Product Rating: 4.3/5 (As per 12 Customer Reviews)
INCI: Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin C is a highly popular antioxidant and is known as a required component in the production of collagen, which is what provides skin its suppleness and elasticity. Vitamin C has also been shown to help reduce the appearance of age spots while providing some protection from external environmental stressors. It is widely used in skin care applications.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: Nice quality. Am pleased, I love this vitamin.
By:Julie, Watertown, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Sep-2009
Rating: I only disappoint is that I really wish the NDA would sell this Vitamin C in smaller sizes. People like me who are creating products just for personal use do not need such a large quantity. It would be great to be able to purchase 4 or even 8 ounces, instead of an entire 1.1 pound.
Rating: i have just ordered this product, and waiting for it to arrive... i'm not sure as to how many % of this to be added to a body lotion and/or toner, for example 16 oz (or about 500ml) of body lotion and/or toner? browsed 'd site, and couldn't find a 'recipe' (mentioned from some of 'd reviews) or specific amount/percentage of mixing/incorporating this. i read here though that a papaya extract should be 0.5% of 'd total weight of 'd final product, not sure about vit c. anyone w/ experience pls reply, will appreciate it much. thanks.
will give it an average rate of 3 out of 5. this is my 1st purchase, haven't received 'd order and haven't tried 'd products yet. but will make a follow up review. . .
New Directions Aromatics Response:
Vitamin C is an excellent additive that promotes collagen formation and regenerates skin. However it oxidizes easily in creams and lotions to form a compound that can damage the skin. To use vitamin C generally it is made into a solution with water and ferulic acid first. Ferulic acid (0.5 -1% concentration) is usually added to the solution to stabilize and prevent oxidation of the vitamin C .
The vitamin C is usually made into 10 - 20% solutions in water.
(example - 20 g vitamin C and 1 g of ferulic acid in 79g water = 100g solution)
By:Jellicoe, Chula Vista, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 13-May-2012
Rating: must have item. I use it in my body lotion and the results are quite noticeable from the first time. my colleagues keep asking me what is my beauty secret.
thank you NDA.
By:Adrienne, Kanata, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Magnificent product! it works well when applied with other ingredients as a mask! brightens my skin very well.
By:Chris, Yonkers, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Mar-2010
Rating: I appreciate the reviews from those who add their personal recipes of individual products. I usually head to my kitchen and follow the tips and advice. Vitamin is wonderful for the skin.
By:Sonya, Canon City, Colorado
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-May-2006
Rating: Dissolved 1g of vitamin C powder (1/2g for sensitive skin type) into 10ml of distilled water, then I apply it to the whole face, including eye areas, during the day and at night, I found that it really can prevent age-spots from growing rapidly, firms the skin immediately, and clear uneven skin tones.
A great multi-benefit whitening toner (water). Great price, an easy to use!! Great value!!
By:Edith, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Dissolves easily and great for skin whitening products!
By:Samantha, Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Great product, works well in my lotions and soaps. Highly recommended. And I have bought it several times with no complaints.
Rating: While it's interesting to read other comments, they never sway my own opinion. I thought NDA provided a very potent VITAMIN C powder that easily dispersed in liquids, and would highly recommend to all.
Sometimes it can be confusing with so many raw materials, perhaps the "recipe", formula, or application is in need of assistance from an expert. I commend New Directions on many levels, and have never confused the packaging of essential oil with carrier oils. Thank you to the entire staff at NDA
By:Lynn, Holden Beach, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2007
Rating: I don\'t know about others but I have bad experiences. I just received my order last Friday and found this V C powder is much less refined and soft as the one sold in Philosophy. There\'s no way I can mix it with any facial creams or oils and put it on my face, too scratchy!!
Then I called today (Monday) and asked if I can return it. NO, they said I can\'t once I open it! But, for customers, if one does not open it and have a look and feel, how does one will know?? Comparing to many other cosmetic brands, Saffronrouge (another essential oil dealer) or Costco, this is HORRIBLE customer service!!!
And, their essential oils comes in w PLASTIC bottles!!! If one reads any book or buying guidelines on essential oils, one knows that essential oils should be stored and contained in dark colored glass bottles!!!
I guess you guys only put good reviews on your website to mislead many buyers since I didn\'t see any bad review on the website! So misleading!!
Personally, I\'ll never never buy from this company any any more!
New Directions Aromatics Response:
The Vitamin C we carry is USP grade (United States Pharmacopeia). While we have not had a single other complaint about this product, we would have accepted back the product had it not been used. This was not mentioned in the customer's feedback.
Regarding our Essential Oils, they are packed in amber glass bottles up to the 100ml / 3.3 Fl Oz size, and sizes above that are sold in specially coated Aluminum containers. You cannot have operations around the world and sell to Medical Practices, Aromatherapy Schools, and large scale Manufacturers without understanding how oils are to be packaged, and how they are to be sold.
We have never packaged Essential Oils in plastic containers.
Lastly, we post all responses - even the negative and those without merit. We are proud of our quality, and this is reflected in feedback on our products and on our company. While we regret that this customer finds us misleading, accepting back used product is not an option for us.
Rating: Great Vitamin C powder that is fine enough to dissolve easily in liquid mixtures to add to soap and skin care products.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).
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Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).
As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).