ascorbic acid

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ascor·​bic acid | \ ə-ˈskȯr-bik- How to pronounce ascorbic acid (audio) \

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This form is fine and similar to ascorbic acid sulfate, Dr. Lipner says. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "What Do I Need to Look for in a Vitamin C Serum?," 27 June 2019 For oily or normal skin, L-ascorbic acid is the most potent form of vitamin C and can be the most beneficial, while for dry and sensitive skin, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, a water-soluble vitamin C, is less irritating. Vogue, "Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin C," 19 Aug. 2019 Thanks to widespread manufacturing, Irish moss found a whole slew of new applications, such as stabilizing chocolate milk and being combined with ascorbic acid to form a preservative film over frozen foods. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, "The Most Irish Town in America Was Built on Seaweed," 23 July 2019 High in vitamin C and ascorbic acid this serum is fast acting on acne scars, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation and will have your skin ready for summer. Essence Staff, Essence, "Dope Stuff On My Desk," 27 June 2019 Return to the freezer for 4 to 6 months (or longer if using ascorbic acid and sugar). Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "How to Freeze Peaches in Three Easy Steps," 25 June 2019 Add 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan, 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, 4 teaspoons sea salt, 1 teaspoon ascorbic acid (optional) and ½ jalapeno, seeded, and blend very well. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "In Praise of the Morning Cocktail," 25 June 2019 Look for a formula that contains l-ascorbic acid, one of the most effective forms of vitamin C. We like Paula's Choice Resist C15 Super Booster ($49; paulaschoice.com). Lauren Balsamo, Redbook, "How Long Does It Take Your Favorite Beauty Products to Work?," 10 July 2017 Another more recent split-face study (published in 2013 in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology) found that a 23.8 percent concentration of an L-ascorbic acid serum was effective at treating sun damaged skin in 20 women. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Can Any Skin-Care Products Actually 'Detox' Your Face?," 3 May 2019

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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ascorbic acid

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