Milk Thistle: Slow the Aging Process!


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.  When used in skin care products, it supports and promotes a healthy radiant complexion with exceptional age-defying properties.


Benefits of Milk Thistle:

  • Repairs and prevents sun damage. Silymarin, an extract found in milk thistle, is known to help maintain healthy cell membranes and control cellular metabolism.  It 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.  One of the most effective anti-oxidants in skin care, milk thistle protects your skin from free radicals and from the pollutants that surround us every day.  It helps to remove toxins and strengthens your skin so that it becomes more resilient to aging.

  • Reduce hyperpigmentation.  Silymarin extract has been shown to improve skin discoloration caused by sun damage, hormonal changes or skin injuries or inflammation.

  • Improves skin elasticity.  Milk thistle when used in 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 greater skin resilience and more youthful skin.

  • Especially effective for dry 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. Silymarin has been shown to block inflammatory enzymes to improve skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and rosacea.  In a double blind study, it showed a significant improvement in skin redness, itching, hydration and skin color.


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