Vitamin C—arguably the most well known vitamin—is found in food and skincare alike. For our bodies, it helps protect them from free radicals and fight off damage. It provides similar protection when applied topically on the skin. Vitamin C serums are common and well tolerated by most people’s skin. Therefore, after experiencing the amazing effects of what a Vitamin C serum can do, people sometimes ask, “What is the most potent form of Vitamin C for skin?”
Topically applied Vitamin C is found in many skincare products. The most potent form is L-ascorbic acid. This is the type of Vitamin C in our ferulic acid serum. Other forms of Vitamin C include calcium ascorbate, sodium ascorbate, and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.
When choosing the right type of Vitamin C, it ultimately comes down to your skin type and goals. Most skin will tolerate L-ascorbic acid well and it also will help oily skin immensely. Those with extremely dry or sensitive skin may consider a less potent form of Vitamin C for their skincare.
Disclaimer: Ferulic acid serum is a cosmetic product. This product is not FDA approved. Ferulic acid is not a drug and it does not treat any medical conditions.