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It’s Official! The Top Trending Ingredients Of 2019

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There will always be those true and tried classics, that are evergreen. Things like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol. We love them and can’t leave them. But…there’s a whole host of new ingredients that are setting the beauty world topsy turvy, ingredients that are not just innovative and effective but cutting edge as well. Some are old faves like Turmeric, Omega Fatty Acids and Ashwagandha while others are new-age buzz words, CBD Oil and Pre and Probiotics. Let’s take a look at the ingredients that stirred up the status quo in the beauty world over the last year.

Top trending beauty ingredients of 2019:

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1. Pre and Probiotics

“Probiotics work the same way for skin as they do for the digestive system,” says Dermatologist Dr Abhijit Desai. This means that products containing these gut friendly bacteria reduce inflammation and balance out your skin. But what’s the exact mechanism at play here? “They create a protective barrier on skin and prevent allergic reactions. These wonder bugs calm chronic skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis and produce natural antibiotics that tackle external stressors like sun damage and pollution.”

So how does one incorporate pre and probiotics into their skincare? Probiotic moisturizers like Glamglow BerryGlow Probiotic Recovery Mask are especially useful for those battling chronic skin problems like acne or eczema. Similarly, if your skin is very dry, try adding a probiotic cleanser like Cosmetofood Professional Re-Hydrating Probiotic Yogurt Face Cleanser to your routine when your skin is at its most thirsty. This will restore the skin’s lipid balance and keep it plump and moist.

2. Curcumin

There are enough studies that prove Curcumin, a chemical compound found in Turmeric, reduces UV damage and clears up acne. “It can also reduce collagen breakdown when taken orally,” says Nutritionist Naini Setalavad. Curcumin promotes healing and skin brightening and has been used for centuries to tackle inflammatory issues like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. If you’re looking for a science-backed study touting the healing, rejuvenating effects of Turmeric, here it is: a 2014 study concluded that Curcumin speeded up the healing of wounds, boosted collagen production, and guarded against sun damage. Want more of this gold standard spice? Try Nykaa Skin Secrets Turmeric + Coconut Sheet Mask and Mamaearth Ultra Light India Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++ With Turmeric & Carrot Seed.

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3. Mitochondrial Supplements

Okay, a quick science lesson: Mitochondria are present in every cell of your body. The job of these powerhouses is to help the cell absorb nutrients, break them down and produce energy. This last year the skincare industry has been researching the best ways to harness mitochondrial function to fight photo aging, wrinkles and collagen depletion. Think Gingko Biloba, Spearmint, Omega Fatty Acids, B, C and E Vitamins, Magnesium, Co Enzyme Q10, L-ascorbic acid, Green Tea and Grape Seed Extracts. Get your fill of powerful mitochondrial action from Prakrta Serum Of Youth with Vitamin E & CoQ10 - 100% Natural Skin Nutrition For Dry/Sensitive Skin, Plum Grape Seed and Sea Buckthorn Nurturance Night Cream and GNC Ginkgo Biloba 60 Mg (100 Capsules).

4. Adaptogens and Stress Busters

If modern life is leaving you feeling (and looking) a bit frayed at the edges, then marketers have been falling over themselves to create a whole host of essential oils, soothing balms and sprays to align your chakras and give anxiety, stress and insomnia the boot. In fact, the percentage of global facial skin products that carry a stress-related claim have risen four-fold since 2014. At the top of the list is Chamomile to soothe stressed-out skin and tired pores thanks to the anti-inflammatory staple compound, Bisabolol. Try The Beauty Co. Lavender & Chamomile Glitter Glow Maskto get ethereally gorgeous skin in minutes. Next up is Calendula that soothes, renews and protects irritated and stressed skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory Calendula officinalis flower extract. Try Kiehl's Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner today!.

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5. CBD Oil

So, this miracle oil extracted from the Cannabis plant –and not to be confused with the recreational drug—is one of buzziest ingredients in the skincare world right now. CBD or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil is a non-psychoactive and found in high concentrations in cannabis and hemp. Many skincare brands have incorporated CBD via oils, lotions and serums because of its marvellous anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Result: CBD rich formulas soothe irritation and psoriasis, reduce redness, fight acne and even slow down skin aging thanks to its neuro-regenerative and antioxidant properties. Try Dr. Sheth's Cica & Ceramide Overnight Repair Serum to believe it.

6. Retinol

Hardly the new kid on the block, Retinol continues to top the charts. Made from Vitamin A, Retinol in skin care is a popular ingredient to creams because it boosts the amount of collagen your body makes and plumps out skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. As Dr Desai says, “Retinol is one of the few ingredients with clinically proven results in improving skin tone and texture and clearing up acne.” Clinical strength Retinol is always more effective but start with an over-the-counter product like Dot & Key Collagen Restorative Time Reverse Retinol Serum or St.Botanica Retinol Advanced Anti Aging Face Mask to gauge how your skin reacts with the ingredient. Retinol can make your skin dry and flaky so it’s best to apply it at night.

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7. Hyaluronic Acid

Another evergreen ingredient that continues to reign supreme is Hyaluronic Acid in skin care, a popular ingredient in creams and serums like Jeva Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid for Anti Aging and Brightening and Mamaearth Skin Plump Serum For Face Glow With Hyaluronic Acid & Rosehip Oil. HA hydrates and soothes dry skin because of its ability to draw and hold water and keep skin moisturized throughout the day. Dermatologist Dr Jaishree Sharad says it’s a popular skin care ingredient and chances are you're already using it in some form or another. “Hyaluronic Acid makes skin look dewy and youthful because it improves skin elasticity,” she says. You can pair HA formulas with other ingredients like Retinol and AHAs. The only catch is choosing micronized HA (where the particle size is small enough to permeate skin layers) formulas. Otherwise you will end up simply layering the product on skin without it being effective.

8. Antipollution Ingredients

Finally, with pollution levels being what they are, the trend is veering towards harking back to nature; think powerful hair and skin botanicals Moringa, Lotus flower and Kakadu Plum extracts. Antioxidant-rich detoxifier Moringa is a purifying extract that counteracts free radical damage caused by pollution. Meanwhile, the Indian Lotus has superpowers that resist dust and humidity, making it an excellent hair protection ingredient to combat city grime and frizz. Finally, the Kakadu plum, a Australia native has surpassed citrus fruits as the richest source of Vitamin C in the world, and now a star ingredient in many skin products. Get your pollution antidote with Nykaa Skin Secrets Lotus Flower + Tiger Lily Sheet Mask, The Body Shop Moringa Shower Gel, and Coccoon Hydrating Night Serum with Kakadu Plum, Shea Butter & Vitamins.

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