Skinceuticals Phloretin CF Review

Type of Vitamin C : L-Ascorbic Acid

Skinceuticals Phloretin CF is an antioxidant product designed to provide advanced environmental protection and minimize discoloration. Powerful ingredients include 2% phloretin, 10% vitamin c and 0.5% ferulic acid.  It’s packed in a dark glass vial and dispensed using a dropper. CF Phloretin is best suited suited for those with oilier skin due to the denatured alcohol content.

Phloretin is a powerful bioflavonoid often found in the skin of apples and is also anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and has been studied for its ability to regulate pigment and its ability to penetrate deep into the layers of the dermis. Skinceuticals CF Phloretin works to improve skin tone, brighten and reduce hyperpigmention. This antioxidant protects the skin from free radicals including UVA and UVB rays and pollution.

Skinceuticals Phloretin CF encourages the skin’s natural repair process and accelerates cellular turnover leading to improved skin texture. As a result you may notice less discoloration and dullness. It works by delaying the deposition of sugar deposits into the skin which can harden collagen. It also enhances skin tone and radiance.  The recommended usage is to apply 4-5 drops to the face and neck area. It’s a good idea to apply it to dry skin (not damp) and let it dry before applying moisturizer and makeup. The product is completely scentless which is a big plus since many people are sensitive or allergic to harsh fragrances.

Skinceuticals Phloretin CF is packaged in a dropper glass bottle which means you’ll have to be extra careful not to drop it. It’s a good idea to store this product in the refrigerator in order to extend its longevity since exposure to oxygen can cause oxidation. Close to the bottle tightly after use in order to minimize oxidation.

Clinical studies show that Skinceuticals Phloretin CF provides powerful protection against UV rays. Once absorbed the serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours and can’t  be washed off which means it’s ideal for usage under sunscreen and will last the entire day.

What Reviewers Had To Say About Skinceuticals Phloretin CF 

Users noted tighter and brighter skin and more of a glow with regular use. Some noted more radiant and smoother skin with fewer discolorations.

Pros & Cons

The main pros are smoother and firmer skin with fewer discoloration. The cons are the high price tag and the fact that this product contains denatured alchohol may be a deal breaker for some. Denatured alchol is not necessarily bad but it may dry your skin depending on your skin type. Those with oily skin may prefer Skinceuticals Phloretin CF over Skinceuticals CE ferulic because it the texture is a bit dryer.

Skinceuticals Phloretin CF Ingredients

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denaturated, Ascorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Triethyl Citrate, Phloretin, Ferulic Acid

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Jackie C.
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