Skinceuticals • C E Ferulic • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This serum is highly addictive! I'm using it with Neostrata's Bionic Lotion and this combo visibly evens out my skin tone and significantly reduce the whiteheads on my t-zone, leaving my skin blemish-free. No particular effect on freckles yet. Price is steep but it's definitely worth it. A keeper!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this stuff. I've been using it daily for about a year. It can feel a little greasy, and I think someone else mentioned it smells like hot dogs (an image I can't get out of my head since I read it!). I use it after toner and let it seep in a little bit before moisturizing. I'm a big fan of (almost) all the Skinceuticals products, and once I started using their line my skin condition and luminosity really made a big, big turnaround. With this one, I have to admit that I buy into all of its claims for the long term effects, but I also believe in the immediate power of Vitamin C. Since this serum has Vitamin E in it, it has a stickier texture but it absorbs almost immediately and has no residual sticky effect on my skin. In the winter, it kind of feels like an additional moisturizer. If you're looking for something lighter, the C Serums (5, 10, 20, etc.) are much runnier but also nice. And if you're looking for an exfoliant, the C + AHA is fantastic. I love all of their C serums, and so does my skin!
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
Been test driving this serum since the end of January. Up until last week, I only used it 2 to 3X/weekly but nowadays, I use it daily. I am absolutely shocked to find that my skin likes it. In the past, I've tried just about every vitamin C serum mentioned on MUA. My skin is quite breakout and dermatitis-prone and up till now, I hadn't found anything that didn't irritate, sting my face and/or break me out. It's amazing to me that this formulation w/ 15% LLA is less irritating than the Skinceuticals 5% eye gel (which I also tried). Two big reasons to be thrilled: 1) my skin looks radiant 2) Skinceuticals Ferulic affords 8X the sun protection... which is a great thing for 'sensitives' like me who can only use physical sunscreen. I will update in another month or so.
UPDATE: I have since switched to the Serum 10 AOX. Love it.
Ingredients: water, ethoxydiglycol, L-ascorbic acid, propylene glycol, glycerin, laureth-23, alpha tocopherol, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, ferulic acid, panthenol, sodium hyaluronate
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I want to love this, but it consistently gives me blackheads and/or big cystic pimples everytime I wear it. Believing that this might be the popular concept of my skin's "purging", I persist in wearing it for a week or two, only to be red, bumpy, shiny and sensitive the entire time. However, the week after I go off it and the pimples subside, my skin glows. So I guess the vitamin C in this somehow increases my skin's activity in a hyper- way. This glow is in no way worth the sensitivity and acne I put up with beforehand. Also, there has been no reduction in visible sunspots and freckling that I have. This review is from six months of trying to use this effectively, but to no use. EDIT:
I"m knocking this up a few points. I can wear this at night with no problems, still get the glow with no acne results, but it seems to defeat the whole sunscreen-extending, antioxidant idea behind it. Nonetheless, I will get my money's worth.
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I am very impressed with this line of skincare products! I received some very generous-sized samples along with a skincare protocol from an online spa. I only contacted them because the stuff looked like it was made with 'scientific intelligence' and so thought there might be something of validity to it. I was also hesitant to try this because I thought it was just more "acne-causing-overhyped-antioxidant-overpriced-fountain of youth promising" junk! But the samples were free so why not?! And...WOW...what a surprise! I haven't paid one dime for this stuff yet and have so many samples that I probably won't need to buy full-size products for some time. This C E Ferulic comes in a dark amber-colored ampule with an eye-dropper top/bulb. I use it in the morning by mixing in about 3 drops with my Retin A Micro topical acne medication. WOW! It does stink a bit but that disappears after a while but the effects on the skin are highly noteworthy! After continued use of this stuff (actually the results are pretty near immediate) the skin takes on a noticeable difference...the texture is smoother, lines are incredibly diminished, and the clarity and minimization of the pores is astounding! This stuff is supposed to be a major antioxidant and skin protector...reversing and/or protecting up to 95% of sun-damaged cells...I take its word for it! I use this stuff during the week only because I dedicate my weekends to Aloette products, which are truly phenomenal when it comes to skin perfecting properties! But since I always look for something a little more, a little better, a little more acne curing, I reserve time in the week to test it out. This Skinceuticals line of serums (as well as some other choice products in this line) are truly high quality and incredibly effective. Results are timely...no waiting unreasonably long periods of time to see results. This is really a great find for me! **UPDATE 3/26/06: I purchased the full-size 1 oz bottle of this wonderful serum from an online spa, which offers a neat 115% price reduction differential based on competitor pricing. This stuff typically sells for $122 at most places, but I did the competitive pricing and got it for about $89 (even cheaper than ebay, for the most part anyway) ...relatively speaking, this is quite a savings! This gets loads of use with me and it's first-in-line in my health and beauty cabinet as far as excellence in skin perfecting properties!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had been using the Skinceuticals C/15 for over a year and decided to try the CE Ferlulic, to step up my skin care regime. Although the scent is a bit rough at first, you get use to it. I'm in my 40's, sens-combo, some fine lines, and in just 2 weeks, I noticed brighter skin, smaller pores, and overall clearing. I did notice that my skin became a little drier - but this actually works to my benefit - since it means fewer breakouts. I use a lot of skinceuticals products, so maybe there is some synergy in that. As the other reviewers stated, it puts a dent in the budget, but for now its definitely worth it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Worst ever encounter with a skin care product. I had used the Primacy 20 vitamin C and done well with it. Four days appyling this in the morning three months ago, and I am still coping with the resulting flare up. It sounds like a super product for about everyone, but caveat emptor if you have rosacea!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
well, i bought it because of all the magazine hype, i must admit, but i'm so glad i did. only been using it a short while, but a)i'm pleasedthat i'm taking preventative measures for my skin and b)in only this short time that i've been using it, i already feel like my skin tone is a little more even and it gives me this lovely matt glow. dont quite know how to explain it, just a "good skin" glow. on the flip side HOWEVER, it STINKS. yes, like hot dog, meat, vitamins, all of the above. but if you push through the stench dissipates, and i think it's worth it. Also v.Expensive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the best antioxidant serum out there. It uses pure L-ascorbic acid wich is the only form of Vit. C your skin really recognizes. Also the ferulic acid it uses is actually and approved sunscreen in Japan. It really brightens my skin and gives it a glow, but besides that it really protects my skin. I have noticed my skin tone is more even, and even a dark patch has started to lighten. I always feel a sense of security wearing it because I konw it is neutralizing all those free radicals and protecting me from photo-damage. I even have my husband using it. He has very fair light skin and burns easily. During the summer I'll even have him put a few drops on his arms and no more burns. It actually says it reduces sunburn cells up to 96% in UV irradiated skin. Definetely will repurchase. It is somewhat spendy, but I find it lasts me 3-4 months, so its very worth it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I love this anti-oxidant! I've been using it since last June and it has helped keep hyper-pigmentation in check. I usually put it on first, then let it dry completely, then apply sunblock, then foundation. I find it has brightened and evened out my skin tone. I gave it a 4 for packaging since it would be better in a pump, instead of dropper (if it's exposed to light it will oxidize even tho mine lasted about 6 months without oxidizing.) You can shop around and get it for less than msrp.
