This month’s choice for the product spotlight is actually two products: CE Ferulic and Phloretin CF by SkinCeuticals. These are two very potent antioxidant products that look and sound similar but are recommended for different issues and skin types.
Both of these products contain a high concentration of Vitamin C coupled with other antioxidants. Both serums are great for the health of your skin. They also help support the skin’s own internal repair mechanisms. Antioxidants like Vitamin C and E help increase protection from free radicals caused by the sun and pollution. I like to think of it as my daily multivitamin that I am applying to my skin, just like I take a regular multivitamin daily. You only apply these serums in the morning. No evening application is needed.
The CE Ferulic also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve firmness and help brighten the complexion. An easy way to remember what this serum does is to think CE stands for collagen and elastin! This product is great for aging and mature skin types. The Vitamin E in this product also makes it fabulous for dehydrated skin. The CF Phloretin is geared more towards reducing discoloration and helping with uneven skin tone and texture. It works best for oily or breakout prone skin.
SkinCeuticals likes to say their Vitamin C antioxidants provide inside protection (of the skin) and outside correction (of the skin), and I completely agree. As a dermatology office our practice is obviously very concerned about the health of our patient’s skin. The bonus of these products is that with daily use, you actually see improvement in the appearance of your skin as well.
These products really have quite a cult following among beauty bloggers and professionals. One of the reasons we even started carrying the SkinCeuticals line was because we had so many requests for the CE Ferulic, especially. Now we know what many of our patients already knew, SkinCeuticals Vitman C products are amazing!