Top 5 Skincare Trends Of 2023 (So Far!)

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Discover the top 5 trending skincare ideas of 2023, including snail slime hydration, bio retinol, skincare-makeup hybrids, collagen production, and protecting the skin barrier.

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Welcome to the world of skincare, where innovation and trends collide to bring you the latest and greatest in taking care of your precious skin. In this article, we delve into the top 5 trending skincare ideas of 2023 that are revolutionizing the way we approach skincare. From surprising ingredients like snail slime to the fusion of skincare and makeup, these trends are here to shake up your beauty routine and help you achieve your ultimate glow-up!

First up on our list is the unlikely hero, snail slime. Yes, you read that right! Snail slime has taken the skincare world by storm with its incredible hydrating properties. We’ll explore how this slimy secret ingredient works wonders for your skin, leaving you with a radiant and revitalized complexion. But that’s not all – we’ll also uncover the rise of bio retinol, a gentler alternative to traditional retinol that promises the same anti-aging benefits without the harsh side effects. So get ready to elevate your skincare game and discover the exciting trends that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best!

#1 Snail slime (yes, snail slime) is the new hydration queen

Skin hydration is always a top priority as we want to avoid dry patches and give our face a revitalized look. In the past, we turned to moisturizers or hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin, but a new contender waltzed in this year and has stolen the hydration crown. 

Snail slime – yes, actual slime created by snails – is trending massively. Many brands are releasing versions of this and it contains so many natural ingredients that boost skin hydration. It’s almost 98% water and contains both glycolic and hyaluronic acid for the perfect skin treatment. 

Traditional retinol is being left in the past

Retinol has been one of the biggest skincare trends of the last decade as it provides incredible anti-aging properties. It’s derived from Vitamin A and almost every skincare expert in the world recommends it for younger-looking skin. 

However, a new 2023 trend is banishing traditional retinol Vitamin A products in favor of “bio retinol” instead. These new types of retinol are taken from plants, meaning they’re much less aggressive. You’d think this would mean they’re not as effective, but they are. In fact, they’re shown to have the same anti-aging benefits, but with a reduction in side effects and redness!

Blending skincare with makeup

This year, we’ve seen a massive boom in makeup products blended with skincare benefits. Companies are producing things like a primer that doubles up as sunscreen, or a moisturizer with the same coverage as foundation. There are loads of skincare-makeup hybrid products out there now that are actually pretty good for once! 

Being able to combine the two means your daily routine doesn’t take as long and your makeup ends up being more beneficial for your skin, rather than doing the opposite and harming it. 

It’s all about collagen production baby

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and helps give your skin cells strength and structure. Without going all Bill Nye on you, the human body stops producing collagen once you reach a certain age. That’s why your skin starts to get looser and wrinkles appear. You need collagen to hold the cells together and provide more rigidity and structure! 

As such, collagen production has become a huge trend in the skincare world. People are using things like copper peptides or other ingredients in a bid to stimulate more collagen production. These things can work, but they’re not as effective as other treatments. Cosmetic injections will be better at stimulating collagen production, or you can experience facial revitalization that basically re-tightens loose skin and instantly makes you look younger. Regardless, the world is going collagen-mad, which probably shows that we care a bit too much about not looking old. 

Protect the skin barrier at all costs

2023 skincare trends have a firm focus on the skin barrier. Most of us probably don’t think about this when performing our skincare routines, but the skin barrier is the first line of defense against…well…everything! 

It protects your skin from the environment and is there to ensure your skin looks nice and healthy. But, the skin barrier also helps retain moisture, allowing your skin to feel more hydrated. At the same time, it transports nutrients through your skin to your body. 

All in all, a healthy skin barrier will lead to much healthier skin – and it also ensures that skincare products work better. So, it’s perhaps not surprising that so many people are keen to start protecting it at all costs. It’s all about using vitamin C serums, avoiding abrasive cleaners, and preventing your skin from being exposed to harsh temperatures. 

Wrapping Up

Have you been using any of these skincare trends in your daily routine? There’s sure to be something here that you can throw in and start seeing benefits. We will end this with a friendly reminder that everyone’s skin is different. These trends are cool and introduce new ideas, but that doesn’t mean you have to adopt them. There’s no such thing as the “perfect” skincare routine; find something that works for you and your skin. 

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