One of the most popular skincare serums out today and has been for the past 15 years has been Skinceuticlas CE Ferulic. When it comes to overall skincare, Skinceuticals is known as a go-to and trusted brand with formulations that work for different skin cancers and different skin types.
As of late, Skinceuticals Phloretin CF has increased in popularity. Phloretin CF is an antioxidant serum formulated for daily use on normal, oily, and combination skin, neutralizing free radicals and preventing the signs of premature skin aging. Phloretin is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, improves cell renewal and the appearance of discoloration. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals and protects the skin against oxidative stress, for a visible anti-aging effect.
Both Skinceutical formulas have Vitamin C. Let’s compare these two popular serums and let’s see which one is right for YOU.
Skinceuticals CE FERULIC
SKIN TYPES: Dry, Normal, Combination, Sensitive
SKIN CONCERN: Sensitized, Dehydrated, Discoloration, Aging
C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. C E Ferulic is now proven to reduce combined oxidative damage generated by UVA/UVB rays, ozone pollution, and diesel engine exhaust by up to 41%. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness, while brightening skin’s complexion.
- Provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals
- Visible anti-aging benefits, such as the improvement of the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion
- Neutralizes free radicals on the upper layer of the skin to help prevent the impact of ozone damage to skin
- Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours
- Paraben-free and ideal for normal, dry, and sensitive skin types
- Tested suitable for use post-laser, always consult with a physician for individual post-procedure care
- 15% L-ascorbic acid
Lauded for its superior antioxidant benefits, this highly potent form of pure vitamin C helps neutralize free radicals and protect against oxidative stress while providing visible anti-aging benefits.
- 1% alpha tocopherol
This pure form of vitamin E neutralizes free radicals and replenishes skin lipids. It has been proven to act synergistically with vitamin C.
- 0.5% ferulic acid
A plant-based antioxidant, ferulic acid neutralizes free radicals and enhances the antioxidant benefits and stability of vitamins C and E.
Dr. Jenny Liu Dermatologist Reviews SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum
Skinceuticals Phloretin CF
SKIN TYPES: Normal, Oily, Combination
SKIN CONCERN: Discoloration, Acne, Aging
skinceuticals Phloretin CF features a patented synergistic combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), and 0.5% ferulic acid for enhanced protection against atmospheric skin aging – environmental damage and premature signs of aging caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3). In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, Phloretin CF improves the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.
Provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals
Improves the appearance of discoloration and overall skin tone
Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours
Paraben-, fragrance-, and dye-free
Ideal for normal, oily, and combination skin types
Derived from apples and the root bark of fruit trees including apple, pear, and grapefruit, this antioxidant neutralizes damaging free radicals, helps improve cell turnover, and improves the appearance of discoloration
10% L-ascorbic acid
Lauded for its superior antioxidant benefits, this highly potent form of pure vitamin C neutralizes damaging free radicals and protects against oxidative stress while providing visible anti-aging benefits
0.5% ferulic acid
A plant-based antioxidant, ferulic acid neutralizes free radicals and enhances the antioxidant benefits of phloretin and vitamins C and E
What does Phloretin do to your skin?
Phloretin is a novel ingredient derived from apples and the bark of apple trees. Several clinical studies have shown that it acts as an antioxidant, hence its inclusion in a range of skin care treatments. Phloretin neutralizes damaging free radicals, improves cell turnover and lightens signs of discoloration. L-ascorbic acid protects your skin from oxidative stress while providing visible anti-aging benefits, while ferulic acid enhances the antioxidant benefits of phloretin and vitamin C.
Why is Vitamin E important for your skin & face?
It moisturizes and nourishes your skin. It adds to your glow and makes your skin smooth and healthy. The oil is also known to reduce hyperpigmentation and wrinkles, besides maintaining skin health. According to our senior product development executive, Abhisikta Hati, “Vitamin E is basically an oil-soluble antioxidant. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that may be effective at reducing UV damage in skin. And vitamin E applied topically may help nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.
While C E Ferulic is the ideal topical antioxidant for fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and skin brightening in normal, dry and sensitive skin types, Phloretin CF may be a better choice for normal, oily and combination skin experiencing discoloration along with visible signs of aging.