Lactic acid and granactive retinol are two very powerful ingredients when it comes to improving your skin’s health, but they can also be very irritating.
The question is: Can you mix lactic acid and granactive retinol together?
And what are the benefits of doing so?
Can You Mix Lactic Acid and Granactive Retinol Together?
You can mix lactic acid and granactive retinol together. Both are effective ingredients, so it makes sense that they work well together.
Lactic acid and granactive retinol both help retexturize the skin by exfoliating dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion.
Granactive Retinoid 2% Liquid is a water-free solution of high purity glycolic and lactic acids in an oil phase with emollient esters of fatty acids to enhance delivery of active ingredients into the skin.
The pH is adjusted to 4.0–4.5 with gluconolactone using a buffering system (sodium lactate) which also provides humectant properties for skin hydration benefits, plus hyaluronic acid for added hydration benefits without being occlusive or sticky on your skin—perfect for daytime use!
The two acids work well together because they’re both gentle enough even for sensitive complexions like mine (but not too gentle).
This means you can use them daily without worrying about irritating your face or causing unnecessary redness or flaking like some stronger peels might do over time—which makes it ideal for daily skincare routines where less irritation means better results over time!
Why Would You Want to Mix Lactic Acid and Granactive Retinol Together?
- To get the benefits of both ingredients.
- To treat acne and wrinkles.
- To improve skin texture and tone.
- To improve skin hydration, as lactic acid can help to increase skin hydration levels by up to 100%, while retinol also has hydrating properties on its own (though not quite as much as lactic acid).
- To help reduce hyperpigmentation, especially when you pair lactic acid with niacinamide (a vitamin) or azelaic acid (another active that also helps with pigmentation).
How Do You Use These Two Ingredients Together?
You can use these two ingredients together, but there are a few caveats.
- First, lactic acid is best applied to clean skin—no pore-clogging makeup or sunscreen.
- Wait 20 minutes after applying the lactic acid before moving on to the granactive retinol.
- Apply a moisturizer afterward to keep your skin hydrated and prevent irritation.
This might be all you need for an at-home peel!
If you’re looking for something more intense, talk with your aesthetician about combining these ingredients in a salon treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Using Lactic Acid and Granactive Retinol Together?
If you’re wondering if it’s safe to combine lactic acid and granactive retinol together, the answer is yes.
Both of these products are mild ingredients that have been shown to improve skin health in different ways, so they can actually complement each other well.
Granactive Retinol is an advanced form of vitamin A that increases cell turnover and collagen production (which helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles).
Lactic acid exfoliates the skin by removing dead cells from its surface down to its dermis, leaving a smoother texture as well as reducing acne breakouts.
What Are the Side Effects of Using Lactic Acid and Granactive Retinol Together?
Mixing lactic acid with granactive retinol is safe, but it can cause redness and irritation.
If you’re prone to redness or irritation, be careful when mixing these two ingredients together.
Lactic acid will also exfoliate the skin by removing dead cells on the surface of your skin, which means that granactive retinol may have less of an effect if you use it after lactic acid.
How Long Will It Take for You to See Results from Lactic Acid and Granactive Retinol?
The answer to this question depends on several factors.
First, the strength of the ingredients in your product is important. You’ll want to use a formula that contains two powerful acne-fighting ingredients: lactic acid and granactive retinoid.
Second, how long it takes for you to see results from lactic acid and/or granactive retinol will also depend on how your skin responds to them.
Some people will start seeing results within a few weeks while others may take up to six months before they start seeing any noticeable difference in their skin.
Thirdly, keep in mind that there are different types of active ingredients available on the market today (including those found in our Advanced Retinol Pads) so it’s important not only what type but also which concentration level works best for each individual person based on their own unique needs!
What Is the Best Way to Use These Two Ingredients for a Safe, Effective Treatment Regimen?
The best way to use these two ingredients together would be to apply a small amount of lactic acid or retinol-based product, such as Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion or Lactic Acid 10%, wait 20 minutes for it to absorb fully, then apply your other skincare products.
If you have sensitive skin and are worried about adverse reactions from the lactic acid or retinol, it’s important to wait at least 20 minutes after applying your first product before adding anything else on top.
This allows time for both products to fully absorb into your skin so that they can work effectively without interfering with each other’s performance.
Don’t forget that exfoliation is also important!
Exfoliating twice a week will help boost cell turnover and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also preventing clogged pores.
It’s best not to exfoliate right before using either of these two ingredients because it can lead to irritation if used too often (and we don’t want that).
Also, remember: never put any kind of acid directly onto your face—especially if it contains AHAs like glycolic or lactic acids!
If you want to reap the benefits of both lactic acid and granactive retinol, then you should use them together.
However, it’s important to be careful when using these two ingredients in combination with each other as they can cause side effects if used improperly or incorrectly.
If you do decide that this is something that would work well for your skin, then I suggest starting off slowly by introducing them into your routine one at a time so that you know how each reacts before adding another one into the mix.
This will ensure that your skin stays healthy while also seeing results from both ingredients!