7 SKINCARE INGREDIENTS TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH IN 2023
Like clothing trends, skincare ingredients come and go, so some ingredients take the spotlight every year. Sometimes, it can be difficult to decide what ingredients to add to your skincare routine and what you should not.
In 2022, active ingredients like tranexamic acid, azelaic acid, and niacinamide took centre stage. Now in 2023, we’re making a U-turn, and will mainly focus on gentle, skin-barrier, supporting ingredients that do more of rebuilding and soothing skin rather than sloughing off skin cells.
Colostrum is the first breast milk the body produces during pregnancy. Even though it doesn’t sound like the most appealing ingredient to apply on the face, it’s going to trend in a major way this year.
For skincare, this ingredient is sourced from cows, which is one of the reasons why you might see bovine colostrum crop up more and more.
Even though enough research has yet to be done on the ingredients, colostrums are a major key to a healthy skin barrier because they are packed with protein, fatty acids, and nutrients.
Algae are so popular in skincare; they are an all-encompassing term. Algae are like the leafy green vegetables of the sea, and they are packed with proteins, amino acids, lipids, and some other vital nutrients that your skin needs to be healthy and glowing. Kelp, seaweed, and spirulina are all types of algae.
(3) Linoleic Acid
Linoleic acids, also referred to as Vitamin F, are one of the ingredients that keep finding their way into new product formulations.
Linoleic acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids, and they are essential when it comes to supporting your epidermal barrier.
They also help the skin retain water and moisturise for extended periods.
Besides being drinks for people with gut health, Kombuchas are also blended into skincare ingredients, as it’s packed with lactic acid and Vitamin B. Kombucha goes a long way in repairing the skin barrier. They also perform the function of brightening the skin.
(5) Blue Tansy
Recently, these ingredients have found their way into many skincare formulations.
Over the years, several oncologists have used blue tansy to calm skin after radiation treatments, which is a testimony to its calming and anti-inflammatory powers.
(6) Sea Fennel
Sea Fennels are beginning to gain ground in the skincare sphere. This plant is filled with compounds like vitamin C, fatty acids, minerals, and phenolics, making it a significant force to reckon with when it comes to brightening and rejuvenating the skin.
(7) Succinic Acid
When you have an unwanted blemish on your skin, succinic acid can help reduce the size of noticeable spots while protecting your skin from environmental aggressors and cellular damage.
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