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)

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 This particular eye product is actually a serum-in-a-gel that is fortified with a strong combination of 5% pure vitamin C, 1% phloretin, and 0.5% ferulic acid, along with powerful botanicals and caffeine. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 23 Mar. 2021 Its ingredients also include L-ascorbic acid, a highly active form of vitamin C, ferulic acid, an antioxidant, and salicylic acid. Zoe Malin, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2021 Farber agrees, recommending SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum, which has a high concentration of both antioxidants, as well as anti-aging ferulic acid. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Dec. 2020 This peel created with a powerful combination of retinol, ferulic acid, and soothing chamomile to rapidly transform skin and deliver antioxidant protection. Kari Molvar, Vogue, 14 Oct. 2020 While vitamin C brightens the skin, ferulic acid helps the skin naturally repair itself. Andrea Jordan, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2020 However, pairing it with products powered by ferulic acid or vitamin E will actually increase the efficiency. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, 9 Apr. 2020 Look for one that contains vitamins C and E. A serum with antioxidant-rich botanical ingredients (green tea, for example) or other antioxidants such as ferulic acid can work too. Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire, 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of ferulic acid

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 16 Jun. 2021.

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