Ferulic acid, known as hydroxycinnamic acid, is a powerful herbal antioxidant… It protects the skin from damage from free radicals, which are considered the main culprits aging… They cause premature wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, provoke loss of firmness and sagging skin.
For decades, ferulic acid has been used in sports nutrition to strengthen muscle tissue, and has recently become a major anti-aging components of modern cosmetology.
Ferulic acid is found in oranges, apples, brown rice, peanuts, pineapples, and oatmeal… However, for the skin, when applied topically, its effectiveness is many times higher, therefore dermatologists recommend using cosmetics, one of the main ingredients of which is hydroxycinnamic acid.
How does ferulic acid work?
The strong antioxidant properties of ferulic acid literally turn it into a real elixir of youth! It not only acts independently, but also enhances the effect of vitamins E and C, on which the beauty and youth of your skin also depends.
Ferulic acid effectively fights wrinkles: it is able to smooth existing and prevent the appearance of new folds on the skin. In addition, the acid perfectly protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation, which means from hyperpigmentation and aging.
Another great property of ferulic acid is that it stimulates collagen production. Known as the “youth protein”, collagen is responsible for the beauty and firmness of your skin. At the age of 20-25, its production in the body slows down, at this stage many notice the first signs of aging: the skin loses its elasticity and becomes less hydrated, the first wrinkles appear, hair and nails grow more slowly, and their structure becomes thinner. Regular consumption of ferulic acid can slow down these processes, maintain elasticity and restore the natural radiance of the skin.
If you know firsthand about the problem of acne, then in this case, serum with ferulic acid can be a real salvation. Thanks to its strong anti-inflammatory properties, the acid prevents the appearance of acne and perfectly fights existing ones: lightens dark spots and evens out the skin’s relief
Experts recommend using products with ferulic acid (give preference to serums – they are more effective) every day. Make them part of your morning beauty routine and apply it to dry skin before using a moisturizer and sunscreen.
You shouldn’t expect an instant effect, but after a month of regular use, you will definitely notice the difference! Ferulic acid works great in tandem with vitamins C, E and resveratrol. The vast majority of serums contain all of these ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about searching separately.
But, with “peeling” acids – salicylic, glycolic, lactic – ferulic acid, it is better not to use: they affect the pH of the skin and reduce the effectiveness of antioxidants.
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