SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulic is on the top of the game when it comes to ascorbic acid serums. It is a patented formulation in which ascorbic acid is at a high concentration and at the right pH, which provides optimal results. A lot of brands try to create similar formulations, but when it comes to ascorbic acid and ferulic acid combination SkinCeuticals’ serum is unmatched.
Ascorbic acid is a potent ingredient that works even at low concentrations, but the best results are seen with higher amounts like 15%. Ascorbic acid helps to fight against environmental aggressors like free radicals, corrects photodamage (damage caused by UV rays, e.g. hyperpigmentation). Also, it stimulates collagen production hence improving wrinkles and sagging skin.
This serum contains 15% of ascorbic acid as well as 1% of vitamin E and 0.5% of ferulic acid, which help to stabilise ascorbic acid and boost the serum’s antioxidant properties. It’s worth mentioning that this serum stays fresh for up to 12 months after opening (a very long period for an aqueous ascorbic acid product). On top of that, there are moisturising glycerine and hyaluronic acid. The formula is fragrance-free and suitable for even sensitive skin types. However, with ascorbic acid just like with exfoliating acids or vitamin A derivatives, it’s best to introduce it slowly. If you want to start using an ascorbic acid serum first use a product with a lower concentration of ascorbic acid and then step up the strength.
This serum is marvellous. If I wanted to describe it in one word, I would say it’s skin-transforming. Only after two weeks of using this serum, my skin looked so much different it was clearer, glowing, plump, and hydrated. My hyperpigmentation was much lighter, and the skin looked healthy and well-rested every day. Also, the serum alone kept my skin well-hydrated, I didn’t have to use an additional hydrating serum every day.
The results of using this serum were quite noticeable, and people around it saw them too. I can understand why this serum is so expensive because it makes a significant change in the look of your skin. And it works for wrinkles, I’d had a line from frowning on my forehead, and this serum flattened it. It looked as if someone injected a filler in that line. After discontinuing to use the product, the effects lasted for a few weeks. The glow vanished, and the line on my forehead sort of returned, but it isn’t as pronounced as before. It’s standard that to maintain the results of the serum, I’d have to keep using it.
I highly recommend this serum to anyone who seeks an excellent ascorbic acid serum that makes a difference. This serum will transform the look of your complexion and improve the condition of your skin. It helps with hyperpigmentation and elasticity of the skin. The results come pretty quickly. I know the price is high, but this is a top-notch product. Last but not least, do not forget to use sunscreen and especially when you use an ascorbic acid serum.
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Laureth-23, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluroniate (skinceuticals.co.uk)
The C E Ferulic costs €155 (30ml) available at pharmacies and all SkinCeuticals’ stockists around the globe.