Skinceuticals Phloretin CF is a broad-spectrum antioxidant treatment serum that is an important preventive step in your anti-aging skincare regimen. When Skinceuticals Phloretin CF initially came out, there was alot of confusion about how this product differed from Skinceuticals C E Ferulic. Let’s clear that up!
Both Phloretin CF and C E Ferulic provide powerful photoprotection, anti-aging benefits such as reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, firming and increased radiance.
Phloretin CF is best for oily, problematic, as well as normal skin types. In my use of Phloretin CF, the first thing I noticed is that it seemed to have a lighter, less oily/sticky feel to it. Phloretin CF is also best if you have hyperpigmentation concerns, need accelerated cell renewal, need help with skin sagging/tightening and retexturizing skin. Phloretin is a very powerful antioxidant, not only fighting free radicals, but research suggests, protecting DNA from mutations. That means possibly preventing the start of some skin cancers.
There are other differences, however, including the actual formulations of the products. While both products contain ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), the concentration is higher in C E Ferulic. Since high concentrations of ascorbic acid can be irritating to skin, you can understand why they decreased the concentration in Phloretin CF. There is also no Vitamin E in Phloretin CF. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic is best suited for dry, combination and normal skin.
I definitely think that an antioxidant serum like Skinceuticals Serums–Phloretin CF or C E Ferulic should be a part of everybody’s skincare regimen. I’m using both products; in the winter when my skin tends to be more dry, I use Skinceuticals C E Ferulic (my anti-aging serum of choice for years). In the summer, when it’s more combination, the Phloretin CF feels more comfortable.