Milk thistle extract has a great deal of research showing it has many applications, owing to the skin-soothing, restorative, and antioxidant effects of its main chemical seed constituent, silymarin.
Studies show silymarin and silybin extracts from milk thistle can help block UV's harmful effects to skin cells. Milk thistle's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits can be beneficial (both topically and by supplement) to help treat skin rashes.
Silymarin from milk thistle helps protect against glycation in the skin, a natural aging process that contributes to wrinkles.
INCI: Silybum marianum