Main content

Silymarin CF Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum for Oily, Blemish-Prone Skin

Environmental protection for oily, blemish-prone skin. Fights against visible skin ageing. Clinically proven to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%*
Silymarin CF is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 84.
  • y_2022, m_5, d_21, h_21
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.27
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_84
  • loc_en_GB, sid_3337875746267, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_skinceuticals-eu
  • bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 70ms
  • reviews, product

Silymarin CF is a powerful vitamin C triple antioxidant serum formulated specifically for oily and b ... Read full description

Silymarin CF Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum for Oily, Blemish-Prone Skin

Silymarin CF Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum for Oily, Blemish-Prone Skin

Environmental protection for oily, blemish-prone skin. Fights against visible skin ageing. Clinically proven to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%*

Old price New price £145.00
Choose to subscribe to this product and receive 10% off, plus free shipping and deluxe samples

SKINCEUTICALS SUBSCRIPTION

How it works :
  • 1. Receive 10% off every order plus free shipping*
  • 2. Manage frequency, delivery and product quantity
  • 3. You'll receive a reminder email before each delivery
  • 4. Cancel subscription anytime, please allow up to 48 hours for any modifications or cancellations*
  • 5. All subscriptions automatically end after 2 years. Restart your subscription to continue receiving your order
  • Full Terms & Conditions can be found here

Why shop with us ?

  • Free next day delivery on all orders over £200​
  • 2 free luxury samples with every order worth up to £38

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, optimized 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%***

*Clinical study 35 subjects (China, 2020)
**8 clinical study, 55 women (USA, 2019)
***12 week clinical study, 60 women (Brazil, 2020)

Key Ingredients

  • 0.5% Silymarin: Optimized concentration of milk thistle
  • 15% L-ascorbic acid: pure vitamin c antioxidant
  • 0.5% Ferulic acid: Plant-based antioxidant
  • 0.5% Salicylic acid: Beta hydroxy acid

Composition

AQUA / WATER • ALCOHOL DENAT. • ASCORBIC ACID • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL • LAURETH-23 • SILYBUM MARIANUM FRUIT EXTRACT • SODIUM CITRATE • SALICYLIC ACID • FERULIC ACID

*Please be aware that ingredient lists for products in our brand are updated regularly. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package for the most up-to-date list of ingredients to ensure it is suitable for your personal use.

Silymarin CF

How is SkinCeuticals committed to becoming more sustainable?

SkinCeuticals is committed to looking for ways to improve the sustainability profile of our formulas and ingredient development by aiming to follow these principles:

  • Reduce our water footprint index
  • Source more renewable ingredients
  • Increase biodegradability (of rinse-off formulas)
  • Minimise our packaging through continuous optimisation and innovation and greater use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials.

When skin’s oils oxidize, free radicals are generated that can damage skin and create favourable conditions for blemishes. This powerful antioxidant helps reinforce the skin’s natural protection from free radical damage.

  • 76% agreed that the product helps reduce the appearance of blemishes*
  • 71% saw a visible improvement in the appearance of pores*
  • 81% agreed skin looked smoother*
  • 73% agreed skin tone looked more even*
  • 78% saw improvement in the appearance of skin clarity*
*Self-assessment, 60 subjects (Brazil, 2020)
Silymarin CF

How to Use

In the morning, after cleansing, apply 4-5 drops of Silymarin CF to face, neck and chest.

1. Prevent

Powerful daytime vitamin C antioxidant serum formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin helps protect against free radical damage and reduce oil oxidation.

We recommend
Silymarin CF

2. Correct

High potency oil-free serum clinically formulated to improve the appearance of blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.

We recommend
Blemish + Age Defense

3. Protect

UVA/UVB broad spectrum dual-action, lightweight sunscreen with SPF 50 that helps protect the skin from UV-induced discolouration and helps evens skin tone.

We recommend
Advanced Brightening UV Defense SPF 50

Clinical Results

Average results from clinical study

Before and after results

Protocol: A 12-week, single-center clinical studies conducted on 60 men and women ages 18-50 with oily and blemish-prone skin. Silymarin CF was applied once daily in conjunction with a sunscreen. (Brazil, 2020)

