Most people who care about their skin know about antioxidants. But we are quite sure that not many people know about ferulic acid and phloretin. These two antioxidants, combined with L-ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C), create a potent antioxidant formulation that improves skin tone, discoloration, and fine lines.

Individually, you will still be amazed by the power of this trio. Vitamin C protects your skin from daily stress by giving your skin anti-aging benefits that you can visibly see. Phloretin counteracts free radicals by improving cell growth and lightening your skin. On the other hand, ferulic acid acts as the catalyst to enhance the benefits of the other two ingredients.

Let us get to know more about ferulic acid and why it is an important antioxidant.

Ferulic acid: What is it?

We believe that you already know the benefits of using antioxidants and that they come from various sources, such as nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Ferulic acid comes from the cell walls of certain fruit seeds and plants, such as bran. Some of the other sources include citrus fruits, eggplants, rice, and oats.

On its own, the topical application of ferulic acid enhances skin rejuvenation and protects it from free radicals. The antioxidant can minimise the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, improves signs of premature skin aging, and firms and strengthens your skin.

While you can use ferulic acid alone, combining it with other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E as well as phloretin can make an antioxidant product provide the user with complete protection. The ferulic acid stabilises the other ingredients, making them work harder and last longer.

What can ferulic acid do for you?

Now that you have an idea about ferulic acid be sure to look for skincare products that contain this antioxidant. Usually, ferulic acid is combined with vitamins C and E as well as niacinamide and vitamin B, for products that make your skin smoother. To even out our skin tone and brighten your skin, ferulic acid is combined with retinol. The combination of ferulic acid and phloretin, a compound found in Manchurian apricots and the leaves of apple trees, reduces oxidative stress by protecting your skin from exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

Dermatologists suggest that you apply ferulic acid on your skin in the morning to protect it from dust and pollution. But, make it a habit to use the antioxidant after you have cleansed your face in the evening.

There are several skincare products with different combinations of antioxidant ingredients. If you have a dull skin that shows signs of aging, use an antioxidant serum with more ferulic acid. But if you have oily and acne-prone skin, choose a gentler and milder antioxidant formulation such as SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, which also contains ferulic acid and vitamin C.

Usually, ferulic acid is safe and suitable for most skin types. However, it is best to do a skin test to see if you are allergic to it or, more specifically, from the raw materials from which the ferulic acid came.