The Best Dupe for the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

#Dupealert is a series highlighting our favorite beauty dupes. These are products comparable in results but differ in prices and other qualities. We are giving you all the info, but you should go for whatever suits your preferences.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic is a product that needs no more introduction. It’s a classic Vitamin C serum with the fancy ingredient name L-ascorbic acid - just Vitamin C... The hefty price tag can stop one from even trying it though. Who here thinks SkinCeuticals should have more mini sizes?

Before they do that, we spotted another cult-favorite product that is a perfect dupe of the C E Ferulic, Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster. We don’t use the word perfect lightly here, because these two products have almost the exact same hero ingredients, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and ferulic acid. The price? Paula’s Choice is only ⅓ of SkinCeuticals’, plus it’s cruelty-free. We think Paula’s choice should be your choice as well;)

Final PSA, don’t forget to put on sunscreen after you put on Vitamin C serum in the morning.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster
Price $166/30ml $49/20ml
Three Words
  • Anti-aging
  • Firming
  • Brightening
  • Brightening
  • Smoothing
  • Firming
Hero Ingredients 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), vitamin E, and ferulic acid. 15% stabilized vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), vitamin E, ferulic acid, hyaluronic acid.
Suitable Skin Types Dry, Normal, Combination All skin types
Product Safety - EWG Score 2 None
Cruelty Free?
Alcohol Free?
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