You probably know that milk thistle has many health benefits including liver, gastrointestinal and cancer protection. But did you know milk thistle antioxidants are great for your skin?
Either you have not known much about or you are familiar with natural ingredients in the beauty world, this writing is for you to get a further understanding about one anti-ageing remedy for your skin, Milk Thistle. Thanks to its great benefits, we already added it to our favourite list of nature-originated beauty formulas. And, we assure that you will also love it as much as we do. Let’s find out more about this amazing natural ingredient!
What is the milk thistle?
Milk thistle is a flowering plant that comes from the same family of plants as the daisy. The flower blooms in red and purple colour. While originally grown only in Asia and southern parts of Europe, it’s now successfully cultivated around the world. The main component of milk thistle seeds is silymarin, but the terms “milk thistle” and “silymarin” often are used interchangeably, you may find “milk thistle” is more popular.
Apart from its wonderful benefits for health in general such as reducing cholesterol, supporting weight loss or balancing blood sugar, milk thistle is also trusted by skincare experts to create a variety of natural-friendly products.
Benefits of milk thistle for skin health?
Slow down the ageing process
It is no doubt that one of the most visible signs of ageing is the condition of our skin. It becomes more vulnerable, loses fat and looks less plump and smooth. While these signs appear at different times among different people, many scientists believe that around the age of 25, our skin starts ageing, leading to other skin troubles.
The Thistle seeds contain flavonoid silymarin that has shown in scientific studies to help to keep the liver away from toxic chemicals, including certain drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen).
Due to antioxidants and anti-inflammatory features of Milk thistle, it protects the skin from the free radical damage and from the pollutants that surround us every day. Moreover, when it is utilised optimally, it can protect us against UVA and UVB damage mostly found in the sunlight. All of those factors are scientifically recognised as main reasons causing skin ageing problems.
Natural nutrients for skin
Milk thistle contains fatty acid, including Linoleic acid which shores up the skin’s natural moisture barrier. In addition to this, milk thistle is also a source of vitamin E with protective benefits. The extracts from this plant can be designed for different skin types, even sensitive skin.
Banobagi Milk thistle repair line
Glam Touch is so excited to recommend you the repair line from Banobagi with milk thistle extracts, including a full range of products for a complete self-care routine after cleansing: toner, serum, moisturiser and sheet mask. Our customers who did use these products as well as our founder Sen just fell in love with the texture and felt surprised to see the effects day after day.
Fulfil yourself at home with this great treatment from Banobagi and share with us your experiences, would you like to try now?