(69 customer reviews)



Serum. Antioxidant, mature, sensitive skin types.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic is an antioxidant serum for daytime use that reduces the appearance of fine lines.This intense treatment will visibly reduce your wrinkles and should be part of your daily skincare routine

Size: 30 ml


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Skin results and statements are based on clinical trials performed by the brand and individual results may vary.



How to use

How to use

Once daily, in the morning directly after cleanse and tone. Using fingertips, apply 4-5 drops of CE Ferulic to face, neck, and chest. Follow with application of your recommended corrective product, moisturiser and SPF. Can be used 7-10 days after invasive or non-invasive procedures.

Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits

  1. Eight-fold environmental protection
  2. Unprecedented anti-aging benefits
  3. 96% reduction of sunburn cells in UV irradiated skin
  4. Enhanced vitamin performance and better stability with addition of Ferulic Acid
  5. Prevention of thymine dimers: DNA mutations associated with skin cancer



SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic is a revolutionary topical antioxidant combination that provides unprecedented 8-times the skin’s natural photoaging protection. Culminating more than 10 years of research and testing, this antioxidant breakthrough contains the original potent formulation of 15% pure l-ascorbic acid and 1% alpha tocopherol

“However, the addition of Ferulic Acid – a plant-based antioxidant – has transformed the formula, doubling performance of the already powerful combination”

This synergistic formulation provides unmatched protection against UV induced erythema, free radical formation, and cellular damage that results in premature skin ageing


Erythema is a marker of environmentally-induced free radical inflammation. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, provides superior protection against this damage at three times minimum erythema doses (3X MED). Protocol: 23 subjects with five randomized test sites received application of test products for four consecutive days followed by UV-irradiation up to 3X MED at 1x MED intervals. Measurements were taken two hours after application.  C E Ferulic was tested in two cells; its weighted average is indicated in the quantitative data above.  Competitors were five leading global competitor formulations sold in the professional channel, that claim high concentrations of vitamin C (between 10-20% were selected to test).


Key Ingredients

Key Ingredients

Sunlight exposure generates oxidative stress in skin that can result in photodamage, including photoageing and skin cancer. The body uses antioxidants to neutralise oxidation of nucleic acids, proteins and lipids; but protection achieved by oral ingestion is limited (Placzek et al, 2005)

To augment antioxidant protection, we have developed and reported three generations of topical antioxidant formulations, each with progressively better protection against solar-simulated radiation

The current formulation contains physiologic antioxidants, vitamins C and E, stabilised by a potent

plant antioxidant, ferulic acid; optimised for chemical stability, percutaneous absorption, and photoprotection (Lin et al, 2005).


  • The body’s most important water-soluble antioxidants
  • Inhibits UVA and UVB radiation-induced damage
  • Photoprotective capabilities
  • Promotes collagen synthesis
  • Anti-inflammatory properties


  • The body’s most important lipid, or fat-soluble, antioxidant with significant antioxidant functions, especially in cell membranes and lipoproteins
  • Photoprotective capabilities
  • Helps to protect the cellular membrane from free radical damage
  • Improves the skin’s water binding abilities
  • Anti-inflammatory properties


  • Ubiquitous plant antioxidant
  • Neutralises free radicals known as “superoxide,” “hydroxyl radical” and “nitric oxide”
  • Suppresses radiation-induced oxidative reactions
  • Acts synergistically with other antioxidants, improving their potency
  • Absorbs UV (approved sunscreen in Japan)
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Easily absorbed by the skin

Full ingredient list:

Aqua / Water / Eau, Ethoxydiglycol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Laureth-23, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Triethanolamine, Ferulic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate.

Reviews (69)

69 reviews for SKINCEUTICALS CE Ferulic

  1. Jack (verified owner)

    I wish I could find a Vitamin C which equals this as I get bored of using the same brand, however, it is unparalleled in delivering radiance and brightness.

  2. jane (verified owner)

    This product refines my skin, makes it look more radiant and help fine lines. A gold standard product that’s incredible

  3. Audrey (verified owner)

    just a few days and I can already see a difference… happy days!

  4. Donna (verified owner)

    Worth every penny if you’re thinking about it. It really lasts a couple of months. When I don’t use, my skin looks “flat” and tired. You won’t regret it. Perfect for my combination, sensitive skin. Does not cause breakouts.

  5. Audrey (verified owner)

    very excited to be trying this serum, with such rave reviews it’s got to work! – got a sample with my order, so I’ll start there…. a little goes a long way, and my skin absorbed it immediately!

  6. Mandelwa

    I was very sceptical at first because I have a very sensitive skin but wow it did wonders. I work in a very dusty in environment and most of the time after work my skin would feel crusty and dry but after a week using this my skin has been nourished moisture trapped in the skin. Even with the dust I could feel my face was moisturized. Best product.

