Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Is SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic the BEST Vitamin C Serum?


PRICE: $157.00, 1 fl oz.  
CATEGORY: Skin Care Product
TYPE: Serum

“A super-charged antioxidant serum for all skin types.” 

The Claim:
Combines proven antioxidant vitamins C and E with ferulic acid to maximize antioxidant performance. This synergistic formulation enhances protection against damaging UVA/UVB rays to better prevent premature signs of aging, while stimulating collagen production to help diminish the appearance of photo damage.
  • Provides advanced environmental protection against damaging free radicals induced by UVA, UVB, and infrared radiation.
  • Increases firmness and replenishes lipids to visibly reduce wrinkles.
  • Once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours, making it an excellent addition to sunscreen.

  • Maximum anti-aging results - better than any one antioxidant alone.
  • Neutralizes free radical damage and protects against oxidative stress - the factors that lead to premature aging, loss of elasticity, and hyperpigmentation.

Fragrant Scent: Strong
Key Ingredient(s): Vitamin C
Texture: Weightless                             
Consistency: Light Serum
Coverage: Spreads Easily                                
Complexion: Smooth
Finish: Dewy Glow                                     
Wear: 2-3 days                                       
Best Usage: Daily, AM
Best For: All skin types                
Not For: Not for acne prone skin
Jar Packaging: No, a dropper  
Tested on Animals: Yes        
Verdict: I would highly recommend this product.


Key Ingredient(s): This award winning antioxidant product is a highly-advanced serum that contains 15% pure L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C, an antioxidant), 1% alpha tocopherol (vitamin E) and Ferulic Acid. Itenhanced the skin's natural UV protection by 8 times.
  • 15% L-ascorbic acid - One of the most stable forms of vitamin C is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent.  The Ingredient Neutralizes damaging free radicals and protects skin’s breakdown from oxidative stress.
    • Vitamin C - in general, is a collagen Boosting Antioxidant vital for glowing skin. It is anti-inflammatory, controls oil, hydrates, lightens discoloration, wards off free-radicals, and produces healthy collagen. Remember, healthy collagen equals plumper skin.
  • 1% Alpha Tocopherol (vitamin E) - A soothing, healing an protective antioxidant. It Neutralizes free radicals and replenishes skin’s lipids.
  • 0.5% ferulic Acid - This plant-based antioxidant neutralizes free radicals, helps inhibit UV-induced skin discolorations, and has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to its sun-protective benefits to skin, Ferulic Acid enhances the stability of topical applications of vitamin E.
Other Ingredients: 
Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Laureth 23, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate

C E Ferulic showed visible results on aging attributes of lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity while improving skin redness, texture, and overall brightness. It also conditions and brightens the complexion for improved beauty. This exceptional formulation is perfect for protecting all skin types.

Best Usage: Daily, AM - Use once in the morning after cleansing and toning. Apply 4-5 drops to dry face, neck, and chest. Massage until product is fully absorbed. Follow with moisturizer and sunscreen.
Best For: All skin types - Ideal for those with photo-damaged, Discoloration, and dry skin who want to achieve smoother, healthier and more radiant skin.
Packaging: A Dropper - Beauty expert, Paula Begoun, Notes:

“This serum is dispensed via a dropper applicator. Although not the ideal method to dispense a serum that contains light- and air-sensitive ingredients, sometimes this type of packaging is necessary due to formulary requirements. When that’s the case, the goal is to keep the bottle opening as small as possible, the bottle should be opaque or specially coated to protect the contents from light, and you should use the serum up within three months of opening.”

PInkyPrIss Review: After a week of trying out this serum, my skin is younger-looking. My wrinkles have softened on my forehead and mouth. My skin feels firmer. The biggest benefit in using this serum is that it is providing me with the ultimate protection that will help prevent future skin damage and fight the signs of aging. Many users have reported getting tons of complements on their skin's complexion and tone after using this serum as it does decrease hyperpigmention, which evens skin tone. This is an excellent option for a Vitamin C serum, as it contains 15% vitamin C in the form of L-Ascorbic Acid, the most stable form..

I recommend buying this product in travel size to make sure you like it. Plus, the product remains fresh longer since each vile will be exposed to less amounts of air. 

InStyle Editor's Pick - 2011 Best Beauty Buy Best Antioxidant Serum
New Beauty - Beauty Choice Award The Best Anti-Aging Antioxidant Product
Allure Best of Beauty Three-Time Award Winner Category: Best of Skin Care - Serum

*My Rating: 9.5/10
Allure: 4.7/5
DermStore: 5/5
Skin Store: 4.5/5
Total Beauty: 9.1/10


How does this serum compare 
to other Vitamin C serums you 
have tried?



  1. Skinceuticals CE Ferulic has the most scientific studies to back up its claims so I would say it is one of the best serums out there even though it is on the pricey side. Cosmetic Skin Solutions make a more affordable solution that is similar. Both are quite good imo.

    1. Your are right, it is pricey! I have looked into buying Cosmetic Skin Solutions Vitamin C serum before. I researched numerous replacement options and Cosmetic Skin Solutions of a top contender of mine.

      I narrowed down my choices between Mad Hippie and Sesderma. Sesderma actually won an award at a convention that SkinCeuticals was at too. It was a big moment for Sesderma. However, that was several years ago. In the end I went with Mad Hippie. -I must say, I ran out of it very quickly! Thank you for your input and suggestion.
      Amanda AKA PinkyPriss

  2. Thanks for such a informative article.

  3. I have to admit I’ve been researching the SkinCeuticals line again lately and I believe my post is out of date. Ingredients have been updated and formulas improved. Still, they are the authority when it comes to highly concentrated antioxidant serums. You can’t go wrong with this line. A high potency vitamin C Serum is one of my 4 must-have daily products. Glad you found the post useful!


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