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Phloretin CF® with Ferulic Acid Vitamin C serum for face

Phloretin CF® with Ferulic Acid is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 80.
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A patented daytime vitamin c antioxidant face serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and diminishes the appearance fine lines and discoloration. U.S. Patent No. 9,248,082.

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Product Details

Phloretin CF features a patented synergistic combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), and 0.5% ferulic acid for enhanced protection against atmospheric skin aging – environmental damage and premature signs of aging caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3). In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, Phloretin CF improves the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.

  • Provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals
  • Improves the appearance of discoloration and overall skin tone
  • Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours
  • Paraben-, fragrance-, and dye-free
  • Ideal for normal, oily, and combination skin types

How To Use

In the morning after cleansing and toning, apply 4-5 drops to a dry face, neck, and chest before other skincare products. May be used on the back of the hands. It is normal for vitamin C products to darken after opening due to air and light exposure. The formula will remain effective. Once opened, it is recommended to be used within 3 months of opening.

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

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

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

    Phloretin CF is a triple antioxidant cocktail formulation shown to provide broad-range environmental protection due to a synergistic combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), and 0.5% ferulic acid. It is formulated under the Duke Antioxidant patent. Vitamin C is a highly-potent antioxidant that is, by its structure, difficult to effectively deliver on skin. The Duke Antioxidant patent describes 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.


    SkinCeuticals defines atmospheric aging as the visible result of a range of environmental aggressors on skin, including UV, infrared radiation (IRA), and pollution. Ongoing SkinCeuticals research shows that over-exposure to these aggressors may cause visible skin aging, and topical antioxidants can help prevent the impact to skin.

    Learn more about atmospheric aging and ozone pollution

Key Ingredients

  • 2% phloretin
  • 10% L-ascorbic acid
  • 0.5% ferulic acid

Derived from apples and the root bark of fruit trees including apple, pear, and grapefruit, this antioxidant neutralizes damaging free radicals, helps improve cell turnover, and improves the appearance of discoloration

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aqua / water / eau, dipropylene glycol, alcohol denat., ascorbic acid, butylene glycol, triethyl citrate, phloretin, ferulic acid

Physician Insight

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I love patients to start the day with Phloretin CF to fight free radicals and smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the perfect concentration that our skin can use. We use an antioxidant for post-procedure homecare to complement results

