Which skincare ingredients you should not mix
Here at Sabbia Co, we are here to help you navigate the skincare world. The skincare game can be overwhelming with so many products and information on the market. Not every skincare ingredient is designed to be used together. Certain ingredient combinations can damage your skin's barrier, causing irritation. You don’t want to spend your hard-earned money on products that just should not be used together.
Here are the skincare ingredients that you should not mix:
Retinoids or retinol and benzoyl peroxide
Retinoids or retinol products increase the production of collagen which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This ingredient also improves the texture and complexion of the skin. Retinoids and retinol are great anti-aging ingredients.
Benzoyl peroxide treats and prevents acne by killing bacteria that is underneath the skin. This draws out all of the excess sebum and dirt that is in the pores.
It is known that these ingredients cancel out the positive effects which ultimately leaving your skin dry and irritated.
Retinoids or retinol and vitamin C
As mentioned above Retinoids or retinol products increase the production of collagen which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant ingredient that may help slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage, and improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne.
These are both incredible skincare ingredients but it is best to not use them together. Because they are both so powerful if used together it can cause skin irritation and redness, especially if you have sensitive skin. It is best to use these products individually, use Vitamin C in your evening skincare routine and Retinoids / Retinol in your morning skincare routine.
Niacinamide and AHAs / BHAs
Niacinamide is a powerful ingredient that minimises enlarged pores, improves uneven skin tone, strengthens the surface of the skin and softens fine lines and wrinkles.
AHAs and BHAs are chemical exfoliants that remove dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin.
If used together this can cause a bad chemical reaction leaving your skin red and irritated.
It is best to use niacinamide in the morning and chemical exfoliants in your nighttime routine.
These are the top 3 skincare ingredients that you should not mix together. To learn more about which other ingredients you should not mix we highly recommend reading this article by InSeen.
To know what products are best suited for your skin type we recommend taking our skin quiz.
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