Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is a very stable, oil-soluble Vitamin C ester which has anti-oxidant activity, inhibiting lipid peroxidation. Topical use can mitigate the damaging effects of UV exposure. Studies have shown it to stimulate collagen production as well as clarifying and brightening the skin by inhibiting melanogenesis (the production of pigment) thereby promoting a more even skin tone. Unlike ascorbic acid, it will not exfoliate or irritate skin.
Skin Brightening creams, serums.
Should be added into the oil phase of formulations at temperatures below 80°C (176°F). Can be used in formulas with a pH range of 3 to 6. 0.5-3%, can be used up to 10%
At 0.1% reduces melanin synthesis by 80%. At 10% eliminated age spots in 16 weeks. Increases collagen synthesis at least twice as much as ascorbic acid. Protects the cells against UV-B better than other esters of Vitamin C.
Appearance: Clear to pale yellow viscous liquid
Solubility: Oil Soluble