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Get the Dets on Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Did you know that vitamin C is critical to your skin health? It can boost skin’s brightness and youthful exuberance naturally when topically applied. 
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP) is a vitamin C derivative that is more stable than vitamin C in its pure form of L-ascorbic acid. SAP is a salt and transforms to L-ascorbic acid once inside the skin, providing many of the same benefits as pure vitamin C.


  • An antioxidant that nullifies potential free radicals that can damage the skin and prevents lipid peroxidation. 
  • It helps increase collagen production and has anti-aging properties
  • SAP provides antimicrobial advantages by preventing inflammation and restricting acne and edema formation. 
  • SAP helps to brighten and even skin tone.   


Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is naturally in its bioactive form. Meaning it can be easily absorbed by the skin and transforms into ascorbic acid immediately. This conversion lessens the ability of irritation to the skin. 
It's high collagen stimulation fuels sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate’s ability to provide significant anti-aging benefits such as improved skin texture and reduced appearance of sun damage.
Research from 2005 has shown that 1% SAP has a strong antimicrobial activity on acne causing bacteria and it also showed on people that 5% SAP can strongly improve the inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions of acne vulgaris.₁ Another double-blind study from 2009 showed that  5% SAP reduced the inflammatory lesions by 20.14% and 48.82% within 4 and 8 weeks respectively.₂
The natural fading properties of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate make it ideal for fading dark spots related to hyperpigmentation. It also helps to stop the appearance of discoloration.  


Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate works most effectively in a serum and is a powerhouse ingredient. To reap the best results, apply in the morning and evening, right after cleansing and right before you moisturize. When Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is used in the morning, it helps to provide coverage from free radical damage you are exposed to during the day. 
Try out our Elite Glow Serum formulated with sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, MSM, Gotu Kola, and Jojoba Oil. Our Elite Glow Serum helps to fight acne, brighten, hydrate your skin, and reverse signs of aging! Deep dive your skin cells into this serum’s smooth and silky texture for a more healthier and youthful looking skin!




₁Ruamrak, C., N. Lourith, and S. Natakankitkul. "Comparison of clinical efficacies of sodium ascorbyl phosphate, retinol and their combination in acne treatment." International journal of cosmetic science 31.1 (2009): 41-46.

₂Klock, Jochen, et al. "Sodium ascorbyl phosphate shows in vitro and in vivo efficacy in the prevention and treatment of acne vulgaris." International journal of cosmetic science 27.3 (2005): 171-176.

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