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Protect and transform your skin with SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, a daytime face serum with antioxidant Vitamin C to help keep skin safe from damaging environmental factors.
Working to protect skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and discoloration, the serum melts effortlessly in, and once absorbed, will remain effective for a minimum of 72 hours. Utilizing a patented synergistic combination of 2% Phloretin, 10% Pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid, the formula delivers enhanced protection against atmospheric skin aging, such as UVA/UVB rays and ozone pollution, and will improve skin tone to promote a more even-looking complexion.
Ideal for normal, oily and combination skin types.
Free from parabens, fragrance and dye.
**Winner! Best Skincare Brand and Best Longstanding Brand 2017 as voted for by SkinStore customers.**
Once in the morning after cleansing, apply 4-5 drops to a dry face, neck and chest. Follow with SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel and a SkinCeuticals moisturizer and sunscreen.
Not for use in eye area.
2% phloretin neutralizes free radicals, accelerates cell turnover and reduces the production of unwanted pigment.
10% L-ascorbic acid neutralizes free radicals and promotes collagen synthesis.
0.5% ferulic acid neutralizes free radicals, inhibits UV-induced melanogenesis, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Aqua/Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Ascorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Triethyl Citrate, Phloretin, Ferulic Acid
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Was turned onto this product by a dermatologist that swears by it. Wanted to love it, but started to notice that my skin was getting itchy and swollen every time I used it. Kept taking a break and then trying it again. Have finally determined that my skin just can't tolerate it. As we speak, my eyes are almost swollen shut from this product (and I didn't even put it around my eyes - it just swells my entire face!!) Did some research and it seems that this has happened to others. I do have a friend who uses it and loves it, so I guess the message is to get a sample and try it before you invest in a full bottle. It's expensive and can be damaging to some people's skin!
Sat Sep 10 15:41:59 BST 2016 by
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I have used this product before and like it very much. However, in this latest shipment, the product arrived oxidized....this tells me that it was old.
When I called customer service, they were uncaring and not helpful.
Thu Sep 08 20:33:32 BST 2016 by
My esthetician gave me a sample of this which I used for 2-3 weeks. Combined with the other skinceutical products I started using the overall appearance of my skin looked amazing! Once this ran out I continued to use the other products and my skin had still improved but it did not glow like it did with this treatment!! It's expensive but one of those products that I will keep buying. I love the healthy but not greasy glow it gave my skin and I loved how it gave immediate results !
Tue Feb 18 13:54:27 GMT 2014 by
I am 36 yrs, white female with hyperpigmentation on forehead and cheeks. I have been using this product off and on for 2+ years. I first learned of it via my dermatologist, who suggested I try it for hyperpigmentation. It certainly did the trick and even more than I could have ever expected! When used daily, it evens out your skin tone, exfoliates, and makes the skin feel tighter. Sticker shock?! Yes, it's expensive, but it's totally worth every penny! Some time ago, when I ran out of product I neglected to buy more. Weeks turned into months and I went without my daily use of Phloretin CF. Eventually, my skin started to look tired, dry, and dull. Even my makeup (and *brightening* bronzer) could not cover up my shabby, tired looking skin. When I finally re-stocked after an 8 month hiatus, I noticed an immediate change in my skin after only several days. After 2 weeks of use, my skin was bright, shiny, and tight. For me, this product is like microdermabrasion in a bottle!!!! It is not quite as wonderful as an actual spa type microdermabrasion, but it is darn close!
Tue Feb 11 21:03:07 GMT 2014 by
This works for me.My complexion is dark.Apply lightly so it doesn't go on sticky.
Sun Jan 05 14:59:03 GMT 2014 by
I tried to use this six times, and every time my face reacted in the same way: extreme itchiness, and burning sensation combined with every single zit on my face being irritated. I struggled with this for the first couple of times, applied moisturizer and really tried to like this product, but it is just terrible. I simply cannot understand the hype about this product and fur such a crazy price!!! It was so bad, that even in the evening, when i was cleansing my face, despite not wearing any makeup all day on numerous occasions (working from home!) my cotton pad was all orange from the residue of this serum (which has a brownish-burgundy color). My face felt horrible each time i attempted to use this. my neck felt the worst. it was so itchy that i had to use cortisone cream. Absolutely terrible!!!
