Ascorbyl glucoside has a structure in which the C2-hydroxyl group of L-ascorbic acid is masked with glucose. Once selectively permeated through the skin, ascorbyl glucoside is broken down into L-ascorbic acid and glucose by the enzyme alpha-glucosidase. Because ascorbyl glucoside is broken down into L-ascorbic acid, it has the same functions as L-ascorbic acid: exhibiting high antioxidant activity, acting as a coenzyme for enzymes involved in collagen synthesis (namely prolyl and lysyl hydroxylase), and inhibiting the synthesis of melanin.
Ascorbyl Glucoside is an excellent antioxidant. It can dramatically reduce the free radicals that result from UV irradiation of skin and significantly reduce cell damage and photo-aging. It is therefore an ideal candidate for premium anti-ageing skin care formulations.
SUMMARY OF ATTRIBUTES
- Lightening and brightening
- Treats hyperpigmentation
- Sun damage protection/repair
- Stimulates collagen production
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles