What Is Ferulic Acid & Why Should I Be Using It?

Joanna Fleming

How on earth are we all meant to keep up with these skincare ingredients? I know it seems like there’s always something new you should be adding to your regime.

There’s a few ways I rationalise adding a new product to my skincare collection: does it target my individual skin concerns? Is it suitable for my skin type? Is it a preventative or maintenance product? The list goes on, but they’re the basics.

Now to the latest ingredient I’m investigating for you – Ferulic Acid. This is one of the lesser known acids in the skincare world, but that doesn’t mean this powerhouse ingredient doesn’t pack a punch.

 

What Is Ferulic Acid?

An antioxidant-rich ingredient, Ferulic Acid can be naturally found in plants and fruits where it acts as a protective, self-preserving element. Much like other antioxidants, Ferulic Acid is designed to reduce the ageing effects of damaging free radicals on the skin. Oh, and it works really well when paired with other antioxidant-rich ingredients like Vitamins C and E.

A key reason as to why our skin ages is due to oxidative stress in the skin’s tissue, resulting in visible signs of ageing (like age spots, wrinkles, dullness and loss of elasticity). This oxidative stress is caused by free radicals overtaking our skins antioxidant defence. It’s important to constantly boost the levels of antioxidants in our skin, as they are there to fight free radicals and prevent damage from occurring in the first place.

Now, this is the part where I introduce you to mesoestetic aox ferulic concentrated serum.

 

What Doe This Serum Do?

– Protects against damage caused by UVA/UVB exposure

– Assists in the regeneration of healthy cells by supporting collagen production

– Helps to improve the skin’s natural barrier function for improved protection

– Ferulic Acid helps to stabilise & enhance the efficacy of Vitamin C

– Contains a formulation of Ferulic Acid, Vitamin C & Vitamin E

– Brightens the skin, improves texture & evens uneven skin tone

– This highly active serum has a lightweight oil-free formula

– It’s suitable for all skin types, particularly ageing & sun damaged skin

– Works well as a preventative anti-ageing product

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About The Ingredients:

As I mentioned above, this potent antioxidant serum contains a blend of Ferulic Acid (0.5%), Ascorbic Acid (15%) and a patented complex of Vitamin E and synthetic active ingredients (1.5%).

The Vitamin C component of this product works to brighten and even the skin, while increasing collagen production and ultimately improving elasticity and firmness. Ferulic Acid protects our collagen-producing against UVA damage, plus it supports the stability of the Vitamin C (which is notoriously unstable). The remaining ingredients protect against other forms of environment damage.

How To Use:

Apply 3-4 drops of mesoestetic aox ferulic to clean, dry skin each morning.  Distribute evenly over your entire face, massaging in using upward strokes until absorbed. Follow with your usual morning skincare regime, and make sure you use an SPF50+ sunscreen for optimal protection.

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The Reviews:

“I have been used to using various vitamin C serums regularly, but clearly this one contains a more pure form, as within a few weeks of daily use, I could clearly see my dull and tired looking skin being significantly brighter and more glowing and radiant, as well looking softer and smoother.” – Beauty & Lifestyle Hunter

“My skin has been looking more radiant than usual thanks to the aox ferulic concentrate. If you’re looking to fight age spots, wrinkles, loss of skin moisture and firmness as well as dullness, then this concentrate is the way to go. Overall, my skin quality has improved over the past few weeks of using this product both day and night. It gives of a radiant look to your skin which is always nice because there are days where my skin would look so dull and dry.” – Livia

“I did notice some brightening of my complexion during the first few weeks of use, I had been using a serum with Vitamin C already, so I was surprised to see a bit of an improvement. I’m really liking incorporating this serum into my morning routine, it’s been working quite well for me.” – Space of Beauty

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Joanna Fleming

Joanna Fleming

Beauty IQ Editor
Some of my must-have products at the moment are Kiehl's Crème de Corps, Benefit BADGal BANG! Mascara and M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream.
Joanna Fleming