Everything you need to know about Ferulic Acid in skincare.

What is Ferulic Acid?

Ferulic Acid is a super-botanical skincare ingredient. It is a plant-based antioxidant that is found naturally in the cell walls of plants and rice bran oil.

The benefits of Ferulic Acid to the skin

One of the most important benefits of Ferulic Acid is its ability to protect and repair the skin from free radical damage, which is the holy grail of skincare.

Ferulic Acid increases the production of collagen which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ferulic Acid also increases the production of elastin which improves the appearance of skin texture, while reducing the appearance of dark spots by inhibiting the production of melanin.

Who isn’t Ferulic Acid suitable for?

Ferulic Acid is generally considered safe and well tolerated when used topically in skincare products. However, it is always a good idea to patch test a new product on a small area of skin before using it all over your face, especially you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies. If you experience any irritation or other adverse reactions after using a product containing Ferulic Acid, stop using it immediately and consult a medical professional.

There is not enough information available to determine whether Ferulic Acid is safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have any other medical concerns, it is always best to consult a healthcare professional before using any new skincare products.

What is Ferulic Acid good for?

Ferulic Acid in skincare is thought to be particularly effective at protecting the skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation. Some studies have also suggested that Ferulic Acid may have anti-inflammatory properties, which could be beneficial for people with inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.

What skincare ingredients Shouldn’t be Used Alongside Ferulic Acid?

Because it’s such a great antioxidant, it’s pretty good pairing with most skincare ingredients. But, if using a number of products be careful of layering with potent acids.

What skincare ingredients does Ferulic Acid pair well with?

In skincare, Ferulic Acid is often used in combination with other antioxidants, such a Vitamin C and E, such as with The Perfect C vitamin C serum. This helps to protect the skin from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can cause damage to cells. Recent studies have shown that Ferulic Acid stabilises Vitamin C, making it much more potent. This antioxidant becomes even more powerful when it is combined with Glutathione. It also pairs well with Niacinamide, Retinol and many other skincare ingredients.