ferulic acid

fe·​ru·​lic acid | \ fə-ˈrü-lik- How to pronounce ferulic acid (audio) \

Definition of ferulic acid

: a white crystalline acid that is structurally related to vanillin and is obtained especially from plant sources (such as aspen bark)

Examples of ferulic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This fast-absorbing treatment brightens and restores the skin with a potent antioxidant blend of 15% vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 This uber-popular Maelove serum contains Vitamin C (15% L-ascorbic acid), Vitamin E and ferulic acid to create an antioxidant protective shield. Rana Good, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Think ferulic acid, vitamin A, resveratrol, and technically niacinamide. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 14 Feb. 2022 Vitamin C works synergistically with the antioxidants vitamin E and ferulic acid to reduce UV damage in skin. Danusia Wnek, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 Glow Recipe paired all that vitamin C (including some derived from guava seed oil and guava fruit extract) with antioxidants vitamin E and ferulic acid. Sarah Jacob, SELF, 6 Sep. 2021 Some Wexler points to include resveratrol, MMP inhibitors, vitamins E and C, and ferulic acid. Rachel Burchfield, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 July 2021 Mad Hippie's Vitamin C Serum features vitamin E and ferulic acid for a powerhouse combination of antioxidants that fights discoloration and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with diligent use. Sarah Han, Allure, 28 June 2021 Key ingredients like non-nano zinc oxide and antioxidants vitamin c, e and ferulic acid are locked into place, yet dry with a moisturizing matte finish. Bea Mcmonagle, Forbes, 29 May 2021 See More

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Ferulic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferulic%20acid. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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