3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid

3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid

Appearance:White or almost white powder
Packaging Details:1kg/ Al-foil bag, 25kg/ Drum,or as customer's requirements.
Certification:KOSHER,HALAL,BRC,ORGANIC,ISO9001,ISO22000 etc.
Free sample:available
Stock:in stock

Application Category

What is 3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid?

3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid is a very useful derivative of Vitamin C. It is not only stable but also has amphiphilic properties, which can expand its application range, especially in daily skincare products.

3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid


  1. Low stimulation, high stability.
  2. Strong antioxidant effects.
  3. Excellent stability, resistance to light, heat, pH fluctuations, and oxidation.
  4. High bioavailability, amphiphilic nature, absorbed by the skin easily.
  5. High conversion, easy absorption.
  6. Skin whitening.

Ingredients and Functional Characteristics


  • L-ascorbic acid: It is the core structure of vitamin C, known for its antioxidant properties.
  • Ethyl group: Attached to the 3rd carbon position, which enhances stability and skin penetration compared to L-ascorbic acid.

Functional Characteristics:

  • Antioxidant Properties: 3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid has strong antioxidant properties which can help neutralize free radicals and protect the skin against oxidative stress.
  • Skin Whitening: As we all know, the enzyme can compound melanin synthesis. EAA inhibits melanin production.
  • Stability: One of its significant advantages is stability. when exposed to air or light, It is stable and not easily oxidized. So when we add it to skincare products, the product's shelf life will extend.
  • Skin Penetration: The ethyl group attached to EAA enhances its lipophilic nature, which improves its penetration into the skin. This ensures active vitamin C better delivery to the target skin cells and exerts its effects.
  • Collagen Synthesis: It can stimulate collagen synthesis in the skin. Collagen can keep the skin elasticity and firmness, thus helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Gentle on Skin: It is less irritating to the skin which makes it suitable for individuals with sensitive skin.

Market Trends and Future Prospects

  1. Rising Demand for Skin Brightening and Anti-aging Products: Consumers are seeking products that address hyperpigmentation issues effectively.
  2. Preference for Stable Vitamin C: When we add it to skincare products, the product's shelf life will extend. So more and more people choose it.
  3. Innovation in Formulations: Skincare brands are innovating by integrating EAA into various product formats such as serums, creams, masks, and even sunscreens.
  4. Focus on Anti-aging Benefits: More and more people focus on anti-aging skincare products. So the demand for it will continue to increase.
  5. Increasing of sun damage awareness: There is a growing awareness among consumers about sun damage awareness for skin. So the demand for sun cream will increase. We can add it to sun cream.


  • Antioxidant Effect: It exhibits significant antioxidant properties, helping to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress damage to the skin.
  • Melanin Production Inhibition: It can inhibit the production of melanin, thereby improving uneven and dull complexion.
  • Whitening and Brightening Effect: Its ability to inhibit melanin production can improve skin tone and dullness.
  • Anti-aging: As an antioxidant, it helps protect the skin from environmental damage, slowing down the aging process.
  • Stability: It has excellent stability and is resistant to oxidation and deterioration, thus making it widely used in cosmetics.


Application Fields

  • Skincare Products: Many skincare products such as serums, creams, lotions, and masks.
  • Sun Care Products: Included in sunscreens and day creams.
  • Treatment Serums: It is used for the concentrated treatment of pigmentation, dark spots and uneven skin tone.
  • Cosmetic treatments: Whitening and antioxidant steps in facials, photorejuvenation, etc.



At Jiayuan, we have FSSC22000, ISO22000, HALAL, KOSHER, and HACCP.

3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid certification

Why Choose Us?

With over 20 years of experience, our products have been sold to more than 50 countries and over 3,000 companies worldwide, receiving consistent praise from customers. We possess advanced testing equipment, including 3 Gas Chromatography of Shimadzu, 5 Liquid Chromatography of Shimadzu, 5 Agilent's Gas Chromatography, and supporting automatic polarimeter, Melting-Point-Measuring Instruments, acidimeter, pharmaceutical stability test box, Clarity Test Equipment, etc. These instruments meet our quality analysis needs from raw materials to intermediates and finished products.

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JIAYUAN is a professional manufacturer and supplier of 3-O-Ethyl-L-ascorbic acid. For inquiries, samples, or orders, please contact us at sales@jayuanbio.com.

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