You know what they say… two is always better than one!
Since we’ve covered the ingredients you should never mix together (for more on that, click here), now it’s time to focus on the product pairs that can be mixed and matched without causing negative reactions!
- AHA/BHA & Snail Mucin
When using powerful exfoliants like alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA), you’d definitely want to balance them with a gentle and restorative ingredient such as snail mucin. Not only is snail mucin extremely soothing, studies have also shown its ability to improve skin texture when used consistently!
- Centella Asiatica & Aloe Vera
Got acne troubles? This dynamic duo will save the day (and your skin)! Centella asiatica is a star ingredient when it comes to reducing inflammation and killing acne-causing bacteria. Combine this with aloe vera, known for its intensive healing and cooling properties, your skin will be calm and soothed in no time!
- Retinol & Hyaluronic Acid
Retinol is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that helps promote cell turnover, fade hyperpigmentation and fight wrinkles. Due to its strong exfoliating properties, it’s important to replenish hydration back into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is great for this, as it is light enough for retinol to still penetrate through, yet give your skin a much needed instant boost of moisture.
Best product pairing: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampule and COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream
- Vitamin C & Vitamin E
Vitamin C and Vitamin E are like the power couple in skin care. On its own, Vitamin C brightens up the skin, and fights dark spots and signs of premature ageing. When used together with the highly moisturising Vitamin E, it helps stabilise it, essentially making your vitamin C serum more effective!
What are your favorite skin care ingredients to use together? Leave them in the comments below!