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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 4.5 out of 5 by 412.
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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 5 out of 5 by from Love it I have been using this for a few months now and love it. I am 24 with fair freckled skin. I cannot speak on the antiwrinkle properties as I am not at that point, however I use it for a whole other reason. This stuff makes me breakouts go away and stay away! Whenever I stop using it I can see the difference in my skin and pesty zits come back. It also seems to help with the redness of my skin, but I have noticed that if I use it too much my skin starts looking pale and i'm not sure why. Overall I love this product and cannot do without it. This is going to be a lifelong must have for me in keeping my skin looking vibrant and soft.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from interesting texture i am 31 years old and have been using this product for about 3 weeks now. my skin is mostly dry with some occasional break outs, clogged pores on my nose and chin. after applying this product my skin stays very sticky, so im not quiet sure if it is the right one for me?! I actually have to wash my face after using it (its written that you cant wash off its effects, it stays on at least for 72 hours, so im not too concerned about it) and before applying my moisturizer because of its sticky feeling. I also have doubts that my clogged pores on have actually got worse...before i was using retinol product and that definitely made my skin better..
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from noticeable results After seeing this product come out on top of all reviews, I began using it by getting the small sample bottles on ebay to see if I liked it. About a month or so ago, I ordered a fresh bottle. The serum is clear ( and it was definitely yellow in the small samples.) I keep the bottle in the refrigerator and just use on one dropper full each day before other products. I am 70 and take good care of my skin but I get compliments regularly about my skin being so nice ( I think people mean "for my age"). I have used other less expensive versions which try to copy this. I am now committed to using this product long term.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won't ever go without this product! I was first exposed to CE Ferulic by an esthetician at a spa around 8 years ago. She convinced me to buy a Clarisonic brush that she also used on me and the CE Ferulic. I have used both ever since, along with the B5 Hydrating Gel and the Skinceuticals UV Defense SPF 30 daily. I am 58 and I get compliments on my skin often. It glows, has an even tone, and just looks healthy. Most of all, I know that I am using the ultimate protection for my skin against the sun and elements, free radicals, etc. I have been in the sun all my life, but you would never know. These products are awesome, along with Skinceuticals products in general. They are #1 in my book, and I will never be without any of them.
Date published: 2012-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every Penny My dermatologist recommended CE Ferulic and I’ve been using it for about a year now. My doctor said that bear minimum for anti-aging you need a good vitamin C serum, sunscreen, and a retinoid. I trust Skinceuticals to be high quality, the large CE Ferulic bottle lasts me several months and doesn’t turn brown (oxidize). I find I only need three drops of serum when I apply it directly to my face (one at the top center of my forehead, one on each temple). The drops roll down my face while I screw my serum lid tightly back in place and then I can blend/pat it into my skin. It doesn’t interfere with my other skincare/makeup as it soaks into the skin quickly.
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I actually work for a dermatologist and am fortunate to be able to try many different product samples and get a great discount. With that being said, I have tried literally every luxury line and also the more well known product lines. This is a product that I can say with confidence I do not buying! I tried it as a sample and my first thought was 'wow this smells like hotdogs!' Fast forward to my glowing face and I am in love! I don't even mind the smell anymore! And what does it do? A senior nurse explained it to me this way 'how sunscreen protects us from the sun, antioxidants protect us from pollutants'. I am slowly switching to using only Skinceuticals products!
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing This was my first purchase ever with Skinceuticals a few months ago. One of the girls I work with that covers the Scottsdale, AZ territory swears by Skinceuticals products and her face sees the hot sun daily and looks amazing. I noticed results with this within a couple days of using. I even started wearing less makeup because it has helped smooth lines and even my skin tone. I didn't give the full 5 stars due to the metallic smell it has and the price, although it's almost worth every penny. I just ordered my second bottle. I'm 31 and get 2 facials a year and actively use this antioxidant, many people say my face looks like I'm 12! Haha. Definitely recommend this.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Hi I've been using this for 4 months and just finished my first bottle. I purchased another one from Skinceuticals directly. I love putting it on in the morning knowing that it's helping keep my skin beautiful and healthy. I am Asian and age 42 and people can't believe I am 42. I am sure most is because I am Asian but the CE Feulic definitely helps keep me looking young. I also use the hydrating B5 gel and finish it off with Jan Marini Antioxidant SPF 30. I recently purchased the Advance Brightining Kit and have been using it for 2 weeks and so far I love it. I highly recommend Skinceutical products.. I will use it for many years to come. And the CE Feulic for as long as it's available
Date published: 2012-02-04
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