ferulic acid


fe·​ru·​lic acid fə-ˈrü-lik- How to pronounce ferulic acid (audio)
: 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 Then, there's the Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum, which is fueled by a blend of retinol, bakuchiol, and ferulic acid, adding up to the equivalent of a long nap for tired under-eyes. Sarah Han, Allure, 28 Oct. 2023 Created with vitamin C along with vitamin E and ferulic acid, the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic has a cult following amongst dermatologists and beauty editors alike, thanks to its highly effective formula. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 30 Nov. 2023 This anti-aging cream for the neck is made of gentle retinoids and growth factors, as well as vitamin C, E and ferulic acid. Nadja Sayej, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Key ingredients: Retinol, ferulic acid, vitamin E, green tea, shea butter, and chamomile Skin Type: All Size: 15 fl. oz. ELLE, 31 July 2023 Along with caffeine, retinol, bakuchiol, and ferulic acid firm, smooth, and brighten the under-eye area to keep dryness and fine lines in the past. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 31 July 2023 The Youth Serum features hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and honey extract to help hydrate the skin and improve the look of pores and wrinkles, while the Glow Factor serum utilizes vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid to even out skin pigment and reduce signs of aging and stress. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 This is a milky toner with ingredients focused on brightening and reducing fine lines: hyaluronic acid and evening primrose oil for deep hydration and ferulic acid (a less abrasive retinol alternative) to gently protect against environmental damage. Anamaria Glavan, Allure, 27 Nov. 2023 For anyone who’s into skin care, this serum with vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid makes an indulgent present, according to Bofshever, who started using it for her normally acne-prone complexion while expecting her now-9-month-old son. Grace Smith, wsj.com, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ferulic acid was in 1879

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“Ferulic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferulic%20acid. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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