It’s that time of the year again where we pull out the sweaters, scarves, and anything we can swaddle ourselves in. Our skincare routine becomes no different as the cold weather hits. Layering products is an effective way to prevent dry, flaky skin but where to begin! With a medley of skincare products sprawled across our bathroom sink, it can be quite confusing when it comes to direction.
Let’s start with the basics. When it comes to layering, thinnest to thickest is the philosophy to follow. We must cleanse, exfoliate, treat, and perfect to activate our products properly and create synergy. But what about ingredients? We broke it down to showcase the skincare soulmates that will enhance your daily routine.
Alpha + Beta Hydroxy Acids
By mixing oil soluble Beta Hydroxy Acids and Alpha Hydroxy Acid humectants, your skin will reach a perfect pH balance. The combination of acids will act as anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and cell-turnover accelerants leaving you with smooth, youthful skin. Try the Alpha Beta Daily Peel to smooth out unwanted texture, brighten, and tighten with the swipe of a pre-moistened pad. Use this 3-minute wonder as the second layering step on cleansed skin for powerful exfoliation.
Vitamin C + Collagen
If you’re desperate for a dose of vitamin C, the C + Collagen line will help you achieve that effortless glow. The C + Collagen Brightening + Firm Serum contains the most active form of vitamin C paired with plant-sourced collagen to recharge and rebuild your skin’s fibers. This dynamic ingredient duo will revive suppleness and brighten pigment to have you glowing from within. Apply the Vitamin C as step 3, after using Alpha Beta Daily Peels.
Ferulic Acid + Retinol + Niacinamide
Now, for the trifecta. When combined, ferulic acid, retinol, and niacinamide form a triple threat barrier against aging and free radicals. Niacinamide is a biologically active form of Vitamin B3 which coexists with Vitamin A (Retinol) to help boost cell metabolism. Ferulic Acid then enhances these vitamins to strengthen suppleness, smooth texture, and fight wrinkles. As an alternative to vitamin C. apply the Ferulic Acid + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum as step 3 after using Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads.
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