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The Power of Oil Soluble Vitamin C

By jennifer rotondo  •   4 minute read

The Power of Oil Soluble Vitamin C

Ingredients Power from Plants 

At Urthy Scents, we value connection – connection with the people and world around us, connection with our senses, and even connection with the products we put on our bodies. In the daily hustle and bustle, we tend to rush through our self-care routines without giving a second thought to the products we choose. But it’s worth taking the time to pause and cultivate a deeper connection to what we’re putting on our skin day after day. After all, our skin is our bodies’ largest organ – so it’s important to treat it with care and respect.  

A craving for knowledge and connection to the products we use is why we want to shine a light on the natural, high-quality ingredients we use in our body care formulas. We’re proud of what’s not on our ingredients list – all of our home and body products are free of phthalates, parabens, artificial colors, and other known hormone disruptors. But we’re just as excited to celebrate what is in our products – luxurious, naturally-derived plant ingredients that work in harmony with your body. 

We invite you to connect to the real ingredients we use in our product lines, including oil soluble vitamin C – found in Urthy Scents’ KWENCH Body Oils. It’s just one of Earth’s incredible botanical gifts that your skin will love. 

Searching for a way to make your skin look even more luminous? Look no further than oil soluble vitamin C; it’s packed with properties that promote the appearance of brighter, more even-looking skin, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Oil Soluble Vitamin C – Your Skin’s Little Ray of Sunshine

Vitamin C is prized in the skincare world because of its ability to brighten and clarify the skin, while boosting collagen production. That said, normal vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is known for being unstable. Additionally, it takes high levels to be beneficial to the skin, which can lead to skin irritation. For that reason, we use a different form of vitamin C known as tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate – but we’ll just stick to calling it oil soluble vitamin C. 


The oil soluble vitamin C we use in our KWENCH Body Oil is highly stable, giving it a longer shelf life. It can also penetrate deeper into the skin, thanks to its fattier content. That deeper penetration creates longer-lasting moisture for your skin. 

What It Is

The vitamin C that we use in our KWENCH Body oil is naturally derived from fruits and vegetables that are rich in the nutrient. Such sources can include citrus fruits, leafy greens, papaya, broccoli, and kiwi. Vitamin C is prized in the skincare world because it promotes the appearance of a brighter, more even-looking skin tone and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Since pure vitamin C in its ascorbic acid form is highly unstable, our formulaters process it into tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate – aka, oil soluble vitamin C – in order to make it more suitable for use in skincare products. 

How It Works 

According to some research, oil soluble vitamin C is better for the skin than ascorbic acid because its fatty acid component helps aid penetration. In fact, research has shown that oil soluble vitamin C absorbs three times deeper than regular ascorbic acid. Once the oil soluble vitamin C is absorbed into the skin, it works in conjunction with vitamin E (which is already in your skin naturally), so it can nourish your skin on a deeper level. 

Oil soluble vitamin C’s deeper level of absorption means formulators can use less of the ingredient and still yield richly-hydrating results. This is important because high levels of vitamin C can sometimes cause irritation for those with more sensitive skin. 

Beautiful Botanicals for Every Body

We believe that your body care should be more than just something you apply in the morning before rushing out the door. It should be something you connect with – after all, your body deserves the very best. By learning more about what goes into our KWENCH products, we hope you feel more knowledgeable and empowered to treat your skin – and your whole self – with love.   

 With Urthy Scents’ collection of botanical ingredients, you can rest easy knowing your body is being nourished by the incredible power of plants. We love that these ingredients work in harmony with your body to let your natural beauty shine through. 

Glow on, goddess...Jen


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