Look out for the new anti-stress skincare and all-in-one recovery balms to hydrate, bolster the skin barrier and take down irritation.
Try deMamiel’s First Fix, £130 (https://demamiel.com/) a solution that targets skin compromised by stress using western and Chinese medicine.
BEAUTY IN BACTERIA
The skincare microbiome movement will go mainstream this year.
Much like our gut relies on active probiotics and other gut bacteria to restore health, the skin’s biome needs to maintain certain bacteria for health and to reduce inflammation.
Look out for brands such as Algenist, Mother Dirt, Aurelia and Esse, which have formulated skincare with probiotics and prebiotics to help strengthen sensitive skin, fight the signs of pollution and calm skin conditions like eczema and acne.
Try Agenist ALIVE Prebiotic Moisturiser, £40
This year we’ll see an explosion of innovative new skincare that use only natural ingredients and are cruelty free and vegan.
Look out for ingredients like bakuchiol, a plant-based alternative to retinol boasting the same anti-ageing benefits.
Topping the beauty wish list is wild skincare that replicates the feel-good effects of the outdoors using wild plants, foraged ingredients and even organic peat.
Try Bog Skincare Energise and Detoxify ,£12. It uses a potent organic formula comprising Irish-sourced organic peat, lady’s mantle (a hyperacid that tightens pores) and hyaluronic acid.
HAIR AND SCALP BOOSTS
Haircare bands have moved beyond the basics to launch scalp scrubs and serums, bringing more skincare-like ingredients such as peptides, ceramides and salicylic acid into play.
Try Fudge Professional Blow Dry Aqua Primer cruelty-free, £15.50, with hyaluronic acid, delivering all-day humidity resistance and frizz control, boosting smoothness and shine.
The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Scalp Treatment, £11.99. Use before shampoo to remove product build-up and dead skin cells and leave the scalp feeling fresh.