Power couples come in all shapes and sizes, think peanut butter and jam, red lipstick and winged liner, David and Victoria Beckham…. the list can get long. I’m assuming however that you never guessed that power coupling can be a big part of your skincare regimen. Let’s together find out who are the best matched skincare couples out there and how to make the best use of them.
1 || Vitamin C & Collagen For A Youthful Appearance
Perhaps this is the David and Victoria Beckham power couple of skincare, but anything with vitamin C is just completely and effortlessly powerful. On their own these two ingredients do wonders for you skin; but did you know that your body cannot produce collagen without the presence of vitamin C? Yeah we know vitamin C will give you an unparalleled glow but did you know it also has more complex functions? Vitamin C repairs damaged collagen DNA, and it fixes the pathways where collagen is made. If you want youthful plump, glowy skin this is the pair that you should never go without.
2 || Vitamin C & Ferulic Acid For Healthy Skin
Again vitamin C is the star ingredient of yet another power couple. Gentle acids and antioxidants work so well together to combat the effects of free radicals and to promote the healthiest skin possible. Not only will you notice the glow, you will also be working at the deep cellular level to continue having a fabulous complexion. These two work so well together, they complement each other, strengthen one another and better yet they regenerate each other so they last longer. It is even found that ferulic acid as well as vitamin E can increase vitamin C’s efficiency up to eight times. There is a reason the below product has become a cult favourite.
3 || Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamides For Hydration
We all know by now that hyaluronic acid is the star ingredient that our skin needs for hydration. But in order for us to optimise the work of hyaluronic acid we should pair it with another unexpected ingredient; niacinamides (aka vitamin B3). Vitamin B3 promotes water retention, which in turn keeps the skin moisturised and helps maintain a healthy skin barrier. So imagine what combining the two together would do for your skin.
4 || Ceramides & Fatty Acids For Baby Smooth Skin
Ceramides are becoming an essential part of your skincare routine. Ceramides are usually either animal or plant based, and they are an important ingredient to help with hydrating the skin, and in improving elasticity and smoothness. And if we think that animal ceramides come from fatty fish then it would make great sense to pair them with other fatty acids such as omega 3s. If you’re the plant-based type, then you can also pair your ceramides with plant-extracted omega-3 fatty acids such as flaxseed oil. This power coupling will work on strengthening the skin barrier and along the way provide you with baby-smooth skin.
5 || Sulphoraphane & Selenium For Glowing Skin
Sulphoraphanes are quite new on the beauty front but we predict they might have a bit of staying power due to their antioxidant properties. Pair sulphoraphane with the trace mineral selenium and you got yourself an antioxidant powerhouse. Selenium also helps our bodies produce glutathione which is another molecule that works on neutralising free radicals and therefore acting as an antioxidant. Sulphoraphane is found in cruciferous veggies such as cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli, while selenium is found in Brazil nuts, but you might consider taking a supplement to ensure you’re getting the right amounts of both.