• Can You Use Hyaluronic Acid and Glycolic Acid Together?
    Skincare,  Skincare Layering

    Can You Use Hyaluronic Acid And Glycolic Acid Together?

    They’re both acids but, while there are a few similarities, they mostly offer different benefits for your skin. What happens when you layer both ingredients in the same routine? Can you use hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid together?   Similarities vs Differences Between Hyaluronic Acid & Glycolic Acid Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) made from the sugar cane plant. It helps to exfoliate your skin by breaking down the bonds that hold your individual skin cells together and allowing them to be shed from the surface of your skin with more ease.   The result? Smoother and brighter skin.   AHAs, like glycolic acid, also help to boost…

  • Can You Use Vitamin C and Retinol Together
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    Can You Use Vitamin C and Retinol Together? 2 Common Myths Busted!

    They’re two of the most popular anti-aging skincare ingredients available but what happens when you combine them into the same routine? Can you use vitamin C and retinol together? One skincare myth that seems to stick around like a stubborn blemish is the classic tale of two skincare ingredients that just want to love each other but are forced apart due to their differing pH levels. The Romeo and Juliet of skincare if you will. Where for art thou glowing skin? So are vitamin C and retinol star-crossed lovers or sworn enemies?

  • Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid together
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    Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid Together = Super Skin Hydration!

    Layering skincare products often feels more complicated than it should be. Will they cancel each other out? Will you end up destroying your skin barrier? In most cases, as long as you’re not experiencing irritation, you’re fine to keep layering away – but maybe you want to know whether there is any additional benefit to using multiple skincare ingredients? For example, is it worth using niacinamide and hyaluronic acid together?

  • Scientific Skincare - Can You Use Glycolic Acid and Retinol Together?
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    Can You Use Glycolic Acid and Retinol Together?

    Glycolic acid and retinol are two of the most popular anti-aging ingredients featured in skincare, but how do you decide which one is right for you? More to the point, is it ok to use both at the same time? Can you use glycolic acid and retinol together? Or would it just be one giant skin disaster waiting to happen? The short answer is that it really depends on your skin type and what you are trying to achieve! Let’s look at why this is…

  • Scientific Skincare - Niacinamide and Retinol Together
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    Niacinamide and Retinol Together: Why It’s A Game-Changer!

    Effectively combining skincare ingredients can be a tricky task. Do their pH levels affect each other? Are you going to end up with angry irritated skin? Is there a risk that they are going to interact and cause your eyebrows to fall off? Sometimes you feel like you need a chemistry degree just to figure out the answers to these questions! We previously covered 12 skincare ingredients that work better together, but one pairing really stands out from the crowd – niacinamide and retinol, together, can really make an awesome pairing! We figured that this skincare power couple deserved their own dedicated article. So, what makes niacinamide and retinol such…