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Ingredients That Are A Match Made In Skincare Heaven

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Finding the right ingredients that work for your skin type can take months of research and can be incredibly confusing if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for. Not to mention, you have to decode your skin type, the exact skin concerns, the said formula and your skin’s tolerance for the ingredient, aah! The list is long. However, taking the time to understand, revamp and amp up your skincare routine has its pros — think glow-y, plump skin at the end of it. And to our credit, we’re pretty clued up when it comes to skincare ingredients. So, sit back and relax as we give you the complete low down on skincare cocktailing. Yes, you heard that right! ICYMI, Skincare cocktailing is the practice of mixing together ingredients to maximize your skincare and gain concentrated benefits.

Perfect Match 1: Niacinamide And Salicylic Acid

A God-send duo for people with acne-prone and blackhead-laden skin. It treats acne flare-ups and inflammation like nothing else. Niacinamide can regulate sebum production, reduce redness and swelling, smoothen out skin texture and protect your skin from environmental stressors too! On the other hand, salicylic acid being a potent BHA can sweep your pores of dirt, gunk, bacteria and impurities to reduce even the most severe types of acne.

Dot & Key 10% Vitamin C + E, 5% Niacinamide Face Serum For Glowing Skin

Minimalist 2% Salicylic Acid Face Serum For Blackheads & Whiteheads

Perfect Match 2: Niacinamide And Vitamin C

This ultimate power duo is the answer to reducing dark spots, pigmentation, dullness, redness, premature signs of ageing and shrinking the appearance of large pores. Speaking about vitamin C first – it is a potent antioxidant that does an excellent job at keeping your skin bright and spot-free. Pairing vitamin C with niacinamide offers super-smooth and glowing skin – something that you’ve always dreamed of!

Plum 10% Niacinamide Face Serum With
Rice Water

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop - Pure Vitamin C Serum

Perfect Match 3: Retinol And Hyaluronic Acid

Want skin that looks youthful, dewy, even toned and brighter? Quit dreaming and manifest it right away! Retinol and hyaluronic acid are that power couple that literally scream #goals! Retinol, the MVP of anti-ageing ingredients along with hyaluronic acid, the super-star hydrator together form the concoction to err-free and healthy skin. Retinol speeds up the cell-generation process that keeps fine lines and wrinkles far, far away! HA on the other hand attracts and retains moisture and keeps your skin firm and soft. It also reduces dryness and roughness – the most common side-effects while using retinol. Trust us, once you start using them together, there is no going back!

The Derma Co. 0.3% Retinol Face Serum For Spotless Skin

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic
Acid Serum

Perfect Match 4: Vitamin C And SPF

Even though sunscreen is non-negotiable, and you must wear it no matter what season you’re in, its benefits are literally doubled with a vitamin C serum. Why so? Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that fights off free radicals – the bad guys – and protects your skin against environmental damage. This way, it is a win-win where you get the best out of both the ingredients!

Reequil Ultra Matte Dry Touch
Sunscreen Gel

Plum 15% Mandarin & Vitamin C Serum Glow Boost

Perfect Match 5: AHA/BHA and Ceramides

Glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid can do the heavy-lifting to rid your face of dead skin cells, dullness and even acne. Being super exfoliators these can slough off all the baddies that are resting on your face and reveal brighter, fresher and glowing skin beneath. Using a moisturizing ingredient like ceramide post exfoliating can drastically reduce chances of skin dehydration and irritation that these exfoliating acids usually carry along. Plus, the freshly exfoliated skin is fed with the goodness of this barrier-building ingredient that keeps it healthy for a longer time.

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2%
Peeling Solution

Dot & Key Ceramides & Hyaluronic Hydrating Face Cream

Get set to play cupid and bring these skin-tastic ingredients together!

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