Combining the right skincare ingredients in our opinion, is a recipe for skincare success. That’s why you’ll find most of the combinations we share below in some of your favourite Ultraceuticals skincare products (thanks to our brilliant in-house formulators).
With so much information - and misinformation out there, we know it can be overwhelming to determine which ingredients or products to layer and couple together.
So, we enlisted the help of our Global Education Ambassador (our skincare fairy godmother) Tracey Beeby to navigate our laboratory of active ingredients and pick from the powerful ones that work better when paired together.
Ceramides + Hyaluronic Acid
The duo to hydrate, nourish and comfort the skin. Ceramides are the fatty acids in your skin that play an essential role in keeping it bouncy and supple. Hyaluronic Acid (a drink of water for your skin) attracts moisture from the deeper layers of the skin to infuse the top layers with moisture. Together, they work to support the skin’s barrier, helping lock in vital hydration and prevent water loss that may cause skin dryness, dehydration or sensitivity.
Find them in our Ultra Calming range.
Retinol + Hyaluronic Acid
If your major concerns are premature skin ageing, Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid are the combo for you. Retinol is active Vitamin A and works to improve the visible signs of skin ageing and help the skin appear renewed and rejuvenated. After application, follow with Hyaluronic Acid to lock and deliver moisture straight to your skin cells while helping support a healthy barrier. Together, this pairing is a match made in night-time skincare heaven.
Salicylic Acid + Niacinamide
The pairing to smooth and refine the skin. Salicylic Acid is a type of Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), that helps to decongest the skin by exfoliating dead skin cells and sloughing uneven texture. Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3, a potent, hydrating ingredient known to calm the skin and revive a dull complexion. Combined, the skin will appear smoother and radiant.
Find them in our Ultra Smoothing Pore Refiner.
Vitamin C + Sunscreen
We all know SPF is the most important step in any skincare routine and should be paired with - well, everything. When used daily as directed, a broad-spectrum sunscreen helps prevent premature skin ageing including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is a powerful ingredient that provides antioxidant protection helping to promote skin elasticity and firmness. When paired together, they support a healthy, youthful-looking complexion.
The products to pair: Ultra C Firming Serum and Ultra UV Daily Protective Moisturiser SPF 50 Hydrating.