There are tons of vitamin C serums to select from, however Michelle Henry, a board-certified dermatologist primarily based in New York City, recommends trying for a serum that has between 10 and 20 p.c vitamin C. “Going much higher than 15 percent, you have a minimal increased risk of irritation to your skin,” she says. “And going lower than 10 percent, you risk choosing a product that isn’t as effective as it could be.”
So, C E Ferulic positively hits that candy spot — and my pores and skin agrees, too. I’ve tried different vitamin C serums with decrease concentrations, solely to toss them apart after weeks of not seeing a lot change. But only a week into utilizing this SkinCeuticals components, I seen my zits scars fading extra rapidly and a smoother, total texture.
But what occurs whenever you combine vitamin C with vitamin E and ferulic acid? Long story brief: They all assist stabilize and potentiate one another, making for a stronger and more practical skin-care cocktail. “Compounding vitamin C with another antioxidant [like vitamin E] helps preserve the stability and boost the effectiveness of the serum,” says Henry, and each vitamin E and ferulic acid assist make it simpler for your pores and skin to soak up.
On high of that, ferulic acid helps stabilize each nutritional vitamins C and E and doubles the serum’s protection towards photodamage. It’s additionally vital to notice that the bottle itself is darkened on function since gentle publicity is thought to interrupt down vitamin C, however I attempt to hold my bottle out of direct daylight, regardless.
Less is extra relating to such a potent serum. I solely use three drops at a time, which I apply instantly onto my face — so I do not waste any product on my arms whereas transferring. To err on the secure aspect, I began off utilizing it each different day earlier than constructing as much as day by day use — which is what Henry recommends for delicate pores and skin. And as with all vitamin C merchandise used through the daytime, making use of sunscreen is a should attributable to elevated photosensitivity. (I’ve been loving Peter Thomas Roth’s Water Drench Moisturizer SPF 45 just lately.)