Silymarin CF is a powerful vitamin C triple antioxidant serum formulated specifically for oily and blemish-prone skin. SkinCeuticals research shows that specific combinations of antioxidants, when effectively formulated, perform synergistically to provide results superior to each single antioxidant formulation. The result of six years of research and development, this lightweight formula helps reduce oil oxidation, control excess sebum and improve the appearance of blemishes and signs of ageing. Silymarin CF contains 0.5% Silymarin, optimised concentration of milk thistle plant.
15% L-ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C antioxidant), 0.5% Ferulic acid, plant-based antioxidant and 0.5% Salicylic acid (Beta hydroxy acid). It provides environmental protection for oily, blemish-prone skin and fights against visible skin ageing. Clinically proven to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%* Improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to 24%** Reduces excess sebum/oil by up to 15%*** Reduces oiliness by up to 15%**
In the morning after cleansing and toning, apply 4-5 drops of Silymarin CF to a dry face, neck, and chest before other skincare products.
Complete your regimen with a SkinCeuticals sunscreen. When used together, SkinCeuticals antioxidants and broad-spectrum sunscreens provide comprehensive protection against signs of visible ageing caused by environmental aggressors.
AQUA / WATER • ALCOHOL DENAT. • ASCORBIC ACID • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL • LAURETH-23 • SILYBUM MARIANUM FRUIT EXTRACT • SODIUM CITRATE • SALICYLIC ACID • FERULIC ACID
Contains 15% L-Ascorbic Acid (VITAMIN C)
L-ASCORBIC ACID: THE GOLD STANDARD IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Synthetically derived or found naturally in fruits and vegetables, vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) is lauded for its powerful antioxidant benefits. In its pure form, it helps neutralise free radicals to protect against oxidative stress and provides visible anti-aging benefits. Suitable for all skin types, SkinCeuticals vitamin C antioxidants are strictly formulated for enhanced efficacy, absorption, and stability.
Growing research shows a causative link between oil oxidation and the formation of blemishes. When skin’s oils oxidise, this specific type of free radical damage can cause a cycle of inflammation and bacteria that is linked to blemish formation. Daily environmental aggressors like sun and pollution can generate free radicals that further oxidise skin oils.
Silymarin CF is clinically demonstrated to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%.
This combination antioxidant serum is formulated under the Duke Antioxidant patent. Vitamin C is a highly potent antioxidant that by its structure has difficulty being effectively absorbed by skin. The Duke Antioxidant patent outlines the formulation parameters required for effective delivery of vitamin C to skin: 1) pure l-ascorbic acid (vitamin c); 2) an acidic pH within the 2.0-3.5 pH range and; 3) a concentration between 10-20%. SkinCeuticals is the only brand to formulate antioxidants according to these parameters.