In honor of National Best Friends Day, we thought we'd look at some skincare ingredients that are hardworking BFFs when it comes to all those extra benefits we're after in our daily routines. Mix and match these perfect ingredient pairs for a worthwhile double down:
Hyaluronic Acid + AHAS = Rehydrate + Restore
Hyaluronic Acid is gentle enough to work on most skin types. A powerful humectant that helps pull water into skin for plumping hydration, Hyaluronic Acid works well with exfoliating acids like AHAs and BHAS like glycolic and lactic acids by helping make way for moisture so acids like beta-hydroxy Acid (BHA) can exfoliate and helps clarify skin while visibly tightening the pore lining. Our Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum rehydrates and replumps to bring dehydrated skin back to life and is a perfect pairing after swiping with our Daily Reveal™ Exfoliating Pads. A unique treatment delivers both chemical exfoliation with four types of acids, plus physical exfoliation designed to gently remove dead skin cells for the ultimate resurfacing to even skin tone for a glowing complexion.
Vitamin C + SPF = Brighten + Protect
A powerful antioxidant that visibly firms, restores clarity & brightens dull-looking skin, Vitamin C is a fantastic ingredient to start your day with a bit of sunshine.And speaking of sunshine, an SPF can help defend against sun damage and protect skin from early signs of aging caused by harsh sun rays and lifestyle and environmental aggressors. Our new Super-C SPF 30 Vitamin C Moisturizer combines both C and SPF to create an unstoppable duo to help brighten and moisturize skin while protecting it.
Vitamin C + Retinol = Firm + Smooth
An unlikely pairing made compatible by smart science, Vitamin C and Retinol are now super compatible. As mentioned above, Vitamin C is excellent for firming and brightening. At the same time, Retinol, a form of Vitamin A that is available without a prescription, smooths rough, uneven texture and targets all vital visible signs of aging, and is often referred to as skincare's gold standard ingredient. Our Super-C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum brings this dynamic duo together at last. This ultimate collaboration is a skincare science breakthrough featuring two forms of stabilized Vitamin C + Acerola Cherry Extract to restore clarity and brighten dull, tired skin as Retinol smooths rough texture and fine lines — all while helping to neutralize the effects of free radicals to skin
Retinol + SPF = Renew + Defend
Since Retinol helps with skin cell turnover, adding an SPF is a must as your skin may become more sensitive to UV damage. We love using Retinol both day and night. Still, suppose you're looking to maximize the benefits of Retinol while indulging in some luxe self-care. In that case, you'll love our STAR Light™ Retinol Night Oil, which combines three separate but synergistic retinol technologies to mimics skin's natural processes. And try something from our complete line-up of SPF products- a vast array of skin-friendly options for daily defense and so much more.
AHAs like Glycolic Acid + Tranexamic Acid= Refine + Resurface
AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) help to resurface skin and restore glow and renew texture while Tranexamic Acid reduces the look of discoloration and uneven skin tone. An essential pair if you’re looking for superior wrinkle fighting power plus brightening abilities, you can find these potent pals in our Daily Reveal™ Exfoliating Pads.
Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides = Hydrate + Plump
This power couple is the ultimate fix for chronically dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic Acid pulls water into skin and plumps it up while Ceramides are the glue that holds skin cells together to keep it there. You can find this duo in our NEW Wrinkle Recode™ Moisture Rich Barrier Cream, a deeply comforting, luxe moisturizer that visibly reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and redness.
NIA-114™ + everything = Strengthen + Transform
NIA-114™ is our patented, game-changing, optimized form of Niacin/VitaminB3 clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier and supercharge the performance of other ingredients for visibly transformed, healthy-looking skin.
Backed by 35 years of research and unlike other, more common Niacin derivatives, NIA-114™ is fat-soluble, enabling optimal delivery to skin and conveying additional benefits for visibly transformed, youthful-looking skin. It is the ultimate best friend ingredient that powers all our skincare and pairs beautifully with every ingredient in our formulas across the board. Think of NIA-114™ as your ultimate BFF.
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