Skincare is the 2020 trend, and there are a couple of ingredients that are having a major moment in the spotlight.
Niacinamide: A hero in the skincare game, Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3. According to Desiree Stordahl, senior research and education manager at skincare brand Paula’s Choice, Niacinamide is a “versatile ingredient” that works to “minimise enlarged pores and smooth out rough, ‘orange-peel’ textured skin”. “At the same time, it has the ability to brighten skin, fight wrinkles and reduce moisture loss by helping skin improve its natural production of ceramides. When used in high concentrations, the results show up quickly, making Niacinamide an impressive solution for those times when skin needs to hit the reset button.”
Vitamin C: Another favourite ingredient of those with glowing skin, Vitamin C is a “highly effective antioxidant”. Cosmetic chemist and founder of cult Aussie skincare brand Biologi, Ross Macdougald, says “Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants to diminish hyperpigmentation, fine lines and visible sun-damage, as well as promote collagen production”. “It’s a potent antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals and can aid your skin’s natural regeneration process, helping to repair damaged skin cells. Because of this, it’s a well-known brightening agent that encourages cell renewal and can be instrumental in reducing scars and spots.”