Origin: Found in the cell wall of certain plants including rice bran of sativa linne
Also Known As:
Trans-ferulic acid (E)-ferulic acid
Overview: Ferulic acid is a plant-based compound known for its ability to fend off signs of aging and certain diseases. It is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E which helps in neutralizing free radicals that damage and age cells.
According to a 2013 study published in PLoS One, a topical ointment containing ferulic acid and vitamin E reduced the number of skin lesions by around 20% in mice exposed to intense ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. When used on its own, vitamin E actually increased the number of lesions by roughly 15%.
- Anti-aging serums
- Face creams
- Eye creams
- Lip treatments
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.1% to 2% added to the oil phase of emulsions or at the end of the emulsion process.