Every year we learn more about how to make skin healthier and more attractive. Here are the top skincare trends for 2020, from microbiome to mental health!
Skin and gut microbiome – how our insides can affect our skin
Each microbiome has organisms that help out the body, which is a major new focus of medicine, and has become one of the key skincare trends also! When healthy, it can leave your skin feeling balanced. Three things that help the microbiome: prebiotics, what helps the bacteria in your skin and gut to thrive. Apply good prebiotics and probiotics to help maintain balanced and protected. Some products for this: Dr. Jart’s Vital Hydra Solution Biome Water Cream, and Renne Rouleau’s Rapid Response Detox Toner. Apple cider vinegar, a naturally occurring exfoliant also helps your microbiome. You can always find probiotics you can digest!
Microencapsulation gently delivers active ingredients like retinol or vitamin c to your skin, encapsulated in a protein polysaccharide-based shell. Once you apply it, the shell will disintegrate and the active ingredient will be released onto your skin. Products: Glow Recipe Avocado Retinol Sleeping Mask / Bliss Incredi-peel Pads.
Multitasking skincare includes things such as multistep products, which are products that do several things. They take up less time and less space! Products: Venn All in One Concentrate, like a lightweight moisturizer. Another is Laneige Cream Skin, which is a moisturizer with a toner consistency.
Customized skincare trends including curology
Dermatologists can identify your key problems and create a line for you. Or artificial intelligence – maybe not what you expected in skincare trends – can do it for you! You can fill out a survey and a program then creates a custom skin care regimen for you, but it might be more general than if an actual dermatologist did it!
Minerals and electrolytes
Items such as zinc and selenium are now being added to skincare products. These types of minerals have extra skin benefits for Acne, dry skin. Electrolytes play a role in hydration, balancing pH. Products: Drunk Elephant’s Electrolyte Water Facial Masque/ Paula’s Choice “Water-Infusing Electrolyte Mask”/ Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Gentle and less aggressive skincare
K Beauty is based in calming and soothing formulas. No more glycolic acid, more hydration. Products: Mugwort “I’m from” Mask/ Krave Beauty Great Barrier Relief.
Anti-pollution and anti-blue light skincare trends
This is because we are always on our phones and computers! Sunscreen and anti-pollution ingredients in your skincare on the rise. Products: Paula’s Choice Power Berry Serum/ OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream/ Ren Flash Defense Anti-Pollution Mist.
Lip and scalp care
There are scalp types, so it needs skincare as well! For instance, Drunk Elephant is launching a haircare line.
Regulation of clean beauty
There are hardly any existing definitions on what it means to be clean. Brands like Summer Fridays, Purito and The Ordinary do a good job of only using a few ingredients.
When we’re stressed we tend to abandon eating routine, health which can all affect your skin. Stress can cause bad skin!
The beauty and skincare industries are changing. From the breakout of clean beauty, to more calming ingredients being added, to an acknowledgement of mental health’s role in skincare, 2020 has been a very eventful year in skincare.
Questions about skincare trends to discuss on Ohlelo:
- What do you think has been missing from the beauty industry, and what do you think should change?
- Have you ever used these trends before? If so, what did you think of them?
- Do you believe skincare is tied to mental health?