Happy New Year! A new year brings a fresh new start and with it, new skincare trends that spice up our routine and skincare journey. We’ve been eagerly anticipating the latest trends for 2023 after the whirlwind of excitement that was the prior year, and we’re totally ready to take on the skincare trends that will dominate the year. From the spunky but familiar ingredient to make a routine mainstay to the techniques inspired by 2022, read on to explore our 2023 skincare trend predictions!

1. Healthy skin barrier

2022 was when we realized the key to healthy skin is a healthy skin barrier, and we don’t see this trend losing steam in the coming year. The skin barrier works to maintain hydration levels and protect against environmental aggressors, meaning it keeps water in while keeping toxins out. It can be weakened by things like stress, pollution, or UV damage, and this leads to a host of concerns including dryness, inflammation, tightness, or even breakouts.

Two ingredients that help repair the skin barrier and prevent future damage are Peptide and Ceramide. The AMPLE:N Peptide Shot Ampoule is formulated with Peptide threads that sink into the cracks of the skin and restore skin firmness, elasticity, and softness. Loaded with 3 types of Peptides, the lightweight ampoule gives the skin a daily boost to fight against external stressors. Get your fix of Ceramide from the COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream , a matte balm moisturizer rich in Ceramide NP and Centella Asiatica. It soothes and regenerates irritated skin without greasy residue, making it a treasure for all skin types.

We Recommend

AMPLE:N - Peptide Shot AmpouleCOSRX - Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream - 80g

2. Multi-ingredient products

Whether you prefer a stripped-back routine or are fully invested in the 11-step regimen, multi-ingredient products are sure to make a stand on your shelfie, front and center. These are skincare that highlight 2 or more key ingredients and offer multiple benefits, rather than merely focusing on a particular concern. We’re not quite putting our specialized products on the backburner, but we’re looking forward to getting more out of our routine in each step.

Snail Mucin has garnered some well-deserved hype on its own, but what happens when it’s mixed with Azulene? The TIA’M Snail & Azulene Water Essence shows off the magic of the ingredients combined, where Snail Mucin serves to promote collagen production for firmer skin and Azulene soothes irritation and sensitivity. Basically glass skin in a bottle, the MARY&MAY Citrus Unshiu + Tremella Fuciformis Serum serves to brighten hyperpigmentation and dullness with 83.5% Citrus Unshiu extract, alongside replenishing intense hydration with 9.7% Tremella Fuciformis extract.

We Recommend

TIA'M - Snail & Azulene Water EssenceMARY&MAY - Citrus Unshiu+Tremella Fuciformis Serum - 30ml

3. Non invasive treatments

Everyday luxuries are where it’s at in 2023, and skincare electronics offering non invasive treatments will take over your self-care days. With the rapid developments we’re seeing in beauty tech, at-home treatments are as accessible as ever and anyone can up their skincare game with the help of LED or microcurrent treatments. Want glossy, blemish-free skin without having to schedule trips to the spa? Gear up for the new year!

One glance at the Cosbeauty LED Mask with its 32 LED lights, and people instantly know you mean business. Equipped with 3 LED light functions, this mask targets skin concerns ranging from sagging skin and inflammation to damaged skin and dark spots. 10-20 minutes per session, 2-3 sessions a week, and your complexion will be transformed. The FOREO BEAR (Mini) Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device is a skin lifting and toning wonder wrapped up in a totally adorable bear-shaped gadget. These microcurrents treat skin with T-Sonic pulsations, encouraging firm skin and a youthful glow. We’re giving this device bonus points for its system that scans the skin’s resistance to electricity and adjusts the strength of microcurrents for increased safety.

We Recommend

Cosbeauty - LED Mask (32 LED Lights) - 1setForeo - BEAR (Mini) Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device (110-220V Voltage) - 1set

4. Niacinamide continues its reign

Clear a space on your top shelf if you haven’t already because Niacinamide - also known as Vitamin B3 - will be huge this year. It’s been a long standing favorite of ours for its myriad of skin benefits: it soothes and prevents inflammation, offers antioxidant protection, strengthens the skin barrier, improves cell turnover, prevents melanin production… we could go on and on. Incorporate this multitasking ingredient into your routine to enjoy its many abilities, and we guarantee you’ll see a difference in your skin.

Coupling Propolis and Niacinamide is the BEAUTY OF JOSON Glow Serum : Propolis + Niacinamide , an all-time fan favorite serum for elevating dewiness and bounce. It touts anti-inflammatory and glow-boosting properties that combat acne while brightening the overall complexion. If you’re looking to revive dull skin and target hyperpigmentation, the SOME BY MI Yuja Niacin Blemish Care Serum is enriched with Niacinamide and Yuja extract to help you accomplish a lit-from-within radiance.

We Recommend

BEAUTY OF JOSEON - Glow Serum : Propolis + Niacinamide - 30mlSOME BY MI - Yuja Niacin Blemish Care Serum - 50ml

5. Moisture sandwiching

TikTok never ceases to provide skincare inspiration, and the latest moisture sandwiching trend is something we see gaining full momentum in 2023. It entails applying skincare onto a damp face and using humectant and occlusive ingredients to retain moisture in the skin. The process starts post-cleanse, with a toner or essence being applied straight after while the skin is damp. Between each layer of skincare, a toner or mist is spritzed on for additional layers of hydration, and to allow each product to penetrate the skin better. The humectant ingredient pulls moisture from the air and attracts it to the skin, and the routine is finished with an occlusive to seal everything in.

Keeping skin moist and dewy is the SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Cloudy Mist. This mist is infused with a golden ratio of Hyaluronic Acid and Cica that simultaneously soothes and hydrates the skin. For your humectant, the Rohto Mentholatum Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (Moist) is the multi-award winning essence toner perfect for the job. Within the 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid of its formulation, it includes fermented Hyaluronic Acid that softens the skin and improves barrier function. Top everything off with the occlusive ingredient Shea Butter, found in LAGOM’s Cellus White Moisture Cream. In addition to Green Tea that balances sebum production, Orange Flower, Lavender and Rose oils intensely nourish the complexion.

We Recommend

SKIN1004 - Madagascar Centella Hyalu-Cica Cloudy Mist - 120ml Rohto Mentholatum - Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (Moist) (Japan Version) - 2020 New Version LAGOM - Cellus White Moisture Cream - 50ml

6. Skincare-makeup hybrids

Clean girl makeup took over social media in 2022, giving way to makeup trends like cold girl makeup, and this iteration of no-makeup makeup put a spotlight on good-for-your-skin products that enhance natural beauty. Because of this, we’re seeing a rise in skincare-makeup hybrids that place emphasis on the importance of healthy skin as a foundation (no pun intended) for flawless makeup.

Even and refined skin is easy to achieve with the Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF45 PA+++. Bio-peptide is included in its formula to revitalize the skin’s elasticity, and its soft texture ensures there is no clumping or lifting throughout wear. Giving lips the kiss of color and shine of a gloss with the nourishing hydration of a lip treatment is the I DEW CARE Glow Easy Nourishing Vitamin C Lip Oil. Bursting with Vitamin C and Raspberry oil, it can be worn on its own or on top of another lip product for an effortlessly lustrous pout to go with your daily makeup.

We Recommend

Dr. Jart+ - Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF45 PA+++ - 40mlI DEW CARE - Glow Easy Nourishing Vitamin C Lip Oil - 3.5ml

7. Supercharged bodycare

Don’t forget, bodycare is skincare too! After all those times of forgetting about the rest of the body, we’re tapping into top-notch body heroes that will revive dry, irritated, and tight skin. From head to toe, the entire body deserves equal amounts of attention; especially as we’re in the height of winter, the body is even more prone to dryness and sensitivity.

The Haruharu WONDER Black Bamboo Nourishing Calming Hand & Nail Cream is not your average hand moisturizer: it contains 3 types of Bamboo extracts that are rich in minerals and amino acids to nurse dry, cracked hands back to health. Murumuru Butter and Coconut Oil further hydrate the skin and nails without sticky or greasy residue. Made with Mango Seed Butter and Jojoba Oil, the primera Mango Butter Comforting Body Lotion keeps the entire body supple and soft. Plus, it’s free of fragrance, colorants, animal-derived ingredients, mineral oils, and also dermatologist-tested, so you can be sure it’s gentle enough for irritated skin.

We Recommend

Haruharu WONDER - Black Bamboo Nourishing Calming Hand & Nail Cream with Murumuru Butter - 50mlprimera - Mango Butter Comforting Body Lotion - 380ml

Which skincare trend are you most excited about for the year of 2023? Make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook, as well as keeping an eye on the VANA Blog, to make sure you receive all the latest news, promos and information!