I’ve tried the brand new serum from SkinCeuticals and it could outshine CE Ferulic


The rating: 7/5 stars

The review: CE Ferulic has been around since 2005, and although I hadn’t even noticed it when I was in elementary school (I was more of a Lip Smackers type back then), since my interest in my radar it’s been high on the beauty circuit (maybe even already beforehand because my beautiful mother is an avid fan). Of course, I tried as soon as I could save enough money to get my own bottle, and you can imagine how disappointed I was in the end when I realized it wasn’t going to be entirely right for my fussy skin. Basically, I’ve been living in a constant state of FOMO ever since.

I’m so excited about Silymarin CF that it’s hard to know where to start, but let me just say, I’ve never seen such a significant difference in my skin that was so darn quick. My skin looked noticeably plush and radiant after my first application, but after just a week I was starting to notice serious differences in the tone, clarity and texture of my complexion. I’ve been using it every morning for a month now (I was given a bottle to test out long before it started), and I was almost shocked when I scanned selfies I’d taken from last summer and fall. I haven’t changed anything else in my routine, but my complexion is noticeably more balanced and looks healthier. It just feels better too, and I’ve noticed that makeup – when I wear it – is applied and worn almost flawlessly.

Just like CE Ferulic, this serum smells a bit funky. But with factual, high quality formulations like these, smells (and usually not good smells) can and should be expected. Personally, it doesn’t bother me too much as it seems to dissipate as the day progresses, but I know some people are very sensitive so I found it worth mentioning. It has a nice consistency (not too thin, but not too viscous), sinks into the skin quickly and leaves a silky, slightly sticky finish. However, the stickiness dissipates as does the odor when you wear them. Aside from the borderline metal smell that is again to be expected, I have nothing bad to say about this serum, and I’m very excited to continue using it as part of my daily morning skin care routine. I recommend it to anyone who has had difficulty finding a vitamin C serum in the past, or has frequent breakouts and / or reacts to other popular formulas on the market. I think you will find this one is a winner!


Melinda Martin