ferulic acid

fe·ru·lic acid | \fə-ˈrü-lik- \

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)

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The brand’s vitamin C booster is vitamin C and ferulic acid, and its newer antioxidant booster is made up of apple peel, quercetin and resveratrol. Janna Mandell, San Francisco Chronicle, "Your skin’s secret (antioxidant) weapon? It starts with a C.," 6 Apr. 2018 Make sure at least one product in your regimen contains antioxidants such as vitamin C, ferulic acid, like SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, or green tea. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "The Best Skin-Care Routine for Your 20s," 22 Dec. 2017 My current obsession is Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, due to its potent mix of vitamin C, peptides, ferulic acid, and vitamin E, which all work to help brighten, tighten, and protect your skin. Chloe Atkins, Vogue, "These 5 Dermatologist-Approved Serums Are the Ticket to Better, Brighter Skin," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of ferulic acid

1879, in the meaning defined above

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