Anti Aging Tip: Anti Aging Ingredients You Should  Never Mix

Anti Aging Tip: Anti Aging Ingredients You Should Never Mix



Anti Aging Tip: Anti Aging Ingredients you should NEVER mix, especially if you are using some acne control products along with it.

The pH of products can greatly affect the results on your skin or have negative affects on your skin such as more break outs, rashes, excessive oiliness, excessive dryness, redness, sensitivities, or seeing no visible changes on the skin because of mixing ingredients that neutralize the pH.

Cosmetic chemists who create skin care products, formulate the skin care products in the same skin care line to be pH compatible.  In an ideal world, everyone would use all the skin care products in the same skin care line.

However, most people will use one cleanser from one company and use a serum from another skin care line, and cream from another .

Everyone’s skin responds differently to various products.  However, here are some common anti aging ingredients that may have a negative effect on your skin.

Here is an additional anti aging tip of anti aging ingredients that you CAN mix or use together:

Retinol and Glycerin

Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and can dry out the skin.

Glycerin is a humectant and can help bring back moisture to the skin that Retinol takes out.

If you do not properly hydrate your skin, Retin A can prematurely age your skin.

If you are finding that you are getting more wrinkles around the eyes

Some products to try to help slow down the aging process of your skin around the eyes:

Vital C Eye Recovery Gel

The MAX Stem Cell Eye Cream

Eye Gel for puffiness and Brightening


Retinol and Hylauronic Acid-Similar to glycerin, Hyaluronic acid is also a humectant and can hold up to 1000x its weight in water and can hydrate the skin.

Vitamin C and Vitamin E-Having both anti oxidant work together helps prevent sun damage than if they were used alone.

Vitamin E-While Vitamin E alone is a pretty powerful antioxidant, it needs regeneration after it neutralizes the free radical damage before it can function correctly again.

Vitamin C-Basically, Vitamin C in your cells restores the Vitamin E’s antioxidant ability to fight free radicals so it can continue to fight tissue damage.

Vitamin C and Ferulic Acid-

Ferulic Acid-is a plant based antioxidant typically extracted from Rice Bran Oil.  It stabilizes Both Vitamin C and vitamin E and doubles its photo protection of the skin.

This is why Rice powder is more beneficial than corn starch which promote yeast growth on the skin.


Anti Aging Tips:  Anti Aging Ingredients you should NEVER mix!

Vitamin C and AHA’s-(AHA’s such as glycolic acid and lactic acid) the acidity of the these two ingredients can cause an irregular pH balance of the skin making the the products ineffective.

Vitamin C and Retinol-Retinol increases the skin cell turnover rate that can cause drying of the skin so this can irritate the skin.


***Retinol and AHA’s and Benzoyl Peroxide-You can use these on the same day just NOT layered on top of each other.  They can cause irritation when layered.

AHA’s and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)-the low pH produced by AHA’s can cause the Niacinamide to produce Nicotinic Acid which can irritate the skin.

So if you are using 2 serums and one has Niacinamide and the other has Vitamin C, use one in the AM and one in the PM.


Use a toner to balance out pH in between serums allowing one to absorb before spraying the toner in between the serums.

Here is a toner that actually will help balance out the pH increasing the efficacy of the anti oxidant ingredients in your products.  Botanical Bio Peptide Toner 

This toner will not only help hydrate your skin but will keep the pH at a level that will actually increase the efficacy of your other anti aging products.

If you are looking for more anti aging tips here are some below:

Anti Aging tips for Wrinkles Under the Eyes

Anti Aging tips: Advanced Anti Aging Ingredients

Best Anti Aging Tip that you WON’T Believe!

If you are wondering and are not sure about what specific skin care products you should be using, then take the skin type quiz and find out!



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