Skincare is such an integral part of our lives that we cannot even remember how we used to do things. Nowadays our vanity is not complete without its essentials of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, retinol, SPF, and the rest of the gang. No it is not your imagination, there are trends in skincare that come and go; for example when exactly did you find out about hyaluronic acid? Yes not too long ago. 2019 saw a lot of CBD and plant-based alternatives, so what will this year bring? Let’s explore the 8 skincare trends that are expected to dominate the year 2020.
1 || Niacinamide
Niacinamide or vitamin B3 is not exactly new but it has been overshadowed by other more popular ingredients such as vitamin C. Niacinamide is a power house on its own accord; it has been credited with helping firm, energise, and smooth the skin while minimising the appearance of large pores. It has also been known to work on stimulating collagen production and new tissue growth while also working on fighting free radical action and unifying skin tone.
2 || Sustainability
A great trend that’s been gradually taking shape and form is the sustainability or the eco-friendliness trend. We know that skincare packaging isn’t directly involved in your routines but imagine how great you would feel when you think that you’ve contributed to the conservation of our environment. Many high-end as well as drugstore brands are moving towards more sustainable measures; for example by end of 2019 Dove were using 100 percent recycled plastic bottles, and Olay tested out a refillable version of their Regenerist Whip Moisturiser, Kinship is a new brand that uses recycled ocean waste plastic. As for the products themselves, Simple, Almay, and Yes To Cucumbers launched biodegradable facial wipes, and sheet masks are shifting away from using single use plastic.
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3 || Encapsulated Skincare
The year 2020 will probably witness a reliance on encapsulated skincare or the use of ampoules which is beneficial for more than one reason. Having retinol and vitamin c in an ampoule form will protect the ingredients from environmental exposure thus increasing their efficiency, and will reduce waste since the amount you need to use is predetermined for you. As for sustainability concerns, many ampoules are already made of glass, and other more recyclable options are being researched.
4 || Mineral Sunscreen
People are making a serious switch to non-chemical sunscreens because nowadays there are countless mineral options out there to save you from the dreaded thick and white pastes of yesteryears.
5 || Lip Care
You’ve probably seen these very cute lip masks around and you’ve probably thought no way!! Lips are actually among the thinnest skin on your face and it doesn’t have many oil glands that’s why it’s in need of extra nourishment. Lip care comes in many forms, there are sheets, masks, balms, gels and patches so there you go.
6 || Antioxidants
Or environmental protecters! Yes you’re using daily sunscreen but now that we know about the effects of pollution and infrared radiation on our skin it’s time to invest in antioxidant products that can ward off environmental damage. Just look for ‘antioxidant’ in the title.
7 || Electrolytes
Yes and we’re not talking sports drinks here. Electrolytes which include calcium, potassium, and magnesium, are extremely beneficial for the skin’s optimal function and especially magnesium. Magnesium has many benefits for the skin such as treating acne and improving overall cell function and blood flow.
8 || Clean Beauty
Clean beauty will continue to grow and expand in 2020 as consumers become more knowledgable about natural ingredients. People want products that are cruelty-free and that are free from parabens, phthalates, fragrances, and alcohol. So far CBD Oil and bakuchiol are two of the most popular clean beauty heroes around. Credo and Detox Market are two great websites to shop for clean beauty products.
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