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Re: Anyone stop retinol, and/or Vitamin C ? Look o.k. yet??

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@Dazlin wrote:

Thanks..I'll look into that.  So far, the best info I can get is that L Ascorbate is the most most potent.   I'm still looking at ingredients.

yes, L-ascorbic is considered the "gold standard" of vitamin c but other goods ones are MAP and SAP, especially if you have sensitive skin and are more stable, just not as potent. But if you can tolerate it or find a good one that doesn't irritate your skin (like I finally did), then L-ascorbic is the way to go. Just make sure whatever formula you choose it is within the approprate pH range or it will basically be ineffective.