Some ingredients are just better together. They have a synergy that helps fast-track results, which can be especially beneficial if there's one skincare problem you really want to address.
For Anti-Aging: Vitamin C + SPF
Our skin's Vitamin C levels deplete as we spend time in the sun. This means less collagen synthesis, less antioxidant protection, and an increased susceptibility to hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
Using a potent vitamin C serum with a daily SPF means that in addition to more UV protection, you'll be aiding the skin's ability to fight free radicals and maintain a balanced complexion.
For Clearer Skin: Niacinamide + BHA
To really get its benefit, you'll want to use a concentration of 4-5%. Most products only contain around 2-3%, so pairing two niacinamide-containing products together, like using this brightening serum after this pore-clearing BHA, ups the concentration and your results.
For Firmer Skin: Ceramide + Hyaluronic Acid
Think of ceramides like the casing of a balloon and hyaluronic acid as the air that fills it up. Ceramides are the fatty acids that make up the topmost layer of the skin. When there are more of them, in good condition, skin appears smoother and firmer.
Likewise, hyaluronic acid binds water to collagen and traps it within the skin. Layering a ceramide-containing cream on top of an essence rich in hyaluronic acid can help the skin appear fuller and more plump.
For Irritated Skin: Centella Asiatica + Green Tea
You already know how great a Centella asiatica serum is for soothing inflammation, speeding up cell repair and boosting collagen production. When paired with an antioxidant-rich green tea toner, the benefits deepen even more.
Green tea also helps fight free radicals (signs of aging), decrease puffiness and lessen sebum. This is good news for oily, acne-prone skin.
For Youthful Skin: Jojoba Oil + Gua Sha
Jojoba oil is as close as you can get to your skin's own natural oil, which is why it is tolerated so well by most skin types. It offers the perfect amount of slip to use with Gua sha, an ancient face massage method that promotes lymphatic drainage and helps eliminate bloating. Gua sha with jojoba oil can stimulate circulation, help produce collagen and decrease puffiness and inflammation.
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