How powerful is Ferulic Acid?
In short, Ferulic Acid is one of the most powerful antioxidants out there. A 2004 Italian study concluded that ferulic acid is a more powerful antioxidant than Vitamin E, beta-carotene, and ascorbic acid.
At R10 Labs, we’ve always been a fan of antioxidants, we don’t exactly hide our passion. There isn’t just one type of free radical looking to cause havoc to your skin, there’s several and each antioxidant usually only destroys one or two of them.
So the more antioxidants you use, the more types of free radicals you can destroy. Ferulic acid unlike other antioxidants, goes the extra mile, it destroys three types: hydroxyl radical, superoxide, and nitric oxide – (that last one if it sounds familiar, was the pollutant at the heart of the Volkswagen-Audi Dieselgate scandal!)
Ferulic Acid’s turbo power
Not only is Ferulic acid super helpful to counter the pollution we encounter on a daily basis, it has an ace up it’s sleeves. Wanna know why Vitamin E & Ferulic acid are best buddies?
When combined with Vitamin E, both antioxidants make each other more effective, as noted by a study at Duke University – They boost one another’s antioxidant properties.
If you thought that’s it, there’s more. A 1999 study suggested that Ferulic acid + vitamin E can help treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Apparently, they suppress melanogenesis, possibly by inhibiting tyrosine hydroxylase activity in an indirect manner.”
In more layman terms, Ferulic acid when combined with Vitamin E prevents your skin from producing too much melanin, the pigment that gives skin it’s colour.
Ferulic Acid is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight premature aging and may even treat hyperpigmentation. But it’s when it’s used together with its best friend, Vitamin E that’s when it truly shines.