chemist77

    December 31, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Top answer.

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