If You Have Oily, Acne-Prone Skin, This Vitamin C Serum Is for You

Formulated specifically for oily and blemish-prone individuals, SkinCeuticals SILYMARIN CF ($169) is the perfect brightening serum for those that traditionally experience breakouts from ascorbic acid. Available in this week’s installment of Free Gift Friday, the perfect serum is right at your fingertips.

Included in the bottle is 0.5 percent silymarin (milk thistle extract), 15 percent l-ascorbic acid, .5 percent ferulic acid and .5 percent salicylic acid to slough off the top layer of skin and prevent oil production that leads to more breakouts. This oil-free formula also claims to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76 percent and it refines skin texture to visibly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

To use this serum, apply four to five drops to the face neck and chest after cleansing and toning but before your other serums and moisturizers. The brand recommends applying sunscreen on top if you’re using the serum during the day to protect from sun damage.

A 2022 NewBeauty Award winner, this serum has won over the hearts of our editors, but one in particular has rave reviews. “As someone with persistently oily skin, I can confidently say my skin-care routine will never be without this serum again,” says senior digital editor Danielle Fontana Dooley. “Before finishing my first bottle, I noticed a huge difference in how slick my skin was mid-day. It’s an absolute game-changer.”

On the brand’s website, the reviews for this product are nothing short of positive. “This is the best for my skin—it smoothes my skin texture I love it can’t be without it,” writes one user. “This is my second bottle and I am seeing great results, writes another. “I apply every morning and my skin is definitely brighter. I no longer have blackheads on my nose. This doesn’t feel greasy at all. I apply a sunscreen moisturizer right after.”

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