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Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (C-Tetra)

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (C-Tetra)

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (THD Ascorbate) is a lipid-soluble form of Vitamin C that is widely used in skincare products, especially in advanced Vitamin C serums.

Unlike the water-soluble ascorbic acid, THD Ascorbate is stable, non-irritating, and highly bioavailable.

In this blog, we will explore the benefits of THD Ascorbate, and why it is better than ascorbic acid in many ways.

5 reasons why Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is better than Ascorbic Acid:

  1. Stability: Ascorbic acid is notoriously unstable and can easily degrade when exposed to light, air, and water. THD Ascorbate, on the other hand, is a stable form of Vitamin C that does not oxidise easily, making it suitable for long-term storage.

  2. Bioavailability: THD Ascorbate is highly bioavailable, meaning it can easily penetrate the skin and deliver its benefits to the deeper layers. Ascorbic acid, on the other hand, has poor penetration and is less effective in delivering its benefits.

  3. Non-irritating: Ascorbic acid can be irritating to some skin types, especially those with sensitive skin. THD Ascorbate, however, is gentle and non-irritating, making it suitable for all skin types.

  4. Long-lasting effects: THD Ascorbate is a long-lasting form of Vitamin C that can remain active in the skin for up to 72 hours, whereas ascorbic acid has a shorter lifespan and requires frequent application to maintain its benefits.

  5. Compatible with other ingredients: THD Ascorbate is compatible with a wide range of other skincare ingredients, including antioxidants, retinoids, and alpha-hydroxy acids. Ascorbic acid, however, can be unstable when combined with other ingredients, reducing its effectiveness.

Let's also explore the 10 benefits of this ingredient in advanced Vitamin C serum formulations.

10 Benefits of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate in Advanced Vitamin C Serums:

  1. Brightens skin tone: THD Ascorbate is a potent skin brightener that can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone.

  2. Stimulates collagen production: THD Ascorbate can stimulate collagen production in the skin, helping to improve elasticity and firmness.

  3. Reduces inflammation: THD Ascorbate has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and inflammation in the skin.

  4. Protects against UV damage: THD Ascorbate has been shown to protect the skin against UV damage, helping to prevent premature aging and sun damage.

  5. Improves skin texture: THD Ascorbate can help improve the texture and smoothness of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  6. Hydrates the skin: THD Ascorbate can help improve skin hydration, making it an excellent moisturizing ingredient.

  7. Boosts skin radiance: THD Ascorbate can help boost skin radiance and glow, giving the skin a more youthful and healthy appearance.

  8. Fights free radicals: THD Ascorbate is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect the skin from free radical damage, which can cause premature aging and other skin problems.

  9. Reduces hyperpigmentation: THD Ascorbate can help reduce hyperpigmentation and discoloration, resulting in a more even skin tone.

  10. Suitable for all skin types: THD Ascorbate is gentle and non-irritating, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate in skincare formulations.

One study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that a THD Ascorbate serum was effective in improving skin tone and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Another study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found that THD Ascorbate was effective in reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

Introducing Kalōnology's Advanced Vitamin C Serum:

Kalōnology's Advanced Vitamin C Serum is a high-quality skincare product that includes a potent combination of ingredients, including 11% weight of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.

This stable and effective form of Vitamin C, combined with Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (1%), Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid (2%), Vitamin E, and Astaxanthin, makes it a powerful anti-aging and skin-brightening serum.

Not only does it effectively brighten the skin tone, but it also acts as a non-irritating moisturiser, making it perfect for daily use.

The inclusion of Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate in the formulation actively increases skin hydration and acts as a powerful antioxidant, resulting in firmer, brighter, and healthier-looking skin.

With a light, non-oily consistency that is easily absorbed, this serum is the perfect addition to your daily skincare routine.

Kalōnology is only available on their website where they are offering an introductory 20% discount by simply adding the code GETLESS20% during checkout (while stocks last) - they ship Worldwide

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