Ferulic Acid Powder
Ferulic Acid Powder

Ferulic Acid Powder

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CAS: 1135-24-6

INCI: Ferulic-acid

Chemical Structure:

  • Ferulic acid is a type of hydroxycinnamic acid, and its chemical name is 4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid.
  • It belongs to the family of phenolic compounds and is a derivative of cinnamic acid.


  • Ferulic acid is found in various plants, particularly in the seeds and leaves of cereals such as wheat, rice, and oats. It is also present in fruits, vegetables, and certain nuts.

Physical Properties:

  • Ferulic acid is a yellowish-brown crystalline powder.
  • It has a characteristic faint, sweet odor.

Function and Uses:

  1. Antioxidant: Ferulic acid is known for its potent antioxidant properties, helping to neutralize free radicals and protect cells from oxidative stress.

  2. UV Protection: It has been suggested that ferulic acid may provide some level of protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation, making it beneficial in skincare formulations.

  3. Anti-Inflammatory: Ferulic acid exhibits anti-inflammatory effects, which can be advantageous for skincare products designed to soothe and calm irritated skin.

  4. Stabilizer: In cosmetic formulations, ferulic acid is sometimes used as a stabilizer for certain ingredients, such as vitamins C and E, enhancing their stability and efficacy.

Common Applications:

  • Ferulic acid is commonly used in skincare products, particularly in combination with vitamins C and E, to enhance the antioxidant benefits and stability of formulations.


  1. Antioxidant Protection: Ferulic acid helps protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, which can contribute to premature aging and skin damage.

  2. UV Damage Prevention: It may assist in preventing some of the damage caused by UV radiation, providing additional defense against sun-induced skin aging.

  3. Anti-Aging Properties: By neutralizing free radicals, ferulic acid can contribute to the overall health and appearance of the skin, potentially reducing the signs of aging.


  • Ferulic acid is generally considered safe for topical use in skincare products.
  • Patch tests are recommended for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies.

Regulatory Status:

  • Ferulic acid is widely accepted and considered safe for use in cosmetics and skincare products when formulated according to regulatory guidelines.

Certificate of Analysis - Material Safety Data Sheet

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