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Retinol Help From My Picky People

Hello Picky People, I am currently using my Retinol serum 3 times per week and I'm thinking of upping that to 4 times. I'm not having any major trouble with it, but I do sometimes get a bit dry in spots. I'm already using a fairly low concentration and I'm sandwiching it with moisturizer. So now I'm wondering, can I use my Cosrx Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence with it? Thanks! πŸ€— My current Retinol routine: -CeraVe Hydrating Mycellar Water -Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser -FAB Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer -Retinol -FAB Moisturizer again
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157min

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you actually can use it together since snail mucin is not active ingredients and actually a hydrating ingredients. So, it could help with your dry spots problems. Just use the essence first and then continue with your sandwich method. But do patch test first in case you are sensitive towards snail mucin ❀
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TheEpidermian

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Good, that's exactly what I was hoping for. I've used both products separately so I'll try a patch test tonight 🀞 Thanks!!
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KNJxKTH

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I think you can use snail mucin together with retinol :) If I remember correctly, it's AHA, BHA and Vitamin C that you can't use together with Retinol (I forgot the rest, but I'm sure snail mucin isn't included in it). Retinol can really be drying so you need a good moisturizer to counter its drying effects. I agree with continuing the sandwich method mentioned by a Picky user :)
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KNJxKTH

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@jojobeauty yes :) that's what I really meant :)
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Kaiiixx

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yes it’s great to use them tgt πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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I would not mix it with retinol :) (interactions and irritation)
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TheEpidermian

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Oh bummer, thanks for the heads up!!
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TheEpidermian

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Thanks everyone, I'm excited to give it a try!
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