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5 Skin Care Ingredients You Can Mix Together — and 3 You Can’t

The Fashion Spot posted "5 Skin Care Ingredients You Can Mix Together — and 3 You Can’t " featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel,Visha Skincare, and Visha Skincare Advanced Correcting Serum with Illuminotex.

Building the perfect skin care routine is as much an art as it is a science. Speaking of science, have you ever worried that you’re creating the perfect storm of active ingredients that will conspire together to burn your face off?

Maybe that’s a little extreme, but you still have to wonder: Can your favorite glow tonic and your favorite retinol serum play nicely together? Can you mix a potent vitamin C serum with a glycolic acid-packed cleanser? All of the possible combinations and nuances can get a bit confusing so we talked with two board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Mona Gohara and Dr. Purvisha Patel, to learn how best to mix our favorite skin care ingredients. Keep reading for their dos and don’t’s.

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid and Retinol

Can they be mixed? Yes

You've probably noticed that antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid are often used together — and that's because the addition of ferulic acid actually helps stabilize the vitamins C and E while also boosting their efficacy. Throw just the right amount of retinol in there and you're really cooking with gas — though it's worth pointing out that Patel recommends searching for a product that combines them (like Visha Skincare Advanced Correcting Serum with Illuminotex) rather than trying to layer them together yourself.

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