Does your beauty shelf need a shake up? With so many new products on the market, changing up your skincare can seem a little overwhelming. However, there are some amazing new ingredients out there that have proven to be extremely effective and beneficial, and are definitely worth trying. To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the new ingredients that we are most excited about.
Charcoal – Great skin may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to charcoal, but bear with us for a moment. Charcoal’s naturally detoxifying and purifying properties make it ideal for treating oily, congested skin. When charcoal is applied to the skin, it attaches to oil and dirt particles, allowing them to be rinsed away along with the charcoal. But don’t rush to your backyard for some charcoal. You need activated charcoal, which is safe for use on the skin and can absorb up to 100-200 times its weight in impurities. Try: derma e Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask, a dual-action mask that deep cleanses and exfoliates.
Ceramides – Ceramides are long chains of skin lipids, or fats, that are naturally found in the outer layers of the skin. They act as a barrier to lock in moisture and protect against environmental damage. Sadly, our ceramide levels decrease as we get older, which is one of the reasons why our skin also becomes drier as we age. Topical application of ceramides can nourish and help increase moisture levels in the skin, while improving cell repair. Try: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, perfect for all skin types, this serum locks in moisture while promoting firmness, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, and increasing elasticity.
Bee Venom – Loved by celebrities, bee venom is considered the new, natural alternative to Botox. Bee Venom was used as a medical treatment in ancient Egypt, but today, it is a revered skincare ingredient. Applying bee venom to the skin improves blood circulation, sending blood to the surface, which leads to an instant plumping and firming action, along with the smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, making it an excellent choice for mature skins. Though most products with bee venom have been tested for safety, it’s best to avoid them if you have any kind of allergy to bees. Try: Rodial Bee Venom Serum, which harnesses the power of bee venom and combines it with plant stem cells to plump and smooth wrinkles and improve skin tone.
Bubble Masks – While not exactly an ingredient, bubble masks are a new skincare trend that we are very excited about. Already popular in Korea, these masks are quickly gaining popularity in the rest of the world. Apart from the visual appeal, these foamy masks are extremely useful for deep cleansing and oxygenating the skin, leaving dull, fatigued skin looking and feeling soft, refreshed and glowing. Try: Filorga Scrub & Mask O2 Gel, which works double duty by exfoliating your skin and infusing it with oxygen to soften and regenerate.