The skincare routine of BAZAAR’s beauty editors is constantly evolving, thanks to the latest research and frequent product testing. In my case, I’ve probably discovered a new favorite serum about 357 times since joining the team. Like our everyday beauty regimens, the best skincare trends are growing and changing rapidly, but a few are etched on our minds from 2022 and counting.
While we may try to stay “unplugged” as much as possible, advances in at-home grooming technology are giving us more reasons than ever to stay connected. Plus, if they haven’t already, you can almost bet your favorite celebrity will be launching a skin-care line in 2023 (yes, that’s still a thing). For example, actress Naomi Watts’ brand Stripes and others are leading the charge in promoting skincare for menopausal skin. To give you more inside scoop on what to look out for next year when it comes to your complexion, we’ve rounded up seven of the best skincare trends you should be keeping an eye on for at least the next 365 days.
A New Era of Home Technology
In 2023, we expect to see even more advances in beauty technology. Based on our road tests of new skincare devices this year from SolaWave to Therabody, it’s clear that, like our phones, our favorite at-home skincare devices (or the ones you never knew you needed) will continue to get high-powered upgrade.
“I love using LEDs because my philosophy is to protect and nourish the lipid barrier,” celebrity esthetician Angela Caglia tells BAZAAR.com. “There are a lot of invasive treatments out there, whether it’s needles or lasers, that try to trick the skin into thinking it’s been damaged so that it rebuilds collagen. But if you use LEDs, they’re actually doing it for the outermost layer of the skin. , or lipid barrier for treatment.” As shoppers grow interest in LEDs that clear skin and reduce wrinkles, and microcurrent devices that sculpt contours, if by the end of next year your vanity has as many skin tools as your actual products , we would not be surprised.
The Continuing Evolution of Celebrity Skincare
We get it: You’re probably rolling your eyes right now at the thought of yet another stellar skin-care line in 2023, but our spidery senses (and a few birdies) tell us this A-list trend isn’t going away. From Hailey Bieber’s Rhode and Scarlett Johansson’s The Outset, to Ciara’s OAM (On a Mission) and Kim Kardashain’s SKKN by Kim, it’s already tough to keep track of all the new releases for 2022, but just wait, we bet there’s still There are more.
Menopausal skin is in vogue
It’s very common to be in the dark about the possible mental and physical effects of going through menopause. This year and beyond, skincare brands that offer products specifically for menopause, including Naomi Watts’ Stripes, are shedding light on the theme.
“The streaks came about because it was very much a reflection of my own story, and I was feeling a little bit depressed and alone during this period, right after I had a baby in my early 40s,” Watts told BAZAAR.com Her own journey at this stage of life. “And I’ve been through a period of secrecy and shame around my fertility period, so I’m determined not to go through that again. In fact, I don’t even know how to talk to a doctor about it, how to talk to a friend about it. Whenever When I tried it lightly, it didn’t even feel open to me. So it just hit me, and the fact that it was excluded from compensation and education, was unbelievable.”
Alongside newer brands like Stripes and Womaness that are entirely dedicated to producing essentials for the menopausal, tried-and-true favorites like Dr. Barbara Sturm and No.7 are increasingly developing skin staples to cater to this demographic. demand.
Niacinamide is supreme
While we love all skincare ingredients equally, our gut tells us that niacinamide in particular — also known as vitamin B3 — is going to be a huge bonanza.
Also known as vitamin B3, it’s going to be huge. This coveted ingredient is a multitasker as it helps control sebum production while also being anti-inflammatory. A beauty thread that the skincare superstar will launch to its cult status in 2023? Best-selling skin brand Sunday Riley just launched a water-based 10% niacinamide serum to combat redness and uneven skin tone.
The Rise of the Dermatologist and Esthetician Brands
Our team keeps a running list of our favorite skincare brands created by dermatologists and estheticians, which we predict will continue to grow in size. Since we already trust the thoughts and opinions of top beauty experts, it makes perfect sense for interested professionals to bottle and sell their expertise to their clients. And for good reason: Dermatologist Sherene Idriss’ new-launch brand, PillowtalkDerm Skincare, sold out in 48 hours and was just recently restocked. We expect beauty lovers to keep up the same energy in the coming new year.
Body Care 2.0
As below-the-neck care continues to evolve, popular ingredients for the face, like retinol and AHAs, will continue to find their way into our bodies. We’re also seeing an increase in body products that treat specific needs and areas, such as skin-balancing probiotic hand creams, body serums and smoothing scrub bars. Prepare your mind (and body) for the next wave of skincare, which is already well ahead of your standard body wash and bar soap.
Skin Barrier and Microbiome
Your usual moisturizer could get a formulation upgrade in 2023 with more active, skin-strengthening ingredients that support the skin microbiome. “The microbiome has been a buzzword for the past five to ten years; the gut microbiome is probably the most commonly understood thanks to the development of probiotics. But our entire body is an ecosystem, and each individual’s individual microbiome As unique as their fingerprints,” explains Sam Archer, vice president of product marketing and innovation at Nutrafol, the body’s layer of good bacteria.
The overall microbiome exists primarily to keep your skin in balance and strengthen its barrier, which helps keep external irritants out, locks in moisture, and transports nutrients. As research on both systems improves, and skincare brands continue to change their ingredients based on new information, your routine will become even more beneficial over the next year.