2018 was filled with the comeback of Hyaluronic acid, #cleanbeauty, and naturally-derived ingredients. Needless to say, 2018 was good to us. But if you’re as much of a beauty enthusiast as we are, you’ll love these 2019 skincare trends.
Aqua Shine Injection
We loved applying Hyaluronic acid to our skin, whether on it’s own or with other ingredients, but this year it’s all about injecting it. One of Korea’s most popular skin care treatments, Aqua Shine injections are a minimally invasive procedure that allows you to leave your “lunch break spa treatment” with glowing skin. Celebrities love this treatment for before cosmetic commercial shoots as it truly moisturizes your skin on a different level.
The Aqua Shine treatment rejuvenates the skin with essential vitamins and supplements such as vitamin C, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and sometimes a little Botox/Dysport depending on your skin goals. If you’re someone with dry and problematic skin, aqua shine injections are the perfect solution for both hydration and anti-aging that evens out the skin tone.
This wonder ingredient has grown in popularity thanks to its effectiveness at treating acne and breakouts by reducing oil production, as well as its ability to brighten, hydrate, enhance collagen production and help reduce hyperpigmentation. But what is it really? Also called nicotinamide, niacinamide is one of two major forms of vitamin B3 (niacin) found in supplements.
As niacinamide is involved in most important cell functions, it’s actually a great ingredient for skin cancer prevention. A 2015 study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that there were 23% fewer new cases of skin cancer in a group that was considered high risk who were administered 500mg of oral niacinamide twice daily for 12 months.
Acne, rosacea, and other inflammatory skin conditions:
Its anti-inflammatory properties make it an attractive treatment for skin conditions marked by inflammation, like acne as well. A 2% topical niacinamide may inhibit the production of oil, which could be beneficial to people dealing with acne. Both dermatologists we talked to say that niacinamide is relatively nonirritating compared to other acne treatments, making it a good option for those with dry or sensitive skin.
Retinol has played a huge part of our favourite skincare for many years and loved for their skin-smoothing, pore-unclogging, breakout-fighting properties. But looking past their effective nature, they’re also notorious for causing dryness, redness, and irritation in the skin. With technology improving at tremendous speeds, 2019 has finally brought us a much-needed upgrade to this infamous chemical compound.
Plant-derived retinol is typically gentler, more versatile, and just as effective as traditional retinol. In some cases, it’s actually not retinol at all! Bakuchiol, a botanical extract from the babchi plant is an example of an ingredient that produces nearly all the same effects as pure retinol. It can help in wrinkle reduction, collagen production, and hyperpigmentation fading—all without the side effects of retinol.
A class of chemical compounds derived from vitamin A, retinoids are well-recognized as the gold standard of skin-care ingredients. But as much as they’re beloved for their skin-smoothing, pore-unclogging, breakout-fighting, all around life-giving properties, they’re also notorious for causing dryness, redness, and irritation. But this is 2019 we’re talking about, and the long-awaited 21st-century upgrade is gentler, more versatile, and just as effective — and, in some cases, not actually a retinoid at all. Big brands like Ole Henriksen, Biossance, StriVectin, and Isdinceutics have already incorporated the breakthrough ingredient into new product lines.
Botox has been known to help women globally with rewinding the hands of time and has stayed immensely popular among the beauty world. But the injectibles industry hasn’t stopped there. In 2019, fillers are becoming more and more popular below the neck! Women now are using fillers to combat signs of aging in their hands (one of the main areas that give away your age), for scar touch-ups, and even cushioning of the feet. Although the latter two are not yet FDA approved, it just shows that this multi-purpose sector is going to continue to grow and innovate—providing women with more and more opportunities to feel confident in their bodies again.
Whether you’re going for the popular Korean look of “glass skin” or just wanting to turn back the hands of time, there are tons of skincare trends in 2019 that will cater to your needs. At BeauCare clinic, we value your natural beauty above all else and aim to help you achieve your #skingoals in the least-invasive but most effective ways. Ready to give your skin a fresh coat of paint with treatments like Aqua Shine injections and Botox? Call us at 604-708-9891 to book a consultation!