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Murmura Encyclopedia

In pursuit of the truth behind what is in our skincare products, Murmura has debunked cosmetic ingredients and treatments. Providing all of the information you need to make informed decisions when choosing a product that’s right for your skin.

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Ferulic Acid

What is it?

A powerful plant-based antioxidant found in the leaves and seeds of most plants, especially in rice and oats as well as the cell walls of fruits such as pineapple.

Destroys Free Radicals to Slow the Hands of Time

While other natural antioxidants can fight only one free radical (highly reactive molecules that cause early aging of skin) Ferulic Acid successfully eradicates three including nitric oxide, superoxide and hydroxyl.

Furthermore, studies have proven that when Ferulic acid is used in combination with other vitamins to stablise them, this in turn makes them more effective when used.

Effect of Free Radicals

Free radicals are atoms or molecules with a missing electron. The free radicals will attack other molecules in order to get the electron it’s missing. This not only causes damage to the collagen and elastin in our skin but also hinders future growth of these proteins. Such destruction of our skins cells can cause dull and aged complexion. So how can we keep them at bay?

What is it used for?

Ferulic acid’s antioxidant properties can donate an electron to a free radical so that it doesn’t steal it from another molecule in our skin; helping to slow the aging process by reducing the effects of destructive free radicals and supporting skin’s cell renewal.

It is also known to protect skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays and is particularly effective when used with Vitamins C and E, making them work harder and for longer.

Benefits?

Should you be concerned about your skins aging, then use Ferulic acid to aid your skin in slowing down the aging process and boost your skins collagen.

Ferulic acid is a safe ingredient for all skin types with no known side effects, though it is always recommended to test the product on a small patch of skin to guarantee you are not allergic.