2022 looks like a year of reformation, one where the world is leaving behind the horrors of the pandemic and breathing freely again. That is why skincare trends in this new year are also influenced by the shadows of the last 2 years. If we look at common skin issues affecting most people lately then 'maskne,' blue light radiation, cosmetic pollution, etc come to mind. So this year, the trends are revolving around post-pandemic skincare, minimalism, home treatments, and sustainable skincare. If you are interested in catching up with these trends and finding good skin care products then go no further. Here are the most coveted skincare trends in 2022.
A smart wordplay on minimalist skincare, we are looking at 2022 really exploring this concept of Skinimalism. This trend focuses on the idea of ‘less is more.’ Women in 2022 are realizing that using too many products is not always beneficial. It may seem glamorous to have an elaborate night-time routine and slap product upon product on your skin, but the truth is — the skin just needs one or two good products to really thrive. Just keeping it healthy, hydrated, and protected is enough!
So look out for products that are 2-in-1, or those that perform multiple tasks like moisturizing and anti-aging.
Like the Savarnas Mantra® Natural Ultimate Nourishing Hyaluronic Moisturizer, which is a lightweight formula that moisturizes your skin deeply, as well as works on fine lines and wrinkles. It is a moisturizer that benefits aging skin too!
The world is fast moving towards conscious living. People are turning vegan, ditching plastic for cloth, doing away with synthetic to go natural. That’s also the case with skincare. In 2022, we are seeing skincare trends bending towards more sustainable products like moisturizers made out of natural ingredients, serums enriched with natural extracts, packaging that is recyclable, and cosmetics that are eco-friendly.
Not only that, ethically sourced and cruelty-free skincare products are also high in demand this year. So animal testing may see a much-needed revolution soon. If you are interested in searching for natural, cruelty-free skincare products then pick Savarnas Mantra. We use pure plant-based active ingredients and botanical extracts to enrich our products, be it natural moisturizers, cleansers, toners or natural serums.
We realized during the pandemic that UV rays of the sun are not the only harmful rays affecting our skin. Work-from-home made us discover that there is something called ‘blue light’ that radiates out of our electronic devices like computers, phones, and iPads that are just as damaging. These rays in fact are ‘silent damagers,’ as they slowly change the skin cell structure and speed up the aging process. So in 2022, consumers are hunting for serums, moisturizers, face oils and sunscreens that promise protection from blue light too. Broad-spectrum products are what we are talking about.
Slow and Steady Routines
Quick-fix skincare treatments are a thing of the past. With growing consciousness, there is also a growing maturity in the consumers of 2022. This means they are not looking for skincare products to give them overnight results. They now know that most of these overnight products end up doing more harm than good. So instead of instant facials, we are looking at specially designed long-term programs that outline a skincare routine to get a long-lasting natural glow.
We have already seen the trend of glass skin last year. Now’s the time to look natural. 2022 is all about bare-skinned beauties. This is pushing the consumers towards healthy skincare practices instead of heavy makeup. They want to maintain clear, glowing skin and keep their lips exfoliated and healthily pink instead of going heavy on their foundations and lipsticks. Natural lip tints like beetroot and strawberry juices are also ‘in’ this year, helping women achieve the ‘natural look.’
Replacements for Retinol
One of the star ingredients in skincare of 2021 was retinol. This Vitamin A derivative was touted as the game-changer in anti-aging. But now we have a new and better contender — retinaldehyde. This is more powerful, works much better, shows quicker results, and is less irritating to sensitive skin types. It has added anti-bacterial properties that also help people with blemish and acne-prone skin types. In anti-aging, another contender for pregnant ladies is Bakuchiol, a safer alternative to retinol.
We saw the breakthrough of cryotherapy in 2021. But 2022 is taking it even higher, with products like ice globes, cold rollers, ice masks, and massagers everywhere. This therapy is easy, and some of the tools are available for everyone to perform even at home. The cold temperature stimulates collagen production and lymphatic drainage in the skin, while the gentle massaging wakes up the skin. It also increases blood circulation and helps in reducing puffiness and inflammation. Cryotherapy is now everywhere thanks to Instagram and TickTock, working wonders for all skin types (especially acne and blemish-prone skin).
After the pandemic, the world has understood the importance of health and wellness. Therefore in 2022, we are seeing a resurgence of ‘skin-health’ consciousness. More and more women want to maintain and better the health of their skin instead of just injecting products in. This has also brought focus on beauty supplements like multivitamins, collagen, biotin, etc.
A rise in home treatments was observed in the last two years thanks to the COVID situation. It is seeing a steady rise this year too, as consumers are opting for home facial kits, overnight masks, home cryotherapy kits, etc. It’s probably laziness that got to them, or people finally understood that over-the-counter treatments are quite effective, and cheap. Eyebrow shaping and grooming has also lately become do-it-yourself as people have perfected the art to get the perfect brows on their own.
If you are looking for the perfect tool-kit to shape your eyebrows then here’s our:
- Savarnas Mantra® Precision Brow Scissors
- Savarnas Mantra® Precision Brow Tweezers
- Savarnas Mantra® Precision Brow Brush
Anti-Stress instead of Anti-Aging Skincare
There is this new concept in skincare — anti-stress. It is to do with keeping your mind and body stress-free so that your skin can remain healthy. The hormone cortisol, which is shot out during stress, is a major stimulator of dry skin, acne, and wrinkles. That is why, in 2022, dermatologists are prescribing anti-stress skincare as a preventive measure to anti-aging. This keeps the inflammation down, protects the skin, and keeps you from needing too many anti-aging creams. Hyaluronic acid is one coveted ingredient in supporting your anti-stress skincare as it helps keep the skin smooth and moisturized.
Speaking of Hyaluronic Acid, we have some very good skincare products that boast of this wonder acid:
- Savarnas Mantra® Natural Ultimate Nourishing Hyaluronic Moisturizer
Our star moisturizer, this one is ultra-hydrating and works amazingly on desert-dry skin. The hyaluronic acid penetrates deeply into the skin layers, attracts moisture, and locks it. The product is best used for anti-aging as it also works to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and makes the skin texture even.
- Savarnas Mantra® Natural 100% Pure Hyaluronic Serum
This replenishing serum is concentrated with hyaluronic acid. It works by quenching the thirst of the skin so that your skin looks soft, supple, and bouncy. This serum is perfect for hydrating the skin, nourishing it, and addressing skin issues like loss of vibrancy and suppleness.
2022 has just started, so we have a long way to go in terms of seeing the skincare trends evolve. But the current line-up of skincare products and skincare trends shows a gradual evolution of the world towards conscious, natural, and sustainable skincare. Only time will tell whether this lasts, but for now, we are happy that more and more people are caring for the earth along with their skins!