We may not be psychics, but we know trends when we see them and study them. We admit that 2021 has managed to keep us guessing whether this pandemic will be permanent or temporary. COVID-19 has made an intense shift in skincare priorities and created a new skin care issue that is thrusting a new normal into the skincare trend in 2022.

But through it all, we have highlighted a few trends for this year. This trend shows who we are this year – more savvy, ingredient-aware skincare users, with a healthy skin microbiome (as well as clean hands). In addition, what we hope to be a skincare trend in 2022 – is to be more aware of the sustainability of the planet we live in, acne-free back and face mask areas, and a little closer to celebrity beauty brand trends. Read on for a glimpse of the skincare trends that are predicted to be big this year, BeautyBabes!!

Microdosing

In the context of skin care, microdosing refers to the use of small amounts of a different type of active ingredient, such as glycolic acid, along with other active ingredients such as retinol. This is the same as taking drugs in minimal amounts to avoid adverse side effects, but we can get the benefits of the active ingredients.

We know very well that excessive things can often irritate the skin including washing your face too often, exfoliating too much, using too many retinoids, including the use of active ingredients in too high a dose.

Even though one of the 2022 skincare trends involves using lower concentrations of active ingredients, that doesn’t mean it won’t work. Because what happens could be the opposite and is the right dose for your skin. Because actually each active ingredient has an optimal concentration and is often the optimal dose to be combined with other active ingredients, so that it can be the right product for certain skin conditions. In order for skincare ingredients to work properly, we need to use them in ideal conditions, not too high and not too low to be effective in providing results.

Refillable Packaging

Data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) 2021 states that Indonesia’s plastic waste reaches 66 million tons per year. A study by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in 2018 estimated that around 0.26 million-0.59 million tons of this plastic flowed into the ocean. Indonesia was also named the second largest producer of marine plastic waste in the world based on research conducted by Jambeck in 2018.

The cosmetics industry alone produces more than 120 billion packaging units annually worldwide, most of which cannot be recycled. So yes, the beauty industry has a plastic problem. While ‘no-waste products’ are a viable solution but are still difficult to implement in the near future, there are ways to reduce the volume of single-use plastics in your skincare routine. The easiest method is to choose products with refillable packaging. Currently there are several actors in the skin care industry who do this. Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Beauty has made refillable packs for its YSL Beauty Pure Shots, as well as Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate 3.0.

Fermented Skincare

At its core, fermentation is a process of transformation and in fact, it is a process you may already be familiar with without realizing it. For example, lactic acid, which is a favorite active ingredient in skin care for a long time, comes from fermented milk. The old way that has become a favorite of the skincare industry, is now developed by fermenting all kinds of super foods, such as mushrooms, green tea, kombucha, ginger, turmeric, and more.

The fermentation process is one of the processes in which microorganisms such as yeast are used to break down or change natural compounds. Simply put, by fermentation, the substance is broken down when bacteria are present. Fermented ingredients also offer many benefits for the skin. Recent studies have found that fermentation is associated with several antiaging and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Skin Barrier Protection

Skin barrier products are designed to help strengthen and support our skin barrier, which our skin uses to keep the good things, like moisture and hydration, and fight off harmful things like bad bacteria or irritation from external attacks. When the skin barrier is disturbed, it can make the skin vulnerable to dryness, dehydration, peeling, redness, burning, stinging, sensitivity, and besides that it can worsen skin conditions such as acne and eczema. In addition, if the skin barrier is disrupted, this can become a problem making it more difficult for the skin to tolerate skin care products, especially those containing risky active ingredients such as retinoids or exfoliants. By using products that help improve the function and protection of the skin barrier.

By webino