Skinceuticals C E Ferulic

3.7

272 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Ethoxydiglycol, 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Laureth-23, 1% Alpha Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, 0.5% Ferulic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate


on 1/17/2009 6:35:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I don't doubt that this product is great for some people, but it clogged my pores. The smell is absolutely horrible and does linger for a little while. It did seem to brighten up my face a little after a week or two, but then I started getting little bumps on my forehead and had to stop. I tried again a few months later and the same thing happen. Now I've moved on to trying the Phloretin....



on 1/15/2009 1:15:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Let me begin by saying that I love Skinceuticals and think that they are one of the best lines around. That said, this did nothing for me that I could see. It was very expensive and my super-sensitive skin just never seemed to adjust to it. I did not like the tacky feeling it left on my skin. I used up an entire bottle and would not repurchase - but, who knows, maybe it has some long term benefits and helped me in ways I couldn't see... have to be optimistic when you pay that much for a product!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Well I have waited 6 months to review this product, because with something THAT expensive ($130) I didn't want to rush to any conclusion without giving it a long trial period. And honestly, even today I'm torn, because I'm not sure whether this supposedly best antioxidant serum on the market is worth the money.

I've been following the directions and using it in the mornings only right before my sunscreen. Did I see any visible improvement in my skin tone and elasticity? Yes but I think it was mostly due to AHAs/BHAs I've been using at the same time. Did it make me break out? Possibly - no matter what I do, I always get a few new clogged pores/small pimples a week, and I can't quite tell whether this product has contributed to this. Was the product pleasant to use? Not quite, it is leaving my face sticky and I have to wait 10 min before applying sunscreen afterwards.

Overall, I may repurchase just because I have this feeling I'm doing something extra great for my skin. But I will continue my quest to find an elegant antioxidant-rich sunscreen so I can eliminate this "serum" step in my morning routine and save some $$$...

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 12/20/2008 7:13:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have since replaced this with Skinceuticals Phloretin CF which is supposed to be even better. I have pretty dry skin and found that it irritated my neck so I an only apply it on my face. It does not irritate the area under my eye as long as I follow with an eye cream. I've used it since it came out and I think it has faded any sun freckles I had. I find I use a lot less spot concealer now. It hasn't done anything for wrinkles that I can tell, but my facial skin is extremely firm for my age, 59.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

If I could only afford to buy one expensive skin care product, this would be it. Skinceuticals delivers results.

This stuff made my skin softer and more even-toned after just a few weeks of use. It is starting to fade some of my sun damage too.

It smells wretched, but the smell dissipates after a few minutes.

My skinceuticals rep has been trying to push me towards their new serum product, the phloretin CT. I tried a sample of it, and it's quite similar to this product. The Pholretin is more drying though. Unless your skin is quite oily, I would recommend the CE Ferulic.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 12/14/2008 5:20:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I really wanted to like this product. It was one of the first skinceuticals products I tried, but it just doesn't work for me. My skin looks glowy and wonderful when I first put it on in the morning (2 drops for face and neck) but then by the afternoon I'm much more oily than usual, and by the evening I'm getting new pimples forming and orange blackheads. I have a feeling it won't work on oily skin, as I've read on some other reviews, but I wish they would mention this in the product information on the skinceuticals site. I have also tried C+AHA and it has a similar effect, but not quite as bad.
To not waste it I have been using this on the back of my hands. I have quite a lot of sun damage on my hands and hopefully this will repair it. Awfully expensive hand treatment !!!


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

A kind sales associate gave me a sample of this when I was in the store repurchasing Armani LSF. I was skeptical because I have fairly oily skin, and I'd read the comments about its texture. I figured it would just be another hyped-up product that produced marginal results. Not so! I don't think I could use this in warm weather, but it is fantastic for winter use. I use Tazorac, and this stuff has really helped combat the awful peeling/flakes I get. My skin is glowing, soft, and the texture has greatly improved. My sample bottle is empty, and I am now about to fork out the money for this product.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 11/22/2008 10:14:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This c serum has made such a tremendous difference in my skin. My horrible broken caps look almost gone. My wrinkles now look like fine lines and it leaves me glowing and hydrated. DH uses it also and we both love how quickly it absorbs and how it never stings or burns us. I HAAAATE the B5 and instead use Murad perfecting serum over this and then s/s. Fabulous product and I don't imagine myself ever not incorporating this in my daily routine.


on 11/16/2008 5:23:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I recently purchased this together with the B5 moisturiser serum, the sunscreen and the renewal night cream combination/oily. Yes it does smell like hotdogs but this fades pretty quickly. So far I have been using all these products as directed and I cannot detect any improvement in my skin but I have had no adverse reaction. This is after 2 weeks. I will update when I have got the the end of the bottle.
**Update: I have now finished the CE Ferulic and the B5 Moisturiser Serum, still have over half a jar of the night cream and a lot of the sunscreen left. I can honestly detect no improvement in my skin but what I have noticed is that one or more of these products causes some vicious spots on my chin and neck area, and I have noticed a blackhead problem on my neck which means I need to use a clay mask and exfoliate about twice a week to try and deal with this. Something clogs my pores in these products but I don't know which one is the culprit. I don't understand all the raves about these products but maybe you have to use them for years to see any benefits. Undecided about repurchase.
***Update: since stopping using this my blackhead/spot problem has gone. Now using PX Super Line Preventor and have noticed none of the same issues

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 11/9/2008 3:48:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Yes, it smells like hotdog, yes it makes your face feel sticky and glazed for a few minutes after application, yes the packaging might not be as glamorous as other high-end brands.... but you won't give a damn once you see the truly miraculous results that this serum delivers.
I never though a product could be this good. Skin is plumb, glowing, more even than ever before. And as soft as a baby's bottom. So many people have complimented me on my glowing complexion lately, saying I look so healthy. My acne scars and pigmentation are much less visible only after using it for three weeks. I have tried many skin products in my life, including Creme de la Mer and La Prairie. But nothing compares to this. Will buy again and again. Only wish I had discovered this sooner.

UPDATE: I have now switched to Phloretin CF. Ferulic is wonderful but it is a little too rich for oily and combination skin. My skin eventually got a bit congested and started breaking out (hence I'm taking one lippie off, though I am sure other factors were involved in my skin reaction). I stand by my review though. I think it is great product, but more suitable for maturer or drier skin, or for using during the winter months.


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