The Hottest Emerging Skincare Trends of 2023
Discover the best skincare trends sure to revitalise your face, body, and soul!

While skincare is as popular as ever this year, the influx of celebrity brands, online influencers, and even ‘de-influencers’ has made it hard to figure out the best approach. With so many trends cropping up (especially on TikTok), there