With different natural skincare coming and going at a very fast pace, keeping up with the next big thing can be very difficult. From essential oils to kojic acid and arbutin, different natural ingredients have been hyped on social media as the best thing to happen to everyone’s skin.
While staying ahead of the curve is very important for today’s skincare brands to stand out in the crowded sector, it can be hard to determine which of these ingredients will just be social media hypes and which ones will stay.
These three ingredients are trending right now. According to natural skincare experts, these ingredients work for the skin to heal blemishes and protect the skin. But would they live long or would they end up as another social media hype?
Bakuchiol is a plant-based, retinol analog and does have the negative side effects of retinol. Part of the Vitamin A family, retinol is a common ingredient in anti-aging and anti-acne products. Even though it has many benefits, it can also irritate the skin, thin it and cause pigmentation. It also requires you to wear SPF.
Bakuchiol also boosts collagen and elastin production, but it is photo-stable and better for sensitive skin. Already used by some cosmetic brands, we are confident that Bakuchiol will start trending in 2019 and we will see it in new products to come.
Pumpkin enzymes have been used as a natural and safe exfoliant for a long time. It also improves skin texture and cell turnover. The full potential of this fruit is not yet untapped. Pumpkin has a lot of substances that can soothe, renew, and hydrate the skin.
In 2018, Global facial skincare launches containing the ingredient ‘pumpkin’ (also known as its Latin name ‘Cucurbita’) rose from 20.7% in 2017 to 26.5% in 2018. The use of pumpkin in skincare will continue to grow as cosmetic brands finally harness the powers of this ingredient.
Pumpkin juice is a great de-puffing agent, and plastic surgery clinics in South Korea use it for their clients after procedures.
Moringa is popularly known as a superfood and a very potent plant. The oil of this plant is an ideal skincare ingredient because it is similar to the oil your skin produces itself. Moringa oil helps to balance and nourish all skin types. This oil is being praised as the new wonder oil for skin.
Moringa oil is not a new beauty ingredient as it has been used for centuries for health and beauty. However, it is just beginning to m=gain popularity. This oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to heal acne, minor skin abrasions; minor cuts and scrapes, bruises, burns, insect bites, rashes, and sunburn.
When buying your natural skin care product this year, try looking for products that contain one or more of these ingredients. You can also use these natural ingredients in their raw form. You can use moringa oil as your daily moisturizer and after-sun care. You can also make a face mask with pumpkin to reap its benefits for the skin.