With people embracing fewer products and gentler ingredients in their routines, the skincare trends of 2022 will follow a “less is more” approach. As the year comes to an end, so too will the use of harsh and drying skin care treatments and products. According to beauty industry experts, estheticians, and dermatologists, this also entails repairing and nourishing the all-important skin barrier. Think more Vaseline (to find your complexion’s happy medium) and less potent exfoliating acids. A great place to learn about the newest up-and-coming brands is the Cosmoprof show floor. One of our favorite sections is the one titled “Discover Beauty.”

Here is a sneak peek of the top beauty products that should be on your radar for 2022:

Waterless Skin Care

A boom in waterless beauty will continue to blossom well into the next year; according to Allenby, beauty buffs have increasingly prioritized products that are more “green-conscious. Some beauty companies believe the eco-friendly cosmetic movement will continue to flower. Sarfati noted that “Clients can get concentrated products that they then mix with water at home. How? Simply by taking out the main ingredient in most skincare products, which is “water.”” Some examples are toothpaste, cleansers, face masks, and waterless shampoo (bars and powders).

This trend is eco-friendly as there is no need to replenish products monthly as it allows you to get more from your products for longer, not to mention it also reduces shipping weights. 

New must-haves in your category include Kate Mcleod Face Stone, Everist Body Wash Concentrate, Boscia 0.6% Pro-Retinol Repair + Renew Waterless Advanced Treatment.

Skin Barrier Relief

This trend includes skincare that acts as a protective shield to help minimize irritation and retain moisture. Products like Facial Mist Travel Capsule, Fortify+ Natural Germ-Fighting Skincare can help protect the “skin barrier” or outermost layer of skin (https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/best-skin-barrier-repair-products). As Garshick says, “Using key ingredients such as ceramides can surely help moisturize and heal skin barriers.” 

Some of the most popular products would be the Vaseline Healing Jelly Ointment, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum, Cocokind Barrier Ceramide Serum, and Epi.Logic Master Plan Collagen Renew Growth Factor Serum.

The critical thing to remember is to look for products with multifunctional formulas designed to regulate water, support cell turnover, protect against skin irritants, and of course, restore the skin’s microbiome balance.

Glow Face Massage

Glow Face Massage is 99% organic and 100% plant-based. It helps skin look younger by improving blood circulation and stimulating skin muscle tone and collagen and lymphatic drainage. It is rich in organic pomegranate and cucumber oils, naturally sourced vitamins, skin-friendly essential fatty acids. 

Undoubtedly, its key ingredients have natural boosts. The product contains watermelon extract, which improves skin collagen and supports structure. Grape seed and cucumber reduce skin irritation and swelling/puffiness by reducing the appearance of melasma and dark spots. Lastly, pomegranate helps lighten the appearance of blemishes and scars. It also helps even out the skin tone and texture. The Glow Face Massage simply helps reduce visible signs of aging. 

Scalp Treatment

We’re seeing more sophisticated formulas used in hair care that have traditionally been used in skin care, such as squalane and hyaluronic acid. We wouldn’t be surprised if treatments that you’re familiar with using for the skin will soon be utilized for hair health, too.

A board-certified dermatologist Dr. Azadeh Shirazi, M.D, believes, “In 2022, we’re going to see more microneedling applied to not only the face but also the scalp to enhance the penetration of ingredients and stimulate hair growth. You might consider adding “BeautyBio Rejuvenating Scalp and Hair Therapy Set” to your must-have skincare products this 2022.