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Phloretin CF or C E Ferulic: Which SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Serum is Right for Me?
The experts from SkinCeuticals are here to help you decide which bestselling antioxidant serum is right for you and what products you should be pairing with it.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Antioxidant Serum has received countless awards and accolades (in addition to garnering a cult following) since its debut in 2005, but we don’t like to play favorites when it comes to the brand’s vitamin C topical antioxidant serums! C E Ferulic’s younger sibling, Phloretin CF Antioxidant Serum, has made a name for itself since its introduction in 2008, and this vitamin C serum offers all the advanced antioxidant protection SkinCeuticals is known for while providing a unique set of benefits.
Should I use Phloretin CF or C E Ferulic?
While C E Ferulic is the ideal topical antioxidant for fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and skin brightening in normal, dry and sensitive skin types, Phloretin CF may be a better choice for normal, oily and combination skin experiencing discoloration along with visible signs of aging. Both topical antioxidants feature L-ascorbic acid (the purest form of vitamin C) and ferulic acid, but the addition of phloretin is what makes Phloretin CF unique.
Phloretin is a natural antioxidant derived from apples, pears and other plants. In addition to neutralizing free radicals generated by UV rays, infrared radiation (IRA) and ozone pollution, phloretin enhances the action of other antioxidants, improves the appearance of uneven skin tone and helps minimize the look of sun damage.
Phloretin CF and C E Ferulic play key roles in any skin care regimen designed to improve the appearance of discoloration. Consider these daily topical antioxidants the first step in getting your skin back on a healthy-looking, even-toned path. Furthermore, a comprehensive anti-discoloration routine amplifies their results. Here are three additional products to consider that can help you achieve your goals.
Board-certified dermatologist and LovelySkin CEO Dr. Joel Schlessinger frequently recommends both SkinCeuticals antioxidant serums to his patients depending on their skin types. He says, “In general, I recommend Phloretin CF for my more oil-prone patients while CE Ferulic works in normal to dry skin situations. These are the backbone of the SkinCeuticals regimen, so it is important to make sure your skin type is right for it. For nighttime, I also like the Resveratrol B E, which is a wonderful product as well!”