Let’s take it back to 1992, when decades of skin cancer research led to SkinCeuticals’ pivotal breakthroughs in topical antioxidants, birthing what has become the gold standard of vitamin C products—an entire skincare category built on L-ascorbic acid, the purest form of said antioxidant.
It is, after all, the synergistic combination of 15 percent pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) with vitamin E and Ferulic acid bottled up in SkinCeuticals’ cult-classic C E Ferulic that has captured the hearts of celebrities, beauty editors and even, dermatologists (this is where we remind you of the difference between dermatologist-tested and dermatologist-loved). This patented serum was developed to protect against premature ageing caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB rays and ozone pollution, while visibly improving the appearance of lines, wrinkles and replenishing the skin’s lipids. In short, C E Ferulic is the vitamin C serum that other vitamin C serums wish they could be. Which begs the question: did SkinCeuticals really need to add to perfection?
SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF
Skincare isn’t a one-size-fits-all. With the iconic C E Ferulic better suited for mature and drier skin types, SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF fills the gap for a vitamin C serum that offers exact, parallel benefits of the powerful antioxidant and Ferulic acid, while helping to control oil and reduce blemishes. And in this balmy, hot and humid climate of Singapore, this is one game-changing combination we now can’t imagine life without.
Enriched with optimised percentages of pure L-ascorbic acid, Ferulic acid and Salicylic acid, this new breakthrough features Silymarin CF—a plant-based antioxidant derived from milk thistle that helps to prevent oil oxidation by up to 76 percent, making this an “especially suitable serum for those who have oily and combination skin types”, Dr Gerard Ee of Clifford Aesthetics.
“SkinCeuticals’ Silymarin CF is an especially suitable serum for those who have oily and combination skin types”
Paired with acne-fighting Salicylic acid, gentle exfoliation, refining of pores and reduction of blemishes is offered with each drop, unveiling an evened-out, radiant complexion. Antioxidants fight free radical damage brought on by UV damage, pollution, stress, and this potent line-up of ingredients does this while ensuring your complexion remains balanced and blemish-free. Expect a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to boot.
In an extensive 12-week clinical study, subjects saw a significant reduction of up to 76% in the oxidation of skin oils, revealing clearer and less oily skin in as early as one week. Besides evaluating sebum control, the efficacy in treating visible ageing concerns are assessed as well—skin texture, skin clarity and fine lines are also vastly improved by 38%, 25% and 24% respectively.
Targeting various skin types and concerns
Far from being a skincare brand that rests on its laurels, SkinCeuticals’ extensive range of vitamin C addresses a range of skin types and concerns.
With hyperpigmentation being a highly common and stubborn skincare struggle, SkinCeuticals works phloretin—a broad-spectrum molecule newly identified for its antioxidant and pigment-regulating properties—into the pigment-preventing Phloretin CF Vitamin C serum. While offering high-level environmental protection against UV-induced skin damage, phloretin helps to reduce the production of unwanted pigments and accelerate cellular turnover to retexturise skin.
Containing the super-charged antioxidant formulation of L-ascorbic acid with Ferulic acid, the added 1% vitamin E helps to restore lipid and moisture balance to ageing skin—making SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulic most ideal for patients with dry, normal skin types.
The best anti-acne pairing treatment
The best medical aesthetic skincare brand worldwide, SkinCeuticals prides itself on 30 years (and counting) worth of clinical research, making the brand the obvious go-to for dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas for daily homecare and to complement aesthetic procedures.
For patients with oily and blemish-prone skin types, the pairing of SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF with in-clinic Bellasonic treatment at Clifford Aesthetics dramatically enhances the anti-ageing and anti-acne benefits of Silymarin CF—by tapping into ultrasound technology hailing from South Korea. The acne treatment protocols derived from Clifford Aesthetics yield drastic transformative improvements with this new unique formulation.
Bellasonic + Silymarin CF treatment
After applying a layer of Silymarin CF onto your face, the administering therapist utilises both high and low ultrasound frequencies (HL and LF, respectively) to first create friction between skin tissue to generate heat. This increased temperature relaxes facial muscles and improves blood flow to the affected tissues, whilst increasing collagen deposition.
The vibration catalyses the activities of important molecules and proteins in the skin associated with skin-regenerating processes such as Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs)—promoting tissue repair and delivering hydration and key metabolites to the skin, while simultaneously reducing skin-degrading molecular activity.
Silymarin CF is complementary to various acne and oil control treatments, this includes Clifford Aesthetics world-renown unique AGNES Acne and Gold Photothermal Therapy (Gold PTT) treatment for the acne prone skin which would give you an instant glow, deep hydration, and visibly brighter and firmer skin.
Vogue readers exclusives
At Clifford Aesthetics, show this article to receive the glowing benefits of a Silymarin Bellasonic Treatment together with a bottle of SkinCeuticals’ at an exclusive price of $465.80 (not inclusive of GST, UP: $646.36)—the first 30 redemptions will also additionally receive a complimentary take-home treatment skincare set worth $60. At SkinCeuticals counters at TANGS at Tang Plaza and BHG Bugis Junction, show this article to receive a complimentary skincare consultation and a seven-day trial sample.