Top anti-aging ingredient: everything about the ferulic acid
For my skincare junkies out there, today we are going to discover another magic ingredient found in a lot of youth potions. Ladies, meet the one and only Ferulic Acid. This bad boy is going to make a huge impact on your anti-aging routine, so let’s discover together all the secrets behind it:
What is it?
Ferulic acid is a natural antioxidant found in rice, oats, and apple and orange seeds. In nature, its key role is to protect the plant’s cell.
What is it used for?
Ferulic acid has gained a lot of interest due to its ability to fight free radicals while also enhancing the effectiveness of other antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, and E. Another great talent of the ferulic acid is to protect against sun damage, as well as assisting in skin’s regeneration functions to tackle over-exposure.
What are the benefits?
Ferulic Acid works wonders with vitamin C. Vitamin C is a common ingredient in many anti-aging skincare products but is not stable on its own and degrades quickly. Ferulic acid can stabilize vitamin C while protecting the skin from sun damage. If we add to this duet vitamin E, ferulic acid has the potential to offer twice the amount of photoprotection and to reduce the risk of skin illness.
What are the side effects
Overall the acid is safe for all skin types, although if you have sensitive skin I would recommend testing a small amount of the product on your hand to see how the skin reacts.
Where do we find it?
Ferulic acid is best applied directly to the skin, so is usually at its most effective in serums or other leave-on products. Try InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum from Iherb.
A great and budget-friendly option is The Ordinary’s serum with Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%.
If you are not yet at the age when wrinkles are an issue, I must mention that you can start to incorporate in your routine anti-aging products in your early 20’s. Until then, don’t forget to wear sun protection everyday, so that your skin has a real chance of staying young as long as possible. ‘Till next time, stay brave & confident!