Ferulic Acid: Amplify Vitamin C & E

Our skin is constantly exposed to environmental stressors such as pollution and smoke. Ferulic acid acts as a shield, protecting skin from damaging effects of environmental aggressors. This makes it a valuable addition to skincare routines for urban dwellers. 

Ferulic acid is a potent antioxidant shown to support endothelial cell health. As an antioxidant, it helps neutralize free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can cause oxidative stress and contribute to premature aging. By combating free radicals, ferulic acid supports a more youthful and resilient complexion. Ferulic acid performs an activity known as “free radical scavenging,” aka neutralizing Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) that form on and in the skin as a result of UV and air exposure, as well as natural metabolic processes (1). 

Ferulic acid has been shown to enhance the effectiveness of other antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. These 3 antioxidants form a powerful defense against UV-induced damage, including sunspots, fine lines, and collagen breakdown. 

Ferulic acid has been linked to the stimulation of collagen synthesis, promoting skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This makes it a valuable ally in the fight against signs of aging. Studies have demonstrated using in vitro cultures that ferulic acid increases endothelial proliferation (2). 

Uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation can also be addressed with ferulic acid. Its antioxidant properties help inhibit melanin production, contributing to a brighter and more even complexion. Regular use may assist in fading dark spots and creating a luminous skin tone. 

Ferulic acid possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for individuals with sensitive or reactive skin. It helps soothe irritation and redness, providing a calming effect on the skin. This makes it a versatile ingredient for those dealing with inflammatory skin conditions. 


  1. Srinivasan, M., Sudheer, A. R., & Menon, V. P. (2007). Ferulic Acid: therapeutic potential through its antioxidant property. Journal of clinical biochemistry and nutrition, 40(2), 92–100. https://doi.org/10.3164/jcbn.40.92 
  1. Wang, J., Yuan, Z., Zhao, H., Ju, D., Chen, Y., Chen, X., & Zhang, J. (2011). Ferulic acid promotes endothelial cells proliferation through up-regulating cyclin D1 and VEGF. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 137(2), 992-997. doi: