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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.



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


KEY INGREDIENTS
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 SkinCeuticals.com 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.