In part 1 of new skincare trends for 2023, we learned about some of the most talked about trends like Psyhodermatology, peptide lip treatments, and skin barrier health, and in part 2, I go into a deep dive on some of the more talked about ingredients that are making headlines!
Sea Fennel Extract
Sea Fennel extract is an anti-aging sea-based ingredient with benefits similar to retinol. For someone with more sensitive skin, it’s another natural option that is well tolerated compared to traditional retinol.
Some benefits of sea fennel extract: are increased collagen production, clearer pores, improved skin tone and texture, hyperpigmentation, and a more youthful appearance to the skin. Sea fennel extract contains vitamins A, C, and E and amino acid peptides.
Great for all skin types but especially for a dry or mature skin type for its anti-aging benefits!
Linoleic acid is an omega-fatty acid or Vitamin F for “good fat” that our bodies need in our diet to stay healthy, but it’s also good for our skin. Found in sunflowers, grapeseeds, pumpkin seeds, and corn, it helps the body to make lipids that increase hydration, plump skin, strengthen the skin barrier, and give your skin antioxidant protection. A healthy skin barrier will protect your skin from dehydration. Linoleic acid is in our sebum naturally, but our skin can become more oily if out of balance. Linoleic acid restores the skin and stimulates cell turnover, which brightens the skin. Known to be calming, it’s an excellent ingredient to use in your rotation of products with more active ingredients. The calming ingredients are great for sensitive skin. The hydrating, plumping, and antioxidants are great for aging skin.
Linoleic acid is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin types as it helps restore skin balance.
Kombucha is from northeast China and is a fermented drink created with green or black tea. It contains vitamins B and C, helps balance the skin’s microbiome, and promotes healthy bacteria. Kombucha contains antioxidants and lactic acid, gently removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface to reveal a brighter complexion. This ingredient reduces inflammation, so it’s excellent for sensitive skin, rosacea, and eczema. The antioxidants, along with gentle exfoliation, are perfect for aging skin.
The blue tansy, a yellow-colored flower, is from a plant made in the Mediterranean and gets its name from the distilling process, where it turns blue when heated. Blue tansy is added to oil or cream and reduces redness and inflammation in the skin, works as an antibacterial, and helps heal the skin. As an essential oil, some people may find this to be irritating, and I recommend doing a patch test when first trying out products with this ingredient. Check with your doctor before starting any new product, as some things are incompatible with certain conditions. Blue tansy is generally suitable for all skin types but especially skin prone to irritation. It’s a good ingredient for sensitive skin since it has anti-inflammatory properties.