• Adapalene and Niacinamide Together
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    Adapalene and Niacinamide Together | 5 Tips For Best Results

    Adapalene and niacinamide might just be the ingredient combination your acne-prone skin has been looking for. In this article, I will explain the benefits of using each ingredient separately vs. using adapalene and niacinamide together…   What Is Adapalene? Adapalene is a retinoid, which is a catch-all term for vitamin A products.  Retinoids increase the rate of skin cell turnover, which means that they increase the speed at which new skin cells are made and travel to the surface of the skin.  This can prevent dead skin cells from building up on the surface of the skin and blocking pores. They can also reduce the inflammation that is commonly experienced…

  • What Not To Mix With Niacinamide
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    What NOT To Mix With Niacinamide | The Big 3.

    Niacinamide is one of those skincare ingredients that seems to do just about everything and suits every skin type. It’s a great addition to any skincare routine whether your concern is pigmentation, rosacea, or anti-aging. But can you layer it safely with other skincare ingredients? In this article, I’m going to explain what niacinamide is, why it’s beneficial for your skin, and explain the myths behind what NOT to mix with niacinamide…   What Is Niacinamide? Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3 that acts as an antioxidant and has a wide-range of benefits for your skin, including: Reducing the appearance of enlarged pores Controlling oil production Reducing hyperpigmentation…

  • Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide
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    Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide Together | Best Layering Tips

    They’re two ingredients that are often recommended for acne-prone skin, but can you use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide together? This article will explain what each ingredient is, what they can do for your skin, as well as the best way to add adapalene and benzoyl peroxide into your skincare routine to reduce the risk of skin irritation.   What Is Adapalene? Adapalene, also known as Differin, belongs to the third generation of retinoids, which are compounds derived from vitamin A. This category includes various forms like retinyl esters, retinol, retinaldehyde, tazarotene, and tretinoin.  Retinoids are crucial components in skincare regimens aimed at addressing aging, acne, or skin discoloration. They function…

  • Benzoyl Peroxide and Vitamin C Together
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    Benzoyl Peroxide and Vitamin C | 5 Simple Ways You CAN Use Them Together

    If you find the idea of layering different skincare ingredients overwhelming or are confused by the conflicting information regarding ingredients ‘canceling each other out’ you might be wondering whether you can use benzoyl peroxide and vitamin C together. In this article, I will explain why layering benzoyl peroxide and vitamin C together is usually a big fat no-no as well as 5 different ways you can use both ingredients in the same skincare routine without rendering either ingredient useless…   What Is Benzoyl Peroxide? Benzoyl peroxide is an acne medication that can be found over the counter or by prescription. When you apply it to your skin, it breaks down…

  • salicylic acid and azelaic acid together
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    Azelaic Acid and Salicylic Acid Together – Safe To Mix?

    They’re two ingredients that are often recommended for acne-prone skin, but is it ok to use azelaic acid and salicylic acid together?   Here’s everything you need to know… Azelaic Acid Azelaic acid is a dicarboxylic acid found in grains like wheat and barley. It’s suitable for even the most sensitive, rosacea prone skin and offers a wide-variety of benefits. It reduces inflammation It improves redness and rosacea It removes dirt, bacteria, and oil from pores It’s antibacterial It can improve the appearance of acne and acne marks (post-inflammatory erythema/hyperpigmentation) It prevents melanin synthesis which helps brighten skin and reduce dark marks/hyperpigmentation It reduces skin sensitivity It improves skin texture…