They say 30 is the new 20, but we wish our skin had got the memo. Premature ageing is a major concern with many women in their mid-20s and with the kind of lifestyle we lead, it is no surprise that we are constantly on the lookout for skincare superheroes to come to our rescue.

Ferulic acid is gaining reputation for being one of the most potent anti-ageing skincare ingredients. Found in a variety of foods such as rice, oats, citrus, eggplant and apple seeds, it is rich in antioxidants, fights free radicals and thus helps fight signs of ageing.

What are the benefits of ferulic acid?
 

What are the benefits of ferulic acid?

Ferulic acid, when mixed with other antioxidant-rich ingredients such as vitamins C and E, works well as a serum. This skin-loving ingredient can also be combined with retinol for brightening and evening out the skin tone.

Including ferulic acid in your morning skincare routine is a great idea as it will give your skin antioxidants to fight environmental factors such as heat and pollution through the day. Using ferulic acid-infused serums in your evening routine can help you wake up with a healthy and youthful glow. Ferulic acid works to boost the effects of other antioxidants and when used in skin care products, it helps reduce the development of fine lines, wrinkles and spots.

The best part about ferulic acid is that it suits all skin types except sensitive skin. Always do a patch test before you start. We also suggest you start slowly by apply it on alternate days and make sure your skin adjusts to it before you start it a daily basis. If you experience itchiness, redness, rashes or skin peeling, then simply avoid using the product.