Vitamin C FPB Serum with Ferulic Acid 30ml

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Vitamin C FPB Serum with Ferulic Acid 30ml

Sku: VF01

Contains 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, 1% French Pine Bark (Pinus Pinaster bark) Extract, 1% Glutathione and 1% Ferulic Acid

R699.00 excl. VAT


Combines the powerful effects of L-ascorbic acid (antioxidant and collagen stimulant), with the proven benefits of French Pine Bark (FPB) extract, Glutathione (also a powerful antioxidant) and Ferulic Acid (a potent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals damage. Although it provides skin benefits when used alone, studies have shown that Vitamins C enhances its effect. Ferulic Acid can also offer some protection from UV rays and help prevent sun damage, but is not a substitute for sunscreen).


Some of the many researched benefits of FPB:

  • Significantly improves the hydration (~8%) and elasticity (~30%) of skin
  • Significantly increases mRNA expression of hyaluronic acid synthase-1 and collagen de novo synthesis
  • Skin roughness is significantly lowered
  • Improves visible signs of cutaneous ageing
  • Inhibits the activity of MMP-1, MMP- and MMP-9 (enzymes that degrade collagen)
  • Protects from UV radiation
  • Prevents inflammatory and immune-suppressive activities
  • Reduces average pigmentary intensity
  • Decreases the average melasma area
  • Inhibits tyrosinase activity and melanin synthesis
  • Shows a reduction in the deposition of this pigment after irradiation

Contains 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, 1% French Pine Bark Extract (with >95% proanthocyanidins), 1% Glutathione and 1% Ferulic Acid


Note: French Pine Bark extract is traditionally sold under the trademark Pycnogenol, a trademark that is owned by Horphag Research. OptoDerm has no association with Horphag Research


Avoid use around eyes. Use sun protection in the AM. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to our in-depth guide to patch testing.

Apply after a good cleanse with Fade Micellar Cleanser. Works especially well with these serums – Collastin, Vitamin C and Retinic A10 but apply this one first. Always use Fade Cream as your final layer, after which sun-screen can be applied approximately 10 minutes later.

French Pine Bark Extract is a bright red colour and may stain pillow cases and clothes. We recommend applying Fade Cream on top of this serum so that the actives are absorbed quicker.

Store in a cool, dark place.


Aqua (water), 1,3-Propanediol, Ethoxydiglycol, PEG-400, L-Ascorbic Acid, Pinus pinaster bark extract, Ferulic Acid, Glutathione, Rosemary Extract

Patent pending

We reserve the right to change specifications in the interests of continual product improvements. This will only ever be done to improve the efficacy of our products.


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