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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 434.
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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. Now clinically proven to reduce combined oxidative damage from free radicals generated by UV, Ozone, and Diesel Exhaust by up to 41%. 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. C E Ferulic is now proven to reduce combined oxidative damage generated by UVA/UVB rays, ozone pollution, and diesel engine exhaust by up to 41%. 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.

Learn more about L-ascorbic acid

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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 My skin is proof now that this works/long run. I was introduced to this product well over a decade ago by my esthetician. I am now in my mid-50s, and believe that this product is one of the primary reasons my skin looks so good: I felt my skin was starting to show my age, and this serum has given me brilliant results. When most folks find out my real age, almost all remark that I look nowhere near it, and mention my skin. I want to give credit where credit is due. Skinceuticals is an amazing line, and I cannot recommend this product more highly. It is expensive, but I have found it to last a very long time.
Date published: 2020-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why does everyone love this so much? Here is my experience: 1. It goes bad super quickly. I had it less than a month when I started to smell a metallic smell on my skin after application. Thankfully, I am using it on more than just my face, so I have already used quite a bit. Metallic smell probably means it oxidized and is no longer effective. Its stupid glass dropper packaging is probably the problem. They need an opaque airless pump system. 2. Its smell is fine (until it goes metallic, but that's still not a terrible smell). Why does everyone complain of the smell? I even sort of liked the smell. 3. It is a bad texture for layering with physical sunscreens. I thought maybe I should buy the Skinceuticals sunscreen in case that would solve the problem (they recommend them together), so I bought UV Fusion. It pilled even worse than with my regular sunscreen (Elta MD) and left visible gross filmy stuff on my face. Yuck. Maybe it's because I have dry skin. I did not get this from other serums. Elta MD does not give me this effect alone. 4. I almost spilled it multiple times. I have quick reflexes because I'm the clumsiest person ever, so I learned to adapt. If you do not have quick reflexes, you will be sorry to waste such an expensive product. I only used one bottle, so I can't comment on efficacy if
Date published: 2020-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for correcting dark spots! I love this vitamin C serum so much and my wallet hates me for it. Seriously this is so expensive but it’s the only vitamin c serum that has actually lightened my dark spots. It works quick too, I couldn’t believe it, within 3 days two of my major darks spots were already considerably faded and overall skin tone was so much more even. Like my skin is on its way to flawless thanks to this bad boy. I’m also using alpha arbutin and niacinamide so I’m sure that amped up the effects but STILL. It’s amazing. I’ll repurchase for as long as I can afford it.
Date published: 2020-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good product but, It is so expensive. I don't think the product is worth the price, although I am mostly happy with the results. I have struggled for years with blackheads all on my nose. This is really helping with making them disappear
Date published: 2020-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Change Packaging! I bought my first bottle of this stuff and love it - unfortunately, I would only repurchase if the packaging is changed to an airtight pump instead of dropper. This is because, if I am going to pay so much for a product, I better be able to use ALL of it. However, the Vitaminc C fully oxidized (was BROWN) before I got through even half of the product. What a waste! Even ****less (the famous DUPE version of this serum) has switched to an airtight pump! It prevents the degradation of Vitamin C, so that you can actually get through the whole bottle before all of it is unusable.
Date published: 2020-02-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from C E Ferulic The whole product leaked out in my luggage from the top spout, it was only a car drive. Damaged my whole suitcase. If you travel would not recommend this.
Date published: 2020-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PLEASE change packaging! Please please please get rid of the eye dropper and change to pump form or something similar. I just received my first bottle of this and I’ve already tipped it over once trying to get the dropper back in the bottle, spilling half of the product on my counter top!! I’m so upset because this stuff is expensive. Putting the product on your fingers while also attempting to put the cap on without spilling what’s on your hand while also trying to preserve the product inside the bottle, is not easy. I’m just waiting for the day where I drop the whole thing on the floor.
Date published: 2020-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it -- will buy again I had heard the hype of this product but was reluctant to buy given the price. Received it as a gift from my mom and now I'm afraid I can't go without it! It leaves my skin feeling moisturized, tighter (in a good way), and more bright over time. I like the smell too, which is almost a little smokey. Anyway it feels like the go-to luxury product in my routine. Will be incorporating in the long term.
Date published: 2020-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best serum! This has become my favorite vitamin C serum so far, I haven't found any other vitamin C serum that worked on my skin like that, My skin just looks brighter and better. It also reduces dark spots and sun spots on my face. I used it on my morning routine together with a sunscreen, it does worked best in the morning.
Date published: 2020-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Yellow product I’m actually on my 5th bottle of this product and purchased it on this website. This one turned yellow before I used 1/10th of the bottle. I called customer service and they are unhelpful- she told me to use it at night instead. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on this website and have never complained before. Buyer beware if you receive a bottle that has a yellow tinge to it - send it back immediately because it will turn quick!
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just received....clear color? I’ve ordered C E Ferulic in the past and the liquid has always been an orange color. My newest bottle is clear in color. I’m worried I was shipped a faulty bottle.
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin Changer The only negative for me is how quickly it develops an odor and a dark color.
