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Vitamin C in C E Ferulic

Vitamin C is one of the most essential and well studied antioxidants. Unfortunately, not all vitamin C skin care products are effective. Some products don’t deliver vitamin C into the skin in an amount needed to work. Others don’t chemically convert to the active form of vitamin C in the skin. We know these things because of clinical tests done on live skin. The most widely accepted medical testing measures the penetration of whole molecules, not fragments of vitamin C molecules.

There are many antioxidants used in skin care products, but most aren’t able to penetrate the skin. Vitamin C / pure L-ascorbic acid is unstable, but when properly formulated, it does penetrate the skin. Derivatives of vitamin C, including ascorbyl palmitate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, don’t penetrate skin as whole molecules. One study even found that ascorbyl palmitate may intensify skin damage after sun exposure.

Vitamin C Products Need 3 Things to Penetrate Skin:

1. The formulation has to be acidic with a pH lower than 3.5.

Vitamin C formulations with a pH greater than 3.5 are not able to penetrate skin. They are unstable and when exposed to light, become oxidized. The oxidation turns them into a new form of vitamin C called Dehydro Ascorbic Acid – and this turns the formulation yellow. By maintaining a pH of less than 3.5, the stability of Vitamin C is maintained. At this pH, the ionic charge is removed from the molecule and it is able to penetrate the outer layer (stratum corneum) of the skin.

pH Scale and litmus paper color chart

2. The formula must have a high enough concentration of L - Ascorbic Acid.

A 10 - 20% concentration of vitamin C is effective on skin. The effectiveness is proportional to the concentration, but only up to 20%. C E Ferulic contains 15% pure vitamin C.

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3. The formula must have a demonstrated biological effect on skin.

An antioxidant formulation is only as powerful as its activity in skin. The most accurate way to measure antioxidant performance is by analyzing key biomarkers - biological indicators of a process taking place in the body. The C E Ferulic antioxidant formula has been proven to reduce several key biomarkers including thymine dimers, p53 induction, and redness / sunburn. (Both thymine dimers and p53 protein levels increase after DNA damage.) C E Ferulic has been proven to reduce the occurrence of DNA mutations associated with the formation of skin cancer.

SkinCeuticals, the maker of C E Ferulic, always does clinical testing on final formulations and real people to ensure their effectiveness. The studies always include third-party laboratories, dermatologist research organizations, and members of the medical and scientific communities to validate test methods.

The Antioxidants in C E Ferulic are Combined for Increased Effectiveness.

Antioxidants help protect skin from free radicals. Sun and pollution damage skin molecules, and in turn, cause signs of premature aging. Unfortunately, not all antioxidants work well together. SkinCeuticals research has shown that specific combinations of antioxidants, when effectively formulated, perform better together. They have far superior results than these same antioxidants alone.

  • 1% Alpha Tocopheral / Vitamin E is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals at the epidermal level. It replaces lipids in the epidermis to help maintain skin hydration.
  • 0.5% Ferulic Acid is another antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. It increases the stability of vitamin C and reduces redness.

C E Ferulic Protects Against Sunburn Sunburn and redness are skin's inflammatory response to UV radiation from the sun. C E Ferulic increases skin's natural ability to protect itself from the sun. The combination of vitamins C and E doubles the photoprotection of vitamin C alone. The addition of ferulic acid doubles photoprotection again to give skin 8 x it's natural sun protection.

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Application: In the morning after cleansing and toning, apply 4 - 5 drops to a dry face, neck and chest. Once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours. C E Ferulic extends your skin's natural ability to tolerate sun exposure. It is meant to be used with sunscreen - it is not a substitute. And ALWAYS start new products one at a time, about a week apart, to make sure you don't get a reaction.

Below are the results of a clinical study on vitamin C products. C E Ferulic had an AMAZING 38% redness reduction! Scroll down to see the pictures.

C E Ferulic Superiority Study Results page 1
C E Ferulic Superiority Study Results page 2

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