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Mixing skincare ingredients? Know your combinations!

Mixing skincare ingredients? Know your combinations!
Although you may prefer to apply all your favorite skincare products on your skin at the same time, not all ingredients are suitable for mixing. But which ingredients can you combine and which are better kept apart during your skincare routine? We have selected and listed it for you!

Vitamin C + Niacinamide

The popular Vitamin C is amazing, but unfortunately cannot be combined with all ingredients. Luckily, you can combine the Vitamin C serum and Niacinamide in your skincare routine. Both ingredients offer unique benefits for the skin, and when used together, they can complement each other well. It's always a good idea to perform a patch test when introducing new products into your routine, especially if you have sensitive skin. Additionally, if you experience any irritation or sensitivity, you may want to alternate the use of these ingredients or use them at different times of the day. As always, listen to your skin and adjust your routine accordingly.

Vitamin C + AHAs and BHAs

Vitamin C is a difficult diva, because it also does not go well with AHAs and BHAs. You should especially think of acids, such as salicylic acid and lactic acid, which should never be mixed with a vitamin C. By mixing these ingredients together, the pH balance of the skin will be disturbed. This can cause your skin to be more sensitive or your skin concerns becoming even worse, which is absolutely not what we want. What you could do for example, is using the Vitamin C Serum in the morning and a product with AHAs in the evening. This way, you can take advantage of both ingredients without mixing them.

 

Vitamin C + Retinol

The combination of Vitamin C and Retinol is possible but you should be careful! These are both active ingredients. As a result, mixing these two ingredients can actually cause more irritation. Vitamin C is a skin protective ingredient, so it is best to use it in the morning. Retinol, on the other hand, is activated by sunlight. It is therefore most convenient to use this product before going to sleep. Apply the Vitamin C Serum in the morning and Retinol in the evening after cleansing. Listen to your skin's needs and adjust accordingly. Don't forget sunscreen during the day. With this dynamic duo, achieve smoother, brighter skin effortlessly.

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Retinol + AHAs and BHAs

We already talked about these ingredients combined with Vitamin C, but Retinol and AHAs & BHAs should not be used together. Both ingredients thoroughly exfoliate the skin and that's great when used individually, but together it becomes too much. This can make your skin dry and irritated. Make sure you combine both (individually of course) with an SPF when you use them during the day. It is important to protect your skin against, among other things, the sun and blue light when you have used an exfoliant.

Niacinamide + AHAs and BHAs

Unlock radiant skin with the potent combo of Niacinamide, AHA, and BHA. Niacinamide boosts the skin's barrier, while AHA/BHA Exfoliants smooth and clear. Apply niacinamide first, followed by AHA/BHA, alternating days for best results. Allow niacinamide to dry for at least 20 minutes before applying AHA/BHA. Don't forget sunscreen to protect against increased sun sensitivity. Experience a brighter, smoother complexion with this dynamic trio.

Oil + Water

To end, one that most of us know, combining oil and water on your skin. In skincare, oil and water are a dynamic duo, each offering unique benefits. Water-based products, like serums, hydrate deeply, while oil-based ones, such as facial oils, nourish and protect. Together, they create a potent cocktail that addresses various skin concerns. Hydration, nourishment, and a radiant glow, all in one routine. So why settle for one when you can have both? 

In the quest for flawless skin, knowing which skincare ingredients play well together is key. Master these combinations, and your skincare routine will be on point, unlocking your skin's full potential for a healthy, luminous complexion!

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