My morning routine tends to change from time to time, with products leaving my routine and new steps being added to it – but there’s one thing that never changes. My morning skincare routine has had this step included for three years now, and the fact that I can not live without it goes to show just how much of a wonderful product it is. Of course I’m talking about the Skinceuticals C E Ferulic serum, the holy grail in my skincare routine that I’m happy to share with you.
What is C E Ferulic?
The C E Ferulic is an active vitamin C serum, an antioxidant that contains three key ingredients that are all antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, molecules with uneven electrons that cause signs of aging on the skin: 15% L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to brighten and firm the skin, 1% alpha tocopherol (vitamin E) to moisturize, and 0.5% ferulic acid to stabilize the two former ingredients as they’re prone to oxidizing and spoiling. Which is a good thing, because the serum is quite costly so it better works 😉
Why do I need it?
The C E Ferulic serum in an antioxidant, In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness, while brightening skin’s complexion.
When to use it?
You apply the serum after cleansing and toning and before applying your other skin care products, including your moisturizer. I wash my face with cold water and then dot a few drops of the serum onto my skin while gently dapping it into the top layer. I remember when I first started using it, I felt that the consistency was really weird and to be honest, the products does also have a distinctive smell (some say it smells like hot dog water..) but when you learn how to use it, you’ll find yourself loving it!