Ferulic Acid Benefits

Ferulic Acid Benefits

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What is Ferulic Acid and Why Should I Use It?
Let’s start with the basics. You’ve probably heard of hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid and lactic acid. Each of these are a staple ingredient in many skincare products that we use everyday and, in fact, so is Ferulic acid. You probably have products in your bathroom cabinet right now that contain Ferulic acid in the form of eye creams, anti-aging creams and serums.

What is Ferulic Acid?
Ferulic acid is a plant-based antioxidant that is found naturally in foods such as bran, rice, oats, eggplants, apples and citrus seeds. But what does ferulic acid do for your skin, you ask? Ferulic acid is a little superstar at fighting free radicals while also boosting the effectiveness of other antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, and E. To keep it plain and simple: ferulic acid fights off wrinkles and age spots while also making your Retinol and Vitamin C serums more effective.

What does Ferulic Acid do for your skin?
Wrinkles? No more! Age spots? Be gone! Crow’s feet? Not today! Cue the curtain drop for Ferulic acid, a superhero for anti-aging. Used in the right way, it can improve fine lines and wrinkles, decrease hyperpigmentation, reduce sun spots and even help decrease the frequency of breakouts. Ferulic acid stabilizes Vitamin C while increasing its photoprotection.

Why does Vitamin C need to be “stabilized” and what is “photoprotection”? Vitamin C needs to be stabilized because of its vulnerability to light, air and heat. What that really means is that ferulic acid perfectly complements Vitamin C while protecting skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology found that ferulic acid offers nearly double the amount of photoprotection when combined with both vitamins C and E. Without the stabilization of something like ferulic acid, your Vitamin C serum vanishes into thin air the moment you step outside. What a waste of $$$!


Bakuchiol leaf and flower on a purple background. Bakuchiol leaf and flower on a purple background.


What are Ferulic Acid’s main benefits?
Ferulic Acid has been recommended by celebrities as their secret to youthful, glowing skin. Sienna Miller and Hailey Bieber, swear by using a daily Ferulic Acid serum. There are so many ferulic acid benefits but here is what you absolutely need to know:


1. Anti-Aging : Ferulic acid protects the skin from free radicals that damage collagen production, which negatively affects elasticity and firmness in skin. It delays signs of aging, keeping your skin looking supple and plump; as it should!

2. Skin brightening: Ferulic Acid helps to reduce hyperpigmentation by lightening dark spots. You’ll see an improvement in brightness, smoothness and overall complexion!

3. Protection: Ferulic Acid protects your skin from environmental factors (i.e. the sun, radiation, and pollution) and it aids SPF in making your sunscreen even more protective.

4. Anti-Inflammatory: Ferulic acid also has anti-inflammatory properties which is especially beneficial in reducing the look of redness and rosacea, as well as dark spots left behind by acne.

Does ferulic acid have side effects?
Great news! There aren’t any known side effects with ferulic acid. An anti-aging fix without side effects? Hallelujah! That said, for anyone with sensitive skin, it’s always best practice to watch for redness, rash, hives, itchiness and peeling when trying a new product. Apply to a small area and wait 24 hours to see how your skin reacts.

Is Ferulic Acid safe for sensitive skin?
You’ll be happy to hear that Ferulic Acid is safe for most skin types! Yay! Everyone gets to fight off free radicals in their skin! Because of its gentle and mild nature, ferulic acid is safe for most skin types, even sensitive skin. However, since Ferulic Acid is sometimes sourced from bran or other grains, be aware that you may have a negative reaction if you have allergies to grains.

Does ferulic acid have side effects


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Are there ingredients I need to avoid while using Ferulic Acid?
Ferulic acid is highly compatible with most other ingredients in skincare. Think of Ferulic Acid as the pal who is down for anything and always hyping up their friends. More specifically, think of ferulic acid as Vitamin C’s BFF. Ferulic acid boosts the effectiveness of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, resveratrol and retinol. Ferulic acid alongside retinol can also brighten and even your skin tone.


Important note! Ferulic acid does work better without the addition of exfoliating acids such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid and lactic acid as it may alter the PH.


When should I apply Ferulic Acid?
Ferulic acid tends to work most effectively as a serum or a peel. And, while you can apply it any time, dermatologists recommend using Ferulic Acid in the morning because it can help protect the skin from environmental factors (UV radiation, pollution, etc.) that can contribute to skin damage. Ferulic acid works even better under SPF since it increases protection from UVA and UVB rays. That said, ferulic acid can be beneficial when applied at night if you’re using a retinoid, as it soothes irritation caused by retinol. Bottom line? Ferulic acid has incredible benefits for your skin day or night!


Does ferulic acid have side effects


Which of Hello Skincare’s products contains Ferulic Acid?
Please welcome C-Juvenate Super Serum to the stage. C-Juvenate is a Radiance Super Serum that harnesses the power of Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid to get your skin selfie-ready.

Ferulic Acid is considered to be most effective when in a serum and girl do we have you covered! Its formula is ultra-hydrating and will instantly illuminate your complexion while eliminating early signs of aging like dullness, micro lines, and dark spots. This serum is also jam packed with other incredible hero ingredients such as Radish Root Ferment, Hyaluronic Acid, Red Algae, Swiss Apple Stem Cells, Purslane, Aloe Vera, and Green Tea Leaf Extract.

Apply C-Juvenate in the morning and allow it to absorb 60-90 seconds before applying your daily SPF and moisturizer. Get ready for your SPF to be more effective since the powerful antioxidant of Vitamin C increases the potency of SPFs. You’ll notice a difference in your skin after the first application but wait 4-6 weeks to see its long-term benefits. Find the complete details of C-Juvenate here.

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