Can Retinol be used right after lactic acid toner?

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Dr Chin Yee Choong

"Dedicated to the ethical practice of Aesthetic Medicine"


As a general guide, an interval of 10-15mins between application of different layers of creams is recommended. 

Hence, extrapolating to the situation asked, it may be best that retinol is applied 10-15mins after use of toner rather than immediately after. This is to avoid potential interaction between the 2 products which could possibly  increase skin irritation or decrease the effects of the retinol.

Hope this suggestion helps!

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