Some things, frankly, shouldn’t be paired up. Like orange juice and toothpaste, or workouts and hangovers. But my active ingredients? Luckily they all get along — and are even better together (cue that Jack Johnson song). Mix and match my serums to suit your needs, and prepare for your best skin yet.
Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C
In the mood for bright, clear, plumped up skin? When using hyaluronic acid and vitamin C together in your routine, you’re in for double the benefits. My Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum can be used daily; morning and night. Vitamin C, found in my Brightening Vitamin C Mask and Brightening Eye Serum, can be used any time of day (although mornings are best).
Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol
While you’re better off not mixing retinol with AHAs and BHAs (like glycolic and salicylic acid), retinol and hyaluronic acid are a perfect match. Combining these two actives can mean less fine lines and dry skin — which is a win-win, #letsbefrank. Use my Rewind Retinol Serum twice a week in the evenings after applying my Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide
These water-based treatments are a great pair and are made for all skin types — especially babes with dry, acne-prone skin. You’ll find niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, in my Rewind Retinol Serum. Use hyaluronic acid first, followed by my retinol for the best results.
Niacinamide and Vitamin C
Despite what some outdated research may say, these two all-star ingredients are a winning combo. When layered together, niacinamide and vitamin C reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne, dullness and dark spots.
Retinol and Vitamin C
Name two more powerful active ingredients, I dare you. These antioxidants are packed with benefits for your skin — but I recommend using them separately to avoid irritation. Twice a week at night, apply my Rewind Retinol Serum, avoiding the area under your eyes. Follow it up with my Brightening Eye Serum, being careful not to layer it over the retinol. Want an extra glow? Use my Brightening Vitamin C Mask on the days you aren’t applying my retinol serum.
Niacinamide and Retinol
These two bring out the best in each other. They’re so compatible, I included them both in my Rewind Retinol Serum. Niacinamide protects and strengthens the skin barrier; reducing pores and acne while preventing premature signs of ageing. Let’s just say I knew what I was doing when I combined this with my 1% retinol blend, made to firm, tone, and smooth your skin.
My philosophy on skincare is that simple is better (even when actives are involved). Check out my latest blog post for a step-by-step, morning to night skincare guide.