Telva Vitamin C and ferulic acid, how they differ
Dermatologists, pharmacists, and skin care experts all agree that the best anti-aging routine has to include antioxidants. These are active ingredients that help stop the production of free radicals in our skin, and therefore prevent premature aging. The quintessential antioxidant active ingredient is vitamin C, known as L-ascorbic acid in its pure form (although there are other types of vitamin C). But there are other active ingredients with a high antioxidant capacity, such as ferulic acid.
What are the benefits of Vitamin C and ferulic acid and how are they different?
Both are antioxidants, and as the pharmacist Felipe Martín, owner of the Galileo 61 pharmacy in Madrid, explains, "both are obtained, like the rest of the antioxidants used in cosmetics, from different plants and their fruits. The plants are constantly exposed to solar radiation, which is the main factor in the aging of our cells; the production of these active antioxidants serves as a defense mechanism to protect them from the action of the sun".
In addition, vitamin C, as explained by the pharmacist Gema Herrerías in her book The definitive guide to skin care, "increases collagen synthesis, thus improving elasticity and the appearance of wrinkles, it is a depigmenting ingredient, reducing the melasma, and improves the epidermal barrier function".
One of the main problems with vitamin C is that it oxidizes easily, because it is very unstable and, on the other hand, it is not easy for it to penetrate the skin. "That's where ferulic acid comes in. It has essentially the same characteristics as vitamin C: it neutralizes free radicals, inhibits melanin synthesis, and stimulates collagen and elastin production. In addition, it exhibits high activity at low concentrations: It is usually used at 0.5%, but the best thing about this compound is that it is capable of stabilizing vitamin C, helping it to penetrate the skin and reach its site of action unchanged so that it is capable of carrying out its function", points out pharmacist Felipe Martín.
So, in reality, vitamin C and ferulic acid are two very similar active ingredients, with similar benefits for the skin. But, if they are used together they are more powerful. Gema Herrerías adds "ferulic acid improves the chemical stability and antioxidant potential of a solution of vitamin C and E". Because, in addition to vitamin C and ferulic acid, there are other antioxidants, such as vitamin E, resveratrol, niacinamide or melatonin.
To benefit from the antioxidant and anti-aging action of vitamin C and ferulic acid, it is ideal to use them in the morning, after cleansing, and before sun protection. The ideal format is the serum, because it penetrates more.
Here you have a selection of serums with vitamin C and ferulic acid.
Serum with vitamin c and ferulic acid Endocare Radiance C Ferulic Edafence de Cantabria Labs
You can buy the Endocare Radiance Serum with vitamin C and ferulic acid here.
This serum with patented anti-pollution technology includes vitamin C and ferulic acid, as well as vitamin E. It stands out for its antioxidant and anti-pollution action, protecting the skin from free radicals, blue light, pollution and tobacco. Its light texture is absorbed immediately, leaving skin velvety, and protected from environmental stress and other factors that accelerate aging. From Cantabria Labs, for sale on Amazon. (52.67 euros) Buy it here.
Skinceuticals Vitamin C Ferulic Acid Serum
You can buy CE Ferulic from Skinceutical here.
Antioxidant serum with 15% pure vitamin C, 0.5% ferulic acid and 1% vitamin E. Triple antioxidant action to prevent skin photoaging, improve expression lines, maintain skin firmness and give it luminosity. It is one of the serums with the highest concentration of antioxidants. From Skinceuticals, for sale on Amazon. (158.45 euros) Buy it here.
Serum in ampoules with ferulic acid and vitamin C from Laboratorios Delapiel
You can buy the Power CC- Ferulic 0.5% Delapiel ampoules here.
Ampoules with ferulic acid and vitamin C, as well as hyaluronic acid and marine glucocene. They stand out for their antioxidant effect, which protects from oxidation caused by free radicals. In addition, they have a moisturizing effect, strengthening the skin and anti-wrinkle, reducing wrinkles and expression lines. The Poder serum in ampoules is very practical thanks to its format that keeps the formula intact. From Delapiel Laboratories, for sale on Amazon. (18.90 euros) Buy it here.
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