From the best eye creams (opens in new tab), to the best retinol creams (opens in new tab) tand hyaluronic acid (opens in new tab), these days consumers are much more savvy when it comes to skincare ingredients.
Looking ahead to the next 12 months, Lookfantastic (opens in new tab) has delved into the skincare ingredients everyone was searching for last year to predict which will be the most popular in 2022 – and it makes for very interesting reading.
In first place, the most popular ingredient on the list is alpha arbutin, a relatively new buzzword on the scene from a consumer point of view. Although it's been around for years, searches for this ingredient shot up by 410% in 2020. In terms of skin benefits, it helps to tackle skin concerns like acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
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Next up on the list are two anti-inflammatory heroes, azelaic acid (opens in new tab) and niacinamide, both of which can help with skin conditions like acne.
Keep reading for top 10 most popular skincare ingredients for 2022 – how many of these are already on your radar?
The most popular skincare ingredients in 2022
- Alpha arbutin
- Azelaic acid (opens in new tab)
- Ascorbyl glucoside
- Acai oil
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Zinc Oxide
- Glycolic acid
Will you be adding any of these to your skincare routine in 2022?
Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for the likes of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Women's Health and more, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare tips to the latest product launches and the show-stopping beauty looks spotted backstage at London Fashion Week. During her career she's interviewed some seriously famous faces, from Little Mix to Drag Race royalty The Vivienne, as well as chatting to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists.
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