10 Amazing Beauty Ingredients You’ll Be Using By Next Year

As committed beauty fans, well addicts, we’re always on the lookout for the next hero ingredient that could transform our skin. With thousands of new products entering the market every year, how to sort the delights from the dross? Consult trend analysts, The Future Laboratory, that’s how! With a little help from the experts, we present a sneak peek at the 10 ingredients to watch this year, and the futureproof products to snap up today. 

1. Donkey Milk

Yes, you read that correctly, donkey milk. It’s already huge in Korea, the epicentre of skincare innovation, where sensitive-skinned fans love its soothing qualities, high protein and vitamin content. Buy this now: Skin Ceramic Donkey Milk and Argan Oil Steam Cream, £17.42

2. Copper

A true Cinderella story – the joke of your coin purse becomes the star of your makeup bag! Seek out lash and brow treatments with copper peptides to experience its hair growth promoting powers. Buy this now: NOEVA Advanced Essential Lash, £84.99 

3. Kombucha

Fermentation has already taken off on the dining scene, now you can feed your skin this fermented yeast and bacteria combo for powerful antioxidant and collagen boosting effects. Buy this now: Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator, £49.50

4. Blue Tansy 

Sounds rather sweet, and that’s because it is! The essential oil of this vivid blue flower punches well above its weight in skincare benefits by calming, soothing and healing skin damage. Buy this now: Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil, £85 

5. Fulvic acid

From hyaluronic to glycolic we do love an acid. This one is a byproduct of decomposing plants, which doesn’t sound too hot, but has anti-inflammatory powers aplenty – ideal for soothing skin conditions like adult acne and rosacea. Buy this now: Pur Minerals Miracle Mist Hydrating Spray, £15

6. Salmon Hatchery Water 

Fancy dousing your face in the water that fish eggs hatch in? Once we tell you that the hatching process releases a powerful exfoliating enzyme that gives skin a gorgeous glow you will! Buy this now: Perricone MD Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment, £35

7. Chia Oil 

Another food/beauty crossover, these little seeds are packed with omega fatty acids and antioxidants to keep skin plumped and protected from the environment. Buy this now: Kadria Balancing Face Oil With Chia and Blackseed, £36

8. Carbonic Acid 

We just can’t get enough of acids or Asian beauty trends! This fun, fizzy ingredient is being used in Japanese cleansing treatments to rev up circulation and lift every scrap of dirt away. Buy this now: Rohto Hada Labo Mild Peeling Facial Bubble Washing Foam, £14.90

9. Bakuchiol 

Think if this as nature’s retinol – it’s naturally derived from the babchi plant and offers sun-damage healing and antioxidant benefits, without the skin irritation side effects. Buy this now: Lumiere de Vie Serum Concentrate, £66.50


Superfood beauty is nothing new, but this African fruit (which, incidentally, looks pretty much exactly like a sausage) is emerging as a skincare star after being found to boost skin’s elasticity and density. Buy this now: Dr Jackson’s 01 Skin Cream, £80