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 However, pairing it with products powered by ferulic acid or vitamin E will actually increase the efficiency. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "This Vitamin C Facial Powder Gives Any Serum, Moisturizer, or Lotion Anti-Aging Benefits," 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, "Skin Care Tips for Any Skin Type," 6 Jan. 2020 This at-home peel is created with a powerful combination of retinol, ferulic acid, and soothing chamomile to rapidly transform skin and deliver antioxidant protection. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "11 Supercharged Retinol Creams to Transform Your Skin," 19 Dec. 2019 The InstaNatural serum’s formula is basically a symphony of key anti-aging ingredients, including big-hitters like hyaluronic acid, ferulic acid, and sea buckthorn oil. Claudia Fisher, Health.com, "This Vitamin C Serum With 5,000 Near-Perfect Reviews Will Transform Your Skin—and It's on Sale," 15 July 2019 Other ingredients in the serum are hydrators like glycerin, safflower seed oil, and panthenol, as well as antioxidants like ferulic acid and green tea leaf extract. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Used Only Kylie Skin Products For a Whole Week. Here's My Honest Review.," 29 May 2019 Yet another fan favorite, this skin-brightening serum is known for its eight active ingredients: vitamin C, vitamin E, konjac root, ferulic acid, hyaluronic acid, grapefruit, chamomile extract, and clary sage. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Whole Foods' Annual Beauty Week Event Has Arrived and Every Product Is on Sale," 12 Mar. 2019 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. Chloe Atkins, Vogue, "These 5 Dermatologist-Approved Serums Promise Brighter, Better Skin," 8 Oct. 2018 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

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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 15 Jul. 2020.

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