There are few skincare products so legendary that the mere mention of them inspires a giddy response from celebrities, editors, and consumers alike. Augustinus Bader's The Cream is one of those skincare unicorns, followed closely by La Mer's Crème de la Mer and the SK-II Treatment Essence. But there's one product that has seemingly eclipsed them all in the beauty zeitgeist, and that's the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic ($166). The fine line smoothing, dark spot brightening vitamin C serum has reached cult status among beauty lovers all over the world who consistently tout it as a life-changing skincare secret. The only problem? That hefty price tag.
With known celebrity fans including Gwyneth Paltrow, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hailey Bieber, and Sienna Miller, this serum has more than solidified its spot in the skincare hall of fame. That's why we were so ecstatic to learn that Dermstore is offering 15% off the entire SkinCeuticals line when you use code SKINC15 at checkout for a limited time only.
As professional beauty-sale sleuths, we can tell you that SkinCeuticals never gets discounted. Use this rare savings event to snag yourself a bottle of the magical C E Ferulic elixir, and keep scrolling for more top-rated SkinCeuticals picks that celebrities, Who What Wear staffers, and Dermstore reviewers can't get enough of.
Rating: 5/5 stars, 4,360 reviews
Glowing celebrity review: Ross recently took to Instagram to share her love of C E Ferulic. "[It] helps you look radiant, and it keeps working even after it's applied. Boom!" she says. "You can feel all of the yummy stuff in this serum." All true!
Rating: 5/5 stars, 887 reviews
Glowing Dermstore review: "This product is liquid gold. I have tried a few times to go without it, and my fine lines quickly become more visible, and my skin looks tired, making me look older. It beautifully absorbs into your skin, leaving no sticky film or anything. It makes your skin beautifully hydrated and youthful. Highly, highly recommend this amazing product!"
Rating: 5/5 stars, 610 reviews
Glowing staffer review: "While C E Ferulic may get all the praise, those in the know often opt for Phloretin CF. It shares many common ingredients with C E Ferulic like vitamin C and ferulic acid, but it also has phloretin, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps with cell turnover and improves any discoloration. Generally, it's said that those with oilier skin should opt for Phloretin CF, while C E Ferulic is better for those with drier skin. My boyfriend has oilier skin than me and loves the Phloretin formulation, while I'm quite happy with my C E Ferulic."—Collings
Rating: 5/5 stars, 990 reviews
Glowing staffer review: "I started using this eye cream at the recommendation of an absurdly youthful-looking colleague and took some before-and-after pics that show what using the product for five months can do to your eye area. In the photos I linked, you can see the difference in my eye area, specifically where my lines are less deeply etched, and the skin tone under my eyes is more even. I used to think eye creams were extra, aka not necessary, especially when I'm spending so much on serums and face creams. I assumed they were a waste of money when I could just as well spread my other face products all the way up to my eyes. But after using this one, I'm all in on shelling out for eye cream and will be taking advantage of the sale to re-up."—Kat Collings, Who What Wear editor in chief
Rating: 5/5 stars, 337 reviews
Glowing Dermstore review: "I kick myself for not adding this to my routine earlier. I noticed a difference so quickly and my face adjusted very easily. I have had so many compliments to my skin since using this and I will never go back. Worth it!"
Rating: 5/5 stars, 919 reviews
Glowing Dermstore review: "I love the SkinCeuticals line and added this sunscreen to my regimen. A little goes a long way. It does not feel heavy and provides excellent coverage and good protection. But there are a couple of things to keep in mind. 1. If you have a darker complexion, you will get that "ghostlike" appearance if you use it alone. So I mix it with either my Specific Beauty or Olay moisturizer. It mixes and blends well. 2. As mentioned by another user, it does have a bit of a gritty texture, but I find it blends in well. 3. I have very sensitive skin, and it is one of the few sunscreen moisturizers I can use by itself and not cause breakouts."
Rating: 5/5 stars, 602 reviews
Glowing Dermstore review: "My skin has gone a bit haywire ever since the craziness of this year began. I wake up with new bumps several times a week, whereas I used to just get them around my period. I was trying too many things, and my skin retaliated big time. I ultimately pared back to washing my face with gentle Cetaphil twice a day, using this serum daily, a Province Apothecary spot treatment for painful zits, jojoba oil for moisturizer, and a trusted sunscreen. Nothing else. My skin seems a lot happier with this routine, and I can see my blemishes clearing up and not popping up every night. Fingers crossed the progress continues!"
Rating: 5/5 stars, 425 reviews
Glowing Dermstore review: "This is sort of a necessary product for those with sensitive rosacea skin. It feels wonderful and plumps up the skin. Just a really worthwhile serum for an incredibly low price. At first, I expected little from this, but I've come to love it, and it's lasted a very long time."
Rating: 5/5 stars, 214 reviews
Glowing Dermstore review: "This is one of my favorite products! I have very sensitive skin, and this has never caused me any irritation or sensitivity. I've seen an amazing difference in my skin since I started using it. Would definitely recommend!"
Rating: 5/5 stars, 210 reviews
Glowing Dermstore review: "This moisturizer is the best I have used at night. It is not too heavy or greasy and absorbs well. My skin feels very moisturized and hydrated in the morning. My face has not had any dryness or wrinkles since using this product. I will definitely continue to purchase this overnight moisturizer."
Rating: 5/5 stars, 410 reviews
Glowing Dermstore review: "I’ve been using this for about a month and already see a huge difference with my Melasma and discoloration. I’m noticing my uneven skin brightening and those spots fading. I was hesitant in even purchasing this because it’s definitely a splurge but, so worth it!"
Rating: 5/5 stars, 399 reviews
Glowing staffer review: "I love the SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub. It's amazing. I bought it when Dermstore had a special value pack of the scrub and C E Ferulic. I use the exfoliant two to three times a week in my nightly routine. I love it because it's like a buffing polish for my skin, which is an oily-dry combination. I find it's really nice for my skin type, and immediately, I see a restored glow and smoothness after rinsing. I love the fine, immaculate sandy texture, but it's still really gentle as it removes the sweat and dead skin layers that build during the week."—Charlotte Acevedo, Who What Wear analyst
Rating: 5/5 stars, 97 reviews
Glowing celebrity review: "B vitamins are good for you on the inside, and they say that the skin is the largest organ of the body, so seems like you need the B also on the face," Ross shared in the same Instagram post where she lauded the C E Ferulic formula. "It's really like a gel. It's clear. It'll just keep absorbing into my skin," she says while demonstrating her intense facial massage method.