ESK skincare introduces C-Forte Serum


As most of you know, I love ESK: it’s evidence-based skincare that works.

I’ve been using it for a few years now and I can confidently say it has helped my skin through perimenopause – and that’s a big call, because anyone going through hormonal changes knows that the skin is sometimes the first to suffer from spots, dryness, stress and hyperpigmentation (to name a few of the delightful changes in midlife skin).

I am so excited for C-Forte Serum, which is the latest addition to the Vitamin C range from ESK. It is a higher strength serum boosted by Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid.

C-Forte. A powerhouse serum.

C-Forte builds on ESK Skincare’s Reverse C Serum by increasing L-ascorbic Acid concentration to 16% (from 10%) with the addition of Ferulic Acid. L-ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) is a highly effective ingredient that stimulates collagen growth, reduces pigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines and protects from UV damage. I have noticed a difference since using the Reverse C Serum so I can’t wait to get my hands on the C-Forte Serum.

Ferulic Acid has evidence for boosting collagen, combatting pigmentation, skin brightening and protecting and repairing UV damage. Original studies showed that Vitamin E, when added to Vitamin C doubled its effectiveness and stability. Subsequent studies have shown that when Ferulic acid is added the stability and effectiveness is doubled again. Packaging in ESK’s signature opaque and airless bottles further ensures the integrity and effectiveness of this combination.

● Repair and protect from sun induced aging
● Stimulates collagen growth
● Reduces hyperpigmentation
● Brightens skin tone
For me, this is a ‘not negotiable’ in my skincare routine.
Why am I so excited?

C-Forte has higher strength L-Ascorbic Acid (16%), Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) with added Ferulic Acid, a powerhouse antioxidant combination that reduces inflammation and protects against free radical damage. I know from experience how good Vitamin C is, it’s the powerhouse of skincare, and now combined with Vitamin E this is exciting.


Apply 1 – 2 pumps to fingertips and apply to your face after cleansing in the morning.
Also for use on decolletage, back of hands and forearms.

A note from Dr Ginni Mansberg (founder of ESK):

“We built ESK on the basis of evidence and that continues to be at the core of what we do
and was the primary reason for releasing our newest Vitamin C Serum. C Forte builds on one of our hero products, Reverse C Serum, by adding Ferulic acid. This has allowed us to
increase the concentration of Vitamin C and the overall effectiveness of the product. We were also able to improve the touch and feel of the product all without compromising tolerability or shelf life. While we thought the product was an improvement and would be well received, we have been overwhelmed with the feedback from early users.”

ESK Skincare C-Forte is available now at, RRP$95.00.

Evidence based skincare that works.

ESK is a premium Australian skincare brand with a strong mission to create products that are evidence based, effective, and easy to use. ESK are committed to using only ingredients which have been scientifically proven in peer-reviewed medical journals to be effective in protecting, nourishing, targeting and repairing signs of aging, acne, rosacea and managing sensitive skin.


The co-founder of 50SoWhat has been in publishing for most of her working life. She was general manager of successful boutique media publishing house in New Zealand for several years and boasts an impeccable sales, marketing and management background. When she’s not road-testing the latest cosmetic procedures, or investigating the hottest lifestyle, travel, fashion and beauty trends for over 45’s, Jo is often back home catching up with family and friends, or working on her golf swing!