As promised from today, I will bring to you reviews of some amazing skin care products that I have been using for the past 5-6 weeks. This new skin care routine has improved my skin by leaps and bounds. The first product from my routine is the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Antioxidant Serum.
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C E Ferulic is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that delivers advanced environmental protection against photoaging by neutralizing free radicals that can accelerate the appearance of aging.
- Provides advanced environmental protection against damaging free radicals.
- Increases firmness and replenishes lipids to visibly reduce wrinkles.
- Once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours, making it an excellent step in your skin care routine.
$162. But I got it at a discount for $100
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Key Ingredient 1
15% L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C): Neutralizes damaging free radicals and protects against oxidative stress.
Key Ingredient 2
1% alpha tocopherol (vitamin E): Neutralizes free radicals and replenishes skin’s lipids.
Key Ingredient 3
0.5% Ferulic acid: This plant-based antioxidant neutralizes free radicals.
My Experience with Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Serum Treatment:
Packaging: This product comes in a glass bottle with a dropper dispenser. The glass bottle has a dark tint but it is still transparent enough to see the amount left but that also makes it prone to exposure to light. To avoid this, I only take it out of the cardboard packaging when I have to apply it and do not display this product on my vanity. This method has helped this product remain stable, but even then it has turned yellow when initially it was clear as water.
Texture: This serum is very liquid-y and watery in consistency. I use 3 drops daily and alternate during daytime or nighttime. This serum gets absorbed into the skin immediately and leaves behind a very light tacky feel which is not bothersome and you can overcome that by topping this serum with a moisturizer. Skin does not feel greasy or oily.
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Results: Along with many claims on the box of this product, on the official website of Skinceuticals, it is mentioned that it is suitable for dry, normal and sensitive skin and is targeted towards concerns like ageing, hyperpigmentation, dehydration.
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Let me tell you about the skin condition I had before starting this serum. I have always had overall pretty clear skin (Thank you God!) and do not suffer from lots of skin issues except dryness. Last year, around this time, I suffered from a horrible acne breakout and that left really bad hyperpigmentation and redness on my face. Though my skin was recovering, the process was pretty slow and even after a year, the marks and redness were still very clearly visible.
My new skin care did not give me overnight results, but after using it religiously every day, I can say that this product with a combination of an AHA chemical exfoliant (I use Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Hydrating Gel – review coming soon) helped my skin heal by improving my skin cell turnover rapidly. Within a month of using this, all the hyperpigmentation and acne scarring I had since last year has been almost 85% -90% cleared out.
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My skin looks so much clear and flawless that I find I do not even need to use that much makeup except a tinted moisturizer on an everyday basis. It made my skin plump, smooth, and soft and doesn’t look as dull anymore. I am in my mid 20s, so I cannot support the claim of it reducing winkles, but I do believe prevention is better than cure when it comes to anti ageing. I do have some smile lines which do look less prominent due to the fact that my skin is more plump and a couple of years younger now. This product offers protection from environmental elements and free radical damage, which is a fantastic .
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Fragrance: This product does have a faint medicine-like scent which does fade away in a few minutes, but you can always cover the smell up with a layer of better-smelling moisturizer.
Overall, I am highly impressed with this product as it gave me visible results in a month which I failed to see in my skin over a year. This is not like those products which give you only temporary results for just 2-3 days and then your skin is back to square one, instead it truly goes in and works at skin’s level and gives you long-term results.
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I will recommend this and repurchase it 🙂
Pros of Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Serum Treatment:
- Protection from environmental damage to the skin.
- Healed hyperpigmentation and redness on my skin left by past acne breakouts.
- Powerful combination of antioxidants.
- Makes skin plump and soft.
- Helps in increasing skin firmness and elasticity thereby helping prevent and reduce wrinkles.
Cons of Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Serum Treatment:
- Very expensive.
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