One of our favorite products at Torrey Pines Dermatology is SkinCeuticals C E FERULIC serum. This formula is an antioxidant combination that works to neutralize free radicals that cause signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines. It also increases skin’s firmness and replenishes skin’s lipids – working to fill and smooth wrinkles.
Vitamins C and E are network antioxidants that reinforce the power of one another. When one antioxidant donates its electron to neutralize a free radical, it can “borrow” another electron from the second antioxidant to renew itself. In the case of vitamins C and E, this combination is potent enough to prevent the formation of cancerous compounds called carcinogenic nitrosamines.
As far as anti-aging skin care goes, vitamins C and E enhance the photoprotective effects of sunscreen. Vitamin C has been reported to enhance UVA protection, whereas vitamin E is more effective against UVB. Either way, the combination makes a great daily addition under sunscreen. Vitamin C also prevents and treats age spots and general hyperpigmentation, though far less significantly than 4% hydroquinone. Vitamin E is the dominant natural hydrator within the skin, and application leaves skin soft and supple.
To use it, you should cleanse your skin as you normally would. After applying toner, apply 4-5 drops of the C E FERULIC on your dry face, neck and chest area. Although the serum might feel like it has been absorbed, it actually continues working for at least 72 hours after application.
We recommend using the product once a day and in the morning. It’s a great option for sun damaged skin, dry or sensitive skin, skin with poor elasticity, hyperpigmentation or those preparing (30 days before) or recovering from (7-10 days after) non-invasive procedures.
C E FERULIC contains…
15% L-Ascorbic Acid is an active form of Vitamin C that neutralizes free radicals caused by environmental damage and encourages your skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is what makes young skin look young. As we age, we lose the ability to make enough. This potent form of Vitamin C helps change that.
1% Alpha Tocopherol is an active form of Vitamin E that also neutralizes free radicals and helps soothe and heal sun-damaged skin.
0.5% Ferulic Acid is a plant based antioxidant that’s fairly new on the scene. Preliminary research is encouraging. The findings are that it neutralizes free radicals like the others, and also inhibits melanogensis caused by the sun.
At Torrey Pines Dermatology it is said that beautiful skin is not just a hopeful thought, it can be a reality. Let us help you get that bright, youthful skin this summer!