Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is a very stable, oil-soluble Vitamin C ester which has anti-oxidant activity, inhibiting lipid peroxidation. Topical use can mitigate the damaging effects of UV exposure. Studies have shown it to stimulate collagen production as well as clarifying and brightening the skin by inhibiting melanogenesis (the production of pigment) thereby promoting a more even skin tone.  Increases collagen synthesis at least twice as much as ascorbic acid and protects the cells against UV-B better than other esters of Vitamin C.