Dermatica - Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid
Dermatica - Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid
Dermatica - Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid
Dermatica - Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid
Dermatica - Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid

A month’s worth of daily antioxidant protection that shields the skin from UV and free radical damage, dullness and loss of firmness.

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Triple antioxidant protection

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Firming, lifting and anti-ageing

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Unbeatable brightening

The science

Pure vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a gold standard, dermatologist-approved ingredient in anti-ageing skincare. It protects from UV and free radical damage, and delivers unparallelled brightening action to target dullness, skin ageing and pigmentation.


Full ingredients:

Aqua, Ascorbic Acid 15%, Glycerin, Propanediol, D-Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ferulic Acid, Arginine, Dimethicone, Polyurethane 39, C13-15 Alkanes, Sodium hyaluronate, Polyacrylate-13, Polysorbate 20, Polyisobutene, Isohexadecane, Isododecane, Phenoxyethanol, Vitamin E Acetate, Sodium Metabisulphite, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin

How to use

Apply 1–2 pumps to clean, dry skin in the morning before sunscreen. If your skin is very dry, use a moisturiser before adding sunscreen.


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Discover the latest breakthrough in anti-ageing. This daily antioxidant cream helps brighten, boost collagen and protect from UV and free radical damage, with enough for one month in a single bottle.

Since ascorbic acid can degrade when exposed to light and air, every part of this product, from the formulation to the packaging, has been optimised to guarantee its freshness.

  • Produced in small, precision batches and shipped quickly for optimal freshness.
  • 15% potency is verified through clinical assays. Optimal ascorbic acid strength is assured from the first application to the very last.
  • Each one month supply is packaged in airtight opaque bottles and designed to be used within 28 days.
Ascorbic acid stability study

Visible results
in as little as 6 weeks

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Harnessing pure vitamin C at 15%, each application is highly targeted to help prevent and repair loss of firmness in the skin.

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Combined with vitamin E and ferulic acid, it helps provide a triple antioxidant defence against UV damage and air pollution.

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Our glycerin and Ceramide Complex base locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier, for the perfect base under sunscreen and makeup.

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Ingredients backed by science

Each product is created by dermatology experts and formulation scientists to help you achieve and maintain healthy skin.

How to add Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid to your morning routine

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  • Cleanse
  • Treat
  • Moisturise
  • Protect

  • Apply 1–2 pumps of Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid to clean, dry skin in the morning before sunscreen.

The science

Dr Catriona Maybury, Consultant Dermatologist
“I recommend ascorbic acid for optimal protection against sunlight, pollution, ageing, dark spots and dullness.”
Dr. Catriona Maybury, Consultant Dermatologist

About this product

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Airless pump bottle

Prevents exposure to light and air

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100% recyclable

Dispose of it with your household recycling

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Not tested on animals

All our products are vegan and cruelty free


What is ascorbic acid?
Ascorbic acid, also known as pure vitamin C, is a gold standard, dermatologist-approved ingredient in skincare. It delivers unparallelled brightening action on dullness, skin ageing, UV and free radical damage and pigmentation.
What does ‘Fresh Batch’ mean?
Though potent, ascorbic acid is an unstable ingredient that traditional skincare struggles to handle well. Our product is called Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid because we’re able to produce it in small, precision batches, guaranteeing ingredient strength for the best possible results. To prevent degradation, you’ll also receive your product in airtight, opaque packaging and it’s designed to be used in one month.
How do you know if ascorbic acid has degraded or expired?
Due to its instability, ascorbic acid can degrade relatively quickly and the shelf life is shorter than some other skincare products. This is why we’ve packaged our product in airtight, opaque bottles and it’s only designed to be used for one month. When your product has degraded, you’ll usually notice the colour change to a distinct yellow, brown or orange colour. Don’t worry though, this oxidisation is a natural chemical reaction that happens over time. It’s harmless, but it does mean that the product has lost its effectiveness so you should stop using it.
Can I use Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid with my personalised formula?
Yes, you can use an ascorbic acid serum alongside other skincare products including your personalised formula. Our dermatology experts advise that you use them at different times of the day. Use your Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid in the morning before sunscreen, and your personalised formula at night.
Which skincare products should I avoid?
While using Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid our experts recommend that you avoid using physical exfoliants or liquid exfoliants like AHAs, BHAs or PHAs. If you notice that your skin barrier becomes irritated or inflamed after applying ascorbic acid, take a break for a few days until the inflammation calms down before resuming use. If this becomes painful or unbearable, reach out to our experts or your doctor for advice.
Are there any side effects?
Some people with sensitive skin may experience mild irritation or redness when using ascorbic acid. If you think this includes you, do a patch test before applying the serum to your entire face. Also, always use sunscreen (SPF30+) during the day to give your skin added protection.
How should I store my product?
To maintain the stability and potency of ascorbic acid, store your product in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight.
Can I use an ascorbic acid serum during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Ascorbic acid is safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. If you’re unsure and you’re a Dermatica customer, you can reach out to your dermatology expert to answer any of your questions.
What is the recommended concentration of ascorbic acid in a skincare product?
The most effective concentrations of ascorbic acid in skincare serums typically range from 10% to 20%. Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid has a 15% concentration to provide a potent amount of ascorbic acid, while accommodating as many skin types as possible.
Why is Vitamin C 15%: Fresh Batch Ascorbic Acid combined with vitamin E and ferulic acid?
Vitamin C, E and ferulic acid provide a triple-layer defence against damaging environmental stressors like UV rays and air pollution, which are key contributors to premature ageing.

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