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What It Does
Ferulic acid is an antioxidant that is found in the cell wall of plants such as oats, brown rice, oranges, and most commonly apples. Ferulic acid reduces signs of aging caused by free radicals, such as age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, boosts the effects of other antioxidants (vitamin C and E) and offers anti-inflammatory properties.
Why It Works
As a powerful antioxidant, ferulic acid neutralizes free radical damage from environmental stressors such as pollution, ultraviolet light, or infrared radiation. It acts as a shield to protect the skin against free-radical formation, by essentially shutting off the molecules that attempt to damage skin cells. Additionally, ferulic acid helps stabilize vitamins C and E, boosting protection against free radicals.