Lady's Thistle (Milk Thistle) Extract



Lady's Thistle (Milk Thistle) Extract description

Also known as milk thistle, this 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.

Lady's Thistle (Milk Thistle) Extract references

  • Molecules, March 2019, ePublication
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, August 2018, pages 263-270
  • Archives of Dermatological Research, July 2018, pages 413-424
  • International Journal of Oncology, May 2010, pages 1,053-1,060
  • Clinics in Dermatology, September-October 2009, pages 479-484
  • Photochemistry and Photobiology, March-April 2008, pages 266-271

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


We couldn't find this in our ingredient dictionary. We log all missing ingredients and make continuous updates.

Not Rated