As the new year rolls around, a huge wave of trends follows suit – from makeup looks and viral beauty fads to skincare ideas set to revolutionise, the beginning of a new year bears witness to all. Indeed, we’d gladly hold onto to our tried and trusted beauty routines and stay devoted to our go-to products, but the excitement of exploring what the ever-evolving industry has in store for never ceases to entice.
There isn’t exactly a single defining moment in your life that dictates when you should begin investing in your skincare. Nonetheless, caring for your skin ought to be a necessity for it is a gift that is wholly yours, shrouding your body throughout your life. Developing a skincare regime (and of course, adhering to it) is something to be prioritised, no matter your age.
Whatever your attitude towards skincare may be, being aware of the newest skincare trends is an ideal way to help you adapt and curate a regime that works best for you. As we dive into the new year hoping to perfect our skincare wont, here are five skincare trends certain to sizzle their way through 2024:
Yes, you did read that right. Snail mucin is that gooey ingredient that everyone has been smearing their faces with, hoping to attain the much-desired hydrated and glowy skin. What exactly is this, you might wonder? It is quite literally snail secretion but in the realm of skincare, it’s a moisturiser and collagen-stimulator. Initially conceived by CosRX, snail mucin has emerged in many brands’ skin products globally.
This wonder ingredient also promotes skin healing and regeneration, a definite adieu to irritated, dry skin. With hyaluronic acid in its composition, snail mucin facilitates the repair of our skin barrier. Also an effective aid to acne-prone skin, the ingredient is useful throughout, right from the prevention and treatment of acne to the ridding of its scars. Despite its rather interesting texture, you’re sure to grow obsessed with this remarkable skincare hero.
A combination of the words ‘skin’ and ‘minimalism’, this recently flourished trend lives up to its name. Boasting a skincare regime that is rooted in all things minimalist, the goal of this trend is to promote healthy, balanced skin with an uncomplicated and highly-targeted course of treatment comprising usually three to five products. The skinimalist trend accents the simplification of routines and instead focuses on hydration, barrier repair and protection. Beyond a solid alternative to attaining radiant skin, the trend is ideal for those who seek a efficient and sustainable daily care protocol that is less time-demanding.
With a delightful back-to-basics approach, skinimalism highlights how crucial foundational skincare is and that sometimes, less can really prove to be more.
The use of food ingredients in skincare is lauded by some and frowned upon by others – but what remains true is just how popular this skincare trend is. Companies have taken this golden opportunity to release innovative skincare products that incorporate natural food ingredients with beneficial properties akin to naturally grown food. Holistic and organic, this trend successfully diverges from harmful chemicals.
Stalwart brands in skincare, Skin Food and The Ordinary are known for designing their skincare gems with food-based ingredients. Presently on the rise are fermented ingredients such as kombucha and fermented rose which help decrease inflammation and encourage skin barrier function.
Looking for a quality mask that’ll do magic for your skin? We’d recommend Skin Food’s Egg White Pore Maskwhich contains albumen extract that helps eliminate impurities that clog pores on the skin. Your pores are guaranteed to feel refined and fresh!
Tailored skincare products that function based on hormonal changes are all poised to infiltrate the skincare scene. Directed towards optimal skin health, hormonal skincare has been predicted to be ‘It’ beauty trend for the year by forecasters at WGSN. The report reflects how we are growing increasingly aware on how hormonal changes profoundly impacts beauty and overall health during various stages in life this includes significant events like menstruation, menopause, and pregnancy.
As women seek to understand their bodies better and harness their hormonal cycles, they’ll be able to assimilate hormonal skincare into their skincare regimes. Brands like Faace offer specialised products to combat hormonal skin changes – their Period Face Mask is equipped to address the fallout of fluctuating hormones during menstruation. Anticipate as a plethora of beauty products surface this year, all well-equipped for navigate the challenging journey of hormone changes.
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At-home skin tech devices are all the rave now, fully set to dominate the skincare scene. 2024 may very well be the year where everyone pursues the LED-infused marvel creation. These LED Light Therapy devices flaunts a melange of perks which include anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation as well as combatting acne and the ageing indicators: fine lines and wrinkles. These devices also greatly appeal with their capacity of improving cell function on both skin and scalp.
Their compelling benefits aside, these new skincare tools simply look the perfect blend of modern and stylish – they will effortlessly top your list of coveted beauty products.
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