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Skincare Mixology: Which Ingredients to Mix & Match

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Skincare Mixology: Which Ingredients to Mix & Match

Skincare is in! There are endless products out there for every skin concern these days. Retinol to reduce fine lines; Vitamin C to brighten skin tone; hyaluronic acid to moisturize and get that glow; antioxidants for sun damage and wrinkles; the list goes on and on. 

So many ingredients with so many products can get confusing, especially when you're just dipping your toes in skincare. To help you get started, we combined a list of do's and don't when it comes to skincare mixology.

Combine: Vitamin E & Vitamin C
Vitamin E and Vitamin C are natural forms of sun protection. They have synergistic effects and together they have greater effectiveness when applied together than alone.They provide must greater protection against free radicals, which means fewer wrinkles. 

Don't Combine: Vitamin C & Benzoyl Peroxide
These two ingredients counteract the efficacy of the other ingredient. Benzoyl peroxide can oxidize Vitamin C.

Combine Hyaluronic acid & Retinoids
Hyaluronic acid helps lubricate eyes, hair, and skin. It helps retain moisture (and gets you that bounciness in the skin). Retinoids help produce collagen and is most effective in reducing sun damage and the appearance of wrinkles. When used together, your skin can combat irritation that comes with retinoid use since hyaluronic acid provides intense hydration. 

Don't Combine: Alpha Hydroxy Acids & Vitamin C
Vitamin C is effective when it maintains a low level of acidity (typically pH 3). Alpha Hydroxy Acids, such as lactic acid & glycolic acid, can destabilize the pH of the vitamin C which makes it ineffective. 

Cover-Dot Acne Care works with your skin with no dangerous ingredients. Apply before (or after your cream/serum has dried).

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