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Ferulic Acid



Ferulic Acid (FA) is a goodie that can be found naturally in plant cell walls. There is a lot of it especially in the bran of grasses such as rice, wheat and oats. 

FA - whose main job is to be an antioxidant - owes its fame to a 2005 research that discovered that adding in 0.5% FA to a 15% Vitamin C + 1% Vitamin E solution not only stabilizes the highly unstable, divaish Vit C, but it also doubles the photoprotection abilities of the formula. 

Couple of other studies show that FA just by itself is also a nice addition to cosmetic formulations: it can penetrate the skin (which is kind of important to do the job) and it has protecting properties against UV caused skin damage.

So if you spot it on the ingredient list be happy about it. :)

Show me some proof

  • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Volume 79 (3) – Mar 1, 1999, Ferulic and caffeic acids as potential protective agents against photooxidative skin damage
  • The Journal of investigative dermatology., 2005 Oct;125(4):826-32., Ferulic acid stabilizes a solution of vitamins C and E and doubles its photoprotection of skin.
  • International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 79 (3) – Mar 1, 1999, A comparison of skin delivery of ferulic acid and its derivatives: Evaluation of their efficacy and safety

Products with Ferulic Acid

Advanced Clinicals Professional Strength Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum TRUE BOTANICALS Vitamin C Booster The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% Skin Actives Vitamin C Serum Skintegra Superba C Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum Skinlex 20% L-Ascorbic Acid Serum Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution Facetheory Regena C20 20% Stabilized Vitamin C Serum Garden of Wisdom Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid Pixi Vitamin-C Juice Cleanser Skin Actives Antioxidant Serum Ausceuticals 20% Vitamin C Serum NuFountain C20+Ferulic Vitamin C Serum Maelove The Glow Maker Timeless 20% Vitamin C+E Ferulic Acid Serum artnaturals Vitamin C Serum Alpha-H Vitamin B With Copper Tripeptide Serum Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C™ Power Serum R10 Labs 5In1 Super Hydrating Face Moisturiser SU:M37 Secret Essence (Advanced Sync Program) Shero Science Power-C Brightening Serum SkinCeuticals Serum 10 Aox+ Cosmedica 20% Vitamin C Serum For Face Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir Monica’s Beauty Vitamin C Facial Serum SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic SkinCeuticals Serum 20 AOX+ Liz K First C Serum Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist R10 Labs Ultimate Recovery Body Moisturiser YOU Skincare Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Grade Ipl Dark Spot Correcting Serum Dr Macrene High Performance Anti-Aging Cream Paula's Choice Resist Super Antioxidant Serum Pixie Vitamin-C Caviar Balm Pixie Vitamin-C Serum sérumtologié® C Serum °22 Paula's Choice Resist C15 Super Booster Dermadoctor Kakadu C Serum Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream ELLE & EVE Vitamin C Youth Serum Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum R10 Labs Active-Performance Carbon Face Wash Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Eye Serum Dr. Macrene 37 Actives Extra Rich High Performance Anti-Aging Cream Paula's Choice Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner about-face essentials C+Therapy