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5 Trending Skincare Ingredients for 2023

The beauty industry moves quickly, so new brands, products and ingredients come out seemingly all the time. With it moving at such a fast pace, it can feel almost impossible to keep up. 

This is especially frustrating for skincare lovers. The moment you’ve found your routine, built your collection and started putting it to work, you then find out that something new is just around the corner! Well, to keep you one step ahead, we’ve looked at the upcoming ingredients making their way into products and searches towards the end of 2022, giving some insight as to what skincare trends 2023 shall bring.  

From bio-retinol to linoleic acid, in this article, we’ll review and give our predictions on the most exciting new trends in future skincare products, so you can keep your routine on point. 

1. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

The first of these exciting ingredients comes in the form of alpha hydroxy acids. AHAs have been slowly building a name for themselves, with an influx of discussion among medical journals, skincare blogs and fashion magazines kicking off mid-way through 2022.  

AHAs are really effective at improving the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone, and rough texture, but the benefits of AHAs don't stop there. They're also great for reducing the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation, and can even help to unclog pores and prevent breakouts.  

All in all, AHAs are an excellent all-rounder in skincare products, and one that we proudly include in our very own products.

What are Alpha Hydroxy Acids?

AHAs are a type of chemical exfoliant that are derived from natural sources like fruits, sugarcane, and milk. They work by breaking down the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, revealing the smoother, brighter skin underneath.  

We harness these powerful properties in our much-loved Fruit Peel Resurfacing Serum.  

2. Bio Retinol

Retinol (a derivative of vitamin A) is already a staple within many skincare products. However, we’re now seeing much more attention paid to a plant-based, stable alternative in the form of bio-retinol.  

Including many of the same benefits of regular retinol, bio retinol comes with the added advantage of being derived solely from natural resources, predominantly Bidens Pilosa, a herbaceous plant that is native to tropical locations. 

What is Bio Retinol?

Bio retinol is a naturally occurring resource of retinol that can be harvested from plants.  

One of the main benefits of bio retinol is that it is much more gentle on the skin as opposed to regular retinol. This makes it more suitable for people with sensitive skin. Testing has also shown it to be a much more stable ingredient, with a lower likelihood of fading or degrading over time.  

Renowned for stimulating collagen, reducing discolouration, and improving skin tone and texture, it’s a hero ingredient in our Skin Dream Firming Night Cream

3. Copper Peptides

Looking back to Google Trends, we see copper peptides are on an upward curve towards the end of 2022, suggesting that more people are researching what they are, and how they can benefit the skin.

What Are Copper Peptides?

Put simply, copper peptides are a type of peptide (chain of amino acids) made from copper.  

They work by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in your skin, helping improve both texture and elasticity. Plus, they can even help to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

But that's not all. Copper peptides also have some seriously impressive anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to calm and soothe irritated skin. So, whether you're dealing with acne, rosacea, or any other type of skin irritation, copper peptides can provide some much-needed relief. 

We use copper peptides in our Pure Lagoon Blemish Prevention Serum to help fight those pesky blemishes and balance your complexion. 

4. Niacinamide

One ingredient that has seen steady growth these past couple years has been niacinamide. Peaking towards the tail-end of 2022, this water-soluble vitamin is certainly on the minds of all skincare lovers.

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 known for its ability to improve the overall health of your skin. It's basically an all-rounder, in the sense that it helps brighten and even out your skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the texture of your skin, hydrate, and fight free radical activity. 

It’s worth remembering that niacinamide isn't just for people with mature skin. In fact, its pore-minimising properties make it great for blemish-prone skin and large pores, too. So, if you're dealing with breakouts and redness, niacinamide might be just what you need to get your skin looking and feeling its best.

Niacinamide can be found in our Juicy Greens Exfoliating Toning Essence. This helps restore order to the surface of your skin and create a defensive moisture barrier. 

Linoleic Acid

More and more skincare products are being developed with linoleic acid these days, with discussions beginning in 2020 and becoming increasingly prevalent as time has passed.

What is Linoleic Acid?

Linoleic acid is fatty acid formulation of vitamin F. It is acquired naturally from plant oils, and can be added into skincare products to take advantage of its moisturising properties. Its main role is to form a protective barrier over the top of skin, helping prevent moisture loss throughout the working day. So, it’s the perfect addition to our Lip Fudge Plumping Lip Conditioner

The Latest Skincare Insights At Tropic Skincare

At Tropic, we take natural skincare very seriously. Everything we do is poised to make your skin the best it can be, which is why we love staying on top of the latest news in the industry.


Looking to give your skin the love it needs? Look no further. At Tropic, we stock moisturisers, cleansers, toners and face masks all designed to improve skin health. Have a browse through our product range and take the first step toward fresh feeling skin.

 

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