Hi Folks! Today’s post is about using Retinol with AHA, BHA, Niacinamide & Peptide.
1. With AHA– You can use retinol with AHAs such as glycolic acid and lactic acid. Both work by exfoliating skin cells and shedding old cells of the skin. Retinol also helps bring new skin cells to the surface. Results would be an accelerated skin turnover giving in smoother skin.
2. With BHA– Retinol can be used with BHAs such as salicylic acid. Both retinol and salicylic acid are oil-soluble. This means they can penetrate into your pores, clean out all sorts of dirt and debris and unclog your pores. Together, they can keep pores unclogged, which results in fewer acne breakouts.
3. With Niacinamide– You can use retinol with niacinamide. Niacinamide has been proven to reduce redness, hyperpigmentation, and reduce pore size. Pore size is reduced by decreased production of glyceride, fatty acids, and sebum. Retinol also helps decrease pore size by controlling sebum production. Together, they help reduce pore size and smoothen your skin.
4. With Peptides– Retinoids & peptides make a great team to work on anti-aging & keeping the skin moisturized & firm. retinoids help peptides penetrate into the skin in a better way. Peptides counter retinoid irritation by moisturizing the skin. The booth together help to boost collagen production to keep skin firm & resilient
As always, ONLY combine the above ingredients as LONG as you don’t experience any irritation or redness!