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Ferulic Acid: What is it & Benefits for Skin

From where it comes from, to how to introduce it into your skincare routine, discover everything you need to know about the powerful antioxidant, Ferulic Acid.

What is Ferulic Acid?

While it sounds like something from a science lesson, Ferulic Acid is a powerful antioxidant that is actually found in the cell walls of plants such as apples, wheat, peanuts, rice and oranges, where it helps the plant to protect and preserve itself. So what happens when you apply it to the skin? First of all, it helps to neutralise harmful free radicals in our environment which can cause deep structural damage and ageing signs to appear prematurely. Ferulic Acid can also help to suppress radiation-induced oxidative reactions in the skin and prevent UV-induced pigmentation from appearing or becoming more prominent.

Benefits of Ferulic Acid for Skin

So, what happens when you apply Ferulic Acid to the skin?

Antioxidant protection: It helps to neutralise harmful free radicals in our environment, which can cause ageing signs to appear prematurely.

Brighter skin and more even tone: Hyperpigmentation refers to areas of the skin which are darker than the surrounding areas, caused by an overproduction of the pigment melanin. Ferulic Acid can prevent the production of melanin, which can help brighten the skin and even its tone.

Adding Ferulic Acid to Your Skincare Routine

Visible Signs of Ageing | Normal, Dry and Combination Skin Types

C E Ferulic is one of SkinCeuticals best-selling daytime antioxidant serums, formulated for dry, normal and combination skin with 15% pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), 0.5% Ferulic Acid and 1% Vitamin E. This patented antioxidant formula is clinically proven to increase the skin’s natural environmental protection by up to 8 times, while protecting the skin against free radicals in our environment, such as from UV rays, pollution and infrared radiation*. With regular daily use, this serum is also clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin firmness by up to 34% and enhance skin radiance by up to 404%**.

Discolouration | Normal, Oily and Combination Skin Types

Phloretin CF is a daytime antioxidant serum that is formulated for normal, oily and combination skin types, and contains 10% pure Vitamin C, (L-Ascorbic Acid), 2% Phloretin and 0.5% Ferulic Acid. It also helps to reinforce the skin’s defence against free radical damage while improving the appearance of skin tone and texture with its patented triple antioxidant formula – this makes it particularly effective at targeting dullness and discolouration. If you prefer a lightweight gel texture over a serum, Phloretin CF Gel provides the same benefits and formula but in a different format.

Blemishes | Normal, Oily and Combination Skin Types

Silymarin CF is a daytime antioxidant serum that is formulated for normal, oily and combination skin types. Also suitable for acne prone skin. Targeting the skin concerns oiliness, blemishes and rough texture, it helps reinforce skin’s natural protection from free radical damage and prevent oil oxidation which can lead to blemishes. Silymarin CF contains 0.5% Silymarin, 15% Pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), 0.5% Ferulic Acid, and 0.5% Salicylic Acid to reduce oil oxidation, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce excess oil.

Sensitivity | All Skin Types Including Sensitive

Serum 10 is a great option if your skin is on the sensitive side. It combines Ferulic Acid with fast-absorbing Vitamin C to help protect the skin from free radicals and environmental damage. This gentle serum also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while restoring a healthier, radiant look to the skin.

Visible Signs of Ageing Around the Eye

You can also complement the results of your daily serum with our AOX+ Eye Gel. This lightweight gel features Ferulic Acid within its powerful triple antioxidant formula to combat signs of fatigue and restore a rested appearance to the delicate eye area.

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*Clinical evaluation. Average result compared with untreated skin. **Clinical study, 54 subjects. Percentages are average improvement of score from visual grading.

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