By now, every skin care devotee knows about the benefits of retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. While these ingredients are indisputably effective, there’s always something new and exciting on the horizon in the beauty world. So start taking notes, skincare junkies: you’re about to see these ingredients everywhere you look!
Probiotics are being embraced for their ability to heal skin from the inside out and from the outside in. From the inside out, probiotic supplement touting skincare benefits are popping up everywhere. A huge portion of your immune system lives in your GI tract, and when the good bacteria in your gut is out of sync, your skin suffers first (think inflammation flare ups like acne, dryness, and loss of elasticity). When you take a daily probiotic like Ora’s Trust Your Gut, inflammations calm down, and your skin can function properly (hello, glass skin!). For topical solutions, Tula’s skincare line is infused with probiotics to help fight acne-causing bacteria on the surface of your skin, making it great for breakout-prone complexions. We also are loving Algenist ALIVE Prebiotic Balancing Mask The first transformative mask packed with prebiotics from algae, probotics and patented Alguronic Acid, this product detoxifies and balances the skin’s ecosystem. For the first time, Algenist has derived prebiotics from algae, creating the ultimate superfood that feeds the complexion from the outside in.. Yeah Probiotics is here to stay!
2. Seaweed + Algae
If you’re not already on the seaweed bandwagon, what are you waiting for? This amazing plant is packed full of vitamins and minerals, and is amazing for both purifying and moisturizing. Planet Botanicals uses a unique blend of different Maine-harvested seaweeds in their extensive seaweed collection, and it smells heavenly, too! For a facial skincare option, we adore Sapelo’s Gentle Seaweed Cleanser. It’s brilliantly refreshing, but will never leave your skin dry, thanks to its luxurious blend of seaweed and other botanicals. Another of our favorite hot NEW brands using marine ingredients is One Ocean Beauty. The products are free from GMOs, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, PEGs, EDTAs, nanoparticles, mineral oil and synthetic fragrance. They are committed to sustainability and ocean conservation. They partnered with Oceana to help protect the oceans. We love that ! Algae is an ancient beauty ingredients knownfor thousands of years, for its healing properties. It is an abundant source of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, all of which are highly beneficial to the skin. Algae have the ability to soothe irritation and inflammation, reduce the appearance of sun damage and brighten the skin.
While this might seem like a surprising beauty trend, hemp oil and cannabidiol (CBD) oil are taking the beauty world by storm. CBD and hemp oils are full of moisturizing and skin-strengthening omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, and they also have amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Cannabliss’ Bliss Body Oil is not only intensely moisturizing due to CBD, but it has mild pain-relieving properties, and can soothe skin irritations like acne, rosacea, and sunburn with ease. The Organic Hemp Line’s Facial Serum is an anti-aging powerhouse thanks to hemp oil that is full of restoring amino acids. You can find some of our favorite products in NYC at The Alchemist Kitchen and the even launched a series of CBD products richly infused with other plant alchemy. Our go-to is the Saffron Face Cream infused with CBD Oil.
4. Moringa Oil
It seems that every five minutes, there’s a newer, more magical oil on the horizon. First there was Argan oil, then Rosehip, then Coconut, and now there is Moringa. But don’t dismiss Moringa as just another trendy oil – it is seriously amazing for your hair and skin. True Moringa’s Moringa oil is rich in linoleic acid, which helps acne-prone skin types get clear, and Marinella’s Moringa Mask and Night Cream combo will leave your skin buttery soft.
Your twelve-year-old self would be thrilled to know that crystals and precious stones have taken their rightful place on every beauty insider’s vanity. These aren’t the kind you’d find at Icing or Claire’s, though – they’re all grown up. From jade rollers that de-puff and drain lymph, to rose quarts combs that stimulate the scalp, crystals are the new beauty secret weapon. Some brands are going a step further: O’o of Hawaii’s birds + roses Rose Quartz Hydrating + Firming Mask has real rose quartz finely ground into the mask itself!
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Crystals found at The Alchemist Kitchen for healing and beauty
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By: Mallory Huron
Media by: Stephanie Flor