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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

Khadi Vitamin C Serum Advanced Clinicals Professional Strength Vitamin C Anti Aging Serum Makhai Vitamin C Face Serum Skin Functional 10% Ascorbic Acid + 3% Ferulic Acid TRUE BOTANICALS Vitamin C Booster Typology Antioxidant Serum 3% Ferulic Acid + 3% Resveratrol VitCitrus Pure 20% Vitamin C Age Defying Serum Elephant Heart Eyelash & Brow Booster Serum Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive Antioxidant Serum Pixi Vitamin-C Lotion Skin Actives Vitamin C Serum Skintegra Superba C bioearth Siero Viso Illuminante Antiossidante Acti labs Hyaluronic Serum Banish The Banish Oil - Vitamin C Serum Basiclab Serum Z Witaminą C 5% Odżywienie Wygładzenie Chikyu Advanced Vita-C Skin Recovery Serum Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum FLORENCE ORGANICS C Facial Serum Geek & Gorgeous C-Glow 15% Vitamin C Serum Make Happy Skin Super Antioxidant Serum Skinlex 20% L-Ascorbic Acid Serum Suganda Antioxidant Serum Ausceuticals 20% Vitamin C Serum (Reformulated) 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 Skin Perfection by Bluevert Advanced Day Serum SkinCeuticals Serum 10 Spring Letter 10% Vitamin C Essence The derma CO 20% Vitamin C Serum facetheory Regena C20 20% Stabilized Vitamin C Serum Active Formulas 15% Vitamin C Serum Aura Organics Daily Vitamin C Serum Ausceuticals 20% Vitamin C Serum Dearskin Vitamin C Dear Serum 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 AURIGA Flavo-C Forte 15% Vitamine C All Natural Advice Vitamine C Serum All Nature Advice Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum Art Naturals Enhanced Vitamin C Serum