Many skincare ingredients can have amazing results on their own, but when partnered with the right ingredients, they can become even more efficacious at addressing the appearance of skin. However, some people might be nervous about combining potent ingredients for fear they might not be compatible with their skin. One such question our Kiehl’s Customer Service Representatives get on this topic is can you use Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid together?
We can tell you that not only can you use Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid together, they actually can help create a more effective skincare routine. On their own, each of these ingredients has skincare benefits. When combined, they can create a more potent formulation to help you get the best results for the look of your skin. But, before we get into how they work together, we first need to talk about what each of these skincare classics do on their own.
Also known as Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is key to the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Vitamin C has been known to have an anti-aging effect on skin by helping to improve visible deep lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and dullness. Because of its antioxidant properties, Vitamin C may help improve the negative visual effects of UV radiation on skin’s surface, and also helps block some of the damage caused by free radicals which, over time, are largely responsible for the aging process.
Hyaluronic Acid helps replenish skin to boost hydration and improve skin’s elasticity. Since it is already naturally occurring in skin, it is highly compatible with it. As a humectant, Hyaluronic Acid draws moisture into the skin and helps maintain moisture levels to visibly smooth and plump skin for ultimate hydration. In addition to boosting hydration, Hyaluronic Acid also benefits skin by helping to immediately smooth rough surfaces, provide a protective layer to help skin retain moisture, and improve skin’s elasticity.
When used together in anti-aging formulations, these two ingredients can provide both immediate and lasting benefits for the skin’s appearance. Which is why the formulas in our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing collection feature this skin-smoothing pair.
Our bestselling Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is formulated with two different types of Vitamin C — L-Ascorbic Acid and Ascorbyl Glucoside to provide a multi-benefit Vitamin C serum that instantly smooths skin’s texture, reduces visible fine lines and wrinkles, while improving the appearance of skin radiance and texture. It also contains Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid — a shorter-length Hyaluronic Acid that is better able to penetrate surface layers of the skin. This allows for more moisture to be drawn into the epidermis, plumping the appearance of fine lines and smoothing out the look and feel of rough texture.
The Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum takes those same smoothing and line-minimizing benefits of Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid (plus a Tri-Peptide complex) and applies them to the eye area. This gentle eye cream has been clinically proven to help decrease the appearance of lines, crow’s feet, and visibly correct under-eye dark circles. With continued use an hour of application, a brightening effect is noticeable.
Like many things in life, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are two things that go better together. Try our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing collection and experience the anti-aging, skin-smoothing results for yourself.