With a new year comes new products and with that comes fresh, innovative ingredients which have the potential to transform our skin for the better. Want to find out what’s to come in 2020? Keep reading to hear all about the skin care ingredients that you’re going to be seeing a lot of this year…
This amazing acid is a one-stop shop for treating pigmentation and dark spots. It provides powerful anti-inflammatory benefits while blocking the transfer of pigment from the melanocytes to keratinocytes in the epidermis, therefore bringing any hyperpigmentation to a standstill. It can effectively treat any existing, stubborn pigmentation effectively and products such as serums or moisturisers containing the ingredient are also recommended for preventing post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH), which can be a common side effect of laser treatments.
Matcha is becoming increasingly popular in the skincare world due to its significant ability to protect, calm, and purify the skin. Gentle yet powerful, it’s an effective source of nutrients for all skin types, even the most sensitive, and also possesses anti-inflammatory properties that soothe redness, blotchiness and irritation. Plus, it has the ability to brighten and energise lacklustre skin while controlling sebum production to transform a once dull and shiny complexion to a balanced, rejuvenated one, perfect for those no make-up days.
If you have oily or combination skin then say hello to Niacinamide, an ingredient which has been shown to regulate oil secretion and efficiently decongest the complexion. Thanks to its ability to strengthen the skin barrier, it prevents dehydration by stopping trans-epidermal water loss as well as any environmental damage. Niacinamide can also increase cell turnover which helps to slow down the ageing process and banish any fine lines and wrinkles for a plump and youthful complexion.
Often found in sports drinks to replenish the hydration of athletes, electrolytes enable the cells to generate energy and regulate water levels in the body. Now, apply that to the skin and this innovative ingredient will help your skin retain the water that you consume throughout the day, which is especially beneficial if you regularly suffer from dehydrated skin. When the skin loses electrolytes, it can look and feel depleted. Applying a rich cream formulated with this ingredient leaves the skin feeling and looking more supple and dewy.
Already found in a lot of Korean beauty and skin care products, this ingredient is rich in amino acids and phytochemicals which help to calm inflammation, improve circulation and stimulate cell renewal. It has the ability to reverse even the most deep set signs of ageing and improves blood flow to prevent cellulite developing on the body. When combined with a long-time favourite ingredient such as Hyaluronic Acid, Centella Asiatica prevents the acid from breaking down therefore leaving the skin feeling hydrated and strong for longer periods of time.