Update on Ascorbyl Glucoside!

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In a blog entry on December 19, 2007, I reviewed ascorbyl glucoside, a stable form of vitamin C that is currently being incorporated in skin care products. As a result of reviewing the product, I suggested that the incorporation of glucose into the skin may be detrimental. However, I have been contacted by a representative of Hayashibara International, the company that manufactures ascorbyl glucoside, and I have been informed that:

“…the glucose remaining on the skin is negligible according to the Japanese researchers, and is not enough to cause damage to collagen. In fact, the cells will probably utilize the traces of glucose to their advantage. Also, the amount of collagen synthesis from fibroblasts that is stimulated by AA2G is a benefit that far outweighs any potential brittleness (if there would be any).

Thank you to Hayashibara International for teaching me this fact!

As always, if you read something that does not sound right on my blog, or if I raise a question you know the answer to, feel free to contact me at Nicki [at] FutureDerm [dot] com.  Thanks!  :-)

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  3. Joyce says:

    Thanks too! I appreciate that you are honest and post these information where it can help many people. The vitamin C in my sunscreen and night cream is ascorbyl glucoside.

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