ascorbic acid

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Vitamin C — also called L-ascorbic acid — is an antioxidant that boosts collagen production, decreases pigment formation, and protects against environmental stressors. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Vitamins for Skin Health," 12 Nov. 2020 Gohara also recommends using a product with Vitamin C, or L-ascorbic acid. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Treating Hyperpigmentation," 22 Oct. 2020 Aside from its 15% concentration of L-ascorbic acid, the brand has also conducted 16 clinical studies on the benefits of this formula alone. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Serum Is Every Bit as Amazing as People Say," 6 Apr. 2020 One of these alternatives is 3-O-ethyl-l-ascorbic acid, a key part of Versed’s formula. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "This Vitamin C Facial Powder Gives Any Serum, Moisturizer, or Lotion Anti-Aging Benefits," 9 Apr. 2020 No additional flavoring/ingredients other than preservatives (ascorbic acid, alpha-tocopherol) are allowed in GHNA products. Good Housekeeping, "The Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved Emblem," 4 Mar. 2020 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

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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International Scientific Vocabulary a- + New Latin scorbutus scurvy — more at scorbutic

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“Ascorbic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascorbic%20acid. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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ascorbic acid

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

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