What is Botanical Ferulic Acid?

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What is Botanical Ferulic Acid?

Now that all the benefits of Vitamin C have blown your mind and you’re squeezing fresh orange juice every morning and religiously applying your Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum (I’m going to pretend you’re all nodding), let’s dive into one of Vitamin C’s best friends. Botanical Ferulic Acid belongs to the naturally derived antioxidant squad and is typically found in various plant leaves and fruits.

Remember free radicals? Those pesky thugs that attack your beautiful healthy cells and accelerate the rate of ageing? Think air pollution, cigarette smoke, pesticides… Thankfully we have antioxidants to protect us from these unstable (and downright cruel) molecules. Botanical Ferulic Acid is an effective ingredient to help protect your healthy cells and, when combined with other antioxidants and used consistently, has a strong impact on the appearance, health, and texture of your skin. 

Benefits of Botanical Ferulic Acid

If that opening alone hasn’t made you immediately obsessed with botanical ferulic acid, let’s explore the benefits a bit further. As a powerful protector against free radicals and sun damage, it is best to incorporate botanical ferulic acid as soon as possible to maximise the benefits. While it won’t necessarily repair existing free radical damage, it does work to shield the skin against formation of free radicals in the future. I can hear future you shout yes please! But let’s go a bit deeper…

Protecting the Skin Against Oxidative Damage

Need a quick recap on oxidative damage? Short version – oxidative damage is one of the major causes of cellular damage and premature ageing. It contributes to the loss of collagen and elastic fibres, resulting in wrinkles. It also reduces barrier function, decreases moisture, and can even lead to DNA mutations. Thankfully botanical ferulic acid is particularly effective in shielding the skin against environmental pollution and ultraviolet rays. This helps to actively reduce the visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. This also helps to protect against the loss of collagen and elastin, helping to keep your skin supple and firm.   

Reducing Breakouts and Inflammation

Oxidative damage also takes a toll on the health and appearance of the skin over time, which can lead to inflammation. This in turn can then cause blocked pores, breakouts, and premature ageing. Thankfully, botanical ferulic acid comes to the rescue and helps to restore balance to the skin and reduce inflammation. 

Minimising Sun Damage and Dark Spots

As you would expect, repeated and unprotected exposure to ultraviolet rays, free radicals, and environmental pollution has a significant impact on the skin’s health. This damage becomes visible in the form of hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and melasma. What can you use to help protect your skin against this? You guessed it! Applying botanical ferulic acid can help to reduce the change in developing the pigmentation that leads to dark spots. 

Decreasing Redness and Uneven Skin Tone

When subjected to sun exposure and pollution, blood vessels become more prominent under the skin, leading to an uneven skin tone and redness in areas like the cheeks and the nose. Botanical ferulic acid helps to protect against the factors that exacerbate and encourage the formation of blood vessels.

What Works Well with Botanical Ferulic Acid?

While botanical ferulic acid is a strong and independent antioxidant, a little help from some friends goes a long way. To round-house kick free radicals in the throat, it is best to combine botanical ferulic acid with Vitamin C+E as well as Niacinamide. Let me elaborate…

Vitamins C + E

Both Vitamin C and E offer a range of benefits to the skin but when this dynamic duo is combined with botanical ferulic acid the protection is increased, and free radicals are left shaking in their boots. Botanical ferulic acid increases the efficiency and activity of Vitamin C and E, which allows antioxidants to work harder and achieve better results.  

Niacinamide

Alright, we’re going to get a bit technical here so stay with me. Also known as Vitamin B-3, niacinamide is a powerful property that enhances the skin’s health. Niacinamide locks in hydration and boosts cell-building proteins in the skin to combat oxidative damage caused by free radicals. This vitamin benefits the skin by minimising redness and uneven skin tones, strengthening the lipid barrier, minimising pores, and regulating oil production. Combining botanical ferulic acid and Vitamin C with niacinamide has its own set of powerful benefits. Long story short? Niacinamide is quite the heavy hitter. 

How to Use Botanical Ferulic Acid

Are you ready to incorporate botanical ferulic acid in your skin care routine? Silly question – let me rephrase. Now that you’re ready to incorporate botanical ferulic acid into your skin care routine, let’s jump into some product recommendations!

The lightweight Citrus & Kale Potent C + E Serum combines botanical ferulic acid with Vitamins C and E to boost the appearance of hydration and elasticity in your skin, making it the perfect serum to minimise the visible signs of sun exposure. The Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque also contains the powerful combination of botanical ferulic acid and key vitamins, making it a must-have for your weekly face masks. Use these two favourites to elevate your antioxidant protection and get the glowing skin of your dreams! 

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