Ferulic Acid is a powerful antioxidant that can increase the effectiveness of Vitamin C.
In scientific study, Ferulic Acid has shown the ability to stabilise Vitamin C from degradation. Studies also show the ability of Ferulic Acid to double the photoprotective effect of Vitamin C. This is a great achievement because Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is difficult to formulate because it is highly unstable.
Ferulic Acid is a powerful antioxidant that helps to boost the benefits of other antioxidants. It is derived from plant sources and is commonly found in grapes, parsley, spinach, and barley.
Antioxidants are essential active ingredients that protect the skin and body against damage, inflammation, and aging. This is because the environment is composed of reactive molecules, called free radicals, that can react with the skin. When these reactions occur, the lipids, proteins, and DNA of skin cells becomes damaged. Antioxidants, such as Ferulic Acid, protect against free radial damage.
Exposure to UV radiation in sunlight induces free radical formation within the skin. Combining Ferulic Acid with broad spectrum sunscreen can help increase protection from the sun. It is also a powerful ingredient for those living in urban environments with high pollution. This is because pollution possesses many free radical molecules, and Ferulic Acid can provide protection.
Ferulic Acid is commonly used in combination with Vitamin C and Vitamin E, two key antioxidants that also have brightening and wound healing benefits. This is because Ferulic Acid is scientifically proven to help stabilise Vitamin C and Vitamin E in formulations, while increasing their effectiveness. This is a highly desired property as the breakdown of Vitamin C in formulations once exposed to air is extremely common.
In addition to this, Ferulic Acid has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits. The antioxidant is also easily absorbed by the body and is effective when taken orally in a nutraceutical supplement.
1. Zduńska K, Dana A, Kolodziejczak A, Rotsztejn H. Antioxidant Properties of Ferulic Acid and Its Possible Application. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology. 2018;31(6):332-336.
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