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Vita Skin Vitamin C Serum – look at the label

Vita Skin Vitamin C Serum is a beauty best seller on Amazon. Let’s look at the label…

This product makes the most important claim of any cosmetic:

“Does Not Stink or Become Black”

Can you ask for anything more from your personal care products?

But seriously, this product does appear to be the real deal when it comes to Vitamin C. Why? Because it’s the most effective form (ascorbic acid), delivered via encapsulation, and protected from oxygen in a brown glass bottle with a dropper.

Vita Skin Vitamin C Serum Ingredients

Micro-encapsulated Vitamin C 20% (with Vitamin A and E), Polysilicone 15, C24-28 Alkyl Dimethicone, Squalene, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Cyclomethicone, Natural Essential Oils, Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid.

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  • AMy April 26, 2014, 8:23 am

    Searched Amazon for “Vita Skin” but couldn’t find it. Does it have a different name on Amazon?

  • Amy April 26, 2014, 8:26 am

    Found it by doing a Google search, oddly enough. Here is the link for others interested: http://www.amazon.com/Vitamin-Serum-Anti-oxidant-Moisturizer-No-questions/dp/B00FYUZKW4/ref=cm_wl_huc_item

    • admin April 26, 2014, 10:04 am


  • Laurie Brown April 26, 2014, 12:48 pm

    Well, one must admit that turning black and stinky *are* important traits in, well, anything.

    How effective is ascorbyl palmitate vs. ascorbic acid?

    • Randy Schueller April 26, 2014, 2:02 pm

      AP (ascorbyl palmitate) has similar stability issues to AA (ascorbic acid.) Furthermore, the data on skin absorption, conversion to AA, photo-protection, collagen synthesis is not as robust for AP as it is for AA. Finally, there is no data that AP is effective at treating age spots.

  • Natarsha April 28, 2014, 3:54 pm

    How does Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate compare? I use a vitamin c serum that contains this form. The company’s claim for this being the better form of vitamin c to use states “formulated with 25% lipohilic vitamin C to help prevent and repair signs of aging without causing irritation.”

    Full Ingredients:
    botanical squalane, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, retinyl palmitate, chlorecalciferol, carthamius tinctorius, omega-6 ceramides, oleic/stearic/myristic/lauric triglycerides, palm alcohol, lecithin, vegetable stearyl esthers

    • Randy Schueller April 29, 2014, 8:50 am

      Natasha and Alejandra: Stay tuned! We’re preparing an entire podcast on Vitamin C.

  • Alejandra April 28, 2014, 7:14 pm

    Can ascorbic acid work properly in a formula without water, what about pH. Besides itdoesnt seem like a trustable ingredients list.

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