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Hyped new skincare that’s actually worth trying in 2022

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WORDS BY SONIA BLAIR

New year, new actives.

As the new year unfurls, it’s a good time to reevaluate your skincare regime to assess which products you’re using and determine any key ingredients your skin might be missing out on. It can be testing to keep up with what your skin is craving and switching products brings a slate of fresh actives, vitamins and tailored products to consider.

So, to help you on your way, we’ve broken down the top five new skincare products and ingredients to slot into your skincare routine for 2022.


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Emulsion 

An emulsion is an additional layer of hydration, applied prior to moisturiser and after serums and oils. Rather than replacing the moisturiser itself, it acts as an extra coat of hydration. With a milky texture and appearance, it’s lightweight and straightforward to apply. 

Try: Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Emulsion

Sulwhasoo’s emulsion is a rejuvenating, gel-like lotion consisting of steamed ginseng water concentrate, which is unique to the brand. Delivering a generous dose of moisture, it will leave your skin feeling supple and visibly plump after only a few uses. The glowy results will have you questioning how you ever went without an emulsion in your daily skincare regime. 

Bakuchiol 

A retinol alternative, bakuchiol is a potent antioxidant that visibly reduces skin discolouration while soothing the skin itself. The ingredient minimises common issues associated with skin sensitivity, alongside promoting tautness through targeting free-radical damage. 

Try: Goop Genes All-in-One Super Nutrient Face Oil 

Formulated with nine nutrient-dense oils, including bakuchiol, amla and cacay, the Goop Genes face oil is your skin’s new best friend. Hydrating, relaxing and leaving the skin looking oh so dewy, this face oil works to improve firmness and skin texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

A Texture Tonic 

 

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Working much like a toner, adding a texture tonic into your skincare regime allows for a fresh burst of hydration and cleanlines – leaving you feeling primed for the rest of your products. After cleansing, add the tonic to a cotton pad and gently sweep across your face to prepare the skin for serums, creams and moisturisers. 

Try:Tatcha Texture Tonic AHA Liquid Exfoliating Treatment

Tatcha’s Texture Tonic is an exfoliating treatment of AHAs, niacinamide, Japanese mugwort and wild rose, all working to help ensure your skin tone is even, dewy and hydrated. AHAs gently exfoliate the skin’s surface while the wild rose minimises excess oil and niacinamide and Japanese mugwort even the skin tone and reduce redness. It’s a cocktail of hardworking ingredients, making this product a highly desirable candidate for those refining their skincare routine. 

Probiotics

Probiotics are just as important for your outsides as they are for your insides. While they are more commonly associated with gut health, probiotics are proven to help promote vibrant, elevated skin. Often working in conjunction with lactic acid, AHAs or ceramides, probiotics are a skincare ingredient worth trialling this year. 

Try: Gallinée Youthful Face Serum 

The Gallinée Youthful Face Serum incorporates ablend of probiotics including pre, pro and postbiotics in an effort to repair and replenish your skin. Working in tandem to assist the skin, the serum helps achieve firmer, more radiant skin while offering a light, dewy texture. Alongside the probiotic complex is fern extract, instantly lifting skin and leaving the face feeling hydrated and plump. 

Ferulic Acid

Set to become a go-to skincare ingredient skincare in the year ahead, Ferulic Acid protects against free-radical damage promoted by UV rays and sun exposure. Through inhibiting enzymes known for increasing free-radical generation, the ingredients work against signs of ageing. 

Try: Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum 

Featuring a Phyto-Retinol Blend, which is unique to Dr. Dennis Gross, this fast-absorbing eye serum has been clinically proven to treat the signs of ageing around the eyes through promoting firmer skin, intense hydration and reducing the appearance of fine lines. Regular use will leave the skin around the eyes visibly smoother, supple and reinvigorated. 

Working together with retinol and bakuchiol, the ferulic acid in this serum works to minimise the signs of ageing in its infancy. The serum can be added seamlessly into your skincare routine, or used as primer for the eyes prior to applying makeup. 

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