Ascorbyl Palmitate is a form of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) esterified with palmitic acid, a completely saturated natural fatty acid with 16 carbon atoms. It comes in the form of a white-light yellow powder and represents a fat-soluble form of vitamin C. Given the greater affinity for lipids, Ascorbyl Palmitate rapidly penetrates through the skin and cell membranes, where it exerts its antioxidant action, contributing to prevent cellular aging, reducing lipid peroxidation, cell oxidation and collagen degeneration, for the synthesis of which vitamin C plays a fundamental role. Ascorbyl Palmitate is also used as a food supplement and to preserve foods from oxidation.

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