Vitamin C is one of the relatively few topical agents whose effectiveness against wrinkles and fine lines is backed by a fair amount of reliable scientific evidence. Unfortunately, the practical use of Vitamin C in skincare presents some difficulties due to its lack of stability. When exposed to air, Vitamin C undergoes oxidation and becomes less effective or even potentially harmful ( oxidized Vitamin C can increase the formation of free radicals).
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C, rapidly gaining popularity in skincare. It is a nonirritating and more stable form of Vitamin C. Most importantly it appears to have the same potential as Vitamin C to boost skin collagen synthesis but is effective in significantly lower concentrations. We have a very high concentration of MAP ( Vitamin C), but it is patented. (According to FDA regulations the ingredients on the box are placed in subsidized order, and MAP in our formula is the 3 ingredients after water)
MAP appears to be a better choice for people with sensitive skin and doesn’t have any exfoliating effect as most Vitamin C formulas. MAP has superior percutaneous absorption and stability, excellent non-irritating skin whitening effect, that inhibits skin cells to produce melanin, lightens age spots, protects skin from oxidation, including UV rays, has anti-inflammatory and soothing effects, promotes collagen synthesis, inhibits lipid peroxidation. MAP doesn’t degrade in formulas containing water.
It suppresses melanin formation by tyrosinase and melanoma cells. These results suggest that MAP delays progression of skin damage induced by UVB irradiation. MAP exhibits such inhibitory effects by scavenging hydroxyl and lipid radicals generated as a direct or indirect result of UVB exposure due to conversion to AS ( Ascorbic acid) Studies are made by Kyoritsu College of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan and University of Padova, Italy( Department of Pharmaceutical Science)
But aging is a more complicated process than just the loss or need of Vitamin C-so in our formulation we have fatty and amino acids and Vitamin E as Tocopheryl Acetate and Urea.
Lack of natural urea ( which is a lactic acid), playing a vital role in maintaining the skin’s moisture balance and the suppleness of the skin induces psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and dry skin. In dry skin, urea concentration is diminished by 50%. In skin with eczema-urea is reduced by 85%.
AdorageMD recommends using Gel C in the Evening regimen, followed by our Magic Retinol Cream, containing Glycolic Acid, which improves the skin’s texture and tone diffuses the appearance of fine lines and can fight the acne.
We always remind our clients to use sunscreen during the day. Try our Magic products, because you have nothing to lose than wrinkles, age spots, damaged cells and dull, stressed skin. With ADORAGE you are getting the skin YOU WILL ADORE.
Beatrice Cox is a writer and stylist with a passion for the intersection between biology, technology and design. High in Swedish Bali and Heritage, it travels around the world encouraged and informed a global perspective on the future of fashion and its relations with planetary health. She is currently working for a sustainable fashion label in Bali, Indonesia.