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Phloretin CF Antioxidant Serum for Normal, Oily, Combination and Ageing skin types

Helps prevent free radical damage, diminishes the appearance of discolouration and improves skin tone and texture
Phloretin CF is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 101.
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Phloretin CF is a powerful antioxidant face serum featuring a patented combination of 2% Phloretin, ... Read full description

Phloretin CF Antioxidant Serum for Normal, Oily, Combination and Ageing skin types

Phloretin CF Antioxidant Serum for Normal, Oily, Combination and Ageing skin types

Helps prevent free radical damage, diminishes the appearance of discolouration and improves skin tone and texture

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Phloretin CF is a powerful antioxidant face serum featuring a patented combination of 2% Phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid.

This topical ferulic acid serum provides advanced protection against environmental damage and neutralises free radicals. Phloretin CF helps to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and improves skin tone, for a brighter looking complexion.

  • Helps to reinforce skin's natural protection against free radicals
  • Refines texture for a smooth and more uniform skin tone
  • Paraben-free and ideal for normal, oily, combination, and ageing skin types
  • Excellent complement to sunscreen for enhanced protection

Key Ingredients

  • 2% Phloretin
  • 10% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid)
  • 0.5% Ferulic Acid



*Please be aware that ingredient lists for products in our brand are updated regularly. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package for the most up-to-date list of ingredients to ensure it is suitable for your personal use.

How is SkinCeuticals committed to becoming more sustainable?

SkinCeuticals is committed to looking for ways to improve the sustainability profile of our formulas and ingredient development by aiming to follow these principles:

  • Reduce our water footprint index
  • Source more renewable ingredients
  • Increase biodegradability (of rinse-off formulas)
  • Minimise our packaging through continuous optimisation and innovation and greater use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials.

With a synergistic combination of potent antioxidants - Phloretin, pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), and ferulic acid - Phloretin CF is formulated according to the Duke Antioxidant patent. This ensures effective delivery of vitamin C to the skin. In order for our topical vitamin C to be effective it must be formulated with pure l-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) at an acidic pH within the 2.0-3.5 pH range and have a concentration between 10-20%. SkinCeuticals is the only brand to formulate according to these parameters

All SkinCeuticals antioxidant formulations have been tested in final packaging and have been confirmed to remain stable and effective for 36 months, and up to 6 months after opening. L-ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C) is known to change color with time, however oxidation is minimal in SkinCeuticals antioxidant and the formulation is proven to remain effective.


How to Use

  • Apply four to five drops to a dry face, neck, and chest in the morning after cleansing and toning. Complete your regimen with a SkinCeuticals sunscreen.
  • When used together, SkinCeuticals antioxidants and broad-spectrum sunscreens provide the most complete protection against visible aging caused by environmental aggressors.

1. Cleanse & Tone

Cleanse and tone the skin. Pat dry.

We recommend
Gentle Cleanser

2. Prevent

Apply 4-5 drops of Phloretin CF to a dry face, neck, and chest.

We recommend
Phloretin CF

3. Protect

Apply moisturiser and then protective broad-spectrum sun protection.

We recommend
Sheer Mineral UV Defense


Clinical Results

Individual results at 18 weeks. Invidual results may vary.

Before and after results

Protocol: 24-week clinical study, 35 subjects. Subjects used SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser and a sunscreen daily.

