As we enter a new year, looking after your skin is more important than ever. We take a look at some of the skincare trends you can expect to see in 2023.
Minimally invasive ‘tweakments’
When it comes to our skin, there are a number of aesthetic treatments out there to choose from. Anti-wrinkle injections and other cosmetic injectables have been a staple in aesthetic clinics for a long time, but we may see a surge in what’s known as ‘tweakments’ – those treatments that don’t involve injections.
A type of ‘tweakment’ that we love and expect to see grow in popularity this year is skin-tightening treatments. For example, plasma pen skin tightening is gentle and non-surgical – it encourages the body to enter repair mode by producing collagen and elastin to tighten and lift the skin.
Laser face lifts
Laser treatments are another trend we expect to see more in 2023 and, in particular, laser face lifts which are also known as ‘lunchtime face lifts’.
Like the tweakments mentioned above, a laser face lift is non-surgical and virtually painless with no downtime. It uses photo-acoustic technology to remodel and lift the skin and reveal and clear and radiant complexion. It also encourages the growth of new collagen and elastin.
Another skincare trend we’ll most likely see in 2023 is an increase in the use of skin boosters, such as Profhilo and PRP & HA. These are injectable treatments that help to combat signs of ageing and prevent skin laxity by giving the skin a moisturising boost from within.
Hyaluronic acid has been a much talked about skincare ingredient over the past few years, but we believe it will become even more popular in 2023 when used to deliver deep hydration beneath the skin.
Skin minimalism and skincare/makeup hybrids
While previous years have seen skincare routines that are comprised of many different products, experts are predicting that the trend for 2023 will be more minimal skincare routines. People will stick by their favourite key products from brands they know will deliver results, rather than always buying the latest new buzzy product that may not be right for their skin concerns.
Professional and science-backed skincare
We believe the most popular skincare products in 2023 will also be those that are backed by research and can deliver proven results. People may choose to invest more in a few key professional skincare products as they know they will work. Here at Cosmetica, we believe that skincare products should always be backed by science to deliver the best visible results, which is why we offer a range of Obagi products – clinically proven skincare that is backed by science, research and innovation.
While it’s important to look after the skin on our faces, many people are also predicting that we will see a bigger focus on bodycare in 2023. While more general bodycare products such as scrubs and moisturisers have been popular for a while, this year we may well see more science-led and focused bodycare products and treatments.
For example, Profhilo Body is an injectable treatment that is specifically formulated for use on skin laxity of the body. It aims to firm and tighten sagging and crepey skin and restore youthful freshness.
Skin barrier repair
There has been a big emphasis on looking after your skin barrier and microbiome over the past year, and this is also likely to continue into 2023. Rather than trying loads of different and potentially irritating products, people will be opting for gentler and more sensitive products that are kind to the skin barrier – particularly people who have skin conditions such as acne, rosacea or skin sensitivity.
Retinol is not a new phenomenon, but its popularity is predicted to grow even more in 2023. Preventive skincare has become increasingly popular, so people in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are also now beginning to use retinol to help combat signs of ageing.
These are just some of the skincare trends we’re expecting to see in 2023, but there may well be others that surprise us too! If you are wanting to look after your skin this year, you can book a skincare consultation with one of our aestheticians.