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Ingredients that play well together - Part 3

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Ingredients that play well together - Part 3

Skincare is a science! We wrote about some skincare ingredients that you shouldn’t mix together, but there are many ingredients that can have extra benefits when combined. 

Sunscreen & Antioxidants

Sunscreen alone does not block infrared radiation or visible light [1]. When mixed with sunscreen, antioxidants are able to reduce the production of free radicals by over 75%.

When added to sunscreen, antioxidants are able to reduce the production of free radicals by up to 78% [2]. 

Resveratrol & Glycolic Acid 

Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in grapes that is known to reduce pigmentation and has anti-aging properties. It inhibits tyrosinase, the key enzyme in the production of melanin.

A hybrid of glycolic acid and resveratrol, resveratryl triglycolate, has been shown to reduce sun induced pigmentation when applied twice daily for 6-8 weeks. When investigated separately, this combination of resveratrol and glycolic acid inhibited tyrosinase more effectively than glycolic acid alone [3]. 

 

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14632206

2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022202X15358292

3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29663438

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