Can I use glycolic acid with niacinamide and hyaluronic?

Author: Dr. Sister Howe  |  Last update: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Can you use niacinamide with glycolic acid? Yes and no, just like all skincare ingredients, glycolic acid and niacinamide contain formulations that have different pH levels. This can be a problem when using them together in your daily routine as the imbalance can cause the skin to become flushed, red and irritated.

Can I use the ordinary glycolic acid toner with niacinamide and hyaluronic?

For maximum effectiveness, you should not use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and niacinamide at the same time.

Can you use glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid at the same time?

Yes, you absolutely can use hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid together in the same skincare routine! In fact, this combination may boost collagen production and reduce the irritation potential of glycolic acid.

Can niacinamide be used with glycolic acid?

You can actually layer your glycolic acid and niacinamide together, at the same time of day—just 30 minutes apart. When layering products, start with the one that has the lowest pH first.

Can I mix hyaluronic acid with niacinamide?

Yes, you can use Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide every day, adding them up to your day and night routine.

How To Use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Moisturiser and Sunscreen

Do I use niacinamide before or after hyaluronic acid?

If you decide to layer, it's recommended to start with hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin cells, and then top it up with niacinamide to protect the skin's surface and prevent moisture loss.

What should you not mix with glycolic acid?

AHAs and BHAs, such as glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids should never be used with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an acid, too, and is unstable, so the pH balance will be thrown off by layering these ingredients together and might as well be useless.

Should I use glycolic acid before hyaluronic acid?

Working in that order is essential. Exfoliate with glycolic acid first, rinse off your face with water, then apply hyaluronic acid to your still-damp complexion. As Dr Michel explains, “It's super important to moisturize after applying glycolic acid to help retain moisture and not over-strip your skin.”

What should you not use hyaluronic acid with?

Second, avoid anything with harsh ingredients like alcohol and fragrance, or anything with a high acid concentration. “The majority of over-the-counter (OTC) cosmetic creams, lotions, and serums are water based and contain less than 2 percent hyaluronic acid,” Frey explains.

What can you combine glycolic acid with?

By merging glycolic acid and vitamin C, this serum improves the look of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Created with a Vita-C complex, it also provides antioxidant protection and helps the skin absorb the ingredients more effectively.

Is niacinamide or glycolic acid better?

Niacinamide and glycolic acid are both common ingredients in exfoliating products. Glycolic acid helps to break down the top layer of dead skin cells to encourage a smoother complexion. Niacinamide increases the skin's elasticity to help improve the appearance of fine wrinkles and lines.

What should you not mix with niacinamide?

Don't Mix: Niacinamide and vitamin C. Although they're both antioxidants, vitamin C is one ingredient that's not compatible with niacinamide. "Both are very common antioxidants used in a variety of skincare products, but they should not be used one right after the other," says Dr. Marchbein.

What do you use after glycolic acid toner?

If you want, you can also use a toner, such as Bye Bye Pores Leave-On Solution Pore-Refining Toner, which has a mattifying effect. In the evenings, we recommend using your glycolic acid product followed by a moisturizer.

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