How Does Retinol Work?
Retinol and Vitamin C reside in both of these categories. Used separately, these two ingredients can target specific skin conditions but when used together, Retinol and Vitamin C create the ultimate skin-beautifying duo for any skin type. Before we divulge the benefits of using this powerful skincare combination in unison, it helps to understand why and how these two ingredients work so well individuall.
Both are known to fight wrinkles, build collagen and fade dark spots and pigmentation. But fitting them into your skincare routine can be tricky.
Should You Layer One On Top Of The Other?
Which One Goes On First?
Do You Need To Wait In Between Them?
Why Use Vitamin C In Skincare?
Vitamin C is a superstar antioxidant that protects and restores your skin. It’s the most abundant antioxidant in human skin, but we can’t synthesize it on our own. Antioxidative
Antioxidants are essential for protecting skin from free radicals, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, and air pollution, which lead to premature skin aging.
Sunscreen is important for skin health, but it only does part of the job to protect skin from the effects of sunlight. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals, which sunscreen can’t do, making the combination an ideal pair to protect skin against photoaging. Reduces hyperpigmentation
Vitamin C can help with hyperpigmentation by inhibiting the skin’s melanin production.
What Are The Benefits Of Retinol?
Retinol has incredible anti-aging properties thanks to its ability to reach the middle layer of skin. By doing so, it keeps your look firm and tight and provides a fresh and revitalized appearance. It also creates a plumping effect that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and helps prolong a more youthful appearance as it nurtures the skin.
Retinol is also known for its ability to create a smoother looking appearance for skin that might be a little rough and for its ability to even out skin appearance.
What More Could You Want Out Of An Ingredient?
One note: retinol is frequently–and mistakenly–thought of as being an exfoliant.