You all know by now that not all skincare ingredients work well together. At times it feels a bit like brewing a magic potion together with the hopes it won’t blow up in a cloud of purple smoke. With that in mind, today we will be learning more about two ingredients that not only work well together, but actually perform better once paired with one another.
So, let’s not hang around much longer and jump right in to finding out more about how you can use hyaluronic acid and vitamin C together.
What goes first vitamin C or hyaluronic acid?
Once you have found the best skin ingredients for your skin the next challenge you face is ensuring you apply them in the correct order. This is something that isn’t usually given much thought, but is in fact an important point to remember as applying skincare products incorrectly will prevent you achieving the skin goals you are expecting. It’s generally considered that when applying skincare products you focus on their consistency, starting with the thinnest to the thickest. Serums, followed by oils and then moisturisers, no matter which ingredient is in the formula it is the consistency that requires the attention.
This will enable you to have the peace of mind that you can use a formulation containing both ingredients or using them separately as long as the thinner product is applied first you will be able to reap the rewards.
Can you use vitamin C serum and hyaluronic acid together?
You can indeed, and your skin will love you for it! Both ingredients contain properties that target different areas of the skin without having to compete with each other to keep your skin healthy, happy and glowing.
This potent ingredient has gained a reputation for being unstable when formulated into skincare products. In recent years however this has changed with the help of modern cosmetic science enabling this skin favourite to become more stable and still deliver impressive results. This results in the ability to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation caused from exposure to UV light and hormonal changes such as pregnancy. It will restore a glow back to the complexion whilst the ample amount of antioxidants in the formula are able to combat any free radicals that cause further damage to the skin on a daily basis. With a boost in collagen production vitamin C is also able to target signs of premature ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
This ingredient is your skin’s best friend, with its amazing ability to draw in moisture from surrounding the face and locking it into place keeping the skin plumped and hydrated throughout the day. This is important to keep it in its healthiest state which will result in it looking its best and feeling comfortable, but the skin’s protective barrier will be fully functioning enabling it to protect itself from exposure to damage free radicals, such as UV rays, pollution and other environmental aggressors.
As you can see the fact that these ingredients work in different areas of the skin they will compliment each other and work together to give your skin the best results.
What should you not mix with hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a high performing skin ingredient that delivers impressive and effective results when used on its own or teamed with a varied selection of other skin ingredients. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body allowing all skin types to benefit from its humectant traits. It is able to hydrate and moisturise whilst calming any irritation or side effects caused when using other potent ingredients, such as vitamin C and retinol.
Which is better vitamin C or hyaluronic acid serum?
This isn’t as easy to answer as you may think, that is because both ingredients are different and carry their own unique benefits. They are both able to deliver impressive results when used on their own, or when teamed together. When considering which one is better, they are both too good not to use on your skin! With the large variety of formulations available it will be easier than you think when searching for the best product, or products to introduce into your daily skincare routine.
What should I apply after hyaluronic acid?
With hyaluronic acid humectant properties ensuring your skin is constantly hydrated, applying other products will be down to your own preference. There is no right or wrong, but what you will find is that if you do follow a hyaluronic acid serum with a moisturiser you will be enabling the hyaluronic acid to work at keeping the skin fully hydrated whilst the moisturiser creates a physical barrier over the outer surface giving the skin more chance of protecting itself from damage and exposure to the selection of free radicals and skin aggressors that come into contact with your skin on a daily basis.
Can I use vitamin C serum under eyes?
Absolutely, some skincare enthusiasts go to the extent of praising eye care formulations containing vitamin C. This is mainly due to the fact that dark under circles are combated with the help of this potent acid. Vitamin C has the ability to reverse the sign of pigmentation to the skin by stopping the skin from over-producing melanin in the skin leading to dark circles to become darker over time. Vitamin C prevents this and thanks to the number of antioxidants further damage and pigmentation will be reduced.
Do I need to moisturise after vitamin C serum?
Moisturising after a vitamin C serum will have the same benefits as I have previously mentioned. The main difference is the fact that vitamin C very rarely causes irritation to the skin, if it hasn’t built a tolerance to how potent the ingredient is. By using a moisturiser you are able to soothe the skin and calm any signs of redness, irritation or reactions. The ideal formula for a moisturiser will contain a healthy dose of hyaluronic acid so you get the best of both worlds.
So, there you have a little more insight to how both of these powerhouse ingredients benefit the skin. Don’t forget if you have any questions come and find us on Instagram!