JANUARY 10, 2020
FIVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU NEED TO TRY IN 2020
Hello 2020 – welcoming a new year and a new decade!
In 2019 we saw brands launching innovative and sustainable products that are definitely worth knowing about. I love seeing passionate formulators pushing boundaries and creating clean beauty products that are unique, intelligent and truly beneficial for our skin and well being. Many brands emphasised sustainability which is so important now at the present time.
I want to summarise the 5 most cutting edge products I recently came across, based on sustainability, benefits and effectiveness - a MUST try in 2020!
If you’re a fan of squalane, then you need to try Biossance. They formulate one of the best clean, plant based forms of squalane that is derived from renewable and sustainable sugarcane. Their Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum absorbs instantly into your skin. It contains a better, more gentle, plant based alternative to retinol: Bakuchiol, an eco friendly and safe form of retinol that is safe for sensitive skin. This serum is great for all skin types and the formula helps skin look more luminous and rejuvenated.
Strange Bird Beauty - isn’t your average clean/natural skincare brand. The philosophy behind the brand is for the products to have a positive impact on your wellbeing whilst supporting your skin goals. Each product combines ancient Chinese beauty traditions with high vibrational alchemy that assist in healing skin and helping you GLOW from the inside and out! With only three products in their line and each containing key ingredients of raw ginger, ginseng and goji berry that work in synergy to heal, nourish and balance skin.
The Celestial Activating Essence from Arcona Los Angeles is an absolute skin GLOW Getter! One pump or spritz of this and skin looks lit from within! It contains D-Ribose (a natural occurring carbohydrate) that prevents skin tissue from breaking down, as well as Rose and Turmeric to help firm, brighten and soothe your skin. Think of this as your daily dose of antioxidants, peptides and protection against daily pollution and environmental stress. I use this as my base before applying any other skincare or makeup - as it gives skin such a dewy and beautiful glow.
If you want to indulge your skin with a cocktail of ceramide enriched vitamins, then you need to try the Daily Vitamin Infusion Face Oil from Indie Lee. This luscious facial oil helps nourish and rejuvenate your skin whilst also providing an abundance of antioxidants that protect from free radicals and pollution. I like to think of this as a shield against environmental stress (that contributes to ageing). A few drops of this oil goes a long way. It not only protects skin but also helps to keep it looking supple too!
When it comes to plant based peptides and advanced biotechnology you need to try African Botanics. The eco luxe brand has unique and nutritive formulas that are innovative and truly effective. Their Résurrection Eye Créme is a concentrated formula of carefully selected ingredients such as: African plants, vitamins, antioxidants and active molecules that help brighten, tighten and lift your delicate eye area. An eye cream worth trying!