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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 10 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Herbnerd

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    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

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    December 31, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    @Herbnerd
    Top answer.

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