Tue Jul 09 18:32:28 BST 2013 by
I've been using this product for about a year now in tandem with the skin ceutical's hydrating serum. My skin not only looks better to my eyes but I've had several comments on how beautiful my skin is! Well, that never happened before! My younger sister noticed it immediately after not having seen her in a while and she was determined to go home and order it! Yes, really expensive but believe me, it does work!
Wed Jun 05 08:08:53 BST 2013 by
i am 60+ and still dealing with breakouts. I have been using Phloretin CF and the skinceuticals LHA toner for about 3 or 4 months and there is a big improvement in my skin. I don't know if my wrinkles have diminished that much, some of them have been there for quite a while, but the texture of my skin is so much better, my pores do not seem as large and the areas of my face where my pores always seemed congested is very much improved. My breakouts are very much less frequent and more isolated. I have tried all types of prescription therapy and different brands of products and right now using these 2 products from skinceuticals and I wash with Josie Marin cleansing oil, seems to be doing the trick. I tried the Skinceutical hydrating B5 gel but it just seemed like another product that I was using that didn't really make a difference. I use Josie Maran primer and sometimes Argon oil if my skin seems exceptionally dry. I hardly ever use foundation because my skin just looks so much better and I think foundation on older skin emphasizes your lines and wrinkles or looks like a mask. If I do use a foundation I use Josie Maran foundation and just brush on a light covering. Using the Josie Maran products helped my skin be less oily and the skinceuticals antioxidants seem to be helping with all the past and present damage to my skin from sun etc. I also try and use a peel or exfoliant every 7 to 10 days. Either Dr Sebagh exfoliant or Philosophy micro delivery peel. Some of these products to me are expensive but most last a very long time. I am trying to figure out just how long a bottle of Phloretin CF lasts so I can save money and use the automatic delivery for those products.Anyway, my skin looks better than it has looked in decades which at my age is amazing to me.
Sun Feb 24 06:20:16 GMT 2013 by
I bought this to try something different from the Strivectin overnight serum, which I absolutley loved too! Ladies, this stuff works great! I put it on at night and when I wake up my skin is glowing rosy!!! It is a bit smelly thats why I like to use it only at night but for the money it is worth every penny.
Sat May 26 06:31:33 BST 2012 by
I have been using a skin ceutical serum along with a good moisturizer and sunscreen on a daily basis since my late 20s. I can honestly say that my skin (at age 35) is glorious and definitely rivals that of many girls in their late 20s. I must admit that I use a slew of other products both during the day on top of my SC serum as well as in the evening, but I will never stop my daily use of a SC serum.I initially started with the CE Ferulic, but as soon as Phloretin CF came out, I switched over. Until now, I thought that the only difference between the two was the addition of the Phloretin component in Phloretin CF, but it turns out that Phloretin CF has less vitamin C, no vitamin E, and a bit of alcohol to assist the antioxidants in permeating the skin. As such, Phloretin CF can be quite drying and is prescribed for oily problematic skin. For the last few years, I have definitely noticed my skin to be on the dry side, but I always attributed that to retinol products and/or general ageing. I'm actually wondering if I should now switch back to CE Ferulic. Phloretin, though, seems to have a lot of good benefits, and I can always get vitamin E from other face creams.
Fri May 18 14:11:46 BST 2012 by
I started using Phloretin CF about a year ago. Prior to that, I had been using the CE Ferulic. I found the Ferulic to be sticky after application (even with four drops for my entire face and neck), but I continued to use it because the results were amazing: glowing skin, reduced pore size appearance, smoother skin, and protection from the elements. With Phloretin CF, I get these same results in a formula that goes on without feeling tacky and smooths more easily over my skin. The smell doesn't bother me in either formula--neither exactly transports you to a tropical island, but the less-than-stellar scent that does appear fades very quickly.This is on the pricey side, but for all it does, I personally think it's worth every penny. Phloretin CF is rebuilding my skin from the inside out. It's giving me a smooth, even, glowing complexion over which makeup applies smoothly. Most of the time, my skin looks so flawless I don't even bother with foundation. Plus, it amps up the performance of any sunblock you put on top of it. I highly recommend this product as part of a skin care plan to both protect and correct. Put it on first thing in the morning after cleansing and/or toning, wait a few minutes, then use the rest of your normal skin care routine on top. Your skin will surely thank you. Mine has!
