Recommended products with Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

Four great and affordable products with this Vitamin C derivative
Four products with Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate from The Ordinary, SVR, Uriage and MooGoo.

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1. Introduction

In my post on Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, I explained everything we’ve learned from research about this form of Vitamin C. In this post, you’ll find some recommended products with Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate. 

Scroll to the end of the post to view their ingredients!

After all the research on that post, I can now pronounce “Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate” as easily as the word “bread”. I’m seriously considering naming my new favourite stray cat “Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate”. She won’t object when she hears the sound of dry cat food. And she’ll be one of the few stray cats with a surname!

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2. The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate 20% in Vitamin F

If you wish to experiment with products with Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, this affordable serum from the Ordinary is an excellent option. It contains a whopping 20% Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate. This means that it will last a very long time because you only need a very small amount: concentrations as low as 3% Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate have been found effective against hyperpigmentation.

Why you may like it

I’ve actually tried this serum and I’m a big fan. It has a dry oil texture and it is perfect as one of the last steps in your skincare routine. If water-based Ascorbic acid serums irritate your skin, this Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate product may be a great solution. You can also use Ascorbic acid in the morning and this one in the evening.

What’s Vitamin F?

The Vitamin F in this serum is Ethyl Linoleate, an unsaturated fatty acid that’s derived from Linoleic acid. Ethyl Linoleate has anti-inflammatory properties and it may also work synergistically with Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate against hyperpigmentation.

Ethyl Linoleate also seems to have anti-acne properties.

Does this product definitely contain Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate?

Well, here’s the thing: as I said in my post, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate and two forms of Vitamin C that are quite similar but they are not exactly the same thing. Despite the name of this serum, Vitamin C is listed as Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate in the ingredients list. 

I think this is a serum worth buying, anyway. I guess that Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate will behave in a similar way on your skin. Plus, at that price, you won’t find any other product on the market with such a high concentration of either of these two forms of vitamin c.

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3. SVR Clairial Hyperpigmentation Serum

This product contains 2% Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate. That’s a medium-strength concentration, but this serum also contains some other intriguing ingredients that may fight stubborn dark spots

Brace yourselves: the names of these ingredients are not as exciting as their properties.

It contains an interesting ester of Ferulic acid called Ethylhexyl Ferulate that may work in combination with Vitamin C against hyperpigmentation and UV damage.

Another interesting ingredient is Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, a skin-lightening compound that was found effective against melasma.

And finally, Diacetyl Boldin was also shown to be effective against hyperpigmentation.

Other potentially beneficial ingredients include Vitamin E, Sodium Hyaluronate and Plankton Extract.

This serum contains fragrance, but probably a very small amount, since it’s the last one in the ingredient list. But if you’re allergic to fragrance, it may not be suitable for you.

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4. Uriage Bariesun SPF50+ Mineral Cream

This is an excellent mineral sunscreen for people with sensitive skin and babies. It contains Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate and Vitamin E too.

It doesn’t contain any preservatives, so it’s worth trying it if your skin is allergic to them. 

I use this daily on my neck and I have never experienced irritation. I don’t use it on my face on a daily basis because, if I apply other products underneath, it makes my face too shiny. It is perfect for a day at the beach, though.

This sunscreen is safe to use everywhere, including the area around the eyes. Also, If chemical sunscreens sting or burn your eyes when you sweat, a mineral sunscreen such as this one is less likely to cause this issue.

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5. Moogoo Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate 25% in Squalane

I need to point out that I am not an affiliate with this company and I don’t earn any commision if you buy this serum. But I had to include it in this list because:

  1. I’m never gonna be the wolf of Wall street personality type. 
  2. I think this may be the product with the biggest Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate concentration on the market

The only other ingredients are Squalane and a bit of Vitamin E. If you’re a fan of Squalane, this could be perfect for you. Plus, the Vitamin C in this product is definitely Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate. 

If you live in the UK, USA or Australia, just click on the respective link to buy it.

If you live in the EU, you can buy it from their EU website, here. However they ship from the UK, and you may have to pay taxes because they don’t prepay taxes like other companies do. Thanks, Brexit!

6. Ingredient Lists

Coconut Alkanes, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ethyl Linoleate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Squalane.

Aqua (Purified Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Silica, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol, Boron Nitride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Bentonite, Ethylhexyl Ferulate, Plankton Extract, Diacetyl Boldine, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Coco-Glucoside, Parfum (Fragrance).

Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide[Nano], Aqua (Water,Eau) , Zinc Oxide[Nano], Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Sodium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Nylon-12, Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate, Alumina, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Glucose, Xanthan Gum, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trehalose, Propylene Carbonate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Citric Acid.

Squalane (Olive), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Oil-Soluble Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E).

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Katoulis A, Alevizou A, Soura E, et al. A double-blind vehicle-controlled study of a preparation containing undecylenoyl phenylalanine 2% in the treatment of melasma in females. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2014;13(2):86-90.

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