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How to Layer Active Ingredients: Niacinamide, Vitamin C, AHA/BHA, Retinols & More!

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With SO MANY ingredients out there, how do we know which ones work well together?! Today we give you guys the best skincare ingredient combinations that can truly work magic for your skin ?These include vitamin A (retinoids), Vitamin B3 (niacinamide), Vitamin C and all its derivatives, the acid family (glycolic, lactic, mandelic acids and salicylic acid) and even lesser known ingredients like azelaic acid! These powerful ingredients can work to transform our skin by improving the texture, reducing acne, brightness and strengthening skin barrier bing bing ✨ We’ll be going through each ingredient and what it can do for the skin, so get ready to kick back and find out all there is to know about your favorite skincare ingredients!

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❤️Retinols (VItamin A)❤️

Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol Booster ($44.20 USD)

Obagi Retinol 0.5 Retexturizing Cream ($55 USD)

?Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)?

Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster ($37.40 USD)

?L-Ascorbic Acid + Derivatives (Vitamin C)?

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum ($80 USD)

Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster ($41.65 USD)

Sunday Riley C.E.O Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream ($55.25 USD)

The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% ($9.60 USD)

Obagi Vitamin C + Arbutin Brightening Serum ($90 USD)

?Hyaluronic Acid?

The Lab Oligo Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Ampoule ($13.16 USD)


Pixi Glow Tonic ($29 USD)

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA ($6.79 USD)

Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum ($90 USD)

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water ($10.90 USD)

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum ($58 USD)


Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant ($25.08 USD)


The Inkey List PHA Toner ($10.99 USD)

?Azelaic Acid?

Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster ($36 USD)

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