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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 53.
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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 This product has changed my skin in a way I never thought possible! I have always had somewhat oily skin that was acne prone around the chin, especially large, painful cysts. I have always been very proactive in my skincare, I have been wearing sunscreen daily since I was 15 or 16 years old. In addition to my dermatologist, I started seeing a Romanian esthetician this June (4 month ago). She gave me samples of P.C.F. and after just one month, I was hooked. I am a student, but this product has cut out so many others, it is worth every penny. I frequently leave the house with only a little make-up on because my skin is glowing, my pores are smaller, and my acne has subsided to a manageable amount. I am confident with prolonged use, I won't have an acne problem at all. I am currently trying to get everyone I know with a similar skin condition to use this product!
Date published: 2012-10-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not As Good As This product is not as good as the C and E Ferulic Acid product, in my opinion. I did not get the same tingle on my skin from this product as I do from the aforementioned product. I thought that perhaps this would be better because it was a new product but not so. Perhaps it's because I'm so old and I need all of the tingle that I can get! Anyhow in this case, old is all good.
Date published: 2011-07-23
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 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 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful My mom is obsessed with CE Ferulic. Unfortunately, my skin is oilier than hers. When I tried CE Ferulic, I broke out pretty badly. For that reason, I was very scared to try Phloretin CF when an aesthetician recommended it (I assumed that all antioxidant treatments were fundamentally the same). I am so glad that I gave it a go! Not only does this product defend my skin for the future, it gives it this gorgeous glow in the present. And, when combined with my LHA regime, it did not cause even one breakout.
Date published: 2012-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product really works It has only been two weeks and I am noticing and feeling difference in my skin. I have melanin and suncreen wasn't enough to protect my skin from darkening. My whole face appearance got better. I had benefited from this product and I will not stop using it. It's well worth of using it for improvement of the skin tone.
Date published: 2011-08-09
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 BEST ANITOXIDANT I've been using this serum for a few months now and my skin looks radiant and brighter. The fact that protects your skin from the inside from those harmful uv rays, needless to say my skin has a healthy glow, thank you skinceuticals, now lets keep winning more awards
Date published: 2012-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! My skin feels wonderful and looks better than it has in years!! People say I look so much younger than my age....I love this product!!
Date published: 2011-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phloretin CF - EXCELLENT!! If a product is effective and I see results, it's worth every penny to me and Phloretin is definitely worth it! I have tried every line of skin care that's available. I had been looking at the Skinceuticals website for quite some time, but continued to use my other brand. About a month ago, decided to take the plunge and purchased this product, Phloretin CF. After a few weeks of continued use in the mornings after my cleanser and toner, my skin is much more radiant and smoother. The sales person who I've known for a couple of years highly recommended the product. I knew it had to be great, as she knows her stuff! In my opinion and after trying so many different products, this is the best! I have extremely dry and sensitive skin and on occasion get breakouts. I have not had one breakout since using this product. Also, I had slight lines forming between my brows and they have diminished. The below reviewer states she used it around her eyes. Hmm...I would love to try it around my eyes to diminish fine lines even though the instructions state not to put it around the eyes. I may try that too! Yes, this product is expensive, but if I see results I'll continue to purchase it! I highly recommend it!!
Date published: 2011-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for sun damaged skin After discussing my aging skin problems with my dermatologist, she recommended Phloretin CF. My skin is oily and had numerous sun spots. After using this product for 3 months, my sun spots have faded atleast 50%. I wish I had taken before pictures just to prove it to everyone. My 45 year old skin is looking younger every day! I will be changing over all of my skin care products to skincentuals.
Date published: 2010-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable product For those of you hesitating because of the price, I must say you will NOT be disappointed with this product. This serum has tightened the large pores on my cheeks, nose and forehead like nothing ever has! Finally my skin is brighter, firmer, and much more even in tone. I require less makeup now and feel this product has removed 10 years of sun damage from my 37 year old face. Try it!!
Date published: 2011-09-07
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 A product one should never live without! Use this product along with the retexturizing activator and your skin will be flawless. Even alone this is the by far the best product I have ever used. I'm over 40 and everyone comments on my skin. they tell me how beautiful, smooth and flawless my skin is. Many say its genetics but I know its skinceuticals.
Date published: 2011-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great! I have been using this for a year now and have definitely noticed the difference in my skin. It has improved the texture by making my skin more smooth. My pores are smaller and my skin is never dry anymore. I highly recommend this product for anyone looking to improve the look and health of their skin!
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle in a Bottle I am a senior citizen and wished I had used this years ago......however since I am now using it daily, I can tell you it does work miracles. It has helped even out the color/texture of my skin except where the doctor did a biopsy. I would recommend this to anyone for preventing sun and age spots.
Date published: 2011-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product comes with a high price I have been using this for a year now and have definitely noticed the difference in my skin. It has improved the texture by making my skin more smooth. My face skin feels younger and healthier now. I highly recommend this product for anyone looking to improve the look and health of their skin!
Date published: 2011-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! I've been using this product ever since I learned about it, about five or six months ago - and I love the results. My face feels firmer, and I no longer have a 'peeling' reaction as I've had to other similar products. I use the face cream as well, and my skin has never looked better.
Date published: 2011-07-21
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
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 excellent I have used this product for 8 months and it is great! I have extremely fair and sensitive skin and live in the south. This summer my skin looks great, did not burn and I have been getting compliments since I have been using the skinceuticals product line.
Date published: 2010-10-03
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 Can't live without it! This is the product I would want if I could take only one personal item onto a desert island. I swear it protects and corrects. My moisturizer sinks in better, and I get lots of compliments on my glowing skin. Fabulous!
Date published: 2011-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liquid gold! Other companies try to compete with this product, but no other line comes close to the combination powers of Phloretin, Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid! This is the one skin care product that I refuse to live without.
Date published: 2010-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin So Soft! I recently began a SkinCeuticals regimen including this product and less than 3 weeks later, my skin is noticeably softer, smoother and brighter. I am now a committed SkinCeuticals fan! I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2013-03-14
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 5 out of 5 by from I won't leave home without this! After using this product for only a short time, my skin feels better, looks better and simply is healthier. It's the first thing I put on my face after cleansing in the morning - I won't go a day without it.
Date published: 2010-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Within a few weeks I see a great difference in my skin, the product goes on easily, not too greasy. My skin looks and feels smooth and beautiful! I would definitely recommend this product to my friends.
Date published: 2011-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! My dermatologist recommended this after my microderm. I normally wouldn't spend that much on a product being a single mom BUT I can't believe the results of my skin after just 2 weeks!
Date published: 2011-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have! This really works! I had a rough place I could feel but not see, within days (less then a week) I could no longer feel it. I use retinols but this seems to do things that they don't.
Date published: 2011-07-15
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