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Introducing Silymarin CF: The SkinCeuticals Antioxidant for Oily and Blemish-Prone Skin

Introducing Silymarin CF: The SkinCeuticals Antioxidant for Oily and Blemish-Prone Skin

As the leader in antioxidant skin care science, SkinCeuticals is committed to providing the most advanced protection against environmentally-induced damage for all skin types while addressing a wide spectrum of skin concerns. With the latest addition to the SkinCeuticals topical antioxidant family, those with oily and blemish-prone skin now have a vitamin C serum to call their own.

Meet Silymarin CF, a patent-pending formula that offers the superior environmental skin protection and prevention of visible signs of aging that all SkinCeuticals topical antioxidants are known for. However, this unique triple antioxidant formula goes even further and has been proven to:

  • Reduce the free radicals generated by oil oxidation that may promote the formation of blemishes by up to 76% in four weeks.
  • Reduce oiliness by 16% in one week.
  • Improve skin texture by 38% and skin clarity by 25% in eight weeks.

Board-certified dermatologist and LovelySkin founder and CEO Dr. Joel Schlessinger is excited about this new launch. He says:

"Silymarin has been actively studied for acne treatment in legitimate dermatologic trials. The evidence shows that it has benefit for reduction of acne, so this is a welcome ingredient and product for women who are experiencing signs of aging as well as acneic skin."

Why Silymarin CF is Considered to be a “First of Its Kind” Formula

The standout ingredient in this new topical antioxidant is silymarin. Derived from the milk thistle plant, silymarin has been used for a wide range of therapeutic purposes in traditional medicine for thousands of years and has been scientifically proven to demonstrate powerful antioxidant activity.

Since antioxidants perform better when used in combination, Silymarin CF also features 15% L-ascorbic acid (the purest form of vitamin C) to provide superior environmental protection against free radicals and support the skin’s natural supportive proteins to improve visible signs of aging. Rounding out the antioxidant trifecta is 0.5% ferulic acid, a plant-based antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, enhances the stability and performance of vitamin C and helps protect against the formation of unwanted pigment (which can be a concern after acne blemishes heal).

In addition to the antioxidant benefits that silymarin provides for oily and blemish-prone skin, Silymarin CF also includes 0.5% salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid that provides gentle exfoliation to help keep pores clear. It also prevents new breakouts from forming, stimulates cellular renewal and improves the appearance of dullness and discoloration. Additionally, the oil-, dye- and silicone-free formula is suitable for sensitive skin.

SkinCeuticals Essentials for Oily and Blemish-Prone Skin

An effective skin care routine—and committing to daily morning and evening use—is the key to keeping your complexion under control and maintaining healthy skin. Here are the SkinCeuticals essentials to use if you have oily and blemish-prone skin:

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF Vitamin C Serum

As with other SkinCeuticals topical antioxidants, Silymarin CF should be applied to dry skin after cleansing and toning every morning. Four to five drops are enough for the face, neck and chest.

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF Serum

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense

With a unique blend of dioic, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, this oil-free serum gently exfoliates the skin to help decongest pores, reduce oil production and smooth surface texture when used morning and night. As an added plus, Blemish + Age Defense also helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blotchiness and uneven skin tone—without the excessive dryness or irritation commonly associated with traditional blemish treatments.

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense. Antioxidant Serum.

What SkinCeuticals Products Should I Use with Silymarin CF?

Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50

When used together, Silymarin CF and this broad-spectrum sunscreen provide protection against visible signs of aging caused by environmental aggressors. Ideal for oily and blemish-prone skin (as well as anyone looking for a long-lasting matte finish), this tinted physical sunscreen has a mousse-like texture that helps smooth skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores.

SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50. Antioxidant Sunscreen.

Want to learn more about improving skin discoloration from blemishes? Check out our blog on SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense.

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Jill is a content writer for LovelySkin. She loves reading up on the latest beauty trends, going to concerts with her husband and baking with her three kids.

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- February 23, 2021

Love SkinCeutials products. Can this product be used by a 16 year old ? Thanks!


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