AA2G | Ascorbyl Glucoside | NAGASE Personal Care



Healthier, Brighter,
Younger-Looking Skin

Stabilized time-released Vitamin C
Protects against UV-induced damage
Brightens and evens skin tone

A stabilized and long-lasting Vitamin C, which features multiple daily and special skin care benefits, including skin brightening

  • Supplies Vitamin C continuously
  • Inhibits production of melanin
  • Lightens eumelanin and improves pigmentation
  • Protects from skin damage caused by UV lights
  • Improves wrinkles and skin texture

Formulation stability of AA2G™

AA2G™ is resistant to discoloration during production and storage of cosmetic products compared to other Vitamin C derivatives.
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Reduces age spots

Lotion containing AA2G™ reduced and lightened age spots.
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Lotion with 2% AA2G™ or placebo was applied on the face of 46 females with age spots twice a day for 12 weeks. Score of lightness was determined by a dermatologist using skin tone color chart made by Japan Color Research Institute.

Reduces wrinkles and improves moisture content

Cream containing AA2G™ reduced the wrinkle index and increased moisture content in eye area.

Reduces UV damage

AA2G™ suppressed cell damage on epidermal cells caused by UVA.
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Structural formula of L-Ascorbic Acid 2-Glucoside

One glucose molecule is bound to the reaction site, 2' hydroxyl group of Vitamin C, to improve stability.
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Skin Care
Sun Care
Lotions, Toners, Milk Lotions, Creams, Gels, Serums/Essences, Sunscreens
Skin Care0.5-5.0%
Ascorbyl Glucoside
White to yellowish-white powder or crystaline powder and odorless
Store in a cool, dark and dry place.
Twelve (12) months from the production date
Tin-free steel can in a carton box (net 10 kg) or zipper aluminum-laminated bag (net 1 kg)
Data acquired
After preparing an AA2G™ solution, neutralize it by using an alkaline agent before adding it to the formulation. Avoid heating for a long time at high temperature.
*Quasi-drugs containing AA2G™ as an active ingredient are approved in Japan. The claims are listed as: “Preventing pigmentation from sunlight in age spots and freckles” or “Suppressing melanin synthesis and preventing pigmentation in age spots and freckles.”
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About Us

NAGASE Specialty Materials drives value for market innovators. We are a distributor of specialty chemicals and a manufacturer of chemical ingredients for industries impacting everyday life around the world. We are committed to adding value to our customers’ product development and manufacturing processes with extensive resources to fulfill that commitment.


We empower bold people with big ideas. For more than 40 years, we’ve driven value for market innovators in various industries, and we continue to do so today.

Manufacturing is holistic. Every stage determines outcomes. We add value all along the manufacturing journey -- from the seed of an idea to getting your products into the hands of people who need them most.

NAGASE Specialty Materials is a distributor of specialty chemicals and a manufacturer of chemical technologies. We provide solutions for industries impacting everyday life around the world: textiles; coatings; inks; plastics; packaging; automotive; aerospace; personal care; household, industrial and institutional; pharmaceutical; and electronics. We are chemists and problem-solvers, scientists and creative thinkers.

We began in 1985 as Fitz Chem. Our founder’s motto: Grow through reputation. We became known as a company where people and ideas could thrive. In 2017, after three decades of growth, we became part of NAGASE Group, an $8 billion innovator known for making high-end Japanese technologies accessible globally.

Our collective values came from a shared passion for customer success, trust and respect, and honest communication. With global access to experts and ahead-of-the-wave technologies, our unique chemistries give customers a competitive edge.

Today, we offer innovation centers that support R&D and application testing, an expansive supplier network enabling unmatched access to materials, and a market-solution driven mindset to address complex process challenges.

NAGASE was founded in 1832 as a specialized purveyor of dyes and chemicals. NAGASE Group includes 100+ group companies and more than 6,000 team members in 27 countries and regions, providing value-added opportunities in global markets. Along with our worldwide reach, we continue to provide dedicated support and commitment to our customers. What is important to you inspires us to deliver our best work with the greatest of care.

Our beginnings were humble.

The year was 1985. Founder Robert Becker, a veteran in the chemical industry, launched Fitz Chem as a place where people and ideas could thrive. His motto: Grow through reputation.

Fast forward to 2017. After three decades of growth, the perfect partner found us. NAGASE, an $8 billion innovator known for high-end Japanese technologies, shared our foundational values – a passion for building other people’s success, trust and respect, and honest communication. With global access to experts and ahead-of-the-wave technologies, our unique chemistries give customers an opportunity to win.

Today, we are a hybrid company.

Fitz Chem NAGASE Group is both a traditional distributor of specialty chemicals and a manufacturer of chemical formulations. We are scientists and technology geeks, thinkers and creatives. We are always questioning: What is the impact of our work on the future of consumer goods?

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In a marketplace where rapid change is the norm, a promise kept can mean the difference between going to market on time and missing a critical window of opportunity altogether. Our reputation is built on unshakable ground: on-time delivery and shipping, suppliers prepared for orders with minimal disruption, access to chemists and industry experts, and a flawless track record of follow-through rooted in our values.