Ferulic Acid (from Rice Bran)
Plants naturally contain Ferulic Acid, which plays a key role in a plant’s self-preservation mechanism, re-enforcing its cellular wall strength and protecting itself from microbial damage as well as sun damage. Ferulic Acid exhibits antioxidant properties and is also used for photo protection.
Formulating with Ferulic Acid
Ferulic Acid has been used to stabilize Vitamin C & E formulations. Ferulic Acid has been widely used in cosmetics applications for absorbing UV rays (photo protective capacity, i.e. sunscreen) and has a skin-whitening agent. Ferulic Acid has antioxidant properties that make it especially useful in the formulation of anti-aging cosmetics.