Guide for Actives Combination for Different Skin Concern

by Claudia Christin on Mar 09, 2023

actives combination

If you’re new into skincare, maybe the skincare ingredient trend mix and match can feels a little too overwhelming for you. Navigating skincare labels and reading through information online, took you back to your chemistry class back in the days. Some combinations are said to be great when combined together, while some aren’t meant to be. Choosing the right skincare product with a synergistic combination of ingredients can get you a step ahead of your skincare goals!

Let us help you break down different type of ingredients combination that are great depending on your skin concern!



If you have sun damaged and uneven skin tone or post acne marks, these combinations are for you!

1. Niacinamide + n-acetyl glucosamine = brightening duo

2. Niacinamide + vitamin c = antioxidant boost

3. Vitamin c + retinol = smooth and bright

4. Niacinamide + retinol = smooth and calm

Wait for at least 28 days for the whole product to work and show significant result on your skin. Be consistent and layer them with sunscreen during the day at the end of your routine everyday!



Don’t worry, acne is pretty common and you can definitely take care / maintain your skin condition with the right combination of skincare ingredients.

1. Niacinamide + retinol = Smooth and calm

2. Niacinamide + Salicylic Acid = Smooth and bright

3. Retinol + Salicylic Acid = Smooth and Supple

4. Azelaic Acid + Salicylic Acid = Smooth and even 

Wait for at least 28 days / 4 weeks for the product to show significant reduction in clogged pores / skin texture.

dull skin

Dull Skin

If you have been dreaming of glowing glass-like skin, you want to get either one of this combination of ingredients.

1. Niacinamide + vitamin c = Great match

2. Tranexamic acid + kojic acid = Brightening duo

3. Azelaic acid + Tranexamic acid = Sensitive skin friendly

4. Niacinamide + alpha arbutin = Glass skin

Be consistent and don’t expect instant overnight result!

aging skin

Aging Skin

Stay young for as long as we can. I have always reminded everyone that prevention is better than cure. Let’s slow down those signs of premature aging like fine lines, dark circle and many other.

1. Retinol + peptide = forever young

2. Retinol + hyaluronic acid = hydrated and plump

3. Retinol + vitamin c = bright and smooth

4. Retinol + AHA = soft and bouncy

Start slow and low with your retinol if you have sensitive skin / if you’re new into skincare.

Be consistent and don’t expect instant overnight result!

damaged or wek skin barrier

Damaged/Weak Skin Barrier

Did you just over exfoliate your skin and ruin your skin barrier? These combination will make save your skin from all the trouble

1. Niacinamide + vitamin c = great match

2. Niacinamide + ceramide = stronger barrier

3. Glycerin + Panthenol = moisture holder

4. Cholesterol + Fatty acids = good fat

Depending on the amount of damage on your skin barrier, it may take 3 – 7 days for you to be able to see significant result.

uneven texture

Uneven Texture

Say goodbye to bumpy texture with this combination and witness how your makeup stay much better on a smoother, healthier canvas

1. AHA + Salicylic Acid = smooth and plump

2. Retinol + AHA = smooth and bouncy

3. Retinol + niacinamide = smooth and brighter

Don’t overdo the exfoliation and keep on listening to your skin to find your own sweet spot in using these combinations.

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