Dr. Thomas Bender – Advanced Dermatology and SkinCare Centre

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty amazing! I’ve been using this product for 3 years. I am 70 years old. I went to my plastic surgeon for Botox in April. He had a young doctor in training in his office that day who guessed my age as 45! 45? I’ll take that all day! I use 2 other skin ceutical products along with this. To be honest, I’ve never smoked, don’t drink and never go out in the sun without sunscreen. Ok, I’m boring, but I’m beautiful,
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No results I bought this product from a verified seller at the beginning of April and have used this every single day since then with no results. I make sure to not use any product that will cancel out the effects of this product, I pat it in, I make sure it is totally dry before applying anything else to my skin, and use an SPF yet I haven't noticed a single result so far. After two months I thought I'd notice at least a single dark spot fading but haven't even gotten that far yet. I'll continue to use this product until it is empty just for the pure fact it is so expensive but I don't see me buying this ever again in the future.
Date published: 2019-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still on the Fence I’m sure this product is improving my skin’s texture, however, I’m not sure I can say it outperforms other less expensive items I’ve used. But I’m a slow “healer” so I’d have to continue using it for another full month to really be sure.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing results I have battled acne and it’s after effects for over 20 years. I have been on prescription medications including multiple rounds of accutane. This product is not a miracle, scarring and discoloration from sun damage and pregnancies were extensive. HOWEVER, my tone and texture have improved beyond my expectations and hopes. I can go out without makeup. I can stop hiding behind a cosmetic mask. I can let my husband touch my face without worrying it will smear. No product is magic, but this one has helped me regain my confidence that years of shame in my appearance have damaged. It feels good on, not greasy or thick, I wear every day under sunscreen. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still Trying it Out I got a sample of the Phloretin CFwith a Skinceuticals purchase I made. I'm not sure which product, or if the combination of products, gave me results, but I have seen results in a short amount of time. Since this was such a small sample, I'm not sure of the results from it. My face was uncomfortably dry and tight. Since using Skinceuticals, my skin feels healthy and looks dewy. I also have extremely sensitive skin and will get rashes and hives to certain ingredients, but have had no reaction to Skinceuticals products! This serum has a watery consistensy and no smell, which is a plus!
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product I got a sample first time and I felt different in my face as I tried the larger size for 4 months almost my skin looks more lighter .
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big Fan Been using this for about a year now and when I was out for a couple weeks I did notice my skin texture was not as great as when I am using this. Expensive but worth it. I now use this as part of the brightening system to get the max benefits but used to use just alone before too.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for sensitive skin! My racialist recommended and I love it! I often react to acid based products but Phloretin CF makes my skin glow without harsh after effects. I highly recommend for sensitive skin.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must! This is part of my daily skin care regimen that I apply before my moisturiser and sunscreen. I won't ever leave my house without applying it in the morning and, even when I don't go out, I still have it on near the windows! The color is brownish, which I heard is normal. It has no scent and it feels slightly thick but absorbs quickly into the skin.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This is amazing! My pores have shrunk and my skins glows. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good antioxidant serum I’ve been using this for a couple of years. I can’t say that I see much difference in my skin, however I’m only 32, so I didn’t have wrinkles or discoloration to start with. That being said I like that this protects against UV damage and free radicals. I’m using it mostly as a preventative measure, rather than to correct and issue. Has an unusual smell, but I don’t mind it. If you keep the bottle too long, it may turn brown, but as stated by Skincueticals, this does not change the effectiveness of the product.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! I bought this just a month ago and I'm already seeing significant improvement in my skin! This has already helped decrease discoloration from acne scarring and sun exposure, and I feel safe knowing that this also protects my skin from future damage. I can't recommend this enough!
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this My favorite product of all time. Great for my oily skin
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liquid Gold Phloretin CF is like liquid gold to me. Not just because of the price point. I feel like I am doing my skin such a favor applying it every morning. I truly believe it helps plump up the fine lines and wrinkles and provides the environmental protection we all need these days! It lasts quite a long time so that makes the expense a little easier to justify.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I’ve been using this over a month and my skin is even toned now. Definitely works.
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s great I have used for 6 months and now everybody Asks what do I use in my skin
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product! I love this stuff! It is perfect for combination skin and I can already see a difference in my skin!
Date published: 2019-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it ..using them ten years ago. I been using several products from skin ceuticals from retinol tube, phloretin CF, sunblock, and ce ferulic for over 10 years. Recommend to everybody after the age of 30..since it does wonders to your face and neck.
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sample oxidized right out of box I received a sample of phloretin cf with my order of other products. When I opened it, the liquid was dark brownish orange. Very disappointed that I was unable to sample this to compare with the ce frolic I've been using.
Date published: 2019-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't live without this now! I am on my third bottle of this and I love it! My skin is looking radiant, more even, dark spots are diminishing along with some fine lines. I will always have this on hand as long as Skinceuticals sells it!
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Serum turned out to be brown in colour. I ordered skinceuticals Phloretin CF serum and the serum turned out be brown in color. Is it oxidized? Should I use it on my face because some of the reviews mentioned that if the serum is golden or brown colour ,it has been oxidized. I want to know from the company whether I should use this serum?
Date published: 2018-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Radiates skin. I’ve purchased twice and will be a life long consumer because it brightened my dull face. I have not received compliments on my face until I used this product. In less than a week, my skin is radiant. And increased my self esteem.
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive but completely worth it I have combination skin with the beginnings of fine lines and wrinkles, and sometimes breakouts. I also have uneven skin tone. This stuff is fantastic. My skin is now smooth, even, and the fine lines are slowly fading. I am also getting way fewer breakouts than I was. I love using this with my sunscreen, I am very fair skinned and have yet to burn on my face this summer.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best product I have ever used I have been using Feurilic CE for about 6 years. My skin has been transformed. It is firm, bright, and more even toned. People are always amazed at my age as my skin belies my age. I am hooked on this amazing product! Well worth the price as it delivers amazing results!
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My desert island product If I could only have one product on a desert island, I'd take my Phloretin CF. I've been using this product for many years, and my 50 year old skin looks maybe 35. I'm not sure what it does, but my skin is always hydrated and glowing, so it is doing something right. I would never want to start my day without out it.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dermatologist recommended This product was recommended by my dermatologist. I can not thank her enough. This has helped so much with my uneven skin tone. Worth every penny !
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The smell is so icky... I found this to be a good product, especially for my acne prone skin. The problem is I just can't stand the smell. At first I thought it had gone rancid, but after visiting a spa and smelling their sample, I guess that's just how it smells.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No difference I am in Canada so I have to get these products from a dermatologist as Skinceauticals does not ship to Canada. I have used a full bottle of Phloretin on the advice of my dermatologist. It lasted about a year. On my own I tried CE Ferulic. It has lasted about a year as well. I am 47 and have some discoloration due to sun damage and smile lines and crows feet. I have used these products for two years straight and still have the same skin. I use sunscreen as well and a serum from a different company. They have not made a difference honestly. Should I try an anti aging product from this line?
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phloretin CF I've been using this product for a number of years now. I went to a family wedding and got sever complements on how young I looked. I'ts a great product.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product I am on my second bottle and I can see each day the improvement to my skin. I have always love the outdoors, but now I am paying for it. This product has given me hope that I can improve and correct the damage done to my skin over the years. I will continue to use this product.
Date published: 2014-05-14
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