In 2016, the one single trend dominating beauty headlines is rejuvenation. While prevention is certainly better than cure, for many of us, the damage and ageing of our skin has already occurred.
This is something a whole host of moisturiser companies are keen to exploit, but with so many weird and wonderful sounding chemicals that promise to the peel back the years, it’s hard to know which ones are worth your time and money.
So we’ve put together a top 3 list of the ingredients worth looking out for in 2016.
Good old-fashioned carrot oil is a wonderful beauty product and we’re glad to see it coming back into fashion. This heavy orange oil has been used for decades by older women wanting to improve their skin tone and texture. The magic ingredient is Vitamin A which is used by dermatologists in other preparations to treat everything from acne and eczema to psoriasis and sunburn. Along the way, someone worked out that this wound healing ability could also help to reduce wrinkles.
If you can’t find a carrot oil product in your current range, shop around at traditional pharmacies or go online. Your aunty was right, it’s a great all-round skin improver. However, we don’t recommend it as a substitute for fake tan.
The Obagi Nu-Derm system is a complete, tailor-made skincare system in which users apply up to six different Obagi products a day. The active wrinkle fighting ingredients are tretinoin and hydroquinone, both of which are already used in prescription dermatology, but Obagi improves their absorption rates.
This has been proven to be a highly effective skin improvement system, with users reporting significant results after just 24 weeks of daily use. However, you will need to find a provider. That said, the availability of professionals offering Obagi skin care in London and elsewhere is on the up. Some cosmetic clinics like http://londoncosmeticskinclinic.co.uk/ and others now offer Obagi alongside their regular treatments.
Vitamin C Serum
It’s another basic ingredient that we can’t get enough of. Vitamin C does it all: supports the UV protective defences, reduces redness and calms irritated skin. Regular use also improves texture and may result in plumper, firmer, younger looking skin.
As you can see, 2016 is all about giving your skin the TLC it needs and deserves.