Think of your skincare routine as a basketball team. Each member has their speciality and role. And they can either work well together and win the game or become a hot mess. It doesn't matter if most of the team is great; it only takes one member to sabotage the game. So how do you assemble your skincare dream team? By knowing which ingredients go well together. That said, here are some of the beauty pairings with great chemistry (pun intended).
Hyaluronic acid + AHA (alpha hydroxy acids)
Glossier Super Bounce; COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid
When you're using exfoliating acids like AHA, it's very important to keep your skin hydrated. While some moisturisers may irritate sensitised skin, Hyaluronic Acid can effectively replenish hydration without causing any problem. Pairing these two together gives you better chances of getting that brighter and plumper skin.
Rosehip Oil + Niacinamide
Human Nature Pure Rosehip Oil; Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster
Those who want to address hyperpigmentation concerns can benefit from using these two potent ingredients together. Both rosehip oil and niacinamide are known for combatting dark spots and improving skin texture. Niacinamide can feel tacky upon application, so adding drops of rosehip oil can restore bounce to the skin. Some people prefer to mix these two then apply their concoction together, and that's also fine.