Dr. Emma Craythorne x SkinCeuticals Antioxidants

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a winner! This product proves itself over time. I recently missed a few days of applying it to my skin and used a different serum, and the difference was apparent. In addition to providing great sun protection Phlorentin CF really firms up my skin. My forehead has less expression lines than in comparison to when I do not apply it. It also really enhances my complexion like no other serum has yet; it gives you a great summer glow. I prefer the texture to the other antioxidant serums, as it is not sticky and absorbs straight into the skin. This is really nicely paired up with the HA intensifier as it provides just the right level of hydration for my combination skin. It seems to balance out the oiliness of my t-zones. This is now my must have.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good! I only received the product 4 days ago and have been asked to write a review already!? I can’t give an in-depth account of how I’m getting on with the Phloretin CF as it’s too early to tell, but as my title says - so far so good! My skin can be quite sensitive, so I’ve been using this every other morning, to allow my skin to acclimatise. I’ve not had any irritation or breakouts. The product also feels good on my skin; no tackiness or residue. Looking forward to seeing how this product works for my skin over the next month or so.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smoother looking skin A lady gave me this in a sample bottle to try and after only 4 days of using it I saw the difference. My skin looks smoother, finer lines, non greasy/shiny. My skin feels tighter and non greasy which makes me feel more confident. After 2 weeks I still have 1/3 bottle, but will need to purchase more.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely I have been using this products for several weeks now and I love it. It absorbs into my skin beautifully, instantly takes away the feeling of any dryness I usually have after cleansing my face, and it doesn't leave any sort of sticky or greasy residue. I have been using this together with the advanced pigment corrector and my skin is already seeing the benefits. The pigmentation on my hands and face seem to be fading (as I use on the top of my hands too), and my skin is looking more evenly toned and brighter.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant I really love this product. This daytime VIt C is so easy to use but a very powerful serum. I’ve noticed in the 3 weeks since starting to use this product, that my skin tone is a lot more even and pigmentation has reduced. That on top of the fact that it is a powerful antioxidant which will protect my skin in the years to come. I’ve noticed too that my skin is more radiant and therefore looks younger. I am very happy with this product and will definitely be including it in my future skin care regime.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Balanced skin tone It took a little time for me to notice the benefits of using Phloretin CF. I have been using it daily for about 1 month now. Some skinceuticals products have an almost instant effect but I didn't find that with this one. I persisted with it though and am glad that I did. My skin tone seems to have evened out more since introducing Phloretin CF to my skincare regime. If you're looking to give it a try, be aware that it make take time and consistent use to see the benefits. It does work though.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best antioxidant for face ever! I was addicted to CE Ferulic but it was nice to try this PHLORETIN CF as my skin is a combination skin. I think PHLORETIN CF is better for combination skin as it absorbs so quickly.The results is just as good as CE Ferulic. Amazing serum to protect my skin all day long and improve my skin significantly. It does brighten my skin and make all dark spot after my period disappear so quickly. I love this serum and will continue using it for long time. Thanks Skinceuticals for such a great serum.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Preventative Measure Finally, a product I can rely on to keep away the toll of the weather/environment on my skin. I use it under my SPF especially now it's summer as I usually get a little pigmentation. So far so good and I definitely use it on any blemish scars. It's a lightweight serum and absorbs quickly and doesn't clog your pores (which is important in summer when you have layers of SPF and then make-up!) This is a staple for prevention of dull skin. Really happy with the Skin Ceuticals Range.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works very well I've been using Phloretin CF for a couple of weeks now so I can't comment on the long term effects, but after one or two days of purging my skin is looking great. I have used the Silymarin CF in the past and whilst they both seem to give the same great results, the Phloretin CF absorbs into my skin much quicker so I would probably choose to use this one again in the future. Only given 4 stars due to the high price, although a little does go a long way.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Essential for Great Skin I consider Phloretin an essential for daily use. The liquid formula sinks into my skin quickly, allowing it to be layered underneath any moisturiser and SPF. I use it daily in the morning direct onto my skin after cleansing. Leave it about 30 to 60 seconds then apply moisturiser. This product together with SPF has allowed my skin to become almost age-spot free. My skin looks much clearer and more even toned. I'm very happy with this product and can highly recommend it.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Velvet youth feeling I am male with 37 years old and already trying to manage the aging process. My recent use of Phloretin CF has been showing steady gradual improvement. The 10% vitamim C it gets into the skin helping to prevent flaccidity and enhacing the brightness of my skin during the day. The UV protection is another special thing to consider. I rather much more rely on my Phloretin CF instead of consider add a sunblock protector. So far I am having a fabulous experience
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!!! I've been using just for 3 weeks, before i was using CE Ferulic wich component is present on this product as well, and i love both, they make the apperance of my fine lines much smoother, i noticed a huge difference on the lines on my forehead. My makeup looks much more beautiful now. M y skin looks brighter and smoother. Really recommend it!
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