How to use retinol & different skin ingredients combination?

When it comes to reversing damage, retinol is quite powerful, but how you apply it might have an impact on the results you get. It's best to consult your dermatologist before beginning a retinol regimen because this product might cause skin to dry out and turn red.

Step 1: Cleanse your face and put on eye cream. The delicate skin around your eyes will benefit from the use of an eye cream.

Step 2: Allow a few minutes for your skin to dry completely. This is crucial because if your skin is even slightly moist, the retinol will be able to penetrate deeper into your skin and create discomfort. Moisturizers and serums should be applied on slightly damp skin, but never retinol.

Step 3: Apply a tiny amount of your retinol serum with your fingertips in upward and outward motions, starting at your chin.

In case of layering. Always start with the lightest consistency while layering your products, so start with the lightest one and work your way up. Before moving on to the next product, gently massage them into the skin and allow them to absorb.

Step 4: Apply your moisturiser to finish.

Step 5: Retinol makes skin more sensitive to the sun, so use a broad-spectrum sunscreen the next morning.

How often to include retinol in skincare routine?

It depends on the type of retinol you're using, the sensitivity of your skin, and the retinol percentage you're using. You should start by utilising retinol once or twice a week and work your way up to using it more frequently.

The reason behind this is It's a good idea to allow your skin some time to acclimatise to the change in your regimen because retinol can be drying at first, especially if you have sensitive skin.

For the first two weeks, it is suggested that you only do it every other day. If you don't see any negative effects after the first two weeks, it is suggested going to "two nights on, one night off."

After a month or so, if there are no unpleasant side effects, you can probably use it every day if you want. Retinol should only be used at night, according to experts.

Deconstruct's range of products containing retinol with their uses

Retinol & Peptide Serum

The uncommon combination of Retinol and Peptides (Proteasyl) in one product efficiently reduces the indications of ageing. To counteract fine lines and wrinkles, the serum nourishes and hydrates the skin. This also firms and hydrates the skin. This anti-aging duo works well together and provides the benefits of two anti-aging products in one container.

How to use Retinol with different actives?

1. With AHA- You can use retinol with AHAs such as glycolic acid and lactic acid. Both work by exfoliating skin cells and shedding old cells of the skin. Retinol also helps bring new skin cells to the surface. Results would be an accelerated skin turnover giving in smoother skin. ⁣⁣

2. With BHA- Retinol can be used with BHAs such as salicylic acid. Both retinol and salicylic acid are oil-soluble. This means they can penetrate into your pores, clean out all sorts of dirt and debris and unclog your pores. Together, they can keep pores unclogged, which results in fewer acne breakouts. ⁣⁣
3. With Niacinamide- You can use retinol with niacinamide. Niacinamide has been proven to reduce redness, hyperpigmentation, and reduce pore size. Pore size is reduced by decreased production of glyceride, fatty acids, and sebum. Retinol also helps decrease pore size by controlling sebum production. Together, they help reduce pore size and smoothen your skin. ⁣⁣

4. With Peptides- Retinoids & peptides make a great team to work on anti-aging & keeping the skin moisturized & firm⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣. retinoids help peptides penetrate into the skin in a better way⁣⁣⁣. Peptides counter retinoid irritation by moisturizing the skin⁣⁣⁣. The booth together help to boost collagen production to keep skin firm & resilient⁣⁣⁣.


Can you use aha and retinol together?

Combining retinol and an AHA exfoliant can be an effective treatment for acne-related hyperpigmentation. However, doctors advise against mixing the two chemicals at the same time because it might cause irritation and dryness.

Can I use bha and peptides together?

Salicylic acid, a common beta hydroxy acid, should not be coupled with peptides. The capacity of these acids to break the bonds that make up the amino acid chains found in peptides is the reason behind this.

What goes first with retinol or niacinamide?

Start with the niacinamide and then move on to the retinol if you're using these compounds in separate products. Applying niacinamide before retinol can help protect your skin from retinol's effects.

Can I use retinol and hyaluronic acid together?

Yes, retinol can be combined with moisturizing agents like hyaluronic acid.

Can I use retinol, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid together?

Yes, These water-based treatments work well together and are suitable for all skin types, particularly dry, acne-prone skin.

Can you layer retinol and niacinamide?

Yes, you can. If you're using these chemicals separately, apply the niacinamide first, then the retinol.

Can I use retinol and alpha arbutin together?

Without a doubt! Given that both substances are quite strong, this may come as a surprise to you.

How to layer alpha arbutin and retinol?

You can also use alpha arbutin twice a day if you leave enough time between your morning and nighttime applications before adding retinol. Finally, because of its sensitivity to sunlight, retinol should only be used in the evening. Any exposure to UV radiation will render it worthless.
As always, ONLY combine the above ingredients as LONG as you don't experience any irritation or redness! ⁣⁣