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SYNTHETIC VS. NATURAL
VITAMINS IN SKINCARE

Skincare should be transparent because what we apply to our skin might penetrate our bodies. However, with the current hype in skincare, many can get confused and find it challenging to select the best skincare treatments. In this contribution, we discuss the option of synthetically prepared vs. natural vitamins.

THE DIFFERENCE | FRESH SERIES | PHAEDRA BOTANICALS
SYNTHETIC VS. NATURAL
VITAMINS IN SKINCARE
Skincare should be transparent because what we apply to our skin might penetrate our bodies. However, with the current hype in skincare, many can get confused and find it challenging to select the best skincare treatments. In this contribution, we discuss the option of synthetically prepared vs. natural vitamins.

SYNTHETIC VS. NATURAL
VITAMINS IN SKINCARE

Skincare should be transparent because what we apply to our skin might penetrate our bodies. However, with the current hype in skincare, many can get confused and find it challenging to select the best skincare treatments. In this contribution, we discuss the option of synthetically prepared vs. natural vitamins.

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VITAMIN C

Did you check the ingredients list when shopping for your last vitamin C serum? It is most probable that if you did, you came across ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid, or many other synthetically derived vitamin C options mentioned below.

So what is ascorbic acid, and why is it cited often as vitamin C?
Ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid is synthetic vitamin C manufactured in a lab. Other forms include calcium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium ascorbate, and sodium ascorbyl phosphate.

They all appear in cosmetics and represent a synthetic form of vitamin C. The chemical structure of ascorbic acid is identical to natural vitamin C. There is just one difference, naturally occurring vitamin C from fruits and vegetables is accompanied by other micronutrients and phytochemicals that are missing in the synthetic form. In contrast, synthetic ascorbic acid is frequently derived from d-sorbitol, often sourced from GMO corn.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

The chief difference between synthetic and naturally occurring vitamins is in their composition. In the case of wholesome fruits added to skincare blends, the naturally occurring vitamins come with many accompanying phytochemicals, while synthetic ones are isolated.

Like the wholesome fruit, which delivers complex micronutrients to your body, raw blended fruits in skincare combine naturally occurring vitamins with phytochemicals and flavonoids that benefit your skin.

Some research also shows that naturally occurring vitamins might be more potentStudies demonstrate that isolated ingredients may not be as effective when removed from their complex phytochemical composition. 

The delicate synergy of phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables is responsible for the antioxidant properties of the plant. In the same matter, fruits and vegetables can support our health; raw, unrefined extracts can keep our skin’s healthy balance. The only problem with freshly blended fruits that target the delivery of complex vitamins and phytochemicals is their stability.

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Phaedra Botanicals Fresh Series delivers blended freeze-dried fruits in their always freshly-prepared serums, providing broad-spectrum and naturally-occurring vitamins. Learn more about our FRESH SERIES ⟶

OUR SOLUTION: THE FRESH SERIES

In our Fresh Series, we presented a solution to this problem. We designed complex serums that address the delivery of phytochemicals, antioxidants, and broad-spectrum vitamins via wholesome freeze-dried fruits and vegetables and botanic extracts.

We add these essential wholesome blends to the final phase of our serums, which are always prepared fresh after order and thus delivered at their most potent.

The freeze-drying technique, which aims to deliver the highest possible vitamin C content of our exotic fruits selected for their phytochemical composition, contributes significantly to the effectiveness of our serums. This modern extraction technique preserves the highest possible concentration of the original phytochemical composition of the fruit.

Phaedra's Exclusive Fresh Series
Phaedra Botanicals Fresh Series delivers blended freeze-dried fruits in their always freshly-prepared serums, providing broad-spectrum and naturally-occurring vitamins. Learn more about our FRESH SERIES ⟶