Ferulic Acid Powder Manufacturer


Xi'an ZB Biotech Co.,LTD is one of the best factories in China for the production of ferulic acid, Ferulic acid is a natural organic compound, also known as compound glycyrrhetinic acid. It widely exists in Umbelliferae plants, such as ass hide glue, ferula, liquorice, etc., and is an important traditional Chinese medicine. In recent years, ferulic acid has been found to have multiple benefits for the skin, and as a result, it has been increasingly selected by cosmetic companies as an additive.

1.  Ferulic Acid Extraction path

There are three ways to obtain ferulic acid from plants: first, from the binding of ferulic acid with some small molecules, second, from the plant cell wall, and third, through tissue culture. 

(1) Preparation of raw materials: Crush natural plant materials containing ferulic acid and screen out processed particles for subsequent extraction.

(2) Selection of extraction solvents: Organic solvents such as water, ethanol, and ether are used for extraction, and different purity of ferulic acid can be obtained by selecting different extraction solvents.

(3) Ultrasonic extraction: Place the raw materials and extraction solvent into an ultrasonic extractor, and extract ferulic acid from the raw materials through the action of ultrasound.

(4) Filtration: Filter the extraction solution with gauze or filter paper to remove impurities.

(5) Concentration: concentrate the filtered extract solution to the required concentration with Rotary evaporator and other equipment.

(6) Storage of extract: Store the concentrated extract in a dry, cool, and dark environment to prevent contamination or oxidation.

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2. Effects of ferulic acid on the skin

Firstly, ferulic acid contains abundant antioxidants, which can effectively neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from environmental pollution, ultraviolet radiation, and various pressures. Excessive free radicals can cause cell damage, skin dryness, inflammation, and pigmentation, and the antioxidant effect of ferulic acid can alleviate these problems and improve the overall condition of the skin.

Secondly, ferulic acid is also an effective whitening ingredient. It can inhibit the generation of melanin, promote pigment metabolism, and enhance the brightness and transparency of the skin. Meanwhile, due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, ferulic acid can slow down skin aging and the formation of pigment spots.

It is a natural humectant, which can increase the moisture content of the skin and improve the dryness, roughness and lack of elasticity; Meanwhile, ferulic acid can also stimulate the generation of collagen, increase skin elasticity, and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles;

Ferulic acid also contains rich natural antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, which can effectively eliminate free radicals, reduce skin oxidative stress, and protect the skin from radiation and pollution.

3. Can I mix ferulic acid with vitamin C?

In some cosmetics, ferulic acid can be mixed with vitamin C. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin that has the effect of reducing spots and promoting skin shine and firmness. Like ferulic acid, it is also a natural antioxidant. The combination of the two can enhance each other's antioxidant effect, thereby achieving better protection and repair of the skin. In addition, according to research results, the combination of ferulic acid and arbutin can increase the stability and moisturizing ability of arbutin, and has a certain effect on protecting the skin and repairing skin damage.

In addition to the products mentioned above, ferulic acid can also be mixed with various ingredients. For example, mixing with glycyrrhetinic acid can increase antioxidant effects; Mixing it with hyaluronic acid can increase its moisturizing effect. Of course, when mixing and using, it is necessary to consider the characteristics of various components to avoid adverse reactions or side effects.

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4. The difference between natural and synthetic ferulic acid

(1). Source

Natural ferulic acid is extracted from plants, with common sources including celery, Chuanxiong, Codonopsis pilosula, etc. The extraction of natural ferulic acid requires the use of high-quality raw materials and strict extraction processes, so its cost is relatively high.

The synthesized ferulic acid is prepared through artificial synthesis, and the production process is relatively simple, making it cheaper.

(2). Quality

Natural ferulic acid contains various auxiliary components, such as phenols and flavonoids, which may affect its stability and purity.

The synthesized ferulic acid has higher purity and stability, and its quality is more stable.

(3). Application

Natural ferulic acid can retain its natural biological activity, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, whitening, and tyrosinase inhibition, and has important application value in fields such as beauty and health care.

Although the synthesized ferulic acid has certain advantages in certain aspects, its biological activity is relatively weak and its application range is also limited.