The pandemic has taken a toll on us and underscored the importance of self-care, including skin care, which has become even more important during the height of the winter months. The good news is that the skin care industry has a lot of new product innovations that make taking care of our skin more accessible, environmentally friendly, and more effective than ever before.
Here are some of the top skin care trends we are likely to see in 2021 that will put the glow back on your face.
At-Home Skin Care and Beauty Treatments
With many personal care practitioners and clinics closed due to public health regulations, companies and individuals alike are pivoting by introducing at-home treatments. These new offerings are easily accessible versions of beauty and wellness treatments that were previously only available through an aesthetician, like waxing, eyebrow threading, and even chemical peels.
If you are new to this world, start by asking for advice from a trusted aesthetician that you have worked with before. They can direct you to the most effective at-home treatments for your skin or hair type.
Technology Advances in Skin Care
In the last year, we have seen technology play a huge role in the skin care industry; in 2021, we believe these innovations and devices will only get more popular. One of our favorite technology-forward brands is Foreo. Their personal facial cleansing brushes come in a variety of matte pastel colors and can be calibrated for your exact skin type.
Another way technology will affect skin care in 2021 is through advances like ModiFace Skin AI, a web and mobile app that can help dermatologists assess your skin from afar. Soon, you may not have to leave your house for a comprehensive skin care consultation.
CBD Products for the Skin
CBD products are not as taboo as they used to be, as skin care companies around the world are discovering the benefits of this hemp-derived plant extract, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana.
Want to try out a CBD-infused product without spending more than $50? Josie Maran’s Skin Dope Argan and Hemp Seed Oil is beloved for treating early signs of aging.
Consumers looking to keep their skin care as clean and cruelty-free as possible should be excited about the growing trend in vegan skin care that is set to emerge in 2021. As more people opt for plant-based diets, they are realizing that slathering animal by-products on their skin just will not cut it any more.
For a step further, look out for brands like FARSÁLI, which is advertising itself as a halal beauty brand. This means that their products have no animal by-products or alcohol of any kind, and are completely cruelty-free.
Retinol is prized for its ability to increase collagen production and cell turnover, and can be found in many anti-aging creams, serums, and masks. Despite its holy grail status as one of the best anti-aging ingredients, it can be harsh and irritating to the skin. Enter the next 2021 beauty trend: gentler retinol alternatives.
Bakuchiol is a top contender for a gentler retinol replacement. This natural ingredient can be found in Beautycounter’s new Countertime line, as well as in Ole Henriksen’s Glow Cycle serum and overnight cream.