Ferulic acid is a naturally-occurring hydroxycinnamic acid well known for its anti-oxidising properties.
And for those who haven't had their morning coffee yet, let's re-phrase that!
Commonly found in the walls of a plant, ferulic acid protects cells against environmental free radical damage that can cause the visible signs of ageing and dehydrate cells.
So, if the plant-based compound can protect plant cells against environmental damage and keep leaves young and healthy, it makes perfect sense to draw ferulic acid from its natural source and put it into skincare products so it can have the same impact for consumers. A simple concept.
With plant and skin cells functioning in a similar way, ferulic acid offers superior protection against damaging free radicals to provide many benefits for the skin including:
Oxidative stress is damage to cells caused by toxic free radicals found in the environment. Visible signs of oxidative stress include the accelerated ageing effects of lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and dehydration.
Ferulic acid is an antioxidant that helps to counteract the damage caused by oxidative stress. Applying ferulic acid topically to the skin will help protect, repair and maintain healthy skin cells.
Prevents skin alterations such as sunspots
UV radiation can cause sun spots, age spots and skin blemishes. Ferulic acid provides substantial protection from UV radiation to reduce the onset of noticeable skin blemishes.
Ferulic acid helps the skin retain moisture within the cutaneous layers to aid the natural hydration processes. And as we all know, a hydrated complexion is a healthy complexion!
How to get the best results from ferulic acid
As an anti-oxidising natural nutrient, there's no denying that ferulic acid is an essential ingredient in a skincare routine.
Here are our top tips for choosing ferulic acid in skincare:
Choose your formula
When anti-oxidants such as ferulic acid are added to moisturisers, they may lose their effectiveness.
Moisturisers always contain water as a primary ingredient which may dilute the natural activity of the compound. Further, moisturiser hydrates skin from the outside which can negatively work against cells slowing down the internal natural hydrating processes.
Choose a water soluble serum that is free from occlusive synthetics which may block pores and one that will penetrate at a deeper level to support the cells natural hydrating processes.
Use in a active serum
Bf Restore Face & Body Serum is the result of the unique plant extraction of finger lime which is a natural source of ferulic acid.
Biologi uses a unique extraction method which keeps plant serum in its unique cellular matrix keeping it active. Reduce the signs of ageing, hydrate, and protect skin from damaging environmental factors with ferulic acid that works on the skin just as it does in the plant – just the way nature intended.
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