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All About Ferulic Acid – Typology Explains.

Ferulic acid is a powerful antioxidant that is normally excellently tolerated by all skin types. Increasingly, ferulic acid is being used in skin care, where it is used as a photoprotectant, to delay photo-induced skin aging, and as a brightening agent.

Ferulic Acid, an Overview

Ferulic acid, with the molecular formula C10H10O4, is a phenolic acid derived from cinnamic acid. It is named after the species Ferula (giant fennel), a group of herbaceous plants belonging to the large family Apiaceae. Ferulic acid is found in some fruits and vegetables such as spinach and rhubarb, as well as in cereals (oats, rye, corn) and tree bark (fir and pine).

One of the most outstanding properties of ferulic acid is its antioxidant action, i.e. its ability to neutralize free radicals. As a reminder, free radicals are very reactive molecules, as they are extremely unstable due to their free electron. Free radicals damage healthy cells and proteins in the body and accelerate the aging process. The hydroxy and phenoxy groups of ferulic acid emit electrons to neutralize the free radicals by making them more stable and thus less reactive.

In cosmetics, ferulic acid is used in serums, creams, lotions and cleansers to make skin more radiant, firmer and smoother.

How Ferulic Acid Helps the Skin – Benefits

Free radicals are the cause of oxidative stress, a phenomenon that accelerates the aging of body cells. These highly reactive molecules are naturally produced by our metabolism during energy production, but can also be increased by various factors such as smoking, stress, pollution, or even a poor diet.

Thanks to its antioxidant action, ferulic acid neutralizes free radicals and thus slows down premature skin aging. It offers numerous benefits to the epidermis, which include:

  • Prevention of wrinkling and skin sagging;

  • Reduction of inflammation and redness;

  • Brightening of the complexion;

  • Prevention of the appearance of pigmentation spots.

The Typology Ferulic Acid Seru

Our antioxidant serum with ferulic acid and Ashitaba extract protects the skin from daily stresses (pollution, tobacco, UV rays...) and free radicals. The serum helps to slow down skin aging and the appearance of signs of aging such as wrinkles or pigmentation spots, providing a more radiant and firm skin. This care is suitable for all skin types, but for precautionary reasons, it should not be used by pregnant and/or breastfeeding women.

Dangers and Contraindications of Ferulic Acid

Ferulic acid is a mild antioxidant that is generally well tolerated by all skin types. However, before using any skin care product containing it, you should perform a skin test by applying a few drops of the product to the crook of your arm. If you notice a skin reaction, you should not use the product containing ferulic acid. It is also recommended to avoid contact with the eyes. In case of contact, rinse the eyes with plenty of clean water.

It should be avoided to combine ferulic acid skincare with retinoids or vitamin A-based products.


  • GRAF E. Antioxidant potential of ferulic acid. Free Radical Biology and Medicine (2000).

  • MENON P. & al. Ferulic acid: therapeutic potential through Its antioxidant property. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition (2007).


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