The Best Actives + Ingredients To Layer For Glowing Skin

There is actual science behind layering these ingredients.
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When you delve into the world of skincare, it can be quite overwhelming for beginners There are a lot of products out in the market right now, with each one addressing a different concern. You may think that you can just layer them to create your own ~potent~ combination, but there is actual science behind each pairing. The wrong one might only cause more inflammation and irritation.

Luckily for us, trusted skincare YouTube channel, Beauty Within, created a video to help us with our woes. Keep on scrolling for some of the best pairings to help combat your complexion concerns:

  1. Vitamin C + Hyaluronic acid

    With this combination, you're hitting two birds with one stone. The hyaluronic acid will hydrate parched skin, while vitamin C will help brighten discoloration and give your complexion a nice, healthy glow.

  2. Azelaic acid + Vitamin C

    Azelaic acid calms down inflammation, kills acne-causing bacteria, and brightens hyperpigmentation. When paired with vitamin C, another powerful brightening ingredient, your road to #ClearSkin2020 is ~fast-tracked~!

  3. Retinol + Niacinamide

    Retinol can be kind of daunting to use when you're starting out an anti-aging skincare routine, which is why niacinamide is a great partner for it. It balances retinol's potent effect by calming down the inflammation.

Watch the rest of the informative video here:

How to Layer Active Ingredients: Niacinamide, Vitamin C, AHA/BHA, Retinols & More!

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