EDIT: After using this for over a year, have now developed broken caps due to the acidity of this Vit C :-( Will now try C-Ester or MAP since they are not as acidic.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It's as if Demeter made an Uncooked Hebrew National perfume and called it C E Ferulic. Honestly it smells like hot dogs, and it makes my skin so shiny -- but in an ungreasy, matte-textured way that looks kind of pretty and glowy. Since this is a preventative treatment, I have no idea how to rate its efficacy but I've not experienced any breakouts or adverse reactions to it. And hey, anything with this many antioxidants and minerals in one little vial can't be bad.
$122 for 30 ml.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Not sure how to evaluate this-- I'd used the serum 10 vit C for a couple of years, then switched to this about 3 months ago. No noticable change in my complexion, but I'm using it for the antioxidant protection and to prevent aging, so I guess only the years will tell. I can say that I do not experience the "shine" that other reviewers describe, and the smell does subside quickly. Given how highly recommended this is, I will continue to use this as my "C" treatment until something more "revolutionary" comes along.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I like this product. I experienced mild stinging with skinceuticals 15 and 20 vitamin C serums but not with this. This serum feels thicker but I didn't have any of the shine that some other users experienced (I only but a couple drops on my face). I'm not crazy about the smell but it was hardly present when I first bought the serum but is more noticable now that it has oxidized a bit. Supposedly this product is very effective (my dermatologist highly recommended it) so hopefully it will help in my anti-aging routine.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this. I use it in the AM after a toner, and before anything else. Really has helped to brighten up my skin, no breakouts ( I am prone to them so am always weary of this), and I love the fact that it naturally protects from sundamage. (I use a stable ss over this as well). Expensive, yes, but it lasts along time. Edit: I feel that it may have been contributing to chin breakouts, so for now, its 20AOX on face and CE ferulic for the eye area.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product is WAY to shiny !! I hate that! You put it on and it is shiny the WHOLE day, and it isn't like an oily shiny (that can be resolved with some blotting papers) either but more of a filmy shiny to it. I guess that it is working (I'm in my early 20s - never too late to retard the aging process) but once it is finished I won't repurchase. The shine is too much of a deterrent
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
(34- normal skin)I am well versed in anti-oxidant protection and promote the use of vitamin c. I just don't understand why skinceuticals would make a product that leaves a sleek film on anyone's face. Their regular vitamin C and C+aha are more readily absorbed. My sunblock and foundation laid on top of this product and slid off by midday. It even shined through my powder. I thought that maybe the product was made to sit on top of the face as some form of exterior protection even though that isn't necessary since the top layer of our skin is already dead but what good is it anyway if it gives my sunblock slip? The regular vitamin C helps those other products absorb and controls midday oils in the T-zone. I'll give it a three for antioxidant protection but the formulation should have a better delivery system.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It's great to feel like my skin is protected. But I think this has also brightened up my complexion. It looks (from magazines) that this is the LATEST AND GREATEST in preventative measures one can take ... no complaints. I will purchase again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I not sure if certain preventative type products show mesurable results - at least not any time soon. I take good care of my skin and don't have that much damage, but am always searching for prevention. Having researched this product, I think it's worth trying. I guess only time will tell. For now I don't have any breakouts (don't usually anyway) and my skin looks good. I will continue to purchase until something else sparks my interest.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I highly recommend this product for anyone who is concerned of the damaging affect of sun and just "aging." I work for a dermatologist office and this product is highly recommended by my doctor. YES, it does smell like "hot dog" according to a co-worker, but the smell does rapidly disappear and the result is just AMAZING! I havae dry, sensitive skin... during the winter it dries out even more... forming blotches,etc... but recently, i have noticed smoother, supple skin... makeup absorbs better.. Overall, this is a very good product
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This treatment is meant as a preventitive measure against sun damage and has derm studies to back its claims unlike most dept store brands. But it also brightened and evened out my skin considerably. The smell some people have referred to doesn't bother me at all, never really noticed it actually but it disappears quickly. I've bought samples on eBay (6 little vials for about $25) and they last for 4 months+ of generous daily use. And they keep fresher than opening and exposing a larger bottle to air. Dries quickly, not sticky, stable vitamin C serum that's potent but not irritating (to me). A definite keeper.