As 2019 draws to a close, we are looking at the skincare trends we predict will be big as we enter the start of a new decade. In the year when skincare became synonymous with self-care, the emphasis of active ingredients became even more important and at-home devices became more accessible, what lies ahead for skincare in 2020?
Skincare devices – LED light therapy
With celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian and Victoria Beckham raving about the benefits of LED light therapy, there’s no wonder there has been a surge in the popularity of at-home devices.
At Face the Future, we believe this rising popularity is only going to continue in 2020. With different wavelengths of light targeting different skin concerns, LED light therapy can be beneficial for most skin types.
LED light therapy is also a treatment we regularly recommend to our patients in-clinic to treat many skin types and concerns, including stimulating skin healing and the regeneration of cells, anti-ageing action thanks to collagen and elastin synthesis, as well as anti-bacterial healing for acneic skin. To find out more about this incredible treatment, check out our blog, Celluma LED Light Therapy.
At-home devices allow you to bring the power of an in-clinic LED treatment to the comfort of your own home. Most recently we have added the Déesse LED Facial Mask and the LightStim LED Device for Wrinkles to our LED home device offering.
Déesse LED Facial Mask (the mask Kourtney can be seen wearing above) offers three light settings each with dual light intensity, helping to treat acne-prone skin, support collagen and elastin regeneration as well as cell regeneration to encourage wound healing.
LightStim LED Device for Wrinkles is a handheld device combining therapeutic light energy with patented technology to reduce and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The different wavelengths of light (Amber, Light Red, Dark Red and Infrared) work together to provide unique therapeutic benefits to give skin a more radiant and youthful appearance.
Ingredients – Tranexamic Acid
Ok, so this one was included in our 2019 Skincare Predictions, however we think Tranexamic Acid is only going to get bigger in 2020. It’s no surprise that depigmentation experts, Mesoestetic, were one of the first to utilise this hero ingredients with their Tran3x Intensive Depigmenting Concentrate and Tran3x Daily Depigmenting Gel Cream.
SkinCeuticals have now launched their very own Tranexamic Acid serum. Discoloration Defense Serum utilises the brightening power of not one, not two, but three innovative active ingredients: Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide and HEPES. The synergistic blend of these discolouration fighting active ingredients helps to brighten skin and minimise reoccurring discolouration with continued use.
Innovation – Bacteria-based skincare
There has been increasing information and education on the link between gut health and a healthy microbiome. According to experts, a healthy microbiome is essential to ensure skin’s immune and barrier functions can perform optimally.
Inspired by a 13-year study led by Danné Montague-King, the DMK Enbioment Microbiome System removes excess colonies of bad bacteria, provides the nutrients required to rebuild good bacteria on healthy skin and reintroduces healthy bacteria to rebalance skin’s microbiome.
The three products within the range – a cleanser, mist and serum – establishes and maintains a stable microbiome for a restored and healthy complexion.
The link between gut health and skin health also emphasises the importance of supplementation. Launched in 2019, Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Youth Biome contains a combination of four scientifically studied live culture strains with Vitamin C to support gut flora and skin’s natural barrier whilst also working from the inside out to reduce fine lines, nourish dry skin and support collagen formation.
We believe taking care of skin from the inside is only going to grow throughout 2020.
Finally, a big thank you to all our patients and customers for a fantastic 2019, we look forward to seeing you all in 2020!
Are you ready to achieve your best ever skin in 2020? Speak to our skincare experts on 0113 282 7744, shop online or take our online skin test to receive personalised product recommendations direct to your inbox!
Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future
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