Milk Thistle is a flowering plant in the daisy family. It is native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Health uses, mainly for chronic liver disease and as a hangover cure, have been traditionally claimed for the plant. Research continues in that vein, but we also are seeing it more and more in skin care products.
For skin, the seeds from this plant contain a powerful antioxidant and may one day be a constant in sunscreens as it may even contain sun-protective benefits. One product we’ve noticed that features milk thistle prominently is Naturopathica’s Zesty Lime Shower Gel. This invigorating gel also contains extracts of Nettle, Meadowsweet and Almond Protein to nourish the skin while uplifting extracts of Lime, Blood Orange and Ginger enliven the senses. for sure, it smells great.