There will always be the tried-and-true classics—ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, retinol, and the like—that have worked for decades and remain top dogs in the skincare industry. We love ’em, we use ’em, and we’ll never get rid of ’em. But, then, there’s always a new selection of ingredients populating our favorite formulas, proving innovative, effective, and brimming with positive buzz. Some are ingredients that have been used for decades, as with turmeric and watermelon, but are only now making their way to the mainstream. Others, like CBD and bakuchiol, are naturally-derived alternatives to more traditional formulas. Together, they make up the new guard in skincare, a collection of components meant to shake things up, in a good way.
Below, find the top five ingredients we’ve seen popping up all over the place. We did a bit of research, talked to dermatologists and skin experts, and tested the products that include them. Now, we know they’re worth your while. Think: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, brightening, line-smoothing goodness. We’re excited and we’re thinking you will be too. Keep scrolling to find out more (and to see the products that are already in our carts.
Source: Byrdie – Hallie Gould