This Product Has Been 6 Years In The Making: SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF

A breakthrough for oily skin.

SkinCeuticals have launched a new antioxidant serum, specifically made for oily and blemish prone skin. Silymarin CF harnesses the power of the milk thistle plant to reduce oiliness, refine skin texture, and visibly improve skin clarity and fine lines. After launching their highly successful CUSTOM D.OS.E serum earlier this year, Silymarin CF is another effective addition to their lineup of antioxidant serums.

Blemish-prone skin is found to have lower levels of antioxidants, and higher levels of sebum production, leaving it more vulnerable to damage. While vitamin E is considered the gold standard in preventing lipid peroxidation, its viscous, oily texture is often not preferred by patients with oily or blemish-prone skin. As the leaders in antioxidant research and innovation, SkinCeuticals have been working on a product that provides advanced environmental protection for oily and blemish-prone skin, and it took them six years of perfecting the formula to get the final result.

Silymarin CF Ingredients

Silymarin CF contains a precise antioxidant combination of silymarin, pure vitamin C, and ferulic acid stabilised in a patent-pending delivery system to improve the appearance of oily and blemish-prone skin and reduce visible signs of ageing:

  • 0.5% silymarin helps prevent oil oxidation 
  • 15% pure vitamin C provides powerful antioxidant protection against skin-ageing free radicals
  • 0.5% ferulic acid enhances the stability and performance of vitamin C
  • 0.5% salicylic acid helps unclog pores and targets blemishes

As such, it is the perfect complement to your clients’ advanced homecare system, especially if they are prone to breakouts. It can be use in the morning, followed by an SPF for best protection from UVA/UVB and environmental aggressors.

Six years in the making

“The oxidative theory of ageing is well established in the scientific community. With this launch, we’re bringing the oxidative theory of blemish formation to light – the idea that oxidation can also lead to breakouts, specifically from oxidation of sebum,” said Leslie Harris, Global General Manager of SkinCeuticals. “Through six years of persevering research we have been able to develop a synergistic vitamin C antioxidant formula for those with oily or blemish-prone skin so they can confidently incorporate a vitamin C into their skincare regimen. It features silymarin, a potent antioxidant derived from the milk thistle plant, demonstrated to help inhibit oil oxidation.”

Clinically proven results

Protocol: a 12-week, single-center clinical study conducted in Brazil on 50 women and men ages 18-50 with oily, blemish-prone skin. Silymarin CF was applied once daily in conjunction with a sunscreen.

SkinCeuticals conducted multiple independent clinical studies to demonstrate Silymarin CF’s efficacy across key attributes in oily, blemish-prone, and ageing skin. Results demonstrate:

  • 16% reduction in oiliness1
  • Up to a 76% reduction in oxidation of skin oils2
  • 38% improvement in skin texture3
  • 25% improvement in clarity3
  • 24% improvement in fine lines3

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF will be available from Sep 3, 2021 at partner skincare professionals nationwide.

1Protocol: a 12-week, single-centre clinical study was conducted on 50 women and men ages 18-50 with oily, blemish-prone skin. Silymarin CF was applied once daily in conjunction with a sunscreen. Results stated at 1 week. 

2Protocol: Sebum collected from the forehead of 35 subjects with oily skin, after 4 weeks of Silymarin CF use. The ratio of squalene-to-squalene peroxides was measured.

3Protocol: an 8-week, single-centre clinical study conducted on 55 women ages 25-50 with mild to moderate signs of photodamage. Silymarin CF was applied once daily in conjunction with a sunscreen. 

This article is sponsored by SkinCeuticals.

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