As the seasons change, so do our skincare needs: we need replace our heavier winter routine, with a lighter one for spring and summer. This is also an opportunity to revamp our products and look for better synergy between active ingredients. Below are a few skincare power couples to keep in mind while transitioning your skincare regimen this spring.
Vitamin C & SPF
Vitamin C is a powerful anti-ager that helps protect the skin from sun damage, fights antioxidants, repairs the skin’s barrier and increases collagen production. When used together, vitamin C and sunscreen helps protect your skin from environmental damage and harmful UV rays.
Niacinimide & Salicylic Acid
Both niacinimide and salicylic acid are ingredients that treat breakouts. When used together, they reduce pore size, kill acne bacteria, strengthen the skin’s barrier and stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Retinoids & Peptides
Retinoids (vitamin A derivatives) are an essential part of a nighttime routine as they treat acne, wrinkles and fine lines. Peptides assist skin cells with rejuvenation and repair. When combined, the two help tighten, smooth and plump skin.
Vitamin C & Vitamin E
As previously mentioned, vitamin C is essential for skin rejuvenation and protection, while vitamin E keeps the skin smooth and soft. Using them together will protect the skin from oxidative stress while maintaining a supple skin texture.
Hyaluronic Acid & Exfoliating Acids
AHAs and BHAs are very effective at resurfacing skin, but can strip skin, making it sensitive to dryness. Hyaluronic acid is a skin hydrator that holds 1,000 times its weight in water. Used together, they help promote cellular turnover, brightening and rejuvenating skin, while mitigating potential damage from dryness.