In 2020, skin care became a form of self-care. In the new year, we hope to continue to self-soothe with creams and serums, but to also marvel at the technology behind them. We're predicting bigger, better, and smarter innovations, including newly discovered ingredients and brand-new categories to come in 2021.
1. Blue light protection skincare
When blue light penetrates the skin, reactive oxygen species are generated, which leads to DNA damage, thereby causing… hyperpigmentation," (similar to how UV damage can create sunspots) the year we all spent more time spent sat at our computer screens, it makes sense why blue light protection is so important.
2. Skin care to calm inflammation
The stress of 2020 and the pandemic, has shown up on our skin in a variety of ways, which is why we are all searching for products to calm inflammed skin and relieve any redness.
stress can trigger flare-ups of eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis, hives, cold sores, fever blisters, and other skin rashes." Considering the palpable stress of 2020, this may explain why we’ve seen a surge in products starring quintessential "calming" ingredients.
Skin-soothing ingredients will continue to trend into 2021.
3. Barrier repair - Hyaluronic Acid
Perhaps in response to the skin stressors of this year, we’re noticing an increase in barrier repair-centric creams, both of the restorative, strengthening nature, and of the protective nature. Luckily, barrier-loving lipids like ceramides, and hydrating superstars like hyaluronic acid can help strengthen your skin's first line of defense.