Skincare ingredients aren’t too dissimilar to people. Each ingredient has its own unique strengths, key features, and things it just doesn’t vibe with, including other ingredients. They know who they perform best around and who is going to be a total clash for them.


When it comes to layering and pairing your skincare, it’s integral to know who works with who to ensure they not only work their best but don’t disrupt your skin. In fact, when you find the ultimate skincare power couple, you know like Blake and Ryan level power couple, they can actually work even harder for your complexion!

From tackling ageing, blemishing to all round skin protection, we’re sharing our top 3 skincare power couples that you need to know about.


Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid

Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid are like the Emily and John of skincare power couples. They just work together.

Being the gold standard in rejuvenating skin care, Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, certainly packs a punch. When getting started with Retinol, it is important to start slow to prevent the onset of classic side effects such as flakiness, redness, and dryness. As this powerhouse ingredient’s role is to boost your cell turnover, you need to pair it with replenishing hydration to mitigate irritation. This is where Hyaluronic Acid comes in.

Even if you know minimal about skincare, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Hyaluronic Acid. A skincare staple for many, Hyaluronic Acid is the ultimate in skin hydration. Despite its name, Hyaluronic Acid is not an exfoliating acid but rather a complex found naturally within the body. Capable of binding 1000x its weight in water, this skincare essential is the perfect sidekick for Retinol as it locks in essential moisture and increases hydration of the skin.

Skin Matrix Skin Perfection Serum and our Platinum Peptide Cell+ Peptide Serum contain hyaluronic acid and an array of vitamins to strengthen the skin's barrier, reduce sensitivities, calm the skin, protect from DNA damage, and target ageing.

EmerginC MultiVitamin and Retinol Serum - Is an encapsulated Retinol Serum that is fantastic for sensitive skin, especially reddened complexions. Targets fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and dilated capillaries, slight redness, uneven skin tone, and texture. Use every night before moisturising.


SPF and antioxidants

Like a match made in heaven, SPF and antioxidants are the Beckhams of the skincare world.

Now, we won’t lecture you on the importance of daily SPF because let’s face it, you should know this by now! If you’re wanting to make a real change in the long-term preservation of your skin, you need to begin with SPF. When we bring antioxidants into the mix, we completely elevate what it means to protect your skin.

Antioxidants, traditionally delivered in the form of a serum, are an incredible ingredient for boosting your protection against sun damage and enhancing the role of your SPF. They do a marvelous job at penetrating the skin, allowing them to counteract free radicals that may have found their way to you from UV rays.

With free radicals being responsible for accelerated ageing, dullness, redness, and lack of skin immunity, antioxidants really are the hero of the skincare world. They work extremely hard to minimise the damage they can cause to ensure you benefit from long-term youthful skin!

Paired with the essential protection our SPF gives us against UVA and UVB rays, adding this power couple to our definitive list was a total no-brainer.

Eco Tan Face Sunscreen is a mineral SPF meaning it won't clog your pores nor harm our beautiful reefs! Pair with any antioxidant serum, spritz, or skincare product to enhance your cellular protection. SPF protects your skin approx 94% from the sun, so using an antioxidant product in conjunction with your skin that extra power to protect and repair against free radicals caused by UV exposure. 


Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide

If you suffer from breakouts, you’re going to love this skincare power couple. Seriously, this is Beyonce and Jay-Z level status when it comes to purifying and soothing the skin. 

For starters, Salicylic Acid is the tried-and-true exfoliant for those wanting to get to the crux of their breakouts and congestions. A naturally-derived BHA, Salicylic Acid has the ability to penetrate deep into the pores and break down the excess oil and sebum that’s causing the congestion. It’s a total gamechanger for those chasing clearing skin with zero irritating scrubbing insight.

When paired with Niacinamide, a derivate of Vitamin B, it adds a protective layer to your skincare routine, Whilst the acid removes and prevents future congestion, the Niacinamide jumps in to repair any damage and inflammation caused by the breakouts, deeply strengthening, and protecting the barrier from future harm.

Both ingredients seriously pack a punch but at the same time, are incredibly effective and non-irritative for compromised skins! It’s important to not over-exfoliate the skin (which can contribute to more breakouts) so stick to this combo two to three times per week.

Hello.. Goodbye Serum is our BHA infused serum that will clear your pores of breakouts and help to heal old blemish marks. Also contains its hero Niacinamide as well!

Ready to see your skincare routine all loved up? Shop all ingredients featured in today’s blog via our online store! If you’re unsure about which products are the right fit for your skin, we suggest completing our Free Online Skin Care Questionnaire.


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