Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% is a Brightening Hydrator with Stabilized Vitamin C Derivative
Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant, brightens the skin tone and reduces signs of ageing. In its pure form, Vitamin C is unstable in water. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) is a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C. It is more stable in water but it is less potent than direct L-Ascorbic Acid. It is compatible with water but higher concentrations cannot be offered in a low-viscosity serum format and requires emulsification to form a cream. This formula is a light cream that offers 10% pure MAP (very high solubilized concentration). Aside from the general benefits of pure Vitamin C, MAP has been shown to offer specific skin brightening benefits, more so than other derivatives of Vitamin C. (Note: some brands offer "powder" formulations that offer up to 15% MAP. Such powders would offer less direct availability of MAP as compared to an emulsion such as this formula which has solubilized the complete 10% concentration of MAP. It is extremely difficult to solubilize higher concentrations of MAP in non-powder formulations.)
The Ordinary's portfolio of Vitamin C includes the following formulations:
Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F
Topical Vitamin C offers a wide array of benefits to the skin. However, many forms of Vitamin C and many more formulations of Vitamin C are available commercially with a potential to confuse the audience. We have developed a guide that offers guidance on the formulations of Vitamin C offered under The Ordinary range. It also offers education on Vitamin C itself and on the differences between formulations of Vitamin C at large. Please click here for this guide.
Review(s) on The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%:
"Great product! I have been using it for about a month and it has brightened my skin and reduced the appearance of my pores. I LOVE so much this product. The texture is great - velvety and silky, but not greasy at all, and it absorbs fast. The smell is not great (but perfumes are irritating to your skin) and it might pill if you don't let it absorb properly before applying foundation or SPF on block, but it is no problem if you let it sit for a minute." - EGC's review of The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% from theordinary.com
"Game changer! I was looking for something to brighten my dull dry skin and this worked! I didn't experience any pilling, and this works well with other Ordinary products. I put on my sunscreen and hyaluronic acid first, then this, and finally my moisturizing lotions. I've received so many compliments on my skin!" - OA's review of The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% from theordinary.com
The Ordinary's formulations are updated from time to time as part of their commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase
Content from: http://theordinary.com/
Apply a small amount of this cream formula to face AM and PM, after application of water-based serums.
Aqua (Water), Coco Caprylate/caprate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyglycerol-3 Polyricinoleate, Glycerin, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
Have only been using this for 3 days on top of my water based serum and I can definitely see the lightening effect on some of my mild pimple marks. It's very easy to apply, lightweight and does not leave my face tacky like other vitamin C products do. The smell is quite chemicall-y though but it goes away after a few minutes. I love that this is a stable formulation of vitamin C so it's very handy for traveling and it's not harsh on the skin~