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The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
Brightening and Anti-Aging 30 mL
The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% is a brightening hydrator with stabilized Vitamin C derivative. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that brightens and evens the skin tone and reduces signs of aging. 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.)    

Directions:  Apply a small amount of this cream formula to face AM and PM, after application of water-based serums.    

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Dodecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglycerol-3 Diisostearate, Polyglycerol-3 Polyricinoleate, Glycerin, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.                                                                                    
vegan, cruelty-free, alcohol-free, nut-free, pH 6.50-7.50


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Sarah: about a month ago

Compared to water-based vitamin C products, I find this a lot easier to use. Easy to dispense a small amount, absorbs quickly! Does not cause any irritation to my fairly sensitive skin. Not sure about the overall effectiveness yet, but I certainly don't have anything negative to say.


Germaine: a few months ago

This product is nice and rich, and feels light on my skin at the same time. It really does lock the moisture in. I wish it came in a bigger bottle!


Heather: a few months ago

Hate the texture. Its like a zinc sunscreen or an ointment, greasy and white. A vitamin C product should go on after acids (and their waiting period) but before moisturizers. When the skin already feels greasy and heavy from this i don't feel the moisturizers can absorb as well and i can't layer as much on afterwards.
I haven't seen any brightening effects beyond those of my niacinimide/licorice results. I don't deny that vitamin C is beneficial to a skincare routine, this one just isn't pleasant enough for me to want to use daily.


Ruth: a few months ago

This has faded some spots and scars already. Very impressed.


Roxsanne: a few months ago

This moisturizer is a little heavier than what I'm use to, but it absorbs well. It feels light a light cream; I'm use to a light lotion moisturizer. I'm interested to see if it brightens and evens skin tone. I haven't noticed anything yet but it's early.


Jennifer: a few months ago

Fantastic light moisturizer for daily use!


Lynn: a few months ago

Very light and gentle. My face feels so soft in the am. I noticed a better ,clear look to my face within a week of using this product. Again, you can't beat the price and easy shipping. I am very pleased


Kim: a few months ago

Great product. Great value. My skin has never felt I go good!


M: a few months ago

I have oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin. This is the first Vitamin C based product that did not irritate my skin. A little goes a long way and I always wake up with soft and hydrated skin in the morning. If you had bad experiences with Vitamin C in the past but are still looking for something with brightening benefits then you should give this a try. You really can't go wrong with this when there are Vitamin C products out there with huge price tags.

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