Scientists report new advances in understanding vitamin C degradation. These advances are featured on the most recent cover of Angewandte Chemie's International Edition. We were particularly excited to see this article because we spent so much time studying vitamin C degradation when maximizing the stability of SwimSpay.
Time, concentration, temperature, and oxygen sources all play into how vitamin degrades into a variety of bi-products. One of our greatest challenges when designing SwimSpray was providing a stable vitamin C solution that would remain highly efficient over time. (If you have ever tried to simply pour ascorbic acid in water, you might notice that it turns brown and gives off a gas after a few weeks).