Sure, you can mix Retinol and Ascorbic Acid skincare. I have applied both simultaneously with no ill-fated consequences – sensitivities, irritation, or blemishes. Just because I can, does not mean that you should. Before blending the two proven and costly skincare, let’s weigh the pros/cons.
The obsession with collagen is hard to miss. It’s everywhere - in our coffee, smoothies, candy, and skincare. Thrilled by the zeal to nurture collagen, I am equally troubled by the volume of misinformation. Let’s look beyond the hype, at what works, what doesn’t, and why.
Vitamin Ais an oil-soluble vitamin critical to healthy immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication. The human body is incapable of synthesizing Vitamin A, relying instead on dietary and/or supplemental replenishment. Applied topically, it speeds cellular turnover, inhibits collagen breakdown, and normalizes keratinization. Multi-faceted skin benefits make it ideal over-the-counter solution for both aging and acne-prone skin.
Mounting scientific research is making it hard to deny the detrimental effects of pollution on the skin, as harmful as tobacco or solar radiation. Pollution can disrupt collagen production, impair skin barrier function, and amplify free radical damage. Thankfully, mitigating the risks to your skin is possible without having to live in a bubble.