Vitamin C is a powerhouse ingredient known for its many benefits, which include being a potent antioxidant to fight free radicals, promotes collagen production and helps uneven skin tone (brighter skin). There are so many Vitamin C serums out on the market that actually do not work because Vitamin C is a very tricky ingredient to formulate with. Let’s find out if the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Antioxidant Treatment will actually work.

Product Claims:

“C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. This vitamin C serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3), which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness, while brightening skin’s complexion” – SkinCeuticals Website.

Ingredients: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Laureth-23, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Triethanolamine, Ferulic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate.

Price: N76,000

Size: 30ml

HILARY SAYS REVIEW:

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic is my favorite Vitamin C serum, hands down! I have seen a huge difference in my skin since i started using it. Skinceuticals was the brand that discovered the synergistic antioxidant wonders of L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) + Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) + Ferulic Acid. Skinceuticals patented the combined use of these 3 ingredients in its optimal ph between 2.5 – 3. Since then, many brands have tried to copy the winning combination by formulating their products out of the patented pH range…..i still prefer the brand that started it all!

Firstly, I really love that this formulation is so simple and doesn’t include unnecessary ingredients….LOVE IT! You can definitely bank on its claim as based on research, it has the ability to reduce free radicals, defend the skin against oxidative stress, as well as improving multiple signs of aging. It contains 15% L-ascorbic Acid, the potent form of Vitamin C, which is known for its excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. To know more about the effects of Vitamin C on the skin and picking the right form of Vitamin C to use, read here.

Research shows that when 15% ascorbic acid is used with broad-spectrum sunscreen on a daily basis, it can significantly improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and sun damage. Vitamin C is also known to help boost the free-radical protection ability of sunscreen when applied underneath. In order for a vitamin C serum 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%.

The serum also contains two other potent antioxidants – Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) and Ferulic Acid. Ferulic Acid is quite new to skincare but it is known to provide sun-protective and antioxidant benefits to the skin and also enhances the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin C and E.

Although this product is pricey, it is well formulated and will definitely give you desired results. So it’s a thumbs-up from me.

Available for purchase here.

PHOTO CREDIT: Derm Store


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