Vitamin C: An Antioxidant Powerhouse for Your Skin

Vitamin C: An Antioxidant Powerhouse for Your Skin

What is it and what can it do?

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that reduces signs of aging, repairs damaged skin, accelerates collagen synthesis, and corrects hyperpigmentation.

You'll find it in Eight Saints products as Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP). This is the most stable form of vitamin C - it will never oxidize or decrease in effectiveness with time. It easily penetrates the skin, unlike ascorbic acid, which is not easily absorbed.

Above all, this form of vitamin C is a powerful acne fighter and a anti-aging powerhouse.  

How it works:

SAP is a naturally-occurring, water-soluble derivative of vitamin C. Some research indicates that the body turns it into vitamin C on the skin, though there’s still more that needs to be done to confirm that claim.

SAP is significantly more stable and bioavailable than other forms of vitamin C, including:

  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP)
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • and other common derivatives

Big-Picture Benefits

As part of your skincare regimen, vitamin C will help:

  • Fight and prevent acne
  • Reduce common signs of aging, such as hyperpigmentation
  • Repair oxidative photo-damage
  • Pigment reduction

Major Acne Fighter

Vitamin C helps with sun spots and aging - but did you know it’s also extremely effective at fighting acne?

One study found that just a 1% concentration of SAP had a strong antimicrobial effect against acne for a full 8 hours! It also found that lotion with 5% SAP was ranked as “excellent or good” by 76.9% of users - much higher than the average prescribed acne treatment!

The researchers concluded that “SAP can be used in a non-antibiotic and effective treatment or co-treatment of acne with no side effects, which makes it particularly attractive for cosmetic purposes.”

So how exactly does it accomplish all of this? Well, one of the major causes of acne is lipid peroxidation, aka the oxidation of sebum. This is the process in which free radicals "steal" electrons from the lipids in cell membranes, resulting in cell damage. It’s the number one cause of inflammation in acne. SAP can reduce this UVA-induced sebum oxidation byup to 40% - pretty impressive stuff.

Anti-Aging Powerhouse

Because of its ability to neutralize free radicals, vitamin C canreduce oxidative stress and slow down the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

It also stabilizes the skin’s collagen and elastin, both of which are necessary for plumped, radiant, youthful skin.

Makes Your Sunscreen Stronger

By protecting against UV damage, vitamin C assists in preventing sunburn. It enhances the photo-protective properties of sunscreen, thus make your sunscreen stronger.  

Great For All Skin Types

We’ve fine-tuned the art of vitamin C, creating a product that’s strong enough to boost collagen production without causing redness or irritation. But that’s not always easy to find. Make sure you choose gentle, non-irritating formulations of vitamins for skin health. That way you'll enjoy all the benefits without unnecessary skin irritation.


Vitamin C, like all antioxidants, is vulnerable to destabilization when exposed to air and light. So make sure that you choose a formula packed in an opaque tube with an air-restrictive bottle and a sealed pump.

Enjoy the benefits for yourself. Try these products made with vitamin C: Down to Earth, Cloud Whip, Pep Rally