Being a relatively unknown super antioxidant, Ferulic acid is unlikely a product in your standard skincare collection. Antioxidants are your best friends when it comes to anti-aging treatment.
In particular, the antioxidant compounds in Ferulic acid reacts toward free radicals that are responsible for DNA damage, cancer, and accelerated cell aging.
We find out more about this unknown super antioxidant and what role it plays in achieving anti-aging effects.
What is Ferulic acid?
Ferulic acid is an organic compound that is largely found in plant cell walls, particularly higher concentrations in bran and bamboo shoots.
Just like many other antioxidants from plant sources, Ferulic acid is effective in reducing free radicals in the body. Accelerated cell aging, DNA damage, and cancer are some found to be directly linked to the free radicals in the body.
Benefits of Ferulic acid
Other than curbing the production of free radicals, Ferulic acid is also found to inhibit melanin production, which results in skin brightening.
Researchers also found that a topical solution of Ferulic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E may reduce the formation of lesions and pigmentation induced by UV rays. In addition, the synergistic effects can readily detoxify and repair damaged cells caused by oxidative stress.
According to the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Ferulic acid on its own provides partial protection but a solution with vitamin C and E provide total protection against harmful effects of free radicals. While each ingredient provides specific benefit to the skin, combining them creates a unique, powerful serum that works on multiple levels to ensure overall skin rejuvenation. It has also been shown to stimulate collagen production in the skin, leaving the skin looking brighter, firmer, and more supple.
With regular use, C E Ferulic acid brightens the face and fades pigmentation. In addition, it creates a barrier to protect your skin and stimulates collagen at the same time.
Key ingredients in C E Ferulic acid
FERULIC ACID Effectively neutralizes free radicals that cause premature aging. It also stabilizes vitamin C and enhances the nourishing benefits of vitamin E.
VITAMIN C Contains 20% L-Ascorbic acid. It is one of the most powerful known antioxidant. It brightens the appearance of hyperpigmentation and defends the skin from oxidative stress.
VITAMIN E Responsible for restoring the hydration of the skin by nourishing the lipid barrier and sealing the skin to avoid loss of moisture.
VITAMIN B3 Reduces the appearance of large pores, brightens dull skin, and defend the skin against environmental stressors.
VITAMIN B5 Absorbs water to retain moisture so that the skin looks firm and plump.
HYALURONIC ACID One of the most important component for firm, hydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid is a unique molecule that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.
How to incorporate C E Ferulic acid into your skincare regime
C E Ferulic acid gives the best results if it is used every morning immediately after cleansing and toning the skin.
Allow your skin to absorb the toner and pat dry. After that, apply four or five drops of C E Ferulic acid to the face and neck.
When used together with anti-aging serum and broad-spectrum SPF50 sunscreen, you can get overall protection against environmental stressors. Radium Medical Aesthetics sells Self Defence Vitamin C, B, E & Ferulic Acid for S$88 for a bottle of 15ml. It can be purchased in the clinic or online at Radium Skin