2019's Biggest Skincare Trends Revealed

Updated 04/29/19
2019 skincare trends
@emmahoareau

The start of a new year is always an exciting time when it comes to beauty. The fresh beginning brings a focus on all the new research, trends and product innovations that are set to come for the year ahead. And spoiler alert, skin is officially in for 2019. From niche skincare finally making it to the mainstream to medical-grade ingredients to sustainable brands, we've spoken to the experts, trawled through the beauty cupboard and come up with the top skincare trends about to blow up in 2019…

2019 skincare trends
@bambidoesbeauty

CBD Oil and Cannabis-Infused Beauty

We heard a lot about CBD in 2018, but according to Disciple founder and psychotherapist Charlotte Ferguson, 2019 will be the year that cannabis-infused beauty will hit the mainstream.

"CBD is everywhere from bath bombs to ice cream—Mandy Moore even uses it for sore feet from high heels," she notes. "There's nothing new about using weed to treat pain, anxiety and stress (cannabis was used for thousands of years medicinally until the 1920s). The popularity of CBD has something to say about how stressed and anxious we are as a society."

CBD is particularly appealing for people experiencing pain, stress and anxiety who want to treat it naturally without feeling the high associated with smoking cannabis. While lots of companies are jumping the CBD bandwagon, only the authentic companies who can offer quality products along with lab results will last through the craze.”

Disciple Skincare Miracle Drops 1% CBD
Disciple Skincare Miracle Drops 1% CBD $22
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MGC Derma CBD Stem Cells & Algae All Night Cream
MGC Derma CBD Stem Cells & Algae All Night Cream $80
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Kiki Health CBD Oil Gold Edition 25%
Kiki Health CBD Oil Gold Edition 25% $175
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Dermatologist-Strength Skincare

The Future Lab reported that this year will see a rise in shoppers looking for expert formulations in skincare that truly aim to mimic professional procedures. In 2018, Net-a-Porter reported a 157% rise in medical-grade brands and ingredients, but this is set to rise. In 2019, Dr. Dennis Gross will launch a new line for professional-strength products, bridging the gap between clinical-strength treatments available in his NYC practice and his retail line. These formulations will be designed to give consumers instant results for targeted skin concerns, like dark spots, pigmentation, melasma and fine lines. Key ingredients to look out for? Supercharged acids and antioxidants such as bromelain—a fruit enzyme from pineapples that helps digest dead skin cells.

Dr. Dennis Gross BioC Brightening Treatment Mask
Dr. Dennis Gross BioC Brightening Treatment Mask $88
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Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum $230
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Dr. Sebagh Breakout Spot On
Dr. Sebagh Breakout Spot On $35
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Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpotLite Blemish Reducer
Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpotLite Blemish Reducer $58
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Whole Body Skincare

We're a nation obsessed with skincare, but we're also often guilty of forgetting that our skin doesn't just stop at our necks. Through 2019, we'll see a rise of body-specific skincare, buzzy ingredients like hyaluronic acid or AHAs being added to body creams and lotions, plus more body-specific in-salon treatments.

Take it from dermatologist Harold Lancer, MD: "For 2019, it’s not just the face but body works too. Complexion matters from head to toe and that’s where the firmness of skin comes in. New technologies like EmSculpt, which uses electromagnetic currents to firm and lift the buttock and abdominal, are coming out. People want their skin to look natural (meaning no obvious suntan) and match their face."

Lancer The Method: Body Polish
Lancer The Method: Body Polish $50
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Express Hydrating Spray
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Express Hydrating Spray $6
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Ameliorate Transforming Body Cream
Ameliorate Transforming Body Cream $28
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Witch Hazel

Yep, you heard that right. Everyone's favourite teenage skincare ingredient looks to be back for 2019, with searches for witch hazel increasing by 305% on Pinterest recently. It seems like acne-busting formulas are set to head old-school…

Neal's Yard Remedies Witch Hazel Water
Neal's Yard Remedies Witch Hazel Water $12
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Indie Lee Banish Stick
Indie Lee Banish Stick $27
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Melvita Witch Hazel Virginiana Water Bottle Spray
Melvita Witch Hazel Virginiana Water Bottle Spray $20
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Liquid Exfoliators

Our love of liquid exfoliators is no secret, but if you haven't yet jumped on the acid bandwagon, 2019 is set to be the year that you do. Pinterest reported that searches for liquid exfoliators are up 58% across the site.

Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion
Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion $52
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Omorovicza Copper Peel
Omorovicza Copper Peel $95
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Lixir Lixirskin Night Switch BHA/AHA 10%
Lixir Lixirskin Night Switch BHA/AHA 10% $20
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Plastic-free, Waterless Beauty & Sustainability

Yes, 2018 was a huge year in promoting the importance of cutting down on waste. For 2019 onwards, it's not just the smaller, niche brands that are championing all things environmentally friendly. Brands will be looking to cut down on plastic packaging and finding sustainable alternatives. Lush (which has long championed "naked" packaging) is set to open the first completely packaging-free cosmetic shop in the UK this January.

Waterless beauty is also seeing an increase in interest. As the industry's most-used ingredient, the demand for water is huge. Brands are tackling this by not only cutting down on their own water consumption (L'Oréal has committed to a 60% reduction in water consumption per finished product by 2020) but also by launching products that don't require the use of water at all. Look out for dry sheet masks and powdered products over the next few years…

BYBI Babe Balm
BYBI Babe Balm $28
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Dr Jackson's Day Cream SPF 30
Dr Jackson's Day Cream SPF 30 $80
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Pinch of Colour Skin Therapy Waterless Face Elixir
Pinch of Colour Skin Therapy Waterless Face Elixir $50
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