When you stop to think about it, this is the absolute best time in history to be taking care of your skin.
Thanks to new breakthroughs in cosmetic chemistry, paired with our knowledge of natural and time-tested skincare ingredients, getting glowing skin (and healthy hair) has never been more attainable.
So, here’s to science, to Mother Nature, to ancient wisdom, and to a new generation of super-smart researchers. Thanks to you, beauty has never been more effective…or more fun.
Figuring out what’s best for your skin takes a bit of work. You’ll need an herbal encyclopedia, a skincare ingredient dictionary, and a Google news feed to keep up to date on the very newest discoveries.
Who has that much time? It’s easier to find a few products you like and stick with them, right? But, as your skin changes year by year, as environmental stressors increase, as the climate gets more extreme, your old standbys may not be up for the challenge.
And with so-called ‘breakthroughs’ being peddled on social media, the level of hype and false promises has reached an all-time high.
Forget the online hysteria from B- and C-listers. And stay skeptical about the claims made by untrustworthy brands. Remember: read the labels of anything and everything you put on your skin and in your body.
Here’s the good news.
Whether you’re looking to soften fine lines and deep wrinkles, hydrate your complexion, improve the skin around your eyes, brighten a dull complexion, condition your scalp, or moisturize your body, here are a few of the trending skincare must-haves for 2022 – an essential mix of old-world knowledge and new, proven ingredients.
Peptides: Peptides are essential proteins that have been shown to soothe skin as well as improve the appearance of wrinkles, help with loss of firmness, and more. Did you know that each year after 30, you lose 1% of your skin’s natural collagen? Peptides can help keep your skin looking youthful, fresh, plump, and firm.
Peptides can also help strengthen hair (including lashes and brows) and protect against breakage. You can find them in our Double-Ended Volume Set, RevitaLash® Advanced, RevitaBrow®Advanced, and Volume Enhancing Foam.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA):One of the best, if not THE best, hydrators is hyaluronic acid. Dry skin? Oily skin? Summer? Winter? Hyaluronic acid is great for all skin types and in any environment. A natural humectant, HA is capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water, which helps it visibly firm, plump, and hydrate skin. Find it in our AquaBlur® Hydrating Eye Gel and Primer.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): This group includes omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Your body can’t synthesize EFAs on its own, and yet they are critical for healthy skin. EFAs do wonders for your skin when consumed as part of a healthy diet, and also have benefits when used in skincare products, helping skin to look smoother and better moisturized.
Glycolic Acid (AHA):An exfoliating agent, glycolic acid can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. With regular use, it can also help skin feel firmer.
Aloe Vera: This soothing, gel-like extract has been a natural skin saver for thousands of years. An anti-aging botanical, aloe delivers soothing and calming moisture to both skin and hair. Your great, great, great grandmother probably used aloe vera, and so should you.
Green Tea: As an antioxidant, green tea is a top ingredient in both skincare and haircare. In case you’ve forgotten, free radicals damage skin and hair from the inside out. Free radical damage occurs when we’re exposed to UV rays, pollution, and even stress. Green tea offers powerful protection against damaging free radicals.
Read the labels, and stick with trusted brands. It’s that simple. Do your homework before you shop. With the right combination of ingredients, you can look forward to your best skin, hair, lashes, and brows yet.
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