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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 402.
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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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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

  • Science

    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 horrible I used for the first time last night. It smelled so awful that I gagged while applying it. A strong smoky smell. My kids both noticed it when I kissed them goodnight! I don’t think I can use it again. Do yourself a favor and buy a different brand.
Date published: 2019-10-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Smells like smoke This review is on the smell of the product. As I just started using this I can't tell if its working yet. I opened the bottle and it smells like the other reviewer says. Smoke. After, patting it on with my hands. I can smell it from my face and palms. I don't want to wash my hands since I have the product on it. However, my palms smell smokey.
Date published: 2019-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice product, but very smokey smell This is my second bottle and while I like the results from using it, the smell is very overpowering. My first bottle did not have a smell at all, but this is just plain unpleasant. Hoping my next bottle is back to being scent free!!
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hot dog water? Smells like hot dog water, there are plenty of natural oils you can blend with it for a better fragrance. Hence, my review is only based on the smell, not the product as I have only been able to sample it and have not used it long enough to see results.
Date published: 2019-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What I needed! Exceptional product! I purchased CE Ferulic about two months ago and must say....I am very pleased! I work outside, so CE Ferulic is definitely needed.
Date published: 2019-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smells terrible 2nd bottle stinks--sardine smell 1st order was great Never again!
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am in love! I have been reading the reviews on this product for a long time, and honestly didn’t think it was worth it for the money. I am mad at myself for waiting as long as I did. I have been using it now for 3 days and my skin is already smoother and softer. I have been a B5 lover for years and use that after this. I love the texture of my skin!!! I cannot wait to see the long term results but I already think this product is worth every penny! I was making my friends feel my face today!!!
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous serum I am 70 yrs old and I have been using this since I was 38. Everyday. My skin is incredible and people can’t believe I am 70....thank you C, E and Ferulic.....
Date published: 2019-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely life changing! I began using this just a few months ago! The results are stunning! I would recommend this 10 times over!
Date published: 2019-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works but expensive I worked in dermatology for years and the estheticians all swear by it. However, it smells like hot dog water and campfire. I personally cannot stand putting it on my face but I forced myself to get used to it. Anti aging properties are worth it!
Date published: 2019-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rosacea hmm its weird. The vitamine C serum is very high but still it doesnt irritated my sensitive skin. It has a beutifull orange (vitamine c) color. I like it and its fragnane/parfume FREE!! The ingredients are also very short but effective! What i only dont like is the ingredient:
Date published: 2019-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! I love this product and am a firm believer! I have been using this for a long time, I am 44, I still get carded...I wish I could share a picture of me, definitely worth your money!
Date published: 2019-09-17
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 Made a huge difference I'm about 2/3 through with my bottle after using it most mornings and I've noticed an incredible difference in fine lines and overall skin tone. I'm a graduate student on an extremely limited budget but an ounce of prevention is cheaper than a pound of cure, so this product (that costs about as much as my monthly grocery budget) will stay in my skincare routine. There is a slight smell of the concentrated vitamin C because the product doesn't contain perfumes. I'm glad it doesn't, and the vitamin C smell is hardly noticable! Perfumes are irritating to the skin and contain volatile chemicals that could undo the anti-oxidant effect of the product. SkinCeuticals, please keep this product exactly as it is. I think the previous reviewer might be misinformed. I think the product is supposed to be amber colored, that is not a sign of oxidation. I have noticed no change in my product after 2-3 months siting on my bathroom shelf and it is totally effective.
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NASTY SMELLING! I’ve never smelled something so disgusting in my life, there is no way I’m putting this on my face! I don’t understand these other reviews saying they love it, etc ......I just can not get past the smell. I’m literally gagging right now just thinking about it. Maybe I received a bad bottle?
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oxidized before I finish half the bottle Product worked as advertised, but the price absolutely cannot be justified for how quickly it oxidizes. Once it changes to a burnt orange/brownish color, the vitamin c has oxidized no longer effective. This happened to me within 3 months. There were no directions or warnings about how quickly this product may oxidize/what to do when it does (throw it away), and I wish I would have known this before purchasing. Cannot recommend such an expensive product for the ~3 months of skin benefits you would get.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The single most important product in my regiment I have used this product for years and couldn’t be happier with it. It’s a must-have!
Date published: 2019-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have staple in my skincare routine This is my second bottle and I can say that I will never go without this product. I have noticed a big difference in my skin tone as far as brightness and evenness goes. I use it right after the Skinceuticals hyaluronic acid serum and follow with the triple lipid moisturizer and it's the absolute perfect combo. I am fair skinned always struggling with redness and these products really have made a difference in the overall appearance of my skin. Always use sunscreen with this product! I absolutely love the Skinceuticals products.
Date published: 2019-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Question about the scent I'm new to using Skinceuticals, so I'm currently using a sample size. So far I've loved the way it has made my skin feel, but the scent smells like smoked BBQ to me. Is that the scent complained about in other reviews? Is that the normal smell?
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pungent smell I started using just recently and like how my skin looks, but the smell is quite strong and pungent. Is this normal?
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MAGICAL My friend, who turned me on to Skin Ceuticals, bought this for me on my birthday. I love it and will never drop it from my regimen.
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent product I love it, it definitely makes skin better. I just wish SkinCeuticals give more info how to keep it and whether it can be used after changing color from oxidation.
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well I love this product, but after reading about similar products online, I'm wondering if this needs to be refrigerated
Date published: 2019-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liquid Gold I used this for 1 week and received several comments about how my skin was glowing and looked amazing. I call it "liquid gold" and have been recommending it to others. Worth the price.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Working at all! I bough this product in consideration all the good reviews. However, it did not work for me. I will not buy again. Sorry a lot!
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT PRODUCT I’ve been using this for 4-5 years with amazing results. So comfortable going without makeup. Get complements about my skin everyday. I’m 66 and no wrinkles. One question - when it changes color from oxidation is it still good?
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good but needS better bottle really like the product but I dont understand why they keep it in this bottle... i wish it was on a pump because i feel like every time i use it I drop some of it on the floor in the process ... its really annoying given the price
Date published: 2019-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product for sensitive skin I started using this product almost 2 weeks back . I have sensitive skin, but I had no issues after using this product. Will wait and try it for a couple of months to see how much difference does it make to my skin. But so far, I like it.
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I bought some samples a couple years ago from a non authorized website (I did not know at that time) and I had a bad reaction on my skin, I had to throw them away. My skin is a little bit sensitive so I didn't know if the irritation was because of that or if the product wasn't right, now I know. I just ordered a sunscreen and I received a sample with it so I decided to give it another shot and I loved it! I did not have a bad reaction so far and I have been using it for some days. It is pricy but I think it worth it if it's going to protect my skin and help with wrinkles. I'm almost 30 and I have pretty good skin but I think it'is time to start protecting my skin from aging.
Date published: 2019-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice but tacky I’ve been using this product for a week so it is hard to fairly judge it. I’m using tit according to the directions but find my face to be tacky after all makeup is applied. Is this normal?
Date published: 2019-07-04
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