The quest for the ideal skincare and haircare solution never ends. The good news is that thanks to all of these innovations, there are a bundle of options to select from! Here we discuss some of the buzz words when it comes to the beauty world. Some of them are already known from before but have got attention recently due to their umpteen benefits.
Liquid or chemical exfoliators:
When it comes to your weekly skincare routine, a scrub makes for an essential. It gets rid of dirt and dead skins, revealing glowing and youthful skin. These days apart from the regular grainy exfoliators, there are liquid and chemical ones too. These have a water-like runny consistency and generally contain ingredients such as AHAs and BHAs. Super effective, they go deep into the skin to unclog pores and do away with grime and dead skins. Don’t let alarmed by the term chemical as they are gentle on the skin. Many prefer these as they do not require vigorous rubbing and still land up stimulating new cell growth.
AHAs and BHAs
We already briefly touched upon AHAs and BHAs above. To elaborate, the former is alpha hydroxy acid, that is mostly glycolic acid. This wonder is known to brighten the skin, delay the signs of ageing and lessen hyperpigmentation. Being water-soluble acids, these are perfect for those with normal skin. Beta hydroxy acids usually contain salicylic acid, are oil-soluble and penetrate deeper to exfoliate, banish acne and ease inflammation. This makes it ideal for those who suffer from acne. Together AHAs and BHAs make for a potent combination! You will find these in a range of skincare products such as exfoliators face washes, toners, lotions, packs and similar.
There is a reason why retinol holds such a special place in the beauty world. It works wonders when included in serums for its anti-ageing benefits. The ingredient helps banish pigmentation, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles on one hand and boosts the skin elasticity and firmness on the other. There are several serums that have concentrated retinol for targeted ageing issues, these can be used for those who want to keep enjoy youthful skin. Retinol is effective for acne treatment as well.
Please note: If you are pregnant or nursing, it is recommended that you keep away from retinol. Studies stated that high doses of Vitamin A can be harmful to your unborn baby.
While most of the haircare products we use are formulated with silicones, recent times caution that the ingredient isn’t biodegradable and harmful to the environment. Since the whole beauty industry is shifting towards a green and clean concept of manufacturing products, they have shifted to earthy and biodegradable products. Silicone-free shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products that have other substitutes to silicones have started to boom in the industry.
Scalp health improvement
In recent times, people have started to focus more on the overall scalp health to banish the scalp issues or diseases by using targeted products. A healthy scalp leads to healthy locks after all! Dandruff, hair fall, irritation, alopecia, flakiness, hair thinning, etc are some of the major concerns of most of the people out there. And improvising on these issues and the health of the scalp is much more into practice this year. Products containing specific ingredients that deal with these specific issues are been incorporated in the day to day haircare routine and the overall scalp health is much more into focus than ever.
Inclusion of probiotics
Just as the probiotics entered the health and wellness sector, it has now taken its place in the haircare industry too. Various haircare products are being infused with a specific bacterium that deals with hair and scalp issues. The main concern being dandruff amongst a huge population, a newer way to fix the issue has been discovered by maintaining the bacterial balance of the scalp. This, in turn, prevents dryness, flakiness and dandruff on the scalp, leading to healthier hair.
The beauty world keeps surprising us day by day with its leading innovation and technology in the products. The industry is now focussed more towards healthier skin and hair by giving us major goals to improvise ours!