Our Founder Tells Us All About Her Favourite Serum

As is a semi-regular occurrence at Adore HQ, I was accosted by our Social Media Manager this week as part of an Instagram segment we call 'Tell Us Tuesday'. With an iPhone camera aimed at my face, she burst into my office and said, “QUICK - if you could only use one serum for the rest of your life, what would it be?!”

My first reaction was PANIC, because this is the sort of decision that gives me nightmares (first-world nightmares, sure. But nightmares all the same). After a three-second freak-out, the answer jumped straight to my lips: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum - 30ml.

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Why Is It My Go-To Serum?

It’s the perfect all-rounder anti-ageing serum, for any age. You could start using it in your 20s (if you could afford it, ha) and the prevention benefits of the antioxidant combo would be like insurance for your face. By the time you get to your 40s and beyond (ahem, like me) it’s STILL amazing, because it also helps to reverse the appearance of age spots and wrinkles.

  • This high potency anti-ageing treatment provides 8 times the skin protection against photo-ageing

  • It offers visible anti-ageing results, including a reduction in the appearance of fine lines

  • It brightens dull complexions for a more radiant appearance

  • Provides enhanced antioxidant protection against environmental damage

  • Minimises the appearance of hyperpigmentation & brown spots

  • Helps to boost collagen to promote firmer, tighter skin

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What's In It?

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum - 30ml contains a stabilised form of L-ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) at a high concentration of 15 per cent. This ingredient works not only to tackle different forms of pigmentation on the skin, but it also prevents further damage and targets the signs of ageing.

Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E) is an antioxidant that defends against free radical damage, and also offers anti-inflammatory benefits to even the most sensitive skins, while the inclusion of Ferulic Acid enhances the efficacy of Vitamins C and E, allowing them to provide the highest level of anti-ageing and protective benefits.

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Why It's Worth The Price Tag:

The glow I get from this stuff is unbelievable. I reckon about three months into using it, I was getting DAILY compliments on my skin. The luminosity and clarity are totally worth it. And for me, there’s no substitute. I’ve tried approximately one zillion other vitamin C products, and nothing else gives me the same level of visible results without any irritation. Look, I’m a serum polygamist at heart. But if I had to truly commit, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum - 30ml would be it. But what does everyone else think?

Worth every cent


I spent days looking up reviews online of this before I bought it, it's a crazy amount of money for me as a mum. Thankfully it has been worth every cent! My face has been through hell the last three years and it shows, but within just days of using this everyday my skin was like brand new! I dread having to purchase it again but I will make it happen as it makes this mama happy to look in the mirr...
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Whilst I've not had drastic changes in my pigmentation spots, I love this product. My skin is radiant and soft, acne flaring up a lot less, smooth and the spots are starting to fade. I think it is genuinely working on the hyper pigmentation. I think I just need to patient and eventually will achieve the results I want. Would definitely recommend and repurchase this product. Swear by Skinceuticals ...
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Can't be without


I have fair skin with previous sun damage and some freckles-I have been using this product consistently for a year now after reading many rave reviews and dermatologist endorsements and cannot go without it in my daily routine. I order ahead to make sure I never run out. It is expensive however I find it lasts at least 5 to 6 months. The luminosity of my skin has improved and pigmentation cleared ...
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