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How to Combine Retinol, Vitamin C, and Hyaluronic Acid

There's already a good chance that you're using vitamin C, retinol, and/or hyaluronic acid to help keep your skin looking its best, unless your skincare regimen only includes the most basic cleanser and moisturizer (in which case, sounds like it's time for an change). Many skincare products contain these well-known compounds, which have compelling advantages for the skin. We spoke with board-certified dermatologists in Ottawa to learn how to combine them.


What Are the Skin Benefits of Vitamin C, Retinol, and Hyaluronic Acid?

Vitamin C:

The antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E, neutralize free radicals while vitamin C and MATRIXYL® Synthe'6® strengthen and brighten skin. Many vitamin C serums oxidize in their bottles, turning a brownish color while they are on the shelf or at home. When oxidized, the vitamin C is no longer beneficial to the skin. EverActive C&E™ + Peptide stays fresh because you only mix the 15% vitamin C into the serum when you’re ready to use it.

EverActive C&E + Peptide


Retinol Resurfacing Serum is a pure potent retinol serum that dramatically improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and skin texture, while evening skin tone. Cutting-edge microencapsulated retinol allows for gradual timed release overnight. By encapsulating the retinol and adding soothing and hydrating ingredients like niacinamide, honey and sodium hyaluronate, maximal results can be achieved in comfort.


Hyaluronic Acid:

Protect and soothe “open skin” and provides rapid hydration to compromised tissue.

How The Sin Benefits From Using All Three Together?

According to dermatologists, you may and ought to incorporate all three skincare components into your routine. You can achieve all of the advantages listed above by combining retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. But it's not always simple to incorporate new skincare products and ingredients into your routine. Thankfully, best practices were recommended by our providers. Suggested morning and nighttime skincare regimes are listed below.

Your Morning Skincare Routine


You must begin with a freshly washed face no matter whatever products you intend to combine. Look for a cleanser that is designed for your particular skin type to get the greatest results.

Apply Vitamin C Serum

After washing your face, dermatologists advise to applying a vitamin C serum because this improves the product's penetration and help you get the best effects. Try the EverActive C&E by AlumierMD®.

EverActive C&E + Peptide

Follow With A Hyaluronic Acid Serum

It's time to apply your hyaluronic acid serum after giving your vitamin C serum a few seconds to seep into the skin. The AlumierMD® Ultimate Boost seals in moisture to restore skin and aid in delaying the onset of ageing symptoms.


Don't Forget The Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a necessary component of your morning skincare regimen. Before you start your makeup procedure, follow up with a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or higher after your serums have completely absorbed into your skin. Wearing sunscreen is your best line of defence against developing early symptoms of ageing, regardless of how effective your skincare routine is. The AlumierMD® Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42 Sunscreen is advised.

Your Evening Skincare Routine


Some dermatologists even recommend double cleansing in the evening. Even if you aren't wearing makeup, you should cleanse your face before going to bed. Your skin is exposed to aggressors like dirt and pollution particles throughout the course of the day. To remove makeup we recommend AlumierMD® HydraBoost and/or AlumierMD® Gel Cleanser.

Use Retinol

Anyone can use retinol; it's not just for people with poor skin or older skin. To avoid irritating your skin, it's important to start out slowly and build up. Use AlumierMD® Retinol 0.25 just three nights a week at first if you're unfamiliar with the substance, and then gradually increase frequency as necessary. No of how frequently you use retinol, be sure to use clean, dry skin when doing so. Applying retinol at night and covering it up with broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day is preferable because retinol can make skin more sensitive to sunlight.



Retinol may cause dryness. It's still imperative to moisturise after, even though gradually increasing frequency and potency can lessen how dry your skin grows over time. Oily skin types can choose a formula that is more lightweight, whilst dry skin types may need a thicker nightly moisturiser. If you're seeking for a rich choice, we recommend the AlumierMD® HydraRich for really dry skin types.