This article will not be discussing the skincare staples that we cannot live without! IF you’re an avid follower of CIIN you will know that we cannot stop talking about the benefts of the holy trio; vitamin C, retinol, and hyaluronic acid! For 2019 however, a new slew of star skincare ingredients is emerging and it should be worth our while to investigate these ingredients and their virtues. Read below to find out which five skincare ingredients made the final list!
1 || watermelon
We’ve only recently caught on to the incredible benefits of watermelon on the skin, but back in Korea, women used to rub watermelon rind on their skins to soothe the skin from the effects of heat rash and irritation. Watermelon is comprised of 92% water as well as being exceptionally rich in vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants. Watermelon also includes the phytochemical lycopene which is a red-pigment that occurs naturally in nature, it is an amazing antioxidant that hunts down the free radicals that may cause loss of proper cell function.
2 || CBD
CBD or hemp is one of the most researched ingredients recently, cropping up in skincare as well as in wellness. CBD has some groundbreaking anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It has the ability to fight acne, reduce redness, and soothe irritation in general. It’s also found to be potentially soothing for psoriasis as well as having an anti-aging effect because of its neuro-regenerative and anti-oxidant properties.
Full-spectrum hemp extract, phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil, or hemp extract oil is usually found in high concentrations in cannabis and hemp. This is non-psychoactive meaning it does not have an effect on behaviour or induce a change in perception. The part of the cannabis plant that is actually psychoactive is THC and this is the part that can get you high.
3 || Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin is produced by certain types of bacteria, microalgae, and yeast. It is also a carotenoid; the antioxidant that gives salmon and carrots their color and in fact it is 10-100 times more powerful than other carotenoids. It is claimed to be more effective than vitamin C in fighting free radicals, as well as being photo-protective which means that it can protect from sun damage and reduce inflammation. The fact that it’s considered more potent than vitamins C and E combined should be enough to convince the most hard-wired brains out there.
4 || Bakuchiol
Bakuchiol is nature’s source of retinol that offers all the skin benefits of retinol minus the irritation, dryness, or the photo sensitivity.
In Eastern Indian medicine—or Ayurveda—Bakuchiol is considered a naturally-derived extract that goes by the INCI name bakuchiol, which comes from the edible seeds of Psoralea corylifolia. This ingredient is a true multi-tasker as it mimics retinol when applied to skin twice daily.. It works like a retinoid in blocking enzymes (MMPs) that damage collagen and elastin. It is also a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It works wonders on oily skin in specific, by controlling redness, it soothes and calms via its powerful antioxidant function.
5 || Turmeric
Curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric is a natural active ingredient that does wonders for the healing and brightening of the skin. A staple in home DIY masks, turmeric targets skin redness like no other. It is very helpful for people with inflammatory skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. It is known to soften and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Some scientific studies also linked turmeric to the fast healing of wounds as well as to boosting collagen production and protecting against free radicals and sun damage.