Dr. Emma Craythorne x SkinCeuticals Antioxidants

You May Also Like

Rated 5 out of 5 by from As great as the C E Ferulic Usually I have been using the C E Ferulic serum for years now, but as I have combination skin this one seemed more suitable. I have been using it for about a week now, and I haven't noticed much of a difference - maybe I have to wait more. However my skin remains just as amazing as it was with the C E Ferulic serum, so definitely no complaints here. My skin looks bright, radiant, young and healthy, and no break outs so far. Absolutely adore the Skinceuticals vitamin C products.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great product Antioxidants are what skin ceuticals do best. They are some of the best of their kinds. The Silymarin CF is no different. The reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is that for me the CE Ferulic is a better fit for my skin type but this is truly another great product for Oilier skin types.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin care essential for oily blemish prone skin I have always suffered from oily combination skin that is both very sensitive and temperamental. When I was younger I found this easier to manage however as I approach my 40s I have found it more difficult to banish my cystic acne, control my skin's oiliness and generally keep it happy. I have long been a fan of Skin Ceuticals and after reading some other positive reviews I was really excited to try this product. While I have only recently incorporated it into my skin routine I can very happily confirm that it has already made a HUGE difference to the texture and appearance of my skin. It has reduced the small blackhead type bumps that I have had on my chin area for years and my blemishes have reduced both in frequency and size and I believe that with continued long term use my skin will continue to improve even further. The product is easily absorbed and a little goes a long way (I use 3-4 drops for my whole face) so although the price point is quite high the bottle lasts ages. I use this once a day in the morning after cleansing and follow it with the Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! I've been using this product for a while and have noticed a considerable improvement in the clarity and brightness of my skin. During the colder months, I use CE Ferrulic because it is rich, and during the hotter, humid months, I use Silymarin since the formulation is lighter and easier to absorb by my combination skin. It's less greasy and has a softer texture, making it ideal for usage during hotter sessions. It has dramatically improved my skin's texture and blemishes. This serum is very effective as it significantly lowers oiliness in my T-zone and minimises the appearance of pores without drying my skin out. It has also improved the overall tone and feel of my skin. I use it in the mornings under moisturisers, sunscreen, and makeup with no issues. For acne and blemish-prone skin, this is an effective and “must have” product as does what it says on the bottle.
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent serum for oily skin I've used a couple of the antioxidant serums in the range now and love them, so was keen to try this one. Definitely helped reduce the pores on my nose and chin area and really left my skin brightened. Very quickly absorbed into my skin to lovely to use and would absolutely make this a part of my skincare regime in the future.
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Vitamin C serum for oily blemish prone skin I received this product for free to review. This is a good Vitamin C Serum for Oily Blemish Prone skin, it contains 15% Pure ascorbic acid(Vitamin C), 0.5% Silymarin, 0.5% Ferulic acid & 0.5% salicylic acid. The concept of this product is that it prevents Lipid peroxidation/ squalene(Oily substance in our sebum) oxidation, which in turn prevents the formation of breakouts, because when squalene oxidizes in our skin, it creates inflammation, it also becomes thick and clogs pores, in other words, it becomes comedogenic. All of this contributes to the development of blemishes, so while this in theory can prevent the formation of some blemishes, it cannot replace a dedicated Blemish serum such as Blemish + Age Defense. But that also depends on the severity of your blemishes, if you have very mild blemishes, it might be enough to clear up your blemishes & prevent the formation of new ones because it also contains 0.5% Salicylic acid at a low pH, giving it a greater free acid value. Silymarin is the star ingredient here, it works effectively to prevent squalene oxidation, the synergistic effect between the 3 antioxidants, Vitamin C, Silymarin & Ferulic acid enhance the effect of both the Silymarin & Vitamin C, they all work in synergy. L'Oreal claims that this serum is just as effective as their other two Vitamin C serums, C E Ferulic & Phloretin CF, but it is intended for a different skin type, specifically, oily blemish prone skin. They say their clinical results show a -76% redyctuon in oil oxidation & -15% reduction in skin oiliness. I have seen some clinical data on Silybum Marianum fruit extract(Silymarin), and it appears to reduce oiliness by regulating lipid metabolism which prevents lipid accumulation, it is definitely a promising ingredeint for treating blemish prone skin. It is an oil free serum Who is this for? It is for someone who has oily blemish prone skin. This will protect your skin from free radicals, it will also help with blemishes due to the inclusion of Salicylic acid and Silymarin. Essentially, Silmarin is for oily & blemish prone skin, C E ferulic is for ageing & dry skin, Phloretin CF is for discolouration prone skin, Serum 10 is for younger sensitive skin. Clinical Results: Reduces Squalene oxidation by up to 76% Improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to 24% Reduces oiliness by up to 16% after 1 week 3 drops for the face alone should be enough. I have used this product, it is a lightweight fast absorbing serum, good product, well researched and great for blemish prone skin. My only problem with it is that it can feel a bit tacky and can look slightly radiant, but if you like a glow you might not mind, how it looks and feels will also depend on your skin type. You only need to apply it once a day, preferably in the morning, once applied it will remain in the skin for up to 72 hours & cannot be washed off. I would like to stress that this is not an acne treatment, acne is a medical condition, please seek advice from a medical professional, I am unable to provide any medical advice, and this review should not be interpreted as medical advice. If you have blemishes however, this can certainly help, I'd like to manage your expectations though, while it can reduce the number of blemishes, if you have a moderate or moderately severe breakouts, it is best to combine this product with Blemish + Age defense, they will work great together. While in the US, where this product is also sold, it is labeled as a Acne treatment/Acne Drug due to the inclusion of 0.5% Saliyclic acid which is the minimum required on the FDA's monograph to qualify as an acne treatment, in the UK, this isn't a medical treatment for Acne because cosmetic brands are unable make such claims. in a more recent clinical study from L'Oreal, it was shown to reduce blemishes by 27%(Average results) in 12 weeks. Protocol: a 12 week, single-center clinical study conducted in the USA on women aged 18-55 Fitzpatrick I-VI with mild to moderate acne. Blemish + Age defense and moisturizer were applied morning and evening to clean dry skin, and Silymarin CF was applied in the morning in conjuction with a sunscreen. It was shown to reduce blemishes by up to 36%, increase skin radiance by 60% & improve pore appearance by 46% It was studied in the USA, China and Brazil.
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Vitamin C product for combination skin Perfect Vitamin C product for combination skin. I've been using this for months now and my skin glows after putting this on. I was using Phloretin CF which was great but Sillymarin just has that extra something that works wonders on my skin. Very excited to keep using it!
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best vit c serum for oily skin All Skinceuticals vitamin c serums are excellent at addressing aging and brightness, but this one really is great for oily/blemish prone skin. Vitamin c can sometimes irritate blemish prone skin and cause break outs, but this serum also helps prevent blemishes. It really suits my skin and i use it everyday without fail. Amazing product.
Date published: 2022-05-19
  • y_2022, m_5, d_21, h_21
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.27
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_84
  • loc_en_GB, sid_3337875746267, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_skinceuticals-eu
  • bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 11ms
  • reviews, product
Orientation message
For the best experience, please turn your device