  7. Shan (verified owner)

    Excellent product a little goes a long way. It clears beautifully

  8. Emilia (verified owner)

    The best Vitamin C I’ve ever used…and I’ve tried a few. Worth every penny and goes a long way.

  9. Nastasja (verified owner)

    This product has become a non-negotiable in my skincare routine. The price is justified by the quality of the ingredients and the results it yields. A few drops go a long way. There is an almost instantly noticeable difference to the texture of my skin upon application. I will forever be re-purchasing this serum.

  10. Malene

    I have been using this product quite sparingly and loving the results.

  11. Linda (verified owner)

    Love love this serum, my skin thanks me for it everyday, best thing by far. 🥰

  12. Bianca

    Brilliant to add to your morning routine. This give my skin the extra moisture and protection I need daily.

  13. Verusha (verified owner)

    Amazing serum,worth every cent and goes a long wat

  14. Paveshini (verified owner)

    Noticed a visible brightening of skin. Dark marks are slowly improving. Love how easily it absorbs into the skin.

  15. Yanmin (verified owner)

    I have been using this product for more than a year, the skin has brightened, and the pigmentation has lightened a little bit, but it will not be eradicated, unless you go to a laser cosmetic. It is likely to continue to be used.

  16. Zeruiah

    SkinCeuticals serums are by far worth every penny. On my 4th bottle currently. Nothing comes close to this formula

  17. Mariska (verified owner)

    If you want to boost your skin from a 360 degree angle, this is your go to product. You don’t have to hide behind heavy makeup/foundation. Achieve great results from a high impact formulation.

  18. Prinasha (verified owner)

    I have seen such a difference in my skin texture and tone since I have used this product,especially my pigmentation. My skin glows and loves it after every use.

  19. Toni (verified owner)

    The Platinum Standard of Serums! Love it!

  20. Annelize (verified owner)

    I am using this product for the last few years and cannot go without it. It is a wonderful serum and disappears in your skin so you can layer other favourite products over it.

  21. Faedah (verified owner)

    Love this product. I’ve been using it for a few years and I can feel the difference if I dont apply it on a regular basis. The bottle lasts for many months and it’s a worthwhile investment.

  22. rabinsonp (verified owner)

    Love, love, love this serum. Deserves 10 Stars. Been using it for a few years and the improvement in my skin appearance and texture has been fabulous and continuous over time. Well worth the investment.

  23. Melissa (verified owner)

    Absolutely love this serum! Only been using it for a short period and can definitely see the difference in my skin.

  24. Donna (verified owner)

    Brightened and evened out my skin tone. No breakouts – always a bonus with my sensitive & acne prone skin. I look “tired” if I skip a day or two – so it’s become part of my daily routine. It is worth the price tag as you use so little with the dropper applicator. . A little goes a long way.

  25. Nicole (verified owner)

    This is honestly the best serum I have used for pigmentation, brightening of my skin and overall glow. Highly highly recommend this in your daily routine . Worth every cent

  26. Deidre (verified owner)

    This is one of my favourite products ever, i have repurchased plenty of times. It makes my skin feel and look fresh and dewy, I love it.

  27. Madira (verified owner)

    The serum is magic, best investment ever. My skin is radiant and soft. I have less wrinkles already. Pricy as it is I don’t think will be able to do without it. Love it 😍

  28. Makaira (verified owner)

    This is such a miracle product. Been using it for just over 3 months now and loving how my skin looks and feels. The absorbency is fantastic and leaves my skin looking instantly radiant while working it’s magic during the day. Well worth the price as a little goes a long way.

  29. jane (verified owner)

    This serum is one product I can’t do without. I use it every morning after cleaning my face, it goes on easily, gets absorbed quickly and leaves my skin feeling softer and smoother in texture. It helps my skin look clearer and more radiant. My favourite product and worth every cent :))))

  30. Prinasha (verified owner)

    Love this serum. I have been using it for almost 2 years now and will not be changing it. My skin texture and complexion is amazing. Smooth and refined. Absolutely love this product.

  31. Karin (verified owner)

    Well what can I say that that haven’t been said already? An amazing product if one can afford the spoil! Really, really , really worth it!!

  32. Ashleigh (verified owner)

    I purchased this for my husband and he says he can absolutely notice a difference since he started using it, especially in terms of the even tone of his skin and in terms of skin brightness. So overall, a happy customer!

  33. CANDICE (verified owner)

    I managed to get this amazing product on the Black Friday Sale…I was beyond excited because I’ve been wanting to try it for the longest time. Delivery was literally 2 days later and I started using it immediately. To say that this is liquid gold is an understatement. My skin immediately looks brighter and I have this amazing glow…cant wait to see what long term use will do. Please have more sales in the future so that hardworking moms like me can afford products like these. Thank u SkinMiles!!!!!

