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Essentially Natural Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Powder - BP Grade

Essentially Natural Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Powder - BP Grade

Regular price R 29.00
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INCI: Ascorbic acid

Our Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C Powder) is a BP Grade, GMO-free L-ascorbic acid, known for its potent antioxidant properties and skin-soothing benefits. This powerful ingredient can significantly improve the appearance of signs of aging, making it a valuable addition to your skincare routine.

This product is certified: Vegan and Beauty Without Cruelty.

  • Can be used in DIY cosmetic formulations; lotions, creams, sun care and after sun products, shampoos, makeup products
  • Widely used as add-on ingredient in skin-lightening products to correct hyperpigmentation and age spots
  • Ascorbic acid is a highly effective antioxidant that helps neutralise free radicals, protecting the skin from environmental stressors and oxidative damage.
  • Regular use of vitamin C can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, promoting a more youthful and radiant complexion.
  • Vitamin C helps to even out skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation, giving your skin a brighter, more uniform appearance.
  • It stimulates collagen production, which is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.
  • Ascorbic acid has soothing properties that help calm and rejuvenate the skin, making it suitable for sensitive skin types.
  • Ascorbic acid easily penetrates the skin as it has a low molecular weight.
  • pH: 2.3
  • Solubility: water
  • Usage rate in cosmetics: 0.5-10%
  • 1/4 tsp = 1g or 1000mg Vitamin C dose
  • Sprinkle vitamin C powder slowly into water under constant stirring to assure that everything dissolves completely.
  • Should be formulated at pH 4-5 for best results

Pure L-ascorbic acid (BP grade)

SDS available for download here

COA available for download here

Note: A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a document sharing the outcomes of a scientific test. It helps us verify that a product meets the specified standards. These tests are conducted on product batches, so slight variations in results between different batches are normal. If the batch number on this COA doesn't match the one on the product you bought from us, please get in touch with us. This is just one recent instance. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Keep well sealed and store away from children, animals, moisture, sunlight and heat. If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with your medical care-giver before use.

About Preservatives

Our range of preservatives are all suitable for natural and organic formulations, are paraben free and are easy to use. Correctly preserving your products is vital; read more here: Quick Guide To Preservatives

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Customer Reviews

Based on 57 reviews
L. S.
Great Product

I stir this into a gutmicrobe-supporting drink for the rest of my family for immune support. The result is peace of mind.

Quality of Ascorbic Acid not clearly stated

During the recent purchase of Ascorbic Acid (AA) I had to ask in an email, what the quality of the AA was, because the website does not state what quality it is. I received a reply from a sales person (who might have been a chatbot) stating that it was BP quality and that I could request a quality document from Essentially Natural (EN) for the AA. I have a problem with this. Nowhere on the website does EN state it is BP quality. Why not? Nowhere on the label of the AA does it state it is BP quality. Why not? Why should I have to email EN to find out the quality? Why should I have to request a document (after purchase) that could easily not apply to what is in the tub of AA that I bought? I am concerned that EN is too scared to state clearly what they are selling, and if this is true, then that might be because EN is not always putting BP quality into the tub and want to keep a legal escape route. If I was selling top quality BP grade chemicals, that would be the selling point, and I would make sure that the grade was clearly stated in the advert and on the tub label (to elevate it above food grade chemicals). The delivery was very quick. Well done on that.

Dear Howard,

Thank you for your feedback regarding the ascorbic acid product. We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns, as it allows us to improve our product information and customer experience.

Regarding the quality grade of our ascorbic acid, we did clearly list that it is BP grade under the 'Benefits' section of the product page. We have now also updated the product title to include same.

Additionally, we provide the Certificate of Analysis (COA) and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the ascorbic acid. These can be downloaded directly from the product page. These documents serve as verification of the product's quality and specifications.

We understand your concern about wanting to have the quality grade clearly stated, and we strive to be transparent about the products we offer. Please be assured that we have no intention of misrepresenting the quality of our products or providing anything less than what is advertised.

Going forward, the team will not only provide support as promptly and efficiently as possible but also point to where the information is displayed on the product page.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We are committed to providing high-quality products and ensuring our customers have access to accurate and complete information. We are also all very human. :)

Many thanks and kind regards,


Natural preservative

We use Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Powder as a preservative in our food products, no more mold on the edibles.

Value for money

Buy in bulk and save. Value for money. Quality product.

S J.
Ascorbic Acid bomb!

I love this pure ascorbic acid! It's a regular buy for me as my family takes this as an immune booster. Paired with the essentially baking soda this combo works out way cheaper than health shops in store