Anyone with congested, breakout-prone, oily skin ought to get acquainted with salicylic acid. These ingredients come together to smooth, clarify and decongest the appearance of skin. Salicylic acid travels into the pores to soften and dissolve congestion-causing keratin. While Vitamin A, in general, is able to help normalise cell turnover and reduce the amount of sebum that skin produces, which helps to minimise blocked pores and blemishes. The perfect pairings?
Cleanse with iS Cleansing Complex. Tone with Press & Clear & treat with Crystal Retinal.
Using vitamin C and sunscreen together will offer skin ultimate protection. They can work in synergy to protect the skin from environmental damage, whether that be from pollution or from UV rays. An antioxidant, vitamin C is able to diffuse the effects of the UV rays that do manage to make it through your sunscreen’s filters, particularly in areas where your application (or reapplication) may have been lacking. Vitamin C can supercharge your sunscreen by ensuring effective protection and repair for your skin. We believe every morning skin routine (for all skin types) requires an antioxidant serum (Vitamin C) paired with SPF.
Dehydrated skin types should seek solace in this pair. Hyaluronic acid and niacinamide can work together as a duo to recharge skin hydration. With a unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, hyaluronic acid can draw moisture from the surrounding atmosphere and lower skin layers to the top levels of the epidermis. Niacinamide, on the other hand, helps to encourage the production of ceramides to help nourish the skin and scaffold the all important skin barrier. Together, they infuse the skin with hydration, while supporting the skin structure to ensure any moisturising effects are long-lasting.
If you enjoy the myriad benefits that vitamin A can provide, try teaming the ingredient with ceramides. Ceramides can be a great addition to a vitamin A routine, as they will help to offset any dryness that may occur as your skin adjusts to your chosen retinoid. Ceramides are skin-identical emollients, meaning they have the ability to slip into and nourish the natural skin barrier with ease.
PHAs are a new generation of exfoliating acid; super hydrating and gentle on the skin, (including sensitive skin types). They are made up of bigger molecules that can’t penetrate into the skin as far as AHAs and BHAs, and instead, put their powers to exfoliating the surface of the skin. This ensures the skin barrier isn’t disrupted and can be used not only daily but with other active ingredients too.
Press & Glow is perfect for use with vitamin A, in fact it was developed to specifically work in conjunction with Retinal. It helps the absorption of active ingredients, therefore your Vitamin A is truly optimised for use with Press & Glow, boosting results without sensitising the skin.
The benefits from using niacinamide and vitamin C together are numerous: On its own, niacinamide is a skin-restoring ingredient that can visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines, and dull skin. And Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps defend skin from the visible impact of environmental stressors plus, it's a dullness-diminishing agent that can improve the visible signs of aging.
Together? These ingredients form a powerhouse combo that addresses uneven skin tone, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and dullness. You will see a complexion that progressively becomes more radiant, smoother, more even, and noticeably younger-looking.