Skincare ingredients to be on the lookout for in 2023

Skincare ingredients to be on the lookout for in 2023

When it comes to skincare, there is always something new around the corner to become obsessed with. Skincare continue to evolve and new ingredients crop up that not only sounds interesting, but come with amazing benefits. With a large variety of skin care demands (such as dry skin or acne-prone skin), a plethora of ingredients continue to emerge in the skincare industry, capable of treating any situation. From promising antioxidants, gentle exfoliators and skin-softeners that will make you fall in love with. This year, there wil be a noticeable shift towards gentle, skin barrier-supporting ingredients that rebuild and soothe the skin rather than sloughing off skin cells. Let’s have a look at what you can expect everywhere in 2023.


  1. Plant Stem Cells


Plant stem cells are plant-derived cells that have the ability to regenerate and repair damaged tissue. They are gaining popularity in the skincare industry due to their ability to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin.


  1. Peptides

Peptides are not a ‘new’ ingredients, but they never really played a starring role in skincare the way hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and Retinol have. Peptides are small chains of amino acids that play a key role in the structure and function of the skin. They are gaining popularity in the skincare industry due to their ability to stimulate collagen production, which helps to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides can also help to improve the texture and tone of the skin, making it appear smoother and more radiant.

Product with Peptides:


Collagen Peptide Serum for only R395


  1. Algae

Algae are incredibly popular in skincare, and their star status is only rising. Many skincare products will include Algae in 2023 because of its amazing, natural benefits. Interest in this ingredient is growing because it acts as a humectant that helps attract water in skin absorption. Consider algae the leafy green vegetables of the sea—packed with proteins, amino acids, lipids, and other vital nutrients that your skin needs to be at its best. When used in skincare products, algae also acts as an emollient to condition and moisturize the skin. Furthermore, it can be used for anti-aging, skin brightening, and soothing effects as its naturally packed with a variety of nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants.


  1. Tremella mushroom

Another product coming from the natural realm is the tremella mushroom. This ingredient is an edible fungus that is also known as snow fungus, tremella fuciformis, silver ear, and snow mushrooms. This ingredient is great for retaining both water and moisture in your skin because they can store up to 500 times their weight in water. Tremella mushrooms contain strong levels of vitamin C, amino acids, and a variety of other nutrients to help boost collagen in your skin. Its polysaccharides, or carbohydrate chains, also help boost skin elasticity, which then reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Aside from their anti-aging properties, tremella mushrooms bring antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for more skin health-boosting benefits.


Product with Tremella Mushrooms:


Dark Spot Corrector Serum for only R245


  1. Linoleic Acid

 For more hydration and anti-aging properties in your skincare products, keep an eye out for linoleic acid. Sometimes referred to as Vitamin F, Linoleic Acid is one of the most effective ingredients in skincare, strengthening the skin’s protective barrier while providing excellent moisturizing and healing properties. Several types of skin care oils, including Sunflower Seed Oil, Hemp Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and Prickly Pear Seed Oil, are particularly high in Linoleic Acid. This antioxidant ingredient is becoming more popular as it helps provide restorative and soothing effects on the skin. Additionally, linoleic acid has been shown to help fight against discoloration or fading of the skin.


  1. Blue Tansy


These delicate Moroccan flowers have found their way into many skincare formulas recently. And it might be the ingredient that your skincare routine is missing. It can help with acne, sensitivity, and irritation all at the same time. Blue tansy is a unique ingredient because of how universal it is for different skin types. For those with acne or inflammation, blue tansy’s antibacterial and antihistamine benefits can help to prevent spots and calm redness. For anyone with sensitive or irritated skin, it will calm and soothe your skin, while also providing moisturizing benefits. Blue tansy is packed with antioxidants to help protect and reinforce your skin’s surface.

In conclusion, these are just a few of the upcoming skincare ingredients that you should be on the lookout for. By incorporating these ingredients into your skincare routine, you can improve the overall health and appearance of your skin and achieve a radiant, youthful complexion.


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