Vitamin C: Stabilized Vs. Unstabilized
Vitamin C is a leading antioxidant that helps protect the body from sun damage, which can result in wrinkles, sagging, and sun spots, among other signs of aging.
Despite this vitamin's ability to produce firmer skin cells, prevent hyperpigmentation and defend against free radicals, vitamin C oxidizes very quickly (especially when exposed to air), becoming unstable. Once it becomes unstable, it can no longer carry out its beauty benefits, in turn allowing free-radical damage.
When vitamin C is stabilized and in a high-enough concentration, it can preven dicoloration by slowing the production of pigment-producing cells and stimulating collagen.