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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 950.
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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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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. 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

  • before

    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 This is the best This is the best vitamin c on the market, you would actually see a difference with texture and brightness and much more.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from [product:skinceuticals-c-e-ferulic-with-15%-l-asco [product:skinceuticals-c-e-ferulic-with-15%-l-ascorbic-acid] is amazing. only on day 3 of using this serum but i am obsessed. there’s a reason you hear so so many good things about this product!! totally worth it!
Date published: 2021-03-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Awful smell; not sure about results yet I bought this last week and am not sure if it is supposed to smell like it does. I have seen others say it smells medicinal but for me, it smells like sausage, smoky cheese o bonfire. I have used it every day for three days but the smell really is unappealing and I don't know if this is how it is supposed to smell. Other serums with Vitamin C have actually had a citrus smell and this is nothing but.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product. Been Love this product. Been using it on and off for years and it does what it says. My skin stays smooth clear and hydrated. It helps my moisturizer absorb into my skin better as well give me a nice dewy finish.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I’m happy that I made the purchase to beautify my skin. I see the glow in my skin. I plan to become a loyal customer. This was my first purchase and I’m extremely impressed with the product.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from youth in a bottle I love this product, it protects my skin all day long, I 've noticed that my skin is more hydrated, look fresher and younger. Love it
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product, horrible I have used this product for a month now, and it does what it is supposed to do. However, the smell of the product is disgusting. I will not re-purchase unless the scent is changed. It is really bad!
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I don't understand the hype. I have used almost the entire bottle and have no clue what it is doing for my skin. it has become something I simply add to my routine. When I first got it I felt my skin change texture. Now I really do not know if it's doing anything. My skin hasn't changed, discoloration hasn't changed, tone hasn't changed.... My only hope is that it is battling free radicals.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Completely hooked A lot of my family members love CE Ferulic and have gifted me quite a few bottles over recent years. I personally love the way it feels and believe there's a visible difference in my skin's brightness and texture. The time finally came where I needed to purchase my own bottle and I was happy to do so. I purchased mine during a sale where a free gift and samples were offered after a certain amount. Of course, these samples are awesome for testing out products so I made sure to meet the promo requirements. The only thing... half of my samples were missing ): I received the info. cards for the items, but they had no product within. Not a huge deal, but I was looking forward to finding new favorites. Plus, I probably wouldn't have tried to meet the promo requirement if I knew I was only going to end up with half of the freebies.
Date published: 2021-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This serum is thicker This serum is thicker than any other ones that I’ve had but one drop covers more area on my face. It is more expensive than other products that I’ve used but it is worth it. I rather spend more on this than have to keep buying subpar products to replicate what this can do with the same amount of money
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaves my skin feeling sticky and looking dirty! I’m new to the SC brand and so far all of the other SC products I’ve tried have left my skin feeling great and I love them, but this one leaves my skin feeling sticky and looking dirty. Maybe it would do great things for my skin over time but I’m not sure I’m willing to try. Other reviewers have noted the bad packaging and that this product smells like boiled hot dog water (it’s true!) but I could actually get past those things... but leaving my skin feeling sticky and looking dirty is a deal-breaker.
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely A Change! I have been using Skinceuticals C,E Ferulic Acid for about 4 weeks and it has transformed my skin. I do not have many dark spots but they are most definitely disappearing and I feel as though my cheeks are reappearing and look less sunken as my skin seems to be plumper. Who knew antioxidants were so magical! I use the CEF Serum in the morning after washing my face and I will continue to follow this regimen. I am interested in purchasing the Age Interruptor once I finish my existing moisturizer which is from another brand. Truly, the CEF Serum is a game changer for me!
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does anyone else feel as though it smells like tar I just purchased this at the recommendation of my dermatologist and went directly through the company to be assured it was handled properly. I feel nice on my skin but the smell of this and the eye cream is unpleasant, to say the least.
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the holy This is the holy grail of vitamin C serums. The smell is a little odd but goes away quickly. It feels oily but sinks in within seconds and leaves my skin feeling balanced and smooth! I have super sensitive skin and have never had an issue with this product. I am so happy to recommend this to all my friends and family and cannot live without it!
