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Ferulic Acid

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Ferulic Acid, extracted from Rice Bran Oil, is one of the most powerful natural anti-oxidants. from rice bran oil, Many plants contain Ferulic acid, which plays a key role in the plants self preservation mechanism, re-enforcing it's cellular wall strength and protecting it from microbial damage as well as sun damage, . In vivo testing has shown Ferulic Acid to be highly effective as a topical anti-oxidant. Comparable to Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) Ferulic Acid may help to prevent the propagation of the free radical chain.

Ferulic Acid has been demonstrated to be an anti-oxidant extender, for many of the other anti-oxidants. In particular the combination of Vitamins C, and E, were shown to double their photo protective capacity on the skin. It is well known that Vitamin C is very problematic in skin care due to it's highly oxidative state. There are several factors that must be controlled for topical Vitamin C to be effective. One of those factors is stabilization once it's exposed to air, or moisture, where Vitamin C quickly oxidizes. Ferulic Acid has been shown to do just that. Ferulic Acid, combined at 0.8%, with Vitamin C works to stabilize the Vitamin C, preventing the oxidation, which resulted in the creation of the first C+E Ferulic Serum.

The combination of Vitamins C, and E, along with Ferulic Acid was made very popular by Skin Ceuticals, C+E Ferulic Serum *, which was used for the studies, and is a patented process. The combination, in their C+E Ferulic Serum, was 15% Ascorbic Acid, 1% Vitamin E, and 0.8% Ferulic Acid. This is one of the most duplicated serums in the DIY cosmetics arena. However, when Ferulic Acid first hit the market it was only available in a form requiring the use of alcohol, and solvents, to utilize it in topical application. The Ingredients To Die For Ferulic Acid is, fully, hot water soluble allowing for the creation of a more simplified C+E Ferulic Serum without the use of alcohol, which is drying to the skin, or undesirable solvents, which contain 1,4 dioxane and other suspected carcinogenic contaminants, which many strive to avoid in todays top shelf cosmetics.

For effective delivery of Vitamin C into the tissues it is important to control several other variables: pH must be acidic and less then 3.5, as already mentioned, stabilization against oxidation in the presence of air and moisture, the most effective method known, at this time, is the addition of other anti-oxidants, the combination proven the most successful being the addition of 1.0% Vitamin E and 0.8% Ferulic Acid ... in the study that evaluated the effectiveness of topical anti-oxidants, for photo protective activity, it was demonstrated that the combination of 15% ascorbic acid and 1% Vitamin E increased the skin's photo protective benefits by 4X the normal level, which was doubled to 8X with the addition of 0.5% Ferulic Acid, the famous C+E Ferulic Serum.

*Please note that it is not okay to duplicate another manufacturer's formulation, this is not only a violation of ethics, but it may well be an infringement on the original copyright, and in some cases applicable patent laws. With our vast selection of alternative materials you can make your own C+E Ferulic Serum and respect the original manufacturer's work while creating your own unique product.

  • 0.5 to 0.8%
  • added to the water phase, then heated
  • maintain final pH at acid levels of 3.2 to 3.4


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Appearance: Light Yellow to Tan Free Flowing Powder
Odor: Characteristic, Low
Solubility: Hot Water / Petro Glycols / Alcohols / Solvent
Storage: Cool, Tightly Sealed, Protected from Light / Moisture
Shelf: 24 Months when Properly Stored / Handled

INCI: Ferulic Acid

Ferulic Acid Wholesale Pricing:

1/2 oz $19.92
1 oz $29.43
2 oz $48.96
4 oz $92.16
16 oz $335.07
2 lb $645.58
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