NEW DELHI, (IANS) – While continuing the legacy of the “Skinification” of beauty, 2023 is showing a new skincare approach with more diverse knowledge and dynamic trends in beauty and skincare. Get prepped for the top skincare trends of 2023.
Microbiomes are basically a group of microorganisms that are already present in the skin working for the skin. Biome-based skincare helps in flourishing the good bacteria and preventing bad bacteria from taking over. Microbiome skincare consists of probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics that support your skin’s immunity to perform at its best ability. This year skin will focus more on rewilding with pH-balancing formulas, bacteria-boosting ingredients, and skincare products that create a barrier to protect the skin against harmful radicals.
A “Skin Kindness” Approach
Raise your hands if you’ve tried triple cleansing with exfoliating scrubs, and peel-off masks to tackle common gripes of hyperpigmentation but end up with breakouts and some irritation. The trend now is all about using less aggressive and more nurturing skincare products and ingredients and aligning more toward skin barrier health. This year, reduce the complexity of your skincare routine and avoid using heavy products that may be feckless at times. Instead, show your skin some kindness.
Although fermented skincare products aren’t new in the beauty industry, no doubt they’ll be the biggest Korean skincare trend of 2023. Several brands are focusing on products that harness the goodness of fermented ingredients to create skin-boosting barriers and a healthy microbiome system. This process improves the efficacy of active ingredients blended in a formula. While the process of fermentation is quite old, it’s hitting the streets of mainstream skincare with ultimate benefits and more potent fermented ingredients.
You’ve probably heard of free radicals – the bad guys. They are little particles that can wreak havoc on your skin. They break down collagen and elastin, making skin sag and wrinkle. With rising awareness about these repercussions of free radicals and sun damage, vitamins C and E have become popular antioxidant skincare ingredients – and here to stay. Moreover, apart from being touted as the best anti-aging ingredient, vitamin C boosts collagen production, prevents premature aging, and protects against environmental stressors.
Microdosing was a huge skincare trend in 2022, which basically consisted of using small amounts of actives to prevent irritation and redness. Similarly, this year, micro-treatments will take up the headlines with their mini facials and quick-fix tips. The new trend is definitely ‘Use less but the best’. Incorporating budget-friendly skincare treatments, including facial tools and mini spot treatments based on your skin type.
Water itself isn’t a harmful ingredient, but to ensure the efficacy of the products, brands are ruling out water from their formulations. With almost no preservatives, the waterless products avoid the breeding of germs and enable more effective and full-force results. Keeping to the eco-conscious mindset and the impacts of water shortage, this trend is becoming huge. From cleansing balms and powder cleansers to pressed serums and concentrated oils, the improved potency of waterless skincare comes in a diverse variety.