These skincare trends are popular in 2020!

After I recently introduced you to the ➔ TOP 5 Makeup Trends, today we are talking about the hottest skincare trends 2020!

Admittedly, during my intensive research, I found only a few trends in skin care. Nevertheless, 2 are popping up again and again and are incredibly interesting, which is why you will learn more about these two today!

This awaits you in this post

  • These ingredients will be on-trend in 2020
    • Retinol
    • vitamin C
    • Niacinamides
  • K-Beauty Cream Skin Trend 2020


In 2020, certain ingredients in skin care products have trend potential!

The skin care industry is changing. Mechanical peels are almost out now. There is increasing focus on the milder formulation of chemical peels (eg with AHA or BHA acid). A trend that I think is excellent and that I have been using my chemical peels from The Ordinary and Cosrx for over 1.5 years.

At this point I would like to link you to my two detailed reviews on chemical peels from The Ordinary:

  • The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
  • The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 7% Peeling Solution

But this year, ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C and niacinamides are moving into the focus of the cosmetics industry. So that you can imagine more of these INCI’S, I would like to briefly explain their properties here. You can find more in-depth information about the ingredients in articles that I link to in the relevant section.


Retinol skin care trend 2020 products

You have probably heard this term before. You may also know it under vitamin A. It is the most popular ingredient against skin aging or in anti-aging products.

Pure retinol is usually more effective than retinol derivatives. It is good for the skin as it stimulates cell renewal and collagen production. It also has strong antioxidant properties and protects the skin from free radicals.

Retinol should be used sparingly. Many people first react to pure retinol with redness and irritated skin. Therefore it is important to get used to the power active ingredient slowly. It is advisable to initially only use such a product once a week.

Retinol reacts with light. Therefore, it should preferably be integrated into the evening routine.

You can find an informative blog post to retinol on the blog of ➔ super-twins. If you are interested in the topic, you will find all the answers to your questions here!

With my almost 30 years (oh god, that sounds old!) I have often thought about integrating retinol into my evening skin care routine. However, I have a fair amount of respect for this active ingredient. Still, I’m considering giving the ingredient a chance this year!

A mild product, such as Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Serum (0.01% Retinol) or the somewhat more concentrated Paula’s Choice Balancing Super Antioxidant Serum (0.03% Retinol) is suitable as an introduction.

Higher doses are, for example, the Retinol Intense Youth Concentrate from M.Asam ‘ (available with 0.2% and 0.3%) . A real stunner, and by no means something for beginners, is the Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol Booster .


Vitamin C skin care trend 2020 products

Vitamin C is also a power ingredient for the skin, which will become more important in 2020.

Also known as the most researched form of vitamin C is ascorbic acid , which can also be found on L-Ascorbic Acid and Ascorbic Acid on Inci Lists.

Vitamin C protects the skin from free radicals, reduces sun-related skin damage and gives dull skin a radiant shine. It can reduce red spots caused by impurities.

Important to know: Vitamin C loses its effect when exposed to air or light. Therefore, it is best to buy such products in opaque tubes or colored / opaque bottles. It is also ideal if the product has a pump dispenser.

In my research, I found that vitamin C can only work if at least 10% of it is in an aqueous solution and the product has an acidic pH of less than 3.5.

I have already had some experience with vitamin C in my skincare. I found the Incipedia Vitamin C Cream very pleasant, which should also be available again from the middle of the year. I have also used up a bottle of the Pixi Vitamin C serum, which I also enjoyed using. However, it comes with a pipette, which in my opinion is not ideal, since there is a risk that the product will lose its effectiveness.

More vitamin C recommendations that I found on the net are the Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster and the Colibri Cosmetic Vitamin C Serum , . I would like to try the latter (although it also has a pipette again) , since it is significantly cheaper than that from Pixi!


Niacinamide skin care trend 2020 products

Beauty gurus have been swearing by the power of niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, for years. Now it should be made more popular among the masses – this skin care trend is really exciting!

Niacinamides are great if you want to fight enlarged pores, an uneven complexion, or fine lines. It is also good for the care of blemished skin since it regulates the production of sebum.

On the ingredient lists of skincare products you can find vitamin B3 under the terms niacin, niacinamide, or nicotinate.

Very well known is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + 1% Zinc Serum, which is especially suitable for blemished skin because the concentration with vitamin B3 is very high at 10%. Paula’s Choice also offers a potent skincare product with the 10% niacinamide booster. The latest product from Shenja (known from the blog Incipedia!) Is perfect for touching on vitamin B3. She recently launched a facial lotion that contains 4% nicotinamide, among other things.

You can find more detailed information about niacinamides at ➔ .

Now we are through with the most exciting skin care news regarding ingredients. Now I would like to introduce you to a Korean skin care trend for 2020. KBeauty is and remains a very exciting topic for me!


K-Beauty Cream Skin Skin Care Trend 2020

The Koreans came up with something for skin care in 2020. It never gets boring with them! 😉 Glass Skin is followed by Cream Skin. But what exactly is behind it?

This new K-Beauty trend is intended to facilitate or loosen up the well-known 10 steps Korean Beauty routine. Cream Skin products are all-rounders that both have a calming and supportive effect on the skin and still provide them with plenty of moisture. This is achieved by combining a toner with a cream . This simplifies the skin care routine, because instead of 2 products, only 1 is applied to the skin.

Well-known products of this K-Beauty trend are currently the Laneige Cream Skin ‘ and the Lixirskin Universial Emulsion ‘ or in the mini trio ‘ .

I definitely want to try this trend. Since you can easily order the Laneige Cream Skin in Germany, I will probably test this Korean 2 in 1 skincare product.

Are you interested in one of the mentioned skin care trends 2020?

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