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Sep 10, 2023

The Power Couples of Skincare Routines

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In the same way that Hollywood has had its famous power couples like Brangelina and Bennifer, the world of skincare has its own real super duos - ingredients that are great on their own but become true superheroes when combined, as they enhance each other's effects. When you know who these ingredients are, you can customize your skincare routine for even better results. Here are some of the most effective ingredient pairings to try.

Vitamin C and SPF

Sun protection is important to avoid skin damage. The beauty is that you can make your sunscreen product even better by first priming your skin with a Vitamin C serum. The reason is that you get a good dose of antioxidants, which enhances protection. Your skin resists UV rays and other free radicals even better. Try, for example, the Vitamin C10 Booster under Hydrating Sun Protection SPF 30 Face.

Vitamin C and Glycolic Acid

Looking to improve uneven skin tone and pigmentation? The AHA Acid, Glycolic Acid, has a brightening and exfoliating effect, while Vitamin C makes the skin tone clearer, fresher, and more radiant. With gentle exfoliation, you can also get better results from the lovely vitamin as it can penetrate a bit deeper into the skin. Try using the Vitamin C10 Booster following the Treatment Enzyme Peel.

Niacinamide and Salicylic Acid

Do you easily get pimples and blackheads? Then you should check out this super pair. Salicylic Acid dissolves clogged pores and prevents more pimples, while the multifunctional antioxidant Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory effects. Moreover, it is known today that it also makes pores appear smaller, calms redness, and evens out skin tone. Try, for example, the Treatment Niacinamide Formula after Treatment 2% BHA Toner.

Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid

Vitamin A is a recognized effective ingredient to use if you want to see clear results on everything from acne scars to fine lines and pigment spots. However, many people experience that the skin becomes dry and irritated from Retinol. Therefore, welcome Hyaluronic Acid into this routine, it is the perfect partner for Retinol. Hyaluronic Acid is a water magnet that also helps retain skin moisture. The result is softer and more comfortable skin. It also allows you to get more out of your Retinol, because when the skin is moisturized, Retinol can penetrate more easily and work effectively. For instance, try using the Ageless Serum under Moisturising Intense Cream.

Retinol and Peptides

Another ingredient that is great to combine with Retinol is Peptides. Here, the skin's very important barrier is strengthened, making it easier to tolerate the sometimes-irritating Retinol. Many Peptides also have an effect on signs of aging, like lines and elasticity, which boosts the result even more. For example, try using the Retinol Facial Oil under Ultimate Night Cream.

Centella Asiatica and Salicylic Acid

If you have slightly more sensitive skin with pimples and blackheads, it is perfect to start with a deep-cleansing and exfoliating BHA toner and then apply a face cream or serum containing Centella Asiatica. This extract, also known as tiger grass, has soothing and calming properties while strengthening the barrier. Consider using the Calming Serum after the BHA Toner.

PHA Acid and Hyaluronic Acid

Do you dream of radiant skin but have dry and therefore sensitive skin instead? AHA Acids are often great for achieving a glow but can be difficult to tolerate for some. One of the hottest ingredients right now is PHA Acid, or Polyhydroxy Acid as it is an abbreviation for. These have slightly larger molecules, making them exfoliate gently. Reactions to this type of acid are unusual. PHA Acid also has antioxidant, cell-renewing, and moisturizing properties. For boosted moisture, skin strengthening, and added glow, pair it with Hyaluronic Acid. Try, for instance, the Foaming Glow Cleanser before Moisturising Serum.

... not to mix different acids at the same time as the skin can easily become over-exfoliated and therefore more sensitive. If you have several products with acids, it is better to use them at different times. The same applies to Vitamin C and Retinol, where the former gives the best results during the day and the latter is great for the evening.