By Julia Roble
There are a lot of things in this world that go great together, much like bread and butter if you will. With that said, the skincare and wellness world is definitely no exception to that because there are just pairings that make perfect utter sense. Products that work better and perfectly well with each other, as if they were meant to be best friends. That in mind, in honor of International Friendship Day, we’ve rallied up a short list of products that make the perfect pair. Name a better duo, we’ll wait.
1. SPF + Antioxidants
Sunscreen is an absolute necessity in anyone’s skincare regimen and is surely a product you should never go without, especially when your major concern is sun protection. All things considered, if you really want to amp up your sun protection game, it’s best to add more antioxidants into your routine to pair with your SPF.
A duo we’d recommend are EviDenS Anti-Pollution Total Shield SPF50 and 111 Skin Vitamin C Brightening Booster that are bound to protect your skin from harmful rays as well as rewind the signs of aging. Just apply the serum first before adding a generous layer of sunscreen and you’re good to go and bask under the sun.
2. Retinol + Hyaluronic Acid
Retinol, as you know, can be very harsh on sensitive skin. In fact, it may even make your skin more susceptible to irritation. Despite that, it’s a product that’s certainly worth it because it helps speed up cell turnover, produce more collagen and more. A great product to pair with this is Hyaluronic acid since it helps moisturize your skin and nourishes it, giving you plumper and hydrated looking skin.
You can’t go wrong with 111 Skin’s Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil used together with 111 Skin Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster. These two are practically a match made in heaven, and are sure to give you younger, plumper and more radiant looking skin.
3. Shampoo + Conditioner
There’s really nothing like a good shampoo and conditioner that work seamlessly together to achieve brilliant results. An exceptional match is Philip B’s Forever Shampoo and Conditioner that are enriched with time-released botanical hydrators that can pass through each strand of hair to moisturise from the inside. They both work hand-in-hand in making sure your hair appears thicker, bouncier and glossier, with a lasting effect.
4. Clean Fiber + Light Fiber
Looking to detox and lose weight? We can’t think of a better duo than Trizie’s Light Fiber that helps gently cleanse your gut and boost weight maintenance efforts along with Trizie’s Clean Fiber which gives you an instant total gut cleanse to speed up weight loss efforts.
5. Salicylic Acid + Niacinamide
For all the oily-skinned, acne prone individuals out there, this one’s for you! A stellar match is definitely that of Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide that marries both anti-aging and anti-acne, helping improve skin texture and pore size. Our picks for this is Dr. Barbara Sturm's Cleanser (Salicylic Acid) and 111 Skin's Y Theorem Repair Serum (Niacinamide) as it works wonderfully in reducing sebum production and increasing collagen levels, while helping prevent any future breakouts.
6. Ampoules + Face Mask
In need of a DIY pamper day at home? Don't fret, it can be super easy and have the same kind of feel as the spa with the right kind of products. Dr. Spiller's Limited Edition Set - The Beauty Ampoule and FEMMUE's Dream Glow Mask Revitalize Radiance are sure transport you to a luxurious spa in the comforts of your home and will give you glowing, radiant skin almost instantly.
7. Detangling Mist + Round Brush
Philip B's Round Brush and Detangling Mist are a duo you don't want to skip out on. It's almost as if they were made for each other! These two items work hand in hand in gently detangling your hair, making sure it doesn't roughly tug on your strands so as to prevent hair fall and promises softer, bouncier looking hair as the result.