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Ferulic Acid

October 27, 2020

What is ferulic acid?

Ferulic acid is an antioxidant found in the cell walls of rice, bran, oats, and apple seeds. It plays a key role in an organism’s protection and self-preservation. Due to its ability to fight free radicals while also enhancing the efficacy of other antioxidants, it is an active ingredient in anti-aging skin care products.

Ferulic acid is primarily used in serums targeting the visible signs of skin ageing, including age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Sourced from rice bran, it is a key element of Japanese and Korean skincare. As a powerful antioxidant, it helps stabilise active ingredients and counteracts the damage caused by free radicals, which helps to decelerate oxidative processes. Post sun exposure, ferulic acid may assist in skin’s regeneration functions and in defending against further damage.

Is ferulic acid suitable for my skin type?

Ferulic acid is compatible with most skin types. If you have sensitive skin or are allergic to bran, begin by testing it on a small area first.

Can ferulic acid be used alongside other products?

Ferulic works well in combination with other products. It is safe for use alongside other key actives and works particularly well in tandem with vitamin C and vitamin E.

As ferulic acid has the capacity to stabilise problematic antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, it enhances their stability and efficacy. A study also showed that ferulic acid may offer twice as much photoprotection when combined with vitamins C and E.

How often should I apply ferulic acid?

Our Regena C20 Serum S2 contains ferulic acid and 20% stabilised vitamin C (in the form of ethyl ascorbic acid) to increase skin density, lighten age spots, and brighten skin tone. It can also help balance out oily skin and fight acne-causing bacteria. We recommend using it once a day, preferably at bedtime.