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Friday, April 3, 2015

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic


SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic is a powerful treatment backed by essential vitamins and antioxidants designed to eliminate hyperpigmentation and prevent future damage from the sun and the elements.

It delivers advanced protection against photoaging - neutralizing free radicals, helping build collagen, and providing unmatched antioxidant protection. More protection means more youthful looking skin and better defense against environmental aging.

Ideal for those with photo-damaged, hyperpigmented, dry, and sensitive skin who want smoother, softer, and more comfortably radiant skin.

Vitamin C clarifies, brightens, and lightens hyperpigmentation. Vitamin E protects skin from damaging free radicals. 

Containing 15% pure L-ascorbic acid and 1% alpha tocopherol (vitamin E), the addition of ferulic acid doubles the already synergistic benefits of our original high-potency formula, C+E, transforming C E Ferulic into a super-antioxidant combination.

The topical combination of vitamin C (15%), vitamin E (1%) and ferulic acid (0.5%) has been patented by SkinCeuticals corporation and is available as a commercial product from and many retailers.  If purchasing this product, make sure to check the expiration date and preferably store the product in a refrigerator tightly closed.

DYI: Alternatively, you can relatively easily make a C+E+ferulic formulation yourself

While the combination of vitamin C, E and ferulic acid appears to have clear advantages over vitamin C alone, a number of limitations remain. First, even though combining vitamin C with vitamin E and ferulic acid makes it more stable, some degradation still occurs and may still be a significant factor depending on the usage and storage conditions. Second, vitamin C is acidic and may be irritating for people with sensitive skin, especially at relatively high concentrations required for stimulating collagen production.