antioxidants, the next generation
Thank SkinCeuticals for adding the word antioxidant to your daily vernacular. When the brand introduced vitamin C in its topical form back in 1997, patting on a thin layer of environmental protection every morning became an integral part of the wash, rinse, moisturize routine. Eleven years later, SkinCeuticals has essentially done it again, pioneering phloretin, a powerful molecule extracted from the root bark of fruit trees that has anticancer, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Recognizing that specific combinations of antioxidants often provide better results than single formulations alone, the company’s skincare brain trust added phloretin to vitamin C and ferulic acid for the potent trifecta that is SkinCeuticals’ new Phloretin CF serum, which reduces the signs of aging while improving hyperpigmentation and refining the skin’s overall texture. It’s less sticky than the brand’s popular C E Ferulic serum, too, which is good news for oily skin types who are also interested in slowing down the aging process.