Expert Topic by Joanne Rendell
What's trending in skincare right now
Interested in what's trending in skincare these days? Mostly the same thing that's always trending: healthy, clear skin. Here are the latest trends that are helping more people get there.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a huge increase in people working from home, many of us became more comfortable with going bare-faced during the week. Not only did this give us an opportunity to focus on skincare but it allowed our skin to breathe without being smothered with pore-clogging cosmetics. Since then, super-matte and powdery skin has been out, while dewy, glowy skin is in and wearing less makeup can help you get there by allowing your skin to replenish its natural moisture level. It's also a great way to check how your skin is doing—if you can see a difference after taking a break from makeup, then you know that something in your routine isn't working for you.
Here at The Skin Experts, we know that skincare is not a one-size-fits-all which is why we offer tailored virtual skincare consultations. These can help you establish a basic skincare routine, address a particular skincare concern, check if a new ingredient will work with your existing routine or help you find that holy grail product you’ve been searching for. And of course, you can find plenty of advice and recommendations on our blog.
You’ve probably noticed that sustainable skincare has started seeping into mainstream beauty with recyclable packaging becoming the most prominent aspect of circularity. Sustainable skincare can start by simply finding the right skincare routine for you, as this means less products and less waste. It’s also important to be aware of how ingredients are sourced and any partnerships or accreditations. The reason why sustainability matters is simple: our skin products affect our environment and our environment affects our skin. There's nothing worse than putting harmful chemicals on your face only for them to end up in your body or the water supply.
Plant-based ingredients in skincare have been used for centuries, but with the rise of plant-based diets, we’ve seen a growing interest in more natural and organic skincare remedies and powerful plant extracts. Take bakuchiol for example, which is best known as a natural plant-based alternative to retinol. Derived from the seeds of the babchi plant, which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It works by stimulating collagen production and reducing inflammation in the skin—two things that help prevent wrinkles and keep your complexion looking youthful.
Topical wrinkle relaxers
Before diving straight into invasive cosmetic procedures like Botox or dermal fillers, using serums can be hugely beneficial to smoothing out wrinkles without the involvement of needles. Swissline’s Cell Shock 360˚ Anti Wrinkle Serum Triple Collagen Complex is a potent formula that uses its signature Cellactel 2 Complex with Hyaluronic Acid to repair, lift and reduce the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating collagen production and hydrating skin.
Although there will always be new skincare trends and ingredient developments, it's important to remember that it's all about finding what works for you and sticking with it—and if you’re not sure where to start, booking a skincare consultation is a great first step.