From game-changing hacks to questionable 10-step routines, skincare trends will forever come and go. And in today's day and age, platforms like Instagram and TikTok are the driving forces behind them all. Last year, we saw numerous ingredient trends take off while others fizzle out. With unlimited online content suggesting the next big thing, we know a little too well of social media fatigue. So, we sifted through the good and just plain bad and put in the work to determine ingredients we think will dominate the charts of 2022. Without further adieu, these are the top four up-and-coming skincare ingredients you seriously won't want to miss.
1. Bioidentical Ingredients
Starting strong, bioidentical ingredients might just be the underdog of our round-up. These ingredients are chemically identical to what is found naturally in the body. To keep it simple, their benefits are all about the long-term maintenance of healthy, glowing skin. Because they are ingredients that are already present in our body, they are not recognized as some foreign substance when applied to the skin which allows for easier absorption and synthesizing. So, where can you find these types of ingredients? Simple: Our Stem Cell Serum's high-quality formula is crafted with heavy-hitting botanicals and naturally present stem cells to improve your skin-renewing process. Trust us, this is the real deal!
2. Jojoba Oil
Acne-prone and sensitive-skinned friends, this one is for you! Jojoba has many fabulous qualities and uses. It's great for the hair, it's good for the body, and it's excellent for your skin. Jojoba oil has soothing, anti-inflammatory and healing properties that are especially great for those dealing with irritation. Even those tackling flare-ups from rosacea can benefit from this incredible ingredient. While the term "oil" may give some users the Sunday scaries, jojoba oil is non-comedogenic making it the perfect ingredient for all skin types. In fact, when creating Platinum Cleanser, President Ann Marie knew that this star ingredient needed to be included. That's why our sulfate-free facial cleanser is crafted with jojoba esters to decrease inflammation and redness while deeply hydrating the skin. Not to mention, it'll leave your face incredibly smooth to the touch.
While this ingredient has technically been trending since the start of the pandemic era, it's not going anywhere. Niacinamide is one of those ingredients that we simply live without. It's a trending ingredient for a reason - It does it all: Reduces redness and inflammation, relieves eczema and acne, soothes and hydrates the skin and so much more. Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that's engineered to regulate excess oil sebum while supporting your skin barrier. Plus, over time and with consistent use, niacinamide increases collagen production! Luckily we have a couple of products that carry this glorious ingredient like our Body Silk and Intensive Hand Repair. Read more about this incredible ingredient here.
4. Glycolic Acid
We know you've heard about this acid a hundred times and honestly, you're likely to hear it a hundred more this year. Glycolic acid has been a saviour to many with its powerful exfoliating qualities that are proven to improve skin texture. It's a type of alpha-hydroxy acid that is naturally derived from sugar cane and works by breaking down dead skin while promoting new cell turnover. In other words, it makes way for healthier, glowing skin. You can shop our collection that we've infused with this powerhouse acid here.
Lately, many have been applying glycolic acid on their scalp and their underarms to slough off dead skin that may be causing odour. Should we debunk this trend? Let us know down below!