Ferulic acid: Ingredient focus. What Is Ferulic Acid?
What Is Ferulic Acid and What Can It Do for Your Skin
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Ferulic acid occurs primarily in seeds and leaves. Ferulic acid (FA) is a phytochemical commonly found in fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn and rice bran.Ferulic acids not only contribute to cell wall assembly, they promote tissue cohesion, restricting cell expansion, but also control the mechanical properties of mature tissues.
UV absorption by ferulic acid organizes stable formation and makes potent its ability to terminate free radical chain reactions. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation generates oxidative stress in skin creating photodamage (The structural and deterioration of sun-exposed skin, resulting in wrinkling, roughness, altered texture, discoloration, mottled hyperpigmentation and degeneration of skin)
By virtue of effectively scavenging harmful radical molecules and suppressing radiation-induced oxidative reactions, Ferulic acid serves an important antioxidant function in preserving integrity of cells exposed to both air and UV radiation
. Photoprotection is afforded to skin by ferulic acid dissolved in cosmetic lotions. Its incorporation into a topical solution of 15% l-ascorbic acid and 1% alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) improved chemical stability of the vitamins (C+E) and doubled photoprotection of skin from 4-fold to approximately 8-fold as measured by both erythema (redness) and sunburn cell formation. The addition of ferulic acid provided stability of more than 90% for L-ascorbic acid and 100% for α-tocopherol (vitamin E) (Zielinski and Pinnell, 2004). A concentration of 0.5% ferulic gave the best combination of formulation stability and effectiveness.
Skincare with Ferulic Acid
Lightweight whipped superfood cream with multi-peptides, vitamin C, ferulic acid, glacial glycoproteins to soothe and hydrate.
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