Thu Mar 08 08:01:48 GMT 2012 by
I have been using this product for 2 years and for some reason my most current bottle caused a pretty severe allergic reaction on my face. Don't know if they changed the formulation or my skin just got funky sensitive. After the first reaction cleared - 2 weeks - I went back and applied the Phloretin CF and within an hour had the same reaction on my face - swelling, redness and intense itching. Not using again.
Mon Dec 26 17:00:51 GMT 2011 by
I've been using it with B5 for 3 years now and I love it. I noticed that there are some reviews say that they don't see result. But I would say that they just didn't use it right and not patience enough to see the result. You will have to use it with effective sunblock since it is antioxidant with Vitamin C in it, which would make your skin very sensitive to UV rays. Also it is a serum for prevention more than correction. I'm 32 now and I don't have a freckle or discoloration on me. People thought that I'm still 25. I will keep using it even it is a little pricy.
Tue Nov 22 08:19:16 GMT 2011 by
The best way to keep your skin healthy and protected. I'm not sure how it works, but it works. A little goes a long way.
Sat Jul 09 07:14:56 BST 2011 by
Dr. Brandt should just retire, because this should be called Pores No More. Out of tons of pricy products tried on here over the years this takes the cake for pore shrinkage. The only others that have shrank my pores much were Retinol and Prevage. This one does even better by making them almost completely invisible! I am crediting this all to the Phloretin ingredient, because I have tried CE Ferulic before without the same effect. This is the 2nd time I've come back and used Phloretin CF and its done the same again with my pores. I love it.Frankly they could sell the Phloretin by itself. It's anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, regulates sebum production, shrinks pores, 80% reduction in elastin breakdown, therefore boosting elastin. Fades sun spots, and protects from sun exposure with its anti oxidant abilities.I imagine this has great potential for mild to moderate acne sufferers.
Thu Apr 14 05:25:09 BST 2011 by
This serum didn't make a bit of difference in my skin. I really do not understand why SC products have such high ratings. It was a very expensive and disappointing experiment.
Fri Mar 04 08:40:27 GMT 2011 by
Just got it today in the mail...used it before B5 hydrator. Can see that my skin looks fresh and lifted...dewy finish, not greasy at all. Can't wait too see more results.
Wed Feb 16 13:39:39 GMT 2011 by
I am in my 40's and have spent so much money and tried so many products to help the fine lines and blotchy skin. I never found one product that meaured up or gave me real results until I triedthe Phloretin CF. It has been amazing and I love it! I saw a difference with the first application. It immediately improved my skin tone and overall appearance and decreased my pores and my wrinkles on my face. It made my skin feel so soft and after one month my face looks 100% better. I have received so many compliments and my husband even complimented my skin! I love this product!
Fri Oct 29 11:25:33 BST 2010 by
being 5 months pregnant, I have to be careful which products/ingredients I use. I have been using vitamin C before from the Murad line, but this is by far the best I have ever used. The pregnancy has caused my face to have darker "areas" so I found myself using liquid foundation which I never used to use. Not anymore! This silky serum has helped with the discoloration, lightened my dark spots(didnt get rid of them completely, but made them much lighter and less noticeable to the point where I ditched the liquid foundation). Not greasy (can be a little sticky when you put it on first), absorbs within 2-3 minutes and gives my fantastic glow. Overall, my complexion has gotten brighter, clearer and better looking!
Fri Aug 28 12:46:34 BST 2009 by
This product, as well as the CE Ferulic made my neck yellow. It did not do this to my face but by pale skin had a yellow tint for days after use.. and would rub off on my clothing. The texture is great (VERY lightweight.. like water) but I didn't notice a difference in my skin and for how expensive it is, I'm not sure I will order again. Very Disappointing.
Tue Aug 04 10:47:05 BST 2009 by
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