Derived from the milk thistle plant, silymarin is an effective antioxidant that helps prevent skin damage and premature signs of aging caused by environmental free radicals. Silymarin and milk thistle benefits may also include preventing oil oxidation on the skin’s surface, which is believed to play a role in creating favorable conditions for blemish formation. Designed especially for oily and blemish-prone skin, Silymarin CF is a potent daily antioxidant serum that provides naturally-derived protective and preventative silymarin and milk thistle benefits.
Oily and blemish-prone skin produces more sebum than other skin types and may have a lower level of natural antioxidant protection against free radicals. When free radicals cause oil on the surface of the skin to oxidize, the chance of blemish formation may increase. Silymarin CF provides oily and blemish-prone skin with antioxidant milk thistle benefits—and has been clinically shown to help prevent oil oxidation.
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SkinCeuticals is an industry leader in antioxidant skincare science and has extensively studied silymarin and milk thistle benefits for oily and blemish-prone skin. Found to provide protection against skin-damaging free radicals and help prevent the oil oxidation that has been shown to contribute to blemish formation, this ingredient is combined with L-ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C), ferulic-acid, and salicylic acid an OTC ingredient that treats blemishes, to make Silymarin CF a first-of-its-kind daily topical antioxidant for these specific skin types.
The easiest way to provide oily or blemish-prone skin with silymarin and milk thistle benefits is to apply Silymarin CF to clean skin every morning before other serums and moisturizers . For optimal protection from environmental skin damage, be sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen as your final skincare step every morning.