Skincare Cocktail: How Do I Know What Products I Can Mix?
Updated: Jun 27
Here’s how to combine your products to combat aging skin, acne and more
We live in a world where virtually everything is more. 2-for-1 promotions, extra superfoods to your favorite poke bowl, unlimited sprinkles on your ice cream...the list is endless. And when it comes to a skincare routine, count us in if combining our holy grail products means better skin!
Let’s get right into Skincare Cocktail 101, featuring some of The Moisturizers Co’s best-loved products.
Skincare Cocktail #1: Retinoids + Niacinamide
Retinoids are products that promise anti-aging and acne-healing effects in as short as weeks. These Vitamin A derivatives increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen, which provides your skin with a plump, bouncy look. But here’s the thing—buy any retinoid and you’ll likely spot a word of caution on the packaging that recommends usage in small doses. This is due to the potency of the ingredient, which causes blotchy skin or soreness for people with sensitive skin.
To balance out the effects of retinoids, pair them with a product like The Moisturizers Co. Ultra Pore Refiner Anti-Blemish Night Cream, which contains Niacinamide—a gentle ingredient that reduces inflammation and can help with the irritation caused by retinoids. In an interview with Get The Gloss about niacinamide, cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting shared that -
“this has the added bonus of increasing tolerance to topical retinoids, so it’s worth starting this before you start a retinoid if you have sensitive skin.”
Skincare Cocktail #2: Facial Oil + Night Cream
Facial oil is amazing for people with dry skin, but they shouldn’t be used in the day as research shows that they tend to increase UV penetration in the skin (thus a common ingredient in many tanning products). If you have dry skin, try adding a few drops of your favourite facial oil into a night cream from our range. As all our moisturizers are generally suitable for day and night use, we recommend picking one with benefits that you’re coveting. For instance, the bestselling Brightening Moisturizing Cream from The Moisturizers Co. contains Arbutin and Vitamins C and E that brightens dull skin and provides a natural glow—an added boost for supple skin when combined with facial oil!
Skincare Cocktail #3: Antioxidants + Sunscreen
These make a perfect pair. Sunscreen is a priority in anyone’s skincare routine, which makes it an easy must-have skincare cocktail ingredient. Pairing an antioxidant with your sunscreen gives you double the benefit—by layering an antioxidant underneath your sunscreen every morning, you’re essentially helping to neutralise the free radicals that sunscreen is unable to.
When used together, sunscreen and an antioxidant can provide advanced anti-aging protection against UV rays, infrared radiation and environmental pollutants. Use your sunscreen with a moisturiser like The Moisturizers Co. Cell Regenerate Gel Cream with Black Mulberry. It contains Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from environmental pollution and prevents first signs of aging skin by stimulating collagen. It’s all the sun protection you’ll ever need.
Still not sure where to get started? Try multi-moisturising with us.
Skincare cocktails may sound like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be. We went ahead and created ‘cocktails’ of our existing products with our multi-moisturizing bundles! We did the thinking for you and paired up our different product that outline specific benefits like healthy and youthful skin or clear and youthful skin combos. For the busy woman, all you need to do is pick up a duo that suits your fancy.
Get started by discovering your perfect moisturisers here now.
About us: We are Skintelligence, a team focused on a 'skin-first' approach to beauty through artificial intelligence. We match products to you based on your unique skin type and needs. Results are highly accurate and personalized with AI and machine learning. It's fun, convenient, and it works. Try it here.
As featured in Her World, CLEO, FEMALE, Shape, Nuyou, Singapore Women’s Weekly, Daily Vanity, Layers of Skins.