AA2G™ ( Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside) is a unique, stabilized form of vitamin C developed by binding glucose to ascorbic acid that helps support the skin’s ability to fight free radicals, leading to younger looking, brighter skin.
AA2G™ is effective because the process by which is manufactured allows the antioxidants in vitamin C to reach skin cells, where they work with the skin’s natural enzymes to not only help the body manage free radicals, but also to help lighten and brighten the skin, leaving it looking and feeling more vibrant, radiant and refreshed.
The ingredient has been shown in studies to support the skin’s healthy production of melanin, which has the potential to reduce dark spots – especially those that pop up as a result of photo-aging caused by exposure to pollutants and UV rays - resulting in a more even skin tone.
It also helps support the healthy function of collagen, one of the main skin proteins that determines skin’s elasticity and strength. With more collagen, skin is less likely to experience fine lines and wrinkles, and will appear tighter with more elasticity.
AA2G™ is considered more effective because it is converted into active vitamin C slowly, so more of the antioxidant’s benefits are used by skin. Conventional vitamin C is water soluble, and can be degraded during the formulation process, rendering it less effective.
AA2G™ is used in skin care products – primarily moisturizers, skin brighteners, anti-wrinkle creams and sunscreens – and as an active ingredient in cosmetics in Japan.
AA2G™ is manufactured by Hayashibara, a company that began as a starch syrup manufacturer in 1883 in Okayama, Japan, and has since expanded into a research and development company focused on healthier advances in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, crafted with responsible environmental practices at the forefront.
The company extracts its ascorbic acid from nature, operating under strict guidelines to conserve resources while sourcing vitamin C from companies that produce crops in an environmentally responsible way.
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