Date published: 2020-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love it! I purchased this product after it was suggested by the aesthetician at the medspa I visit. It feels great, the scent doesn’t bother me at all, and I could see visible results within days. However, I took it along on a business trip and I guess I didn’t screw the lid on tight after I used it. When my hotel room was cleaned it was laid on its side - spilling nearly the entire bottle about a week and a half after I bought it. :( The dispenser is simply a glass dropper which makes it easy to spill.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! I have been using for about 3 weeks and starting to see some slight changes. The overall apperance seems more smooth and bit more firm. I will be instrested to see how it looks in another 4 weeks.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing serum I have been using this since 3 weeks and amazed by the result. I am currently using the c e ferulic antioxidant serum, it has helps in preventing free radical damage plus appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For me I felt it help in increasing firmness. I was in hunt for a serum which helps in increasing firmness as the early i use the better my skin will look and delay the process of aging. It kinds of give a hydrating effect also. Its working amazing fir my skin. I thing this is one of the must skin care every one should indulge in. I always prefer spending on good skin care rather than makeup. Bcoz if your skin is flawless. So will your make look flawless.
Date published: 2020-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Visible improvement! I've been using C E Ferulic for about a year, and intend to continue! I'm a pale natural redhead, and the skin on my neck had aged to reddish and crepey. After about a month, that skin was an even tone, and was much smoother. The lines around my mouth have improved, too, but they weren't as bad to start with as my neck :). Great product!
Date published: 2019-12-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unsure I received this about a week ago. I feel that this has been breaking me out. I’m not sure if that’s normal when you start using vitamin C? Or if just this specific product is not for me and I should try the other vitamin c serum available? I agree with most of the reviews I read that it does get tacky. It doesn’t happen all the time and for me that feeling goes away pretty quickly.
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Glow I’ve been using this for several years and won’t go a day without it.
Date published: 2019-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great feature I really love it , its works perfectly and i saw the difference after a few days
Date published: 2019-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from C E Ferulic I use this on damp skin in the morning. It makes my lines completely disappear!! I apply my sunscreen and foundation once it is dry and my face looks flawless!! I love this!! I am 53 and love the results!!
Date published: 2019-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast Working! The smell was pretty bad at first, but after the first few days, I hardly notice it. To me, because it works amazing, the smell shouldn't be a deal breaker! I saw a difference in my skin after 2 weeks. my acne scars are lighter, my freckles are lighter on my chest, my skin looks and feels more firm!
Date published: 2019-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bottle was not sealed. I called customer service and they couldn't give me a clear answer if the bottle was supposed to be sealed or not. It had a plastic wrap only around the lid and was not attached to glass bottle. No seal was broken to open container. I am concerned to use it because I'm not sure if it's been contaminated..
Date published: 2019-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New customer Question I have been using serum for one week for couple of days it was beautiful I can put it in morning then moisturizer and makeup no problem. The last two days my skin has been peeling to the point the makeup looks patchy is this normal ? I used retinoids for 1 year and I haven’t had this problem Help !
Date published: 2019-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from C F Ferulic FOREVER I have always taken extremely great care of my skin. I have used many products of great quality on my skin but after purchasing this product several weeks ago, I can tell the difference in the appearance of my skin and the smoothness. I don’t care how expensive this product is. You get what you pay for. I won’t cut corners when it comes to something I’m going to be wearing until I skin.
Date published: 2019-12-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Haven’t seen results I spent a good deal of money on this serum and my nurse injector for Botox highly recommended it. I can deal with the odor if there are results, but I’m just not seeing them. Maybe the other serum is what I need.
Date published: 2019-12-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Serum Is Very Dark I usually buy my skinceuticals products from dermstore, but I bought this from bluemercury because of a coupon code. This is my first time purchasing this product. The serum is very dark and the reviews say that it's supposed to be clear. It's making me think that the product is defective. I just purchased it, so I can't give a review on the effectiveness of the product. I'll come back in a month to give a product review.
Date published: 2019-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I bought this from one month ago and it was amazing
Date published: 2019-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No results I bought the CE ferulic , uv defense, discoloration defense , I spent almost 360 . I have been using it row few months and I don't see results . My face looks the same the spot no change . I think it's a waste of money .
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best thing I’ve ever put on my face. Got a sample of this in a beauty box a while back and didn’t think much of the little brown bottle. Eventually decided to try it not thinking it would do much like the other serums I’ve tried. Put a few drops on my face and it smelled like smoked meat, I thought it expired or I got a bad batch. Decided then that I wasn’t going to use it again. Throughout the day I noticed my skin was more radiant than usual and I liked it. I finally looked up the product and saw it consistently had mostly 5 star ratings. Wow, ok, and apparently the smell was normal for this product. Kept using it every morning until the bottle was finished and I fell in love. Saw how much it was and I cried inside, it was far out of my budget. Finally gave in and bought full size and not once did I regret it; money well spent. My acne scars have faded thanks to this serum, texture improved, and my skin is glowing. It absorbs instantly into my skin, and I can attest it’s great for oily skin. My skin is too young to notice any aging benefits, but at 26, it’s a good time to start preventative skin care. This is the first thing I put on my face every morning after washing, and I’ve grown to really like the smell. I can’t be without this serum and I have no idea what I would do without it.
Date published: 2019-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of the best!!!! It is a wonderful product, I am very happy with the results and the best part my face looks much better now.
Date published: 2019-11-08
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