Skinceuticals CE Ferrlic Vitamin C Serum

“Are You Aging Like Fine Whine” asked an article in the Huffington Post and I said “YES”

That’s me. Whine.

I don’t like the lines, the bags, the sag, the greys, the spots and the pores. All of which seem to leap out and punch me in the face, especially when I am in an elevator with overhead lighting.  It looks like a melting Dali-esque face.

So obviously all my skincare is targeted to Anti Aging.

Anti Aging skincare is a good thing and as a preventative ideally should start age 30 onwards. I am late to the Anti Aging Party but here I am, and with a vengeance.

If it’s not anti aging its not sitting on my vanity.

So when I heard about this Anti Aging Anti Oxidant superstar I grabbed it. Skinceuticals CE Ferrulic. It was referred by Gothamista in her Morning Skincare Routine video.

Caroline Hirons is still tops my ‘my crushes on Youtube’ list but Renee from Gothamista is on that list too.

Anyway what is CE Ferrulic? Skinceuticals CE Ferrulic is a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to strengthen skin’s natural protection from free radicals induced by environmental stressors such as UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and pollution, which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness, while brightening skin’s complexion.


I have been using this for a month now, on the off.



I do what they say, 4-5 drops, smoothed over the face and then patted/pressed in. It gets pretty tacky so I stop messing with it and let it sink in. 3-4 mins later, I apply a hydrating moisturiser over it.

It’s a viscous orange liquid that smells smokey. Sometimes like a mild tuna salad (what??!!)  I am sensitive to frangrance and/or smells, but this one disappears quickly.

It’s pricey and needs to be used in 3 months.

Update: Since writing this post I have re-purchased it over and over again, and brought one with me when we moved from Hong Kong to the USA.

Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel : I received a free sample of the  Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel so that is what I apply over it for now. The texture of the B5 is also different to other moisturisers out there, ie none of that silky-smooth siliconey feeling.  Which I like.

However, while I know the CE Ferrulic will be my Holy Grail re-purchase the B5 I have been flip-flopping over.  It’s the Beautypedia review of the B5 that has curbed my urge to run to Lane Crawford to buy a full size.

I will probably go for another hydrating moisturiser and not the B5. (Hada Labo maybe ?)

 CE Ferrulic, I love you. Thank you for coming into my life and depleting my wallet. All for a good cause!