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Adaptation of the skin to new active ingredients

Gewöhnung der Haut an neue Wirkstoffe

A guide to healthy skin care

Introducing new ingredients into your skincare routine can work wonders when it comes to combating skin concerns and achieving a glowing complexion. But the change can also be a challenge because your skin needs time to get used to the new ingredients. We at KÖSMETIK would like to help you make this transition as gentle and effective as possible. In this article you will learn how to get your skin used to new active ingredients.

Patch test: Safety first

Before adding a new product to your routine, do a patch test. Apply a small amount of product to an inconspicuous area of ​​skin, such as behind the ear or on the forearm, and wait 24 to 48 hours. If no irritation or allergic reaction occurs, it is safe to use the product on your face.

Slow introduction is important

One of the most common mistakes when introducing new skin care products is wanting too much at once. Initially, use a new product only every second or third day. Watch how your skin reacts. If no negative reactions occur, you can slowly increase the use.

Consider layering and sequence

The order in which you apply your skin care products is crucial. Cleanse your face thoroughly and apply light, water-based products like toners and serums first. This is followed by heavier, oilier products like moisturizers and sunscreens. This allows the active ingredients to have an optimal effect and the skin is optimally cared for.

Don't forget sun protection

Many active ingredients, particularly retinoids and chemical peels, can make skin more sensitive to sunlight. Therefore, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and avoid skin damage.

Patience and observation

The effects of new skin care products do not appear overnight. Give your skin time to adjust and only expect visible results after four to six weeks of regular use. Stick to recommended use and monitor your skin for changes.

Moisture and soothing

Some active ingredients may initially cause dryness or irritation. Be sure to moisturize your skin and use soothing products to minimize these side effects. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and niacinamide can help hydrate and soothe skin.

Listen to your skin

Every skin is unique and reacts differently to new products. If you notice that your skin is severely irritated or inflamed, reduce the frequency of use or temporarily discontinue the product. When in doubt, consult a dermatologist to ensure you are using the right products for your skin type.


Introducing new active ingredients into skin care requires patience and care. With a slow introduction, regular monitoring and the right care, you can successfully get your skin used to new ingredients and benefit from their positive effects in the long term. We at KÖSMETIK offer you high-quality skin care products that help you achieve your skin goals. If you have any questions about our products or would like individual advice, we will be happy to help you.