Stabilization of L-ascorbic acid in cosmetic emulsions

Sehui Kim, Tai Gyu Lee

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The prevention of the oxidation of L-ascorbic acid in cosmetic emulsions was investigated. First, its stability was tested to determine the optimum ratio, and the effects of changes in the pH, color, and concentration of L-ascorbic acid in the emulsions were investigated. The kinetics of L-ascorbic acid in emulsions were studied through HPLC. The inclusion of glycerine in the dispersion was more effective in maintaining the initial L-ascorbic acid content than the inclusion of propylene glycol, butylene glycol or DI water. A zero-order reaction model best fitted the butylene glycol-in-oil emulsion, whereas a first-order model best fitted the water-in-oil emulsion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 25

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© 2017 The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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