ascorbic acid

noun
ascor·bic acid | \ə-ˈskȯr-bik- \

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Because of its high concentration of ascorbic acid, the serum helps fade acne scarring and uneven skin tone quickly and effectively. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Soko Glam Celebrates Anniversary of Cosrx Triple C Lightning Liquid With Holographic Bottle," 24 Apr. 2018 So, per-day, my dogs together are eating about four pounds of meat with bones, plus a little organ meat, cod liver oil, hemp oil, alfalfa powder, kelp powder, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), and some veggies. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "So You Want to Get Your Dog on a Raw-Foot Diet," 24 Apr. 2018 By 2002, Janow had ditched his legal career to work alongside his father, who ran a commodity brokering business, sourcing beverage ingredients such as ascorbic acid and caffeine. Geoffrey Mohan, latimes.com, "A rough rise to the top of the rice heap," 6 Apr. 2018 He and his team also described the use of L-ascorbic acid and the combination of other antioxidants to help protect and repair skin from sun damage and oxidative stress. Janna Mandell, San Francisco Chronicle, "Your skin’s secret (antioxidant) weapon? It starts with a C.," 6 Apr. 2018 The Shake & Shot Brightening Mask utilizes vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and sea buckthorn fruit extract, which is chock full of antioxidants and helps even skin tone, brighten darkness, and revitalize the complexion. Sara Spruch-feiner, Allure, "Dr. Jart Launches Shake & Shot Rubber Masks That Let You Be a Skin-Care Mixologist," 2 Feb. 2018 What’s the deal: An antioxidant that prevents oils from turning rancid, ascrobyl palmitate comes from combining vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and palmitic acid from fat. Magdalena Puniewska, Bon Appetit, "6 Food Additives You Can Stop Worrying About," 31 Aug. 2017 Eat foods packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is another solution for those wondering how to get rid of dark circles and how to get rid of bags under eyes. Allure, "How to Get Rid of Bags Under Eyes and Dark Circles the Affordable Way," 23 Oct. 2017 For instance, ascorbic acid, better known as Vitamin C, is a chemical found in fruit. Rob Copeland, WSJ, "LaCroix Fizzy Water Is Everyone’s Favorite. Nobody Knows What’s In It," 13 Sep. 2017

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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ascorbic acid

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ascor·bic acid | \ə-ˌskȯr-bik- \

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