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Ingredient Info: Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Milk thistle is a plant that has been used for centuries as a treatment for liver and gall bladder disorders.  In medieval medical books, it was recommended as “good for an inflamed liver.”  The active complex in milk thistle is silymarin, known for detoxifying, regenerating and stabilizing cell membranes.  In organic skin care, it supports and promotes a healthy radiant complexion with exceptional age-defying benefits.

Benefits of Milk Thistle:

  • Repairs and prevents sun damage. Silymarin, an extract found in milk thistle, has the ability to repair skin cells that have been damaged by UVB radiation and minimize age spots and discoloration.
  • Anti-oxidant and detoxifying properties helps removes toxins to help your skin become more resilient to aging.
  • Directly fights aging skin. Milk thistle when used in organic skincare fights an aging reaction in your skin called glycation.  As we age, the bridges between protein and sugar (which keeps your skin supple) begin to break down and cause wrinkles.  Milk thistle supports anti-glycation to promote youthful skin.
  • High in vitamin E, milk thistle is especially effective for dry skin, with superior moisturizing and age-defying effects to improve skin elasticity and resiliency.
  • Decreases inflammation. Silibinin, another extract in milk thistle, has been shown to block inflammatory enzymes to improve skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and rosacea.

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