Product Description & Benefits:
Silymarin is a group of flavonoids extracted from the seeds of milk thistle (Silybum marianum). Used for thousands of years to alleviate diseases of the liver, spleen, and gall bladder, it is now used clinically in Europe for treatment of liver damage. Research has shown that silymarin can help the skin recover from damage by UV light and chemical carcinogenics like benzoyl peroxide, immunosupression by UV, inflammation, oxydative stress, and it can even stop non-melanoma skin cancer in some cases. Due to the prevalence of benzoyl peroxide in acne treatments (like ProActiv) and the enormous number of people that suffer from acne at some point in their lives, this could be an important active ingredient to prevent complications down the road. Add our Silymarin to your favorite recipe to reverse some of the damage caused by repeated exposure to benzoyl peroxide.
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
Each tube is enough for 16 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 1% concentration (5 g in 480 mL cream). Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base.
Zi, Xiaolin; Mukhtar, Hasan; Agarwal, Rajesh (1997) Novel cancer chemopreventive effects of a flavonoid antioxidant silymarin: inhibition of mRNA expression of an endogenous tumor promoter TNF-a Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 239(1), 334-339.
Katiyar, Santosh K.; Korman, Neil J.; Mukhtar, Hasan; Agarwal, Rajesh (1997) Protective effects of silymarin against photocarcinogenesis in a mouse skin model. Journal of the National Cancer Institute,89(8), 556-566.
Katiyar, Santosh K. (2005) Silymarin and skin cancer prevention: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects. International Journal of Oncology, 26(1), 169-176.
Zhao, Jifu; Lahiri-Chatterjee, Moushumi; Sharma, Yogesh; Agarwal, Rajesh (2000) Inhibitory effect of a flavonoid antioxidant silymarin on benzoyl peroxide-induced tumor promotion, oxidative stress and inflammatory responses in SENCAR mouse skin. Carcinogenesis, 21(4), 811-816.