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Hope you are all doing great! Today, I am going to review “The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F”. So, let’s see whether this is a HIT or MISS.
Price: $24.95 AUD or 1280 INR for 30ml
Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant, brightens the skin tone and reduces signs of ageing. Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is an oil-soluble derivative of Vitamin C that can be used in higher concentrations without drawbacks. It is one of the most stable derivatives of Vitamin C but, being a derivative, its potency will not be directly comparable to pure L-Ascorbic Acid. It is provided in this oil-format formula in combination with Vitamin F, also known as essential fatty acids. Aside from the general benefits of pure Vitamin C, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmiate has been shown to offer specific skin brightening benefits.
Directions: Apply a few drops to the entire face in the AM and/or PM.
Coconut Alkanes, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ethyl Linoleate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Squalane.
My Experience with The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F:
This solution comes packaged in a black dropper bottle with a white cap and a white outer box containing all the details about the product. It is similar to all other “The Ordinary” products. The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% with Vitamin F serum is basically a more stable form of vitamin C serum that The Ordinary has offered. This vitamin C serum is a little different than most of the serums that are available in the market. Vitamin F in this serum, which basically means fatty acids, more specifically linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid that is important for skin health. So, this is vitamin C in fatty acids.
This serum is not watery but it is more like a lightweight oil since the base of this product is coconut alkanes, which is a super light and watery liquid derived from coconut oil. This gives the serum a really light-textured base that provides hydration and gets soaked in really quickly without being greasy. Though this is oil based, I think this will work for a variety of skin types. It will add extra hydration for dry skin types and if you are oily, it helps to replenish your skin without greasiness.
This is such a wonderful serum which is super light, slightly hydrating, and it brightens up my skin immediately. Vitamin C is a miracle product which prevents and repairs photo-damage from UV exposure as well as builds the collagen on the skin. Though it has all these benefits, it is still very difficult to get a stabilized form of Vitamin C in skincare products.
The Ordinary has totally overcome this problem in this product; the vitamin C in this formula is a stabilized form called ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, so it won’t oxidize the way pure ascorbic acid will. But still, in order to provide extra protection from light and air, this product comes packaged in a black glass bottle.
There’s only 20% of Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate or vitamin C present in this product, which is decent but not quite potent as you would expect. Sometimes, this is actually a good thing, since ascorbic acid in high concentration can cause tingling and burning sensations on the sensitive skin, but that is not an issue with this product. This serum is gentle on the skin. So, this can be even used by sensitive skin types.
I love this product; it brightens the skin and continual usage helps to even out the skin tone and reduces pigmentation. This serum gets absorbed easily into the skin and makes it soft. I have been using it every morning and evening and I could see a more healthy, radiant and clear skin. But, if you are going out after using this, then a sunscreen is a must. Overall, I love this product. The Ordinary has won again with its simple yet effective formula.
Pros of The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F:
• Easy-to-use packaging
• Stabilised form of vitamin C
• Spreads easily
• Makes the skin soft
• Brightens the skin
• Evens out the skin tone
• Reduces pigmentation
• Coconut oil based serum
• Vitamin C in fatty acid (vitamin F)
Cons of The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F:
Would I Repurchase/Recommend The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F?
Yes of course.
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