Are you new to skincare? Or you have decided to up your skincare to the next level with more than just a simple cleanser and cream. Either way, you might have done your research, read the reviews, and stocked up on products that come in your budget that are gonna treat your skin woes. Now, all you have to do is to figure out what ingredients in these serum, masks, creams will harmoniously.
Well, welcome to skincare mixology 101 by Team Maccaron. Picking formulas for your skin concerns, it’s important that all the skincare products in your regime should complement one another so that you can actually see results on your skin. Without the proper knowledge about the mixing of ingredients, it would not only a waste of money but time too as it can lead to frustration and no results. On the other hand, skin irritation is another big factor when curating the different products in the skincare routine to avoid over-drying or over-exfoliating. So, we’ve put together a complete guide for mixing and matching the popular skincare ingredients found in products.
Vitamin C + Vitamin E= Repair Sun Damage
Yes, we all know Vitamin C protects the skin from oxidative damage and works best during the morning and this ingredient also brightens your skin while lightening your dark spots. One ingredient with multiple benefits, magical right? When Vitamin C is used with antioxidants like Vitamin E, it boosts efficiency and results. The two vitamins together (Vitamin C & E) have double the antioxidant ammunition to help protect your skin and keeps it healthy.
Products To Invest: The Freshly Juiced Duo- Vitamin C Drop & Vitamin E Mask
Klairs Vitamin Duo helps to revive dull skin by bringing back a brighter glow to your complexion. Plus, Vitamin C and E complement each other as Vitamin E stabilizes while vitamin C helps its efficiency. Not just that, Vitamin E helps to protect your skin from sun sensitivity after application of any vitamin C products. both of the products are vegan and cruelty-free formulated without silicone, artificial fragrances, essential oils, and alcohol. Totally our pick!
Salicylic Acid + Niacinamide = Heals breakouts
We all know Salicylic acid improves the signs of premature skin ageing by increasing the collagen levels and shrinking pores for a smoother complexion. Whereas Niacinamide offers similar benefits as well as reduces pigmentation and improving skin barrier. Well, both have anti-acne and anti-ageing effects while offering some level of UV protection too. As you can see, Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide offer similar benefits but work in slightly different ways, they have an additive effect and particularly in the case when it comes to healing breakouts & reducing pore sizes.
Products To Invest In:
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid: This product should always be on your side if you have an oily skin type. This power liquid keeps your pores clean by deep cleansing. Heals your breakouts and prevents any blackhead formation while keeping your skin clean. Well, it easily glides smoothly over the skin leaving your skin nourished.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence: This sensitive-skin friendly and multi-tasking essence includes a combination of powerful brightening and wrinkle-improving ingredients like niacinamide. And in addition to healing, it has salicylic acid that increases the collagen level production in the skin. It’s a lightweight essence with a watery texture great for treating acne-prone skin and uneven tone.
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Retinol + Sunscreen = Anti-ageing
Known as Vitamin A, Retinol is an anti-ageing superstar and is one of the most reactive ingredients. Since Retinol stimulates cell turnover, this superstar makes your skin extra sensitive to UVA damage, even if you use it at night. This means that using SPF is an absolute must-have every day!
Product To Invest In:
Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule: It’s a night-rejuvenating serum activator with triple-action that provides anti-aging care. Looking to improve your skin moisture level? This serum is your key as it helps to brighten up your skin texture for smoother skin. It’s a perfect serum for anti-wrinkle & for brightening the skin while you are sleeping. Isn’t something we’re always looking out for?
Lactic Acid + PHA = Gentle Exfoliation
Also known as Poly Hydroxy Acids, they have larger molecules than the AHAs, as they penetrate more slowly into your skin thus don’t exfoliate as strongly as BHAs and AHAs. On the other hand, PHAs bind moisture to the skin and then act as an antioxidant. Well, talking about the examples in skincare are Lactobionic Acid and Gluconolactone. This mild acid is excellent for all types of dry and sensitive skin conditions such as eczema. Their antioxidant benefits help to protect the skin’s collagen against degradation.
Product To Invest In:
Real Barrier Control-T Toner: This toner has a low pH that gently gets rid of the dead skin cells. It helps to balance the natural oils and water in the skin. Contains the anti-sebum complex of primrose flower extract, pine leaf extract, and more as they control sebum production. Formulated with lactic acid, this toner gently gets rid of impurities and dead cells.
Cosrx PHA Moisture Renewal Cream: Cream is formulated with 3% PHA known to help prevent moisture loss with 50% coconut fruit extract that deeply hydrates the skin. If your skin feels getting dry or dehydrated, you should invest in this cream as it provides you with intense moisture to your skin without any greasy or oily feeling.
These beauty ingredients cocktails are life-changing so mixing skincare ingredients is the way to go. We hope our own guide on skincare mixology, layered together gave you the skin you always dreamt about. Stay gorgeous always with Maccaron Beauty!
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