In the skincare industry, there are a lot of ingredients that are better used on their own, while others are best used in combination with one another. Vegan vitamin C and retinol, interestingly, easily fall into both categories. When used as a sole treatment, retinol can be incredibly effective at leveling skin pigment, softening skin texture, tightening skin, treating acne, and encouraging the natural production of collagen. While vegan vitamin C can help to reduce any redness and inflammation in the skin, treat hyperpigmentation, protect our skin from sun damage and pollutants and brighten the color and completion.
As you can see, when used separately, they provide a wide spectrum solution to numerous common skin issues and complaints. When each are used as a complement to one another, they become an unbeatable solution that is suitable for any type of skin.
In the following post, we are going to discuss how they both work separately and together. Fortunately, if you are looking for these products, at Plant Mother, they have vegan retinol and vegan vitamin c products available.
How Retinol Works
A type of vitamin A, vegan retinol helps the body with cellular turnover, which essentially means the shedding of old skin cells and regeneration of new skin cells. As you are undoubtedly aware, our skin goes through a lot over a day, week, month, or year. Grime, debris, dirt, and other pollutants play havoc with it. To get rid of that unattractive and unhealthy discolored, flaky, and dry skin, your body needs to be efficient at removing those dead skin cells.
That’s where regular use of retinol comes in handy.
How Vitamin C Works
Vitamin C first and foremost is an antioxidant. That means its main role is to neutralize any free radicals in your body. They are unstable molecules that can damage not just skin cells, but other cells too. Free radicals are connected to eye diseases, diabetes, and cancer. This is why it is important to use vegan Vitamin C serum and other antioxidants, to stop these free radicals as soon as possible before they cause a lot of damage.
How They Work Together
A lot of people believe that, due to a misunderstanding of the contrasting pH levels of these ingredients, don’t believe that retinol and vitamin c work well when used as a skin care routine together. Skin needs a lower pH level to absorb vitamin c and a higher pH level for retinol. As the pH of retinol creases and the pH of vitamin C increases, many deem them to be ineffective.
However, this outdated belief couldn’t be further from the truth and although it is not recommended using them at the exact same time, they can work well as part of an overall skin care routine, with vitamin C being used first thing in the morning after you get up and retinol being used at night before bed.
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