Ascorbyl glucoside (AA-2G) is a derivative of ascorbic acid having at least one glycosyl group in its molecular structure. It is a stable and water-soluble derivative of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) that is commonly used in skincare products.
|Name of Product
|Ascorbic acid 2-O-glucoside; 2-O-alpha-D-Glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid; AA-2G; L-Ascorbic acid 2-O-alpha-glucoside
|Soluble in water
|Loss on Drying
Ascorbyl Glucoside is a versatile ingredient that has multiple benefits for the skin and is widely used in various skincare products, including serums, moisturizers, and sunscreens for the following applications-
Ascorbyl Glucoside is generally considered safe for topical use in skincare products and is well-tolerated by most individuals. However, some people may experience minimal side effects such as:
Q. Can I mix Ascorbyl glucoside with Niacinamide?
Ascorbyl glucoside and Niacinamide can be used combinedly in a skincare routine. Both together can help to enhance the brightening effects of Vitamin C, while also helping in reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and evens skin tone.
Q. What is the difference between Ascorbyl glucoside and Ascorbic acid?
Ascorbyl glucoside and Ascorbic acid are both forms of vitamin C, having some differences in their chemical structures and properties. Ascorbyl glucoside is a stable derivative of ascorbic acid that has been modified by adding a glucose molecule, making it more stable and less prone to oxidation than ascorbic acid. Thus, it has a longer shelf life. Also, it can penetrate the skin more easily than ascorbic acid.