At One Love Organics, we use vitamin C ester, also known as ascorbyl palmitate, because it is a more potent source of vitamin C, is less irritating to the skin, and absorbs more readily than L-ascorbic acid. It is also more stable in topical solutions, ensuring a longer shelf-life and protection from free radical damage.
For these reasons, the vitamin C ester in our Botanical C Facial Serum performs at much lower percentages than typical, L-ascorbic acid-based serums on the market. Why haven’t you heard of vitamin C ester? Vitamin C ester is less popular in skincare products because it is much more expensive (168% more expensive, in fact) than L-ascorbic acid.
In addition to vitamin C ester, our Botanical C Serum contains an abundance of ultra-concentrated, plant-based and bio-available ingredients naturally rich in vitamin C: Organic Rosehip Oil: A potent superfruit from the rose plant, rosehip is particularly high in Vitamin C content and is one of the richest plant sources of Vitamin C available. Rose hips are also rich in lycopene, essential fatty acids, and antioxidant flavonoids.
Baobab Fruit Oil:
The Baobab fruit has six times more vitamin C than an orange. Rich in vitamins A, C, D, E and F, sterols and the amino acid lysine (crucial in the creation of collagen), baobab oil absorbs quickly, is very moisturizing and encourages skin elasticity.
Organic Green Tea:
Organic Green Tea has been found to have a compounding antioxidant and protective effect, when used in conjunction with vitamin C. Green Tea, works in synergy with and boosts the efficacy of vitamin C and vitamin E, which is also included in our formula.
This cherished superfruit is rich in antioxidants, essential amino acids, vitamins A, C, E, and is one of the most powerful sources of the rare Omega 7. It provides an average of 10 times more vitamin C than oranges and is the third richest source of vitamin E in the plant world.
A tropical plant also known as the Barbados cherry, Acerola can contain as much as 90 times more vitamin C than oranges, is an excellent source of vitamin A and is prized for its ability to brighten and even skin tone.
See what we mean? You simply can’t compare One Love Organics’ Botanical C Serum to those containing common L-ascorbic acid. It’s in a class all its own! Need more proof? This carefully designed formula was named one of the TIA Five Best Botanical C Serums of 2014 by anti-aging expert Marta Worhle at Truth in Aging.