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Free radicals- what are they ?

Free radicals- what are they ?


Free radicals  are naturally-occurring, unstable and highly reactive molecules that latch onto and steal electrons, such as healthy cells, ultimately causing a breakdown in DNA of the skin. External factors trigger and increase their production. More often than not, the damaged cells are those responsible for the natural production of collagen, elastic and hyaluronic acid—all of which form skin’s structure and firmness—and the depletion of this can lead to signs of ageing like fine lines, sagging, dullness and even pigmentation. Just think of a cut apple that’s been left out in the air—that wrinkled discolouration is a result of oxidation caused by free radicals. And the same effects can happen to our skin. 

Antioxidants to the rescue

While you can’t avoid free radicals entirely, there is a way to counteract their effects—with antioxidants. These atoms have the ability to neutralise free radicals, returning them to balance before they harm your cells. And the go-to all-rounder ingredient we love? Vitamin C. It is one of the most studied, and one of the most powerful antioxidants available. A highly-potent vitamin C serum formulated specially for oily and blemish-prone skin types

Skincare isn’t a one-size-fits-all. With the iconic C E Ferulic better suited for mature and drier skin types, SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF is the first of its kind for a vitamin C serum that offers exact, parallel benefits of the powerful antioxidant and Ferulic acid, while helping to control oil and reduce breakouts. 

Enriched with optimised percentages of pure L-ascorbic acid, Ferulic acid and Salicylic acid, this new breakthrough features Silymarin CF—a plant-based antioxidant derived from milk thistle that helps to prevent oil oxidation by up to 76 % making this an especially suitable serum for those who have oily and combination skin types. 


 SkinCeuticals’ Silymarin CF is an especially suitable serum for those who have oily and combination skin types. 

Paired with acne fighting Salicylic acid, gentle exfoliation, refining of pores and reduction of blemishes is offered with each drop, unveiling an evened-out, radiant complexion. Antioxidants fight free radical damage brought on by UV damage, pollution, stress, and this potent line-up of ingredients does this while ensuring your complexion remains balanced and blemish-free. Expect a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles . 

Clinical results

In an extensive 12-week clinical study, subjects saw a significant reduction of up to 76% in the oxidation of skin oils, revealing clearer and less oily skin in as early as one week. Besides evaluating sebum control, the efficacy in treating visible ageing concerns are assessed as well—skin texture, skin clarity and fine lines are also vastly improved by 38%, 25% and 24% respectively.


Combine with oil free SPF for proper protection. 



 Oil free SPF shield



June 13, 2022

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