Hyaluronic acid and retinol are two very important and very common ingredients in skincare today. Both do different things, of course, but some of those benefits include improving the look of dark spots, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and making the skin smooth and even, bettering the skin’s surface.
So many people wonder if you can use hyaluronic acid and retinol together. Should I be using these if I have sensitive skin? The short answer to this question is yes, absolutely. Both do different things and can actually be very beneficial when paired together. At Cosmedica Skincare, our entire goal is to come up with better products that make your skincare routine all the more effective and give you fast results. That’s the power of great skincare, the ability to see real changes in your skin when you use these products on a regular basis. Hyaluronic acid and retinol are each a powerful ingredient that will provide real and beneficial changes in your skin to make it better, more youthful, and glowing, no matter what your skin type is. Let’s look at some important details about hyaluronic acid and retinol that will help you determine whether either of these ingredients are right for your skincare routine.
What Is Retinol?
According to Healthline, retinol or retinoic acid is usually found in a retinol cream or serum that is a form of over-the-counter vitamin A for the skin. It is applied topically to help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production, but can also help other skin issues, like old acne scars and dark marks. It works in the same way as a similar ingredient, glycolic acid, that can help with cell turnover. The skin tone and texture are improved when you use them over a long period of time.
There are some side effects, like skin irritation or peeling, to consider when using retinol as your main active ingredient, like sun sensitivity, although when you take the right path with your skincare products, it’s easy to alleviate those issues. For example, using a stronger sunscreen of at least an SPF 30 anytime you are outside is recommended for healthy skin cells and to neutralize free radicals, which retinol does. In people with dry skin, it may also be helpful when using retinol to incorporate a heavier moisturizer or hydrating serum with calming ingredients into your daily routine. For more on retinol and how it can change your skin, check out this YouTube video from Cosmedica Skincare.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid in a hyaluronic acid serum is a skincare ingredient that is going to bind beneficial moisture to the skin. It’s a substance that our own bodies make to help lubricate joints, muscles, tissues, and skin. That’s why it’s so well-tolerated by many people to help plump up and keep moisture in the skin. In fact, hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. So, you can imagine how well this hydrates and benefits skin when used with other skincare products.
The hyaluronic acid serum or sodium hyaluronate is a game changer in skincare. As the skin ages, it naturally loses collagen and elastin leading to a loss of elasticity or plumpness. By using a hyaluronic acid product, it’s going to plump up the skin improving the appearance of that loss of volume which can age the skin. Skin that is plumped up and renewed is going to naturally look more glowing and youthful. Amino acids and vitamin C in other skincare products you can use will work together with hyaluronic acid as a partner to improve skin’s condition. It’s really the ideal companion to everyone’s skincare routine. Check out Cosmedica’s Commonly Asked Questions About Hyaluronic Acid for more information on this ingredient.
Can You Use Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol Together?
You can absolutely incorporate hyaluronic acid and retinol together in a beneficial skincare routine. Luckily, Cosmedica Skincare offers both of these in quite a few different products that will make a huge difference in your skin. We’ll get to those products in a minute, but once you start using them get ready to see some real changes and mega improvements in how your skin looks and feels. It’s truly some of the strongest ingredients that modern skincare has to offer.
Benefits of Using Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol Together
One of the best benefits of using both of these skincare ingredients together is that hyaluronic acid will improve some of the side effects that retinol may have. That includes dry skin, peeling, and sun sensitivity.
Since hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the skin, it’s going to make whatever moisturizer you are using work better and become more effective. You’ll experience less dryness and redness or irritation when using a retinol serum combined with a hyaluronic acid serum. You also won’t have to worry about other skincare ingredients irritating your skin with hyaluronic acid use, which includes common preservatives or alcohols in skincare, like butylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, sodium hydroxide, capric triglyceride, disodium edta, or propylene glycol. These are necessary components of skincare products and are minimally used in Cosmedica Skincare because we pride ourselves on being a clean beauty brand. Our skincare is cruelty-free and vegan as well.
The goal of using hyaluronic acid and retinol together is going to produce benefits like plumped-up skin, less dryness, an improvement in dark marks or age spots, and fewer lines and wrinkles. Glowing and radiant skin that looks more flawless and perfect is definitely the outcome when you combine hyaluronic acid and retinol together.
Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid Order
This is an easy one to figure out. The ideal order is to use hyaluronic acid as the first serum on your skin after you cleanse and tone, both morning and night. Then only at night will you follow up with a retinol serum or other treatment serums you may be using before you apply your nighttime moisturizer.
Experience the Benefits of Cosmedica Skincare’s Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol Products
Here’s where we get to the best part, looking at our products at Cosmedica Skincare that contain hyaluronic acid, retinol, or both. There are quite a few that contain hyaluronic acid and two that contain retinol, which even has hyaluronic acid in it.
The marquee product of our line at Cosmedica Skincare is the Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It’s ideal for all skin types and can be used twice a day after you cleanse and tone. The bottles we offer come in different sizes from 1 oz to 8 oz that you can use them from head to toe. Reveal brighter skin, fewer marks and faded dark spots, and more hydrated skin each time you use it.
Another serum we offer that also contains hyaluronic acid is our Vitamin C Super Serum. Vitamin C brightens the skin, prevents free radical damage, and helps to fight uneven skin tone. When using this serum, you can apply it right after using your Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
Our Multi-Active Hydrating Night Cream contains hyaluronic acid. This will make the moisturizer work even better, binding more beneficial moisture into the skin while you sleep at night. This is a great moisturizer to use since at night, the skin renews itself. You’ll wake up to smoother skin that is silky soft and looks more flawless.
Don’t forget the eye area, and you won’t, with our Brightening Eye Treatment Gel. It is going to help to prevent dark circles, smooths lines around the eye area, and will reduce puffiness when you use it in the morning.
One of the most unique products we offer is our Illuminating Rose Gold Facial Serum. This is packed with skin-brightening ingredients that are meant to be used to instantly make the face more glowy and dewy. Use it in the morning as the last step when applying your skincare as an instant boost in radiance you’ll love.
This facial serum also contains hyaluronic acid, which has been proven to bind moisture to the skin. This will make the side effects less likely when paired with retinol. The 2.5 % Retinol Facial Serum is meant to be used at night after your Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, but before your moisturizer.
Finally, there is our 2.5 % Retinol Night Cream. As the perfect companion night cream to the retinol serum and hyaluronic acid serum, you’re anti-aging trio is here. Use it each night to completely regenerate the cellular turnover in your skin, improving collagen production for fewer lines and wrinkles, a smoother surface texture to the skin, and an overall better tone.
As a side note, don’t forget when using retinol products to make sure that you are applying sunscreen each day. Try to wear at least an SPF 30 when outside because your skin will be more sun sensitive when using retinol.
Are you ready to try out some hyaluronic acid and retinol products from Cosmedica Skincare? It’s truly two of the most powerful ingredients that skincare has to offer. If you have any questions about what these products can do for your skin and how to use them in your own skincare routine, give us a call or send us a message today. Our team of skincare experts is more than happy to make sure you are on the path to the perfect skin of your dreams. Using hyaluronic acid and retinol are two ways to get you there faster than most other skincare.