Ferulic Acid Powder

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Ferulic Acid powder is a skincare ingredient with powerful antioxidant properties and the ability to help protect the skin sun damage. It also helps stabilize Vitamin C in a formulation, by slowing down the undesirable oxidation of Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic/ Ascorbic Acid).

INCI Name: Ferulic Acid

Other Names: Cinnamic Acid

Derived From: Rice bran oil

Appearance: Free-flowing Powder

Colour: Amber/ Light yellow to tan/ yellowish-brown or off-white or white

Smell: Mild pleasant smell to none

Ingredient Function: Antioxidant, UV protection, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) stabilizer

Purity: 99%

Solubility: Ferulic Acid is soluble in Ethanol, Propylene Glycol, Propanediol

Usage Rate: 0.1% to 1%, up to 5%

Storage:  Store in a tightly sealed container, in a cool and dry place, away from light and moisture

Shelf Life: 2 years, if properly stored

Formulation Notes:

  • Dissolve Ferulic Acid first before adding it in a formulation
  • Incorporate pre-dissolved Ferulic Acid into the heated water phase (add the Ferulic Acid, and then heat to further dissolve it)
  • OR add the pre-dissolved Ferulic Acid at the end of the emulsion process/ oil phase
  • Alternatively, add pre-dissolved Ferulic Acid to cool-down phase of a formulation
  • Ferulic Acid can also be dispersed into the heated water phase. NOTE that Ferulic Acid forms a milky/cloudy-yellow solution (and not a clear solution) when added to hot water
  • Final PH of formulation: Adjust to final PH 3.0-3.5
  • Compatible with: Ferulic acid works well in formulations containing Vitamin C (Ascorbic) acid, Vitamin E, Panthenol

Properties and Benefits of Ferulic Acid Powder

  • Antioxidant: Ferulic Acid has the ability to neutralize skin-damaging free radicals that cause wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, dark circles and hyperpigmentation
  • UV/ Sun Protection: Ferulic Acid helps prevent UV light from causing damages to skin cells
  • Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Boosts the effectiveness of other antioxidants in a formulation
  • Anti-ageing property: Due to its antioxidant property, Ferulic Acid powder in formulations help improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in ageing skin


Common Uses of Ferulic Acid Powder in Skincare

  • Extends the shelf life of Vitamin C-based products: Addition of Ferulic Acid powder to Vitamin C formulations helps the product stay effective for longer, as the Ferulic Acid helps prevent/ delay Vitamin C oxidation
  • Vitamin Stabilizer and Preservation: Ferulic Acid powder helps improve stability of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and other antioxidant vitamins in a formulation, to slow down Vitamin C oxidation and degradation. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is known to be highly unstable and quick to oxidize in formulations, causing it to become ineffective and lose its skin-loving benefits. Including Ferulic Acid in the same formulation helps keep Vitamin C stable and prevent it from oxidizing
  • Fades Spots: Ferulic Acid helps fade hyperpigmentation. Studies revealed that formulations containing both Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • Vitamin E Booster: Ferulic Acid powder boosts the antioxidant properties and performance of Vitamin E in a formulation
  • Vitamin C-E Performance Booster: Ferulic Acid powder helps increase the performance of Vitamin C and E in formulations. There are studies that revealed that Ferulic Acid boosts the sun-protection power of Vitamin C and E when they are all added in the same formulation. Furthermore, Ferulic Acid helps extend the shelf life of Vitamin C formulations by slowing down Vitamin C oxidation.
  • Defense Against Free Radicals: Ferulic Acid helps fight free radicals that cause damage and premature ageing to the skin. This is due to its antioxidant properties


Examples of Types of Products Ferulic Acid Powder is Formulated With

  • Anti-aging products, including serums, moisturizers and more
  • Sunscreens, after-sun products
  • Skin brightening serums and dark spot correctors
  • Eye creams
  • Facial creams
  • Lotions, eye creams


*NOTE: This is a cosmetic grade product; For external use only (not to be consumed/ eaten); Use for formulation of cosmetic & personal care products only.

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2 reviews for Ferulic Acid Powder

  1. Faith A. (verified owner)

    Good product

    • ElsieOrganics (store manager)

      Thanks for the feedback, Faith. We hope to see you shop with us again.

  2. Eunice oke Ojo (verified owner)


    • ElsieOrganics (store manager)

      Thanks for your feedback, Eunice.

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