These are the skin care ingredients you shouldn't be mixing
If you’ve decided to level up your skin care routine, but suddenly feel like you need to have a science degree to understand all the AHA/BHA, HAs, retinols, vit-Cs and Ds mambo-jambo; let's start with a crash course in ingredients you should not be mixing.
This is important to ensure you aren't wasting money by using ingredients that will cancel each other out. Or, you know, to avoid burning your face off.
One crucial thing to remember when structuring your skin routine: just because two ingredients have the same benefits, i.e. acne-fighting, doesn't give them the green light to be mixed. Yes, they may be fighting the same fight, but they could also be speaking totally different skin languages.
Think of it like this: just because salmon and chicken katsu make great sushi roll fillings, doesn't mean they should be used together.
And when it comes to complexion flavours, these are the combos that don't marry well...
Retinol + AHA/BHAs
Salicylic Acid + Glycolic Acid
Vitamin C + Retinol
AHA/BHAs + Vitamin C
Oil-based + Water-based
Niacinamide + Vitamin C
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