What it is
Ascorbyl Palmitate (also known as Vitamin C Ester) is a non-acidic form of Vitamin C. It is made from Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Palmitic Acid (a fatty acid).
What it does
Ascorbyl Palmitate is an effective antioxidant: it helps fight free radicals and boost collagen synthesis. It is more stable than L-ascorbic acid (pure Vitamin C) and non-irritating. Because it is fat-soluble, it penetrates the skin readily and easily, delivering its benefits efficiently.
In addition, Asorbyl Palmitate can also be used as a preservative in both beauty products and food to prevent them from going bad.
Ascorbyl Palmitate oxidizes (i.e. goes bad) when exposed to light, heat and air. So, be sure to store it properly and discard the product if you notice a change in color or smell.
Also, most products on the market contain Ascorbyl Palmiate in concentrations that are too low to boost collagen production, so be sure to check the labels (avoid those that list this ingredient towards the end) carefully before purchasing.