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great except for the dispenser! I loved this product and I’ve seen a difference in my skin. I do wish that for the price Skinceuticals would package it in a encapsulated container to remove some of the instability of this product. The dropper is not the best way to dispense.
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I think I already I think I already posted a review for this. Didn’t do a thing for me. Not for me. Will never ever purchase again, also makes me question this company’s other extremely expensive products.
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Way too expensive for zero results I did not buy this serum on this website but I did buy it from an authorized retailer. It lasted me exactly 5 weeks, using once a day every morning, followed by moisturizer. I don’t know if it’s just my particular skin but I saw zero results and for the price I paid to say that’s disappointing is an understatement. I don’t know if I will ever purchase a Skinceuticals product again, certainly not at the prices y’all are asking. I’m glad every other reviewer saw results; unfortunately, I did not.
Date published: 2021-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product starts working This product starts working almost immediately. Such an amazing product, totally worth the price and I’ll use it forever! My skin feels firmer, smoother, and glows more than it ever has. Highly recommend, 10/10!
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s so expensive it It’s so expensive it took me a while to finally go through with this purchase but so far I am loving it! It makes me glow and it helps even my skin tone. I have not had any bad side effects if this product. If you are serious about skin care this is a holy grail
Date published: 2021-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wish i loved I wish i loved this more, it’s decent but for the price i would try some other vit c serums that cost less. I recently purchased the Inkey list one and its just as good
Date published: 2021-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A really superb product! A really superb product! Performs as it should for the price tag. It isn’t harsh and feels great on the skin. The only complaint is the price tag. It doesn’t need to be improved, it just needs to be cheaper. I would not buy it again because of the price. There are other products that are just as good for much less
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but really need smaller size Great product, but agreed with other commenters that it needs a smaller size so you can use it all before it oxidizes. Apparently, you're supposed to go through it within three months, but in my experience, mine lasts for 6 months and I end up having half that's turned dark due to oxidization.
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS IS A MUST FOR EVERYONE ALL AGES, DON'T WAIT I purchased C E Ferulic approximately five weeks ago and I now cannot live without it. My Dermatologist suggested this product to me at least three years ago, but because it is a bit expensive I chose to wait. In retrospect, I honestly wish I would not have waited. Yes, it is that great! I am 69 years old and value my skin and how I look. When I made this purchase I received a sample of the Hydrating B5 Gel. After the C E Ferulic dries, I follow up with the B5 Gel. I liked the results so much that I just purchased a full size bottle the other day. The results of the combination of the two is absolutely amazing. You will love these two products!! Don't Wait to Purchase.
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the gold This is the gold standard of vitamin c serums for a reason. It truly is effective. It makes my skin so much brighter and smoother. The only con is definitely the high price tag but I think it is so worth it when you can actually see improvements!
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using I have been using this for a while now and my skin has benefitted 1000%. It is expensive but lasts a long time so it’s very worth it. I have all kinds of skin issues but this one product has made my skin break out less, it feels firmer and allows my moisturizer to work better. Love this - definitely recommend!
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glowing I have heard the good compliments of this product for years now. I work in the medical field so word of mouth is the best recommendation. I bought this product for myself as a gift after dealing with all the COVID duties at wok. I was breaking out a lot due to wearing masks all day long that eventually left dark spots. I LOVE this product. After a couple of times wearing it I could start seeing the lighter dark spots on my face. It is very expensive for me, but worth the results!!!
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A class up from the rest I just started using this & I see a difference in my skin already . I’ve tried so many products in the past trying to save a few dollars however I didn’t do my skin any favor just wasted money .
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everyone always raves about Everyone always raves about this so I finally gave in and bought it, I honestly didn’t notice a huge difference in my skin for the outrageous price. SkinCeuticals
Date published: 2021-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from when will you change this to a pump formulation? due to vitamin c's high chance of oxidation when will the formulation be changed to a pump? it makes the most sense..
Date published: 2021-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you can get If you can get past the smell, this serum is an absolute GAMECHANGER!! It targets dark spots, it's anti-aging, protective, I could go on and on-just get it. Also in my #1 must haves-Retexturing Activator.
Date published: 2021-02-22
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