Oily, blemish-prone skin is crying out for nutrients, antioxidants, and a more balanced approach to skincare. SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF, an intensive vitamin C serum, is just what the doctor ordered. 

If oily skin has made you wary of introducing a serum into your beauty regimen, SkinCeuticals has the skincare solution made with exacting specifications designed for your skin type. The oil-free formula and clinically-tested active ingredients provide a vital dose of antioxidant protection against free radicals while also revealing a more youthful, radiant complexion. 

The Link Between Oil Oxidation and Blemishes

In clinical research, experts have found a causative connection between the process of oil oxidation and increased breakouts. When sebum oxidizes or loses electrons, it causes a cascade of free radical damage as your natural skin oils  lose oxygen molecules to the environment. The resulting inflammation and pH change allows acne-causing bacteria, or P. acnes, to flourish because this particular microbe is anaerobic. It does better in oxygen-starved conditions, and that’s precisely what oil oxidation creates.

As these bacteria grow and reproduce, they fill your pores, triggering a reaction from your body to send a rush of white blood cells to battle against these foreign invaders. As your dermis becomes a battleground, it swells and reddens, eventually leading to the formation of blemishes. 

Oily skin uses up its antioxidants much faster than normal skin. It is quickly rendered defenseless as UV radiation, smog, and other air-borne pollutants continue to prod on the oxidation process. This continual, cyclical depletion of oxygen, sudden explosion in the bacterial population, and inflammation are the perfect storm for causing breakouts. 

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF Refines and Protects

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant best delivered through concentrated topical application. Still, some serums contain ingredients that increase sebum production or are too harsh for your skin, leading to irritation. SkinCeuticals sought to solve that problem by crafting an antioxidant-rich serum designed for oily, acne-prone skin: Silymarin CF. 

The ingredient blend contains essential actives for visible results and intensive environmental protection from oil oxidation:

  • 15% L-ascorbic acid, a dynamic and powerful antioxidant, neutralizes free radicals and reduces oxidative stress. It’s also invaluable as an antiaging darling within the skincare industry, boosting your natural glow and improving the appearance of fine lines. 
  • 0.5% ferulic acid enhances the antioxidant qualities and overall stability of the vitamin C within the serum. 
  • 0.5% salicylic acid is a tried-and-true weapon against breakouts. It’s a beta-hydroxy acid that exfoliates away dead skin cells and excess bacteria within your pores. 
  • 0.5% silymarin, also known as milk thistle extract, is a botanical antioxidant additive that delivers a 1, 2-punch to the effects of oil oxidation. 

By working in tandem with one another, these ingredients reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%, leaving you with a brighter complexion and fewer instances of acne. It’s also safe for everyday use, following a deep cleanse and tone. For best results, use 4-5 drops in the morning across your face and décolletage, then follow up with an oil-free sunscreen. 

 No matter what skin concerns you live with, the team of providers at Advanced Skin Therapeutics can help you find the products to help improve your tone, texture, and overall dermatological health. We encourage you to look through our online shop to learn more about other incredible products or stop by to chat in person about our favorite treatments and solutions. Put your best face forward with a comprehensive, effective beauty routine guided by the experts at AST.