Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Review
Type of Vitamin C : L-Ascorbic Acid
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic is our top pick for the best vitamin C serum because it’s backed up by numerous scientific studies such as this one conducted in 2005 at Duke University demonstrating the fact ferulic acid stabilizes Vitamin C & E and increased protection against the sun to 8-fold. Another clinical study conducted on 40-60 year old volunteers showed noticeable reduction in wrinkles and skin tightness. Does that mean that Skinceuticals CE Ferulic is only suitable for more mature skin? Definitely not. Everyone can benefit from a serum which increases the skin’s protection against sun damage since UVA related skin damage is generally accumulated throughout a lifetime.
Ingredients for SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic include 15% pure L-ascorbic acid combined with ferulic acid and 1% Vitamin E which improves the skin’s protection against sun damage by 8%. L-Ascorbic acid is only stable with the right PH levels and this product’s PH level is 3 which is ideal in order to allow vitamin C to penetrate deep into the skin.
The ascorbic acid neutralizes free radicals, Vitamin E neutralizes free radicals and ferulic acid minimizes hyperpigmentation. Vitamin E works even better when combined with vitamin C since they are network antioxidants. Ferulic acid protects the skin against three types of free radicals; hydroxyl radical, nitric oxide and superoxide. Skinceuticals CE Ferulic also contains sodium hyaluronate which is a moisturizing property designed to soothe and hydrate skin. Sodium hyaluronate aka hyaluronic acid serum can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
Recommended Usage For Skinceuticals CE Ferulic
Skinceuticals was the first company to discover the specifications that a topical antioxidant must meet in order to penetrate the skin and provide a high level of protection. The texture is thick and ideal for those with normal or combination skin. Skinceuticals CE Ferulic is packed in a dark glass vial and is best stored in a dark, cool dry place (I highly recommend storing it in the fridge for extra longevity). The recommended usage is to apply a few drops to the face and neck in the morning after cleansing and before applying sunscreen or makeup.
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic is not meant to substitute your sunscreen; you should always wear sunscreen (one of the best way to minimize skin damage from UVA/UVB rays). However it will increase the effectiveness of your sunscreen and provide incredible skin benefits. Yes; it is very pricey. However, no other serum on the market is backed up by scientific studies showing its effectiveness as much as Skinceuticals CE Ferulic. If you are person who wants the best of the best then this the product to buy.
What Users Had To Say About Skinceuticals CE Ferulic
Users noted more “beautiful skin”, tightened skin and minimized pores. Users also noted more glowier skin and fewer discolorations. There is a scent which is reminiscent of hot dogs or bacon but it dissipates within a few minutes.
Pros & Cons
What we like the most about Skinceuticals CE Ferulic is the fact that it is highly recommended dermatologists and mentioned in respected medical journals as an effective product. The biggest pro is that Skinceuticals holds the patent for a vitamin c serum with pH levels of 2.5 – 3.0 which makes it ideal for absorption. This guarantees that you’re getting a product which is actually effective which makes the hefty price tag worth it.
Skinceticals CE Ferulic Ingredients
Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Laureth 23, Alpha Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Ferulic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate