Some skincare (and other beauty-related) ingredients have stood the test of time, and will very likely always be around in some shape or form. It is, however, our duty to keep our eyes peeled for new and innovative additions to supplement them with. Here are the new & noteworthy ingredients to try in 2019 which made our list:
New & noteworthy ingredients to try in 2019
CBD (short for cannabidiol) is a non-psychotropic (meaning it doesn’t make you high) compound found in cannabis. In skincare, CBD has anti-inflammatory, soothing and antioxidant properties. This means it can be beneficial for acne and sensitive skin types (and especially sensitive acne skin types) as well as aged and sun damaged skin.
CBD and hemp is not the same oil, but there will likely be trace quantities of CBD in hemp oil. Hemp oil is, however, a good antioxidant oil in its own right.
Turmeric has been used in home facemasks for centuries, but it’s now as mainstream as Vitamin E and Q10. Use it for its outstanding antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and brightening properties in anything from a mask to serum or moisturiser.
Now that no-one blinks at the sight or smell of a steamy cup of matcha anymore, it’s made its way into skincare. As it’s essentially very fine green tea, it’s packed with antioxidants, and thus great for any type of dullness, uneven tone or UV damage.
Skincare is coming full circle, and everyone from the woman on the street, to her skincare therapist and dermatologist, are all starting to understand the importance of respecting the skin’s pH and the microbiomes that live on it.
This is especially vital in any type of compromised skin – think eczema, psoriasis, and other forms of dermatitis. Expect products with small quantities of beneficial bacteria or products that create an environment that respects skin’s natural state.
Thermal waters contain trace elements, and some contain prebiotics. Not only do they provide hydration, but they also minimise redness by acting on inflammation. Skincare ranges that contain thermal water instead of plain water also provide additional benefits associated with the water.
Chantelle Bester – All4Women
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