Out of all the popular skincare ingredients out there, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are undoubtably two of the most loved. Hosting a vast amount of skin benefits they each help improve the overall look and feel of the skin. With such an impressive impact they each have on the complexion; I really wouldn’t blame you for wanting to use both at the same time.
So, with that in mind, let’s explore more into using hyaluronic acid and vitamin C together and whether you can use them both in the morning.
Don’t panic if you find yourself wondering what on earth these powerhouse ingredients do for the skin, we have a dedicated blog post for each of them over on The Beauty Insiders.
Now you have a little refresher on how each ingredients work, let’s now find out how to layer them effectively on the skin and really deliver impressive results.
Can you use hyaluronic acid with vitamin C in the morning?
Yes, you certainly can! Whether you are applying a formula that combines both ingredients, or choose to use them separately, you can use both during your morning routine.
With the brightening effects and antioxidant properties of vitamin C make it the optimal active to use in the morning. This will ensure the skin barrier is able combat any exposure to free radicals, such as UV rays and pollution helping to keep skin damage to the minimum whilst treating any that is already existing.
The only downside to vitamin C is the reputation for being slightly irritating for the skin, this is when the hydrating benefits of hyaluronic acid can step in and draw moisture into the surface and lock it into place. You are also able to apply hyaluronic acid twice a day, so many skincare experts suggest topping up with the clever humectant in your evening routine to keep the skin healthy, plumped, with a youthful glow.
Can I apply vitamin C with hyaluronic acid?
Yes, you can apply vitamin C with hyaluronic acid. I have already mentioned how both vitamin C and hyaluronic acid can be applied to the skin separately or combined in one formula. Finding the best one for you won’t take too long, there are just a few things to consider such as the following.
Using ingredients in separate products
When using separate products, it’s important to remember to the skin rule of applying products based on consistency, starting with the thinnest, moving onto the thickest. It is generally thought the best way of reaping the rewards of each ingredient is to apply vitamin C first, followed with hyaluronic acid. This will allow the vitamin C to penetrate the skin whilst the hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and keeps it at its most comfortable state.
When using separate products, it is thought you can gain all the benefits from each active but must remain mindful about leaving around 30 minutes in between applications to allow the pH levels of the skin to rebalance and prepared for the next ingredient.
Using ingredients in combined formula
Using a combined formula is the best way to benefit from both ingredients in a time friendly way. With hyaluronic acid and vitamin C working effectively together you’ll find there is very little concerns in the blend causing any irritation or flare-up in a skin reaction. However, when using a combined formula, you are also not gaining the full benefits of each active ingredient so you may find that you find there are slower results on the skin.
Whichever way you decide to use both ingredients, ensure you have checked with a doctor or dermatologist for the peace of mind you are going to use the best ingredients to tackle the skin concerns you have.
Does vitamin C go before or after hyaluronic acid?
It’s thought best to apply vitamin C before hyaluronic acid. This will ensure it’s able to absorb effectively without having to compete with a layer created by other formulas sitting on the surface. Once the vitamin C has reached the area of skin and sets to work combating signs of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, ageing, and a dull lack lustre complexion, you are then able to apply hyaluronic acid to help draw moisture into the skin and locking it into place. This will result in the skin barrier remaining at its healthiest state and strengthened to ward off damage caused by free radicals, such as harsh climates, pollution, central heating, and other environmental aggressors.
Is it better to use hyaluronic acid at night or in the morning?
You can use hyaluronic acid twice a day, technically there are no rules when it comes to the clever humectant. The hydrating traits are well received by your skin no matter the time of day it’s applied. Another bonus of hyaluronic acid is the fact that it can be teamed with almost all other skin ingredients, with little to no side effects.
If you are only wanting to apply HA during one of your routines, many favour using it in your morning regime. This results in the skin barrier remaining fully functioning with the correct levels of oil and water. You’ll find any existing damage is repaired, exposure to new skin damage is minimal, and the complexion has an all over improved and hydrated appearance.
There you have more detail about using vitamin C and hyaluronic acid during your morning routine. Don’t forget if you wanted to know about how layer both ingredients effectively on the skin, check out our dedicated blog post. If you have any more questions about skincare, come and follow us over on Instagram, you’ll find me in the direct messages so looking forward to seeing you there.