Skincare trends come and go, but there are quite a few notable ones that quickly rose to popularity and held steady throughout 2017. These same trends are likely to continue to be popular well into 2018 and beyond. Without further ado, here are some of the chart-topping trends in skincare this year that are here to stay.
Men’s skincare isn’t exactly a new idea, but it has become one of the top-searched skincare terms within the last year. In fact, the beginning of 2017 saw the “dad facial” trend take off, which really isn’t any different from facials for women, by the way. However, more and more men are now taking advantage of many of the same skincare treatments and products that women have long been using to help improve the tone and texture of their skin and maintain a youthful, healthy appearance.
Advanced Face Masks
According to the 2017 think with Google™ report, face masks were the most-searched skincare term of the year. But you probably don’t need to read an analytics report to realize that face masks have become wildly popular–recipes for at-home face masks and face mask reviews have taken the internet by storm.
To get the most out of these types of skincare products, look for advanced face masks like the InvisiLift™ Lifting Experience by skinbetter science. This revolutionary system includes two products: InvisiLift™ 3-minute Mask and Finishing Cream FACE. InvisiLift™ technology deposits a unique micro-lifting network that has an invisible lifting effect on the skin for a smoother, more youthful look and feel that can last for up to 12 hours*. Finishing Cream FACE completes your transformation, imparting a silky texture and a radiant glow.
Hyaluronic acid is popping up in all kinds of skincare products lately, thanks to its unique ability to bind to and retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water molecules (Livestrong). Hyaluronic acid is also the ingredient used in many types of injectable dermal fillers to help plump up facial volume and smooth away the appearance of lines, wrinkles and creases (Clinical Interventions in Aging).
However, there is a catch when using injectable-grade hyaluronic acid in topical products to have a similar effect on the skin’s appearance. High molecular weight hyaluronic acid is typically too large to be effective as a topical ingredient. But when used in an advanced delivery system like InterFuse™, injectable-grade hyaluronic acid can be an effective topical anti-aging ingredient to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Intensive Treatment LINES utilizes patented InterFuse™ technology for a no-needle solution to wrinkles. This revolutionary formula contains five types of hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights for anti-aging benefits as well as increased moisturization.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find anti-aging skincare advice that doesn’t include the use of retinoids to help accelerate the skin’s natural process of desquamation, create the appearance of a more even skin tone and diminish the look and feel of wrinkles.
One of the downsides to most retinoids, though, is that they can cause skin irritation and flaking. To avoid this, AlphaRet® Overnight Cream FACE has combined a retinoid with an alpha hydroxy acid to form a double conjugated retinoid that can achieve the same skin benefits with little to no irritation in as little as four weeks*. AlphaRet® was also named Allure Magazine’s 2016 Beauty Breakthrough for this reason.
“Superfood” has become a bit of a buzzword in recent years, but the latest use for this term is in conjunction with “skincare.” It is true that eating a healthy diet rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant foods can help to keep your skin looking and feeling its best, especially when paired with the right topical products for your specific skincare needs.
Some of the best superfoods for your skin to pile on your plate include turmeric, avocado, blueberries, pomegranate, flaxseed, wild-caught salmon and sweet potatoes.
*Individual results may vary.