We have a Cheeky, Salima, who communicates with us regularly (YAY, we love it) & she has been very helpful in our pursuit for skin that is melasma-free. Melasma is something that plagues Salima like it does us & many of you. And even if you don’t have melasma, this product helps with a ton of skin ‘ailments’, so make sure to continue reading ;-)! So when Salima sent over a recent email saying that she has found her new favorite product, we of course went out & got it too!
Oh and Salima goes to a very popular doctor in Beverly Hills who treats ‘many celebrities’ so we were of course intrigued when she said her doctor suggested this product.
We’re talking about SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Acid. Before we get into the nitty gritty of the product, we want to especially highlight the brand SkinCeuticals because we have been loyal followers & users of this brand for quite some time. SkinCeuticals creates highly effective formulations that are developed with the best of what science and nature have to offer – the perfect blend. it was founded in 1994 & is a skin care line dedicated to the research and development of innovative dermatology products, so basically medical grade skincare. Their products are designed to combat the visible effects of aging that combine natural botanical extracts and scientifically advanced skin care. Their potent antioxidant treatments, moisturizers, topical vitamin C products, sunscreens and AHA’s (alpha hydroxys) use the best ingredients available to improve the condition of aging skin.
In the case of this blog, we are going to be focusing on SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Acid. According to their website, this product is able to treat:
- Aging skin
- Sun damaged skin
- Free radical damage
- Dryness & dehydration
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Loss of firmness
- Dark spots
I am personally using this product to maintain my melasma since I have had the Clear & Brilliant laser treatment – which I would highly recommend.
‘SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of ferulic acid and pure vitamins C and E to enhance your skin’s protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals. This SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA) and ozone pollution (O3). In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while firming and brightening your complexion.
- 15% Pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid): provides visible anti-aging benefits, brightens skin and helps protect against oxidative stress
- 1% Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol): neutralizes free radicals and replenishes lipids
- 0.5% Ferulic Acid: enhances the antioxidant benefits of vitamins C and E
- Shows improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and brightening your complexion
- This vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours
- Evens skin tone and diminishes discoloration’
How to Use:
Apply once a day in the morning, after cleansing and toning skin. Apply four to five drops to a dry face, neck and chest area before your other anti-aging skin care products.
I personally cleanse, apply my new Biologique Recherche’s 50 toner, my Aczone prescription acne medicine (that stuff is AMAZING for hormonal acne if you guys suffer from that) AND then this product.
#CheekyConfidential Don’t forget to rub in the remaining product into your hands & leave on!
Before & Afters:
What Changes I’ve Noticed the Most
Hydration – Between our new humidifier and this product, I NEVER EVER have dry spots on anymore on my skin. This has been probably one of the biggest changes in my skin.
Melasma – I think I can confidently say that it has improved my dark spots by probably 20% in the last month or so. It has most definitely helped it stay at bay. So that is really what I’m most excited for. I spend a lot of money on my Clear & Brilliant laser treatments, so I am VERY glad I can confidently go between treatments with clear skin.
Wrinkles – I have noticed that the area under my eyes is MUCH softer and much more hydrated. I notice that my concealer hardly ever ‘cakes’ anymore in those areas.
I think I can confidently say that this is REALLY one of my new VERY favorite products that I’ll continue using for years to come.
Some information & images supplied by Dermstore.com & SkinCeuticals