Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The One Must Have For My Skin

If anyone was to ask what the secret to glowing skin was, without missing a beat I would say Skinceuticals CE Ferulic. Now I'm just going to get it out of the way and say that this sucker is pricey. About $140 Canadian for 30 ml. I'm sure in the US you can get it for less...even though our money is at par right now! Don't even get me started! Anyhoo back the CE Ferulic. I would urge you to get a sample of this to try first before committing. If not for your sake then at least for my peace of mind..LOL! As I said in one of my earlier videos, I was at the doctor's office reading a magazine that had an article focusing on the wives of plastic surgeons. They were asked what their must have products were and CE Ferulic was the one product that kept popping up. In fact 4 months earlier I was reading yet another magazine and a leading dermatologist had stated that she would never think of leaving the house without...guess what....CE Ferulic. Well of course this immediately sparked an obsession! Luckily one of my usual haunts carried said product (only 2 places carry it in Vancouver) and also gave out samples. I took the little vial home, anxiously waiting for morning to approach so I could test the veracity of those praises. After cleansing and toning I put the serum on and...kapow! The effect was immediate! My skin was transformed into a glowing luminous thing of beauty! I had never tried a topical Vitamin C product before. I was now hooked. Once it is applied to the skin it is absorbed, cannot be washed off and stays in your system for 3 days. It is said to block 95% of the harmful rays from the sun. It is most effective when used in conjunction with a sunscreen. At first you will feel a tingling and the odor is...hmmm..how can I describe it? Well kind of like hotdogs. I know, not very pleasant but Skinceuticals is not a beauty line per say but more of a scientific approach to beauty. I made the mistake of keeping the bottle on my bathroom counter and within a month the color started to change from a clear liquid to a dark brown. This means the product has oxidized, rendering it inactive. Basically wasting your hard earned money. I now keep it in the fridge and it stays clear until the bottle is done. One bottle lasts for about 5 months with daily use...so yes it is an expensive habit to have. I did go off it for a few months as I wasn't sure that I wanted to incur the cost of keeping it in my regular beauty regimen. I'm sure you can guess what happened. My skin took a downward spiral...there was no more glow, the firmness dissipated and the hyper-pigmentation reared it's ugly head again. Needless to say it has found a permanent place in my beauty arsenal. Now just to let you know, I think this product is best for dry skin as the vitamin E really moisturizes. I believe they have come out with their latest super antioxidant Phloretin CF and that may be better suited for oily skin although I can't vouch for it's effects. Simply put, this product has changed my skin dramatically!



C E Ferulic® is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that delivers advanced protection against photoaging - neutralizing free radicals, helping build collagen, and providing unmatched antioxidant protection. More protection means more youthful looking skin and better defense against environmental aging.





  • Maximum anti-aging results - better than any one antioxidant alone
  • Neutralizes free radical damage and protects against oxidative stress - the factors that lead to premature aging, loss of elasticity, and hyperpigmentation
  • Once absorbed, can't be washed or rubbed off - excellent for use in conjunction with suncreens

Now I will add a link to Amazon but please don't feel that you have to purchase through them. You may find a better price elsewhere;-)

If anyone does decide to try it please let me know how you like it!

11 comments:

  1. I might have to try this when I run out of the serum sample I currently have. If you are ever bored feel free to read my unknown blog haha:
    makeupaddict00@blogspot.com

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  2. Aww very interesting, I'll hae to make a research and read about the one you tell is maybe better for oily skin! Thank you, very interesting post!
    Poli

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  3. I will definitely check out your blog....just been very busy lately, what with YT and now this..LOL!

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  4. Definitely try a sample first if you can Poli! It's pretty pricey....let me know if you ever decide to try it;-D

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  5. I use their face wash!! and i love it!!

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  6. also thanks for the recommendation of the boots foundation (from youtube) I did find it at target! i will do a review on my blog after about using it for a week. thanks again!!
    makeupaddict00.blogspot.com

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  7. Hopefully you'll like it too;-D

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  8. Have you tried the Perricone MD Advanced Face Firming Activator? Is it like the same thing? Which one would you recommend?

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  9. @Vicky...I may or may not have tried it..I do remember trying quite a few samples of his line and not being impressed with anything so I never ventured any further. But again I can't say for sure whether I tried that exact product. To me CE Ferulic is the one product my skin cannot live without but that's just my experience with it ....again I have very dry dehydrated skin.

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  10. hi kokolaroo, can i ask if u put on any moisturizer after the serum? i follow a strict Dermalogica regime that has kept my face acne-free for years, but your review of Skinceuticals makes me wanna try the serum!

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  11. @Jasmine....yes I put on moisturizer after the serum. It actually may be too rich for you as there have been complaints of that. They did come out with their latest superantioxident (it took 5 yrs) which was made for more oily skin....you should definitely try to get samples of both if you can.

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