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Is Is Safe To Use Vitamin C Serum If Using Bp And Retin A?


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#1 Kristabel

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

BP in the morning (duac) and Isotrexin (similar to retin a) at night
Is it safe to use vitamin c serum as well or is it too much for my skin?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

It's safe.

It's not a matter of safety, it's a matter of if you don't want to be so red or not.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:48 AM

I agree with DRaGZ, completely safe. You might want to ease into the C though... say every second day to start off with. It can be a bit irritating at first. I would pop the C on in the morning as it will boost your sun protection. :)

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

Thanks! I heard somewhere that vitamin c serum is an antioxidant and bp is the opposite so the vitamin c serum would cancel out the effectiveness of the bp, is that true?
Also has anyone broken out from vitamin c serum?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

I'd say that using both the Vitamin C serum and the BP together is a bad idea, ie. putting them on at the same time. I would cleanse and then use the BP at night and then cleanse and use the C in the morning with your sunscreen. This is what I do only I use a Retin-A at night instead. :)

I didn't break out with the Vitamin C but I did get a bit of redness to begin with.

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