Have you ever wondered which skin care ingredients you should or should not layer together? Layering certain active ingredients together can greatly increase their effectiveness, but other ingredient pairs can potentially harm your skin. Keep reading to find out which ingredients work well together and which to avoid.


Vitamin C + SPF

Vitamin C is known for its brightening properties; pairing it with sunscreen minimizes the chance of future dark spots and sun damage. Paring vitamin C with SPF additionally increases UV ray protection. 

Our product recommendations: 

Pair our Strawberry C Brightening Serum with our Mineral Prismatic Luminizing Shield SPF 35 for a bright and luminous complexion!


Niacinamide + Salicylic Acid

Combining niacinamide with salicylic acid maximizes blemish fighting properties for a clear complexion.

Our product recommendation:

For an all in one product, try our Skin Rhythm Balancing & Clearing Serum which combines niacinamide and salicylic acid in one formula to improve the look of blemishes and acne scars.

Vitamin C + Vitamin E

Vitamin E soothes and conditions skin while vitamin C brightens and fights free-radicals. Pair them together to help support skin's natural collagen production for smooth, supple skin. 

Our product recommendation:

Our Neroli Complete Creme is a luxurious moisturizer which combines the benefits of vitamins C and E to defy age.

AHAs + Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid, a potent humectant, draws moisture into the skin and is a perfect follow up to exfoliating ingredients like AHAs as they clear pores and remove dead skin cells allowing for deeper penetration of the next step in your skin care routine. 

Our product recommendations:

For effective AHA driven exfoliation, look no further than our ACV Resurfacing Peel Pads to give yourself an at home exfoliating treatment. Pair with our Yaupon Tea Glow Awakening Moisturizer to revitalize dry and dull skin with hyaluronic acid.


What Not to Pair:

Vitamin C + AHAs

Be cautious when pairing vitamin C and AHAs as they can lead to irritation.


Retinol + AHAs

Mixing retinol with AHAs like glycolic and lactic acids can cause major irritation and disrupt the skin barrier. 


Salicylic Acid + Retinol

Retinol paired with salicylic acid can be too drying and irritating for the skin.


If you want to experience the benefits of any of these ingredients together, a good rule of thumb is to apply one in the morning and one at night or skipping days between ingredients.

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