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C E Ferulic® with 15% L-ascorbic acid Vitamin C serum for skin

C E Ferulic® with 15% L-ascorbic acid is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 287.
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A patented daytime vitamin C serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin's complexion. U.S. Patent No. 7,179,841.

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Product Details

C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. This vitamin C serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3), which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness, while brightening skin's complexion.

  • Provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals
  • Visible anti-aging benefits, such as the improvement of the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion
  • Neutralizes free radicals on the upper layer of the skin to help prevent the impact of ozone damage to skin
  • Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours
  • Paraben-free and ideal for normal, dry, and sensitive skin types
  • Tested suitable for use post-laser, always consult with a physician for individual post-procedure care

How To Use

In the morning after cleansing and toning, apply 4-5 drops to a dry face, neck, and chest before other anti-aging skincare products.

Complete your regimen with a SkinCeuticals sunscreen. When used together, SkinCeuticals antioxidants and broad spectrum sunscreens provide protection against visible aging caused by environmental aggressors.

  • Visible Results

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    The measure of an antioxidant is not only its superior environmental protection, but its visible anti-aging results.

    C E Ferulic clinical studies show a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, improved skin firmness, and a brightened complexion.

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    Protocol: Average results shown. 16-week clinical study conducted on 50 caucasian male and female subjects ages 40-60 years old (USA, 2013). For controlled results, subjects used SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser and Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 daily, and Emollience moisturizer as needed.

  • Science & Proof

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    SkinCeuticals research shows that specific combinations of antioxidants, when effectively formulated, provide superior results to each single antioxidant formulation alone.

    Mentioned extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals, C E Ferulic is a vitamin C serum demonstrated to provide powerful environmental protection due to a synergistic combination of 15% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), pure vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and 0.5% ferulic acid. It is formulated under the Duke Antioxidant patent. Vitamin C is a highly-potent antioxidant that by its structure has difficultly being effectively absorbed by skin. The Duke Antioxidant patent outlines the formulation parameters required for effective delivery of vitamin C to skin: 1) pure l-ascorbic acid (vitamin C); 2) an acidic pH within the 2.0-3.5 pH range and; 3) a concentration between 10%-20%. SkinCeuticals is the only brand to formulate antioxidants according to these parameters.

Key Ingredients

  • 15% L-ascorbic acid
  • 1% alpha tocopherol
  • 0.5% ferulic acid

Lauded for its superior antioxidant benefits, this highly potent form of pure vitamin C helps neutralize free radicals and protect against oxidative stress while providing visible anti-aging benefits.

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aqua / water / eau, ethoxydiglycol, ascorbic acid, glycerin, propylene glycol, laureth-23, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol, triethanolamine, ferulic acid, panthenol, sodium hyaluronate

Physician Insight

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C E Ferulic® is the first product I use when I wake up in the morning and the most important to combat signs of aging and protect against environmental damage.

Dr. Karan Sra – Houston Skin Associates

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smells really bad and is sticky After having used Age & Blemish defence for a while (love that one) I decided to try C E Ferulic as well. I have no idea whether it does what it says and I'll probably never find out. It's smelly (the smell does not go away) and makes my skin really sticky. Yuck. Should have read the reviews before spending that amount of money on this.
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Strong Smell I just got my first bottle and I noticed reviews mentioned the smell, notably being unpleasant but something that would quickly dissapate. The smell is lingering for me. There is a very fishy odor. I will wait to see if I see noticeable results but be forewarned if you are sensitive to smells, as I am, this has a strong odor that isn’t evaporating.
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wanted to love it Bought this three times because I didn’t want to give up and thought maybe I needed a cumulative effect. Was hopeful it would do what it was supposed to do based on the good reviews
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noticeable results in a few days I purchased this serum and sunscreen set not really having any expectations because I’ve tried SO MANY products and nothing has wowed me before. I noticed a difference in a week! My skin was bright, plump, smooth and noticeably more hydrated and even. It faded my few dark spots and scars and the wrinkles I had around my eyes are gone!!! I’m a breastfeeding mother and can’t get Botox for a while so this is literally a life saver!!!! Now I look forward to washing my face and putting this on because I know it’s working for me. Thank you for making the best product I’ve ever found and I cannot wait to try more!!!!
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pending further time for results My mom just gifted me this product that she purchased from her dermatologists office. I can’t believe she spent so much on a skin care product (since she is an elderly woman on a fixed income) but I truly appreciate her concern for my skin. I opened it today and the smell is pretty bad. It has a slight hint of “fish.” It also is “sticky” and has a slight amber tone to it. I used the moisturizer she also gave me over it but the smell is still slightly there. My skin is also a little sticky. I’ve purchased expensive and high end products before from the store and at the dermatologist; I’ve never had a skincare product with this smell or texture. I then found this website and read through the remarks - based on the reviews and earlier responses by the company, it appears that this must be the way the product is. Nowhere in the comments did the company say that color, texture or smell affects it’s efficacy. I’m also surprised there isn’t an expiration date anywhere I’m the product if it’s ingredients are so “time sensitive,” but it was a very expensive gift, so I’ve taken a before pic and will give it a few weeks and take an after pic to compare. If this product is truly as good as they claim and I happen to purchase another one, only then will I truly be able to affirm if the smell/color/texture matters or not. I will reserve further review pending repeated use of the product.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product! I have been using SkinCeuticals products for a few years. I noticed a brightening of my skin soon after adding C E Ferulic into my regimen.
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aggressive sunspots fading away in 5 days! I have sunspots which some consider as aging spot or hyperpigmentation. When I turned 30 the sunspot become more visible especially after having my first baby. When I was 34 I lasered them away and about a year later they came right back. I have continued to research and apply Vitamin C, brightener treatments and more with zero results. On Friday I decided to invest and take a chance in a new product. I was hesitant due to the price, but decided to invest in myself since I've heard wonders about this product. Ok, so I purchased this on Friday, used it that night and on Monday night I noticed a significant different on one spot that has been haunting me for years. I've been in shock, still am and it's only been 5 days. Oh, and my skin looks healthy, dewy and smoother. UNBELIEVABLE RESULTS! Wish this bottle will last forever or there was some sort of promotions so I can continue to invest in my results. Again, unbelievable, especially for someone like me looking for results for the last 7 years.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Is it just me? I love Skinceauticals and I have used them for years but I seem to be the only person who doesn’t notice a difference. I have purchased this product more than once, maybe I’m using the wrong antioxidant? It pains me to put only three stars .
Date published: 2019-05-05
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