What is Ferulic Acid?
Ferulic acid is begining to pop up in some of the high end skin care products, including Mad Hippie’s Vitamin C Serum, but what exactly is ferulic acid?
Ferulic acid is a super antioxidant that is found in the cell walls of plants including rice, wheat, peanuts, coffee and oranges. A study in 2004 showed it to be more effective at fighting free radicals than vitamin E, vitamin A or vitamin C. A more recent study at Duke showed that when ferulic acid was added to a mix of vitamin C & E, it doubled the already impressive 4-fold UV protective qualities of the vitamins to an amazing 8-fold. The super antioxidant has even been found to increase its antioxidant activity when exposed to UV rays.
Given the safety and protective effects of the powerful antioxidant, utilizing ferulic acid in your daily skin care routine is a must. Not only can it help protect your skin from future damage, but also help heal damage from the past.