  34. Chantal (verified owner)

    This serum is absolutely amazing!! The first time I applied it there was a glow in my skin and it just got better each day thereafter! I have noticed my skin is more plump, fine lines have diminished and my skin texture is smoother and more hydrated. I will never go a day without this serum as it really works! A bottle lasts a few months so the price is definitely worth it!

  35. Katlego (verified owner)

    This is my holy grail, ride or die vitamin c serum. It gives an instantaneous glow that is unbelievable. I love it so much, I have a few unopened bottles as I never want to run out. I am a SkinCeuticals fan, and own a lot of their products, but this is permanently in my daily routine. All the great things you have heard about this serum are true, just go ahead and order a bottle to see the results for yourself.

  36. rabinsonp (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this product for about a year and a half. Definitely noticed a difference in skin brightness and texture. I have a yearly Dermaceutic Cosmo Forte peel in winter and in the build up and following the peel this year, is when I really noticed the difference. The skin technician doing my peel was amazed at how “prepared” my skin was for the peel and my recovery period and down-time was not as lengthy as in previous years. On her recommendation I started using the Ferulic again once the peeling was complete and I am very happy with the results.

  37. Ulricha (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this product for over 3 years and the results remain, at 44 with a super sensitive skin (after having been a smoker), I have no wrinkles. And the primary reason for that, I believe, is this serum. It’s definitely SkinCeuticals signature product. If you find your skin redden a bit after use, try adding the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective serum to your regimen. It also helps to sooth and add some moisture to a sensitive skin. It truly is worth it.

  38. Gachlyn (verified owner)

    The ultimate vitamin C serum. Gives my skin a golden fresh glow especially in summer your silk needs this serum. So worth it! Your skin will thank you later 😊

  39. Secole (verified owner)

    I’ve always heard nothing but exceptional reviews about this serum. My mum bought me this after using it herself, and wow, I now see the hype around the SkinCeuticals serums .
    It’s still early days, but my skin is already looking so much better!

  40. Kerusha (verified owner)

    The serum is amazing….it hydrates and brightens my skin. After three weeks I definitely notice a significant improvement. A worthwhile investment!!

  41. Semakaleng (verified owner)

    Need I say more about this serum mmmhhhh….well this is a definite must have for women and men. It make me look much younger and makes my skin soooo bright and beautiful. I’m always ready to take a pic when I’ve put on this serum. Theeee… ever

  42. deshnee (verified owner)

    Together with Phloretin, this is my absolute best Vit C serum. The transformation in terms of texture, brightness and radiance has been incredible when using CE ferulic. Its high-end, but really delivers results very quickly. I also tend to skip one day, and alternate with my gloss radiance serum, as I find the CE ferulic remains active on the skin. This is a must-have in my routine.

  43. Anri (verified owner)

    This is an AMAZING serum . It evens out your skin , makes it glow and even targets fine lines and wrinkles . This will be a staple in my skincare .

  44. Prinasha (verified owner)

    I have been using this serum for about 5months now and wow what a major difference it has made to my skin texture. It is so much smoother. Excellent product!

  45. Skye (verified owner)

    I am in my late 20s (Male) and have not changed this serum for the last 2years, simply because this product has improved my skin tremendously. love SkinCeuticals because they are research-driven and their scientific articles are freely accessible. More specifically, you cannot ignore the incredible publication on this SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, which was a double-blind, peer-reviewed study in The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. This CE Ferulic is by far world-leading with its incredibly antioxidant properties.

  46. jane (verified owner)

    This is my favorite serum, I look forward to using it every morning after cleansing my face. It just melts into my skin and leaves it feeling silky and smooth. Pricey but it lasts well and the results are amazing. Highly recommended

  47. Clelia

    Absolutely adore this product, the texture is amazing and it sinks in and leaves my skin feeling fantastic. While I don’t notice huge effects while I am using it I definitely notice and miss it when I am not.

  48. Narisha (verified owner)

    This is by far one of the best antioxidants I have ever used ! I am in my 40s with skin of color and normal skin type prone to occasional breakouts. Just four drops every morning after cleansing has resulted in a significant improvement in fine lines & wrinkles and unbelievable radiance! The occasional spots post acne scarring has faded too. Follow this routine with moisturizer and sunscreen and notice the glow. It’s worth the price point (a little does go a long way) and doesn’t surprise me it’s rated so highly at SkinMiles and globally. Thank you Dr Alek !

  49. Gitashaa (verified owner)

    This is definitely my favourite product by SkinCeuticals. I use it everyday and experienced results in just one month of starting. My skin has a beautiful glow, looks well moisturised and feels healthy.

  50. Alexandra (verified owner)

    This is my “go-to” product and a product I simply cannot do without. My skin glows after use, and it smooths and clarifies any imperfections. I use it every morning after cleansing and before moisturising and have experiences a noticeable positive change in my skins health.

  51. nicole (verified owner)

    This product is the one skincare product that I cannot go without. My skin has transformed so much since I started using it – it’s clearer , fewer fine lines and softer. I use this every morning and they apply Metacell Renewal B3 and my skin has never looked better.

  52. Kameshnee (verified owner)

    I have sensitive acne prone skin . This product has brought life and light back to my face . Glowing effect is catching . It is light weight and layers well with other products. I do use very little of the product every morning. Definitely a little will go a long way. Exemplary ingredients that truly work!

  53. Linda (verified owner)

    Literally the holy grail of serums, my skin loves loves this. My skin feels and looks bright and beautiful, I can’t imagine my life without it. Only disadvantage is looks I get from hubby after buying this 🤣🤣🤣🤣 but I’ll live.

  54. Robyn (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing vitamin C serum. I was a bit apprehensive about purchasing this product because of the price, but it has definitely been worth it. The serum has also lasted my 4 months of everyday use. I have seen a noticeable decrease in pigmentation and improvement in my skin texture!

  55. RispahC (verified owner)

    This serum has been liquid gold for my skin….it tones my skin and brightens my complexion. Initially I could detect the smell of hotdogs when I used it but not anymore. I have been using it for the last 2 years with wonderful results. I have tried to substitute it with Skinceuticals serum 10 but it I didn’t see the same results as with CE Ferulic. My skin loves this serum and a little goes a long way.

  56. Taryn (verified owner)

    One of the best Vit C serums I have used. Have tried many others, but nothing compares to this brand & product. My skin condition is so wonderful on this product.

  57. jcstauch (verified owner)

    I always gulp when ordering this, because of the expense, then breathe a sigh of relief when it arrives.
    It is full of antioxidants and reduces appearance of fine lines. I have tried a cheaper alternative in the past, but not worth it.
    Also, it lasts for ages and one really sees , and feels, the difference. Absolutely love!

  58. abigail

    This serum is everything. Honestly it will change your skin and your skin care regime. Ive never not used it since I started using it. I love the smell, the way it goes on and that a bottle lasts a while. So worth the money. You won’t ever regret it.

  59. Ayesha (verified owner)

    I am loving this serum – can already see a difference in my skin tone and texture.
    It has also helped me to combat the first signs of “maskne”.
    It does have a slight smell that takes getting used to, but it disappears quickly and dries on the skin within seconds of application.

  60. AldineB (verified owner)

    I can’t live without this serum anymore. It delivers incredible results. My skin looks brighter and feels tighter. It absorbs easily and does not leave my skin feeling sticky. Definitely worth the money.

  61. Femida Mahomed (verified owner)

    This vitamin C rich serum is next level!!! Certainly one of the best, of not THE BEST on the market. Its lightweight in texture and is easily absorbed into the skin. 2-3 drops is sufficient for my face and neck and so one bottle goes a long way. The brightening effect is almost instantaneous and within a short period of time of using this product, I experienced a visible difference in the tone, firmness and brightness of my skin. Price tag is steep, but worth every cent in my opinion.

  62. Capetown1 (verified owner)

    Can’t live without this product! My go to first thing in the am to lift and brighten !
    Skin appears fresh, dewy and toned – definitely age defying. Can highly recommend.

  63. Meliska Du Plessis (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this product for about 6 weeks now, it took a good 2-3 weeks before I started noticing a difference. I was a bit sceptical to start off with. However 6 weeks in and I am in love!! Using this product is the favorite part of my day. My skin feels supple and plump and I cannot wait to see long term results.

  64. Jack David White

    Next level in radiance and brightness!

  65. Sascha

    Without a doubt in my hall of fame products. I will continue to buy this product. I love it, even though every now and again i will try something else i will keep going back. I like the dewy finish for my skin and the fact that it protects your skin for such extended periods.

  66. (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this product for about 3 weeks now, i can already notice a difference, in the beginning 4-5 drops as recommended couldn’t spread easily on my whole face as it would get absorbed immediately but now my skin is so balanced, its spreads so well. I also noticed that the texture of my skin in much smoother. My skin tone is also more even now and I hardly wear foundation anymore. If you can afford it, it is definitely something to try out. I will be re-purchasing.

  67. Karenspeaches

    Received this as a sample and fell in love with this product. I could see the difference after about a week. The only reason I haven’t purchased the full size is the price :/

    • Dr Alek Nikolic

      Hi Karen thank you for the feedback and I am glad you saw the difference to your skin. Pity about the price but we are governed by SkinCeuticals to sell the CE Ferulic at their recommended retail price. Our full list of Vitamin C products can be found here
      I hope the above has helped
      kind regards
      Dr Alek Nikolic

  68. jess

    This product has brightened my skin and made it so soft. I get complements all the time on my skin now!

  69. Alek Nikolic

    This is part of my daily skin regime

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