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ELMT 101: 7 Effective Skincare Ingredient Pairs With Only 4 Products

by Gina Myung on Mar 14, 2022

 Class is back in session for ELMT 101, your go-to source for all things elmt. In a constantly bustling world, it comes to no surprise that trends like “skipcare” are trending. While being able to minimize your routine sounds great, the reality is, it can make it more difficult to see effective results for your personal skincare needs. Pairing multiple skincare products can be a valuable tool that helps you better target your skincare goals, and with the many products on the market, the possibilities are endless.  elmt has four unique solutions each featuring a carefully crafted formula to help achieve one of four goals: calm, exfoliate, activate and illuminate. While adding one solution to your routine is great, pairing two solutions means you’re maximizing their effectiveness for concentrated benefits.   To make it easier for you, we’ve outlined some of our favorite elmt pairs. Whether you’re looking for bright, glowing skin or a solution to aging skin, we’ve got a perfect pair for everyone. Who knew four products could do so much! 

Dry, Flaky Skin

💚 Your Perfect Pair: Advanced Calming Solution + Gentle Exfoliating Solution🧪️ Key Ingredients: Polysaccharides; AHAIf you have dry skin, it’s crucial to gently exfoliate two to three times a week as you likely have a build-up of dead skin cells due to a slowed desquamation (skin shedding) cycle. Gentle chemical exfoliants like AHAs make a great choice, while adding hydrating components like polysaccharides can help retain the skin’s moisture. 

Dull Skin

💚 Your Perfect Pair: Skin Illuminating Solution + Advanced Calming Solution🧪️ Key Ingredients: Polysaccharides; NiacinamideLoss of hydration can cause a decrease in the thickness of skin, which is why skin appears less healthy and radiant. Rejuvenate your skin with polysaccharides, which are responsible for the skin's natural ability to hydrate and retain water. Further strengthen the skin barrier with niacinamide, a potent antioxidant with multiple benefits, to bring back a dewy glow. 

Sensitive, Redness-Prone Skin

💚 Your Perfect Pair: Advanced Calming Solution + Skin Activating Solution 🧪️ Key Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Extract; Green Tea ComplexSensitive skin is usually a sign of a damaged skin barrier. Antioxidants, such as green tea, help to shield against potential irritants and free-radicals that come in contact with our skin throughout the day. Look for ingredients like centella asiatica to fight inflammation and irritation that often goes in hand with sensitive skin. 

Skin With Hyperpigmentation

💚 Your Perfect Pair: Gentle Exfoliating Solution + Skin Illuminating Solution 🧪️ Key Ingredients: AHA; Vitamin C; NiacinamideVitamin C is a superstar when it comes to evening out skin tone. Compliment vitamin C with niacinamide to help fight spots and pigmentation, and incorporate AHA to help stimulate skin cell turnover and allow new skin to rise to the surface. When used long term, this mix of ingredients helps decrease melanin and improve skin tone. 

Acne Prone Skin

💚 Your Perfect Pair: Skin Activating Solution + Gentle Exfoliating Solution🧪️ Key Ingredients: Vitamin C; Superberry Complex; Chinese SkullcapFor acne-prone skin, vitamin C is a superhero due to its ability to fight inflammation, redness and hyperpigmentation, and heal wounds. Add antioxidant-rich ingredients like elmt’s superberry complex - powered by blueberry and raspberry extracts, and Chinese skullcap extract for a brightening boost for skin fatigued from acne. 

Mature Skin

💚 Your Perfect Pair: Skin Illuminating Solution + Skin Activating Solution🧪️ Key Ingredients: Grape Extract; Pomegranate Extract; Green Tea Complex; Chinese SkullcapAntioxidants are one of the best active ingredients to implement in an anti-aging skincare routine. Both the Illuminating and Activating Solution help fight age spots and fine lines thanks to their antioxidant-rich formula, and when paired together, produce great results. They help prevent premature aging caused by free radicals, while keeping skin healthy and hydrated.

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