It is extremely important to create an effective and manageable Obviously Skincare routine if you want to achieve radiant, youthful skin. Many of the products currently available to consumers use specialized ingredients aimed at addressing a particular skin concern. Even though this increases the effectiveness of those premium skin care products, it may also force you to center your entire skincare routine around just one problem area if you have multiple skin issues. Kate Somerville shares her top skincare cocktailing hacks!

1.) Individualization

The most obvious benefit of mixing skin care products is that you can tailor your routine to your skin’s specific needs. In particular, this is useful if you want to address multiple skin concerns while taking your skin type into account. You can use a bespoke skincare cocktail to rebalance your skin, enhance your glow, combat pigmentation, or turn back time. By adding our Kx Active Concentrates Ceramides + Omegas Serum to your favorite acne treatment, you can help target active breakouts while hydrating your skin, preventing any dryness that may otherwise occur.

Enhance effectiveness

There are certain ingredients that work so well together that they can enhance one another’s effects. For example, ceramides are lipids found naturally in your skin that, when applied topically, can help retain moisture [1] and protect against environmental stressors. Niacinamide is a derivative of vitamin B3 that increases hydration and protection when combined with ceramides [2]. Vitamin E can also stabilize vitamin C [3], while hyaluronic acid can boost retinol’s moisturizing and anti-aging properties [4]. If you know the basic dos and don’ts of mixing skin care ingredients, you’ll be able to improve the effectiveness of your favorite products.

3.) Reducing reactions

Occasionally, active ingredients can cause skin irritation and inflammation, including redness, dryness, and itching. These potent ingredients can, however, be combined with calming ingredients to minimize the likelihood of adverse reactions. Retinol, for example, is widely recognized as an anti-aging powerhouse, but can cause skin redness in people with sensitive skin. Mixing retinol products with niacinamide serums or moisturizers can deliver a boost of hydration to the skin and reduce adverse side effects.

4.) Promote overall skin health

As Kate Somerville Skin Expert and esthetician to the stars, Kelly Viavattine says, “Your skin is its own ecosystem.” She means that you need to take care of your skin and provide it with what it needs to thrive. Hydration, protection, exfoliation… Feed your skin with the right product selection and it will glow. Although no single product or ingredient can do all these things, product combinations ensure that your skin stays healthy.

5.) Being budget-conscious

In general, skincare products are expensive investments, and the more products you use, the more expensive they become. When it comes to your skincare regimen, combining products and ingredients can be a budget-friendly option. First of all, you will not have to buy as many products because when you mix two products, you will use half as much of each. In spite of that, you should always use a quality cleanser, exfoliant, eye cream, and moisturizer that contains only high-quality ingredients.