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Ferulic Acid


Official CosIng Information


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 a known amount of Ferulic Acid

Other 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% Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive Antioxidant Serum Pixi Vitamin-C Lotion Skin Actives Vitamin C Serum Skintegra Superba C Banish The Banish Oil - Vitamin C Serum Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum Geek & Gorgeous C-Glow 15% Vitamin C Serum Skinlex 20% L-Ascorbic Acid Serum Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Serum Triple Correction Eye Serum Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution GOW Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid Garden of Wisdom Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid Klur Brilliant Light Pixi Vitamin-C Juice Cleanser Sidmool Vitamin C E Ferulic Ampoule Skin Actives Antioxidant Serum SkinCeuticals Serum 10 facetheory Regena C20 20% Stabilized Vitamin C Serum Aura Organics Daily Vitamin C Serum Ausceuticals 20% Vitamin C Serum Ausceuticals 20% Vitamin C Serum (Reformulated) Ghost Democracy Lightbulb Vitamin C Serum Mesoestetic Aox Ferulic NuFountain C20+Ferulic Vitamin C Serum OSSOLA Skincare Super Serum Pixi +C Vit Glow-Y Powder All Nature Advice Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum BioBare Vitamin C, B, E & Ferulic Serum Epi-logic Daily Dose // Vitamin C + Multivitamin Defense Serum Kleem Organics Vitamin C Serum Maelove The Glow Maker Open Formula Vitamin C Serum (20% L-Ascorbic Acid) Pixi Vitamin C Energizing Infusion Sheet Mask Refresh Skin Therapy Vitamin C Serum, SKIN DEVA 20% Vitamin C & E Plus Ferulic Acid Serum Shunly B,C,E + Ferulic Treatment SkinCeuticals Phloretin Cf With Ferulic Acid Su:um37 Secret Essence Mist Timeless 20% Vitamin C+E Ferulic Acid Serum artnaturals Vitamin C Serum Alpha-H Vitamin B With Copper Tripeptide Serum Cleanbeauty Skin Resurfacing Facial Serum Cosmetic Skin Solutions Phloretin Serum + Ferulic Acid + Hyaluronic Acid DRMTLGY Advanced C E Ferulic Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum Dr. Brenner’s Vitamin C Serum Medik8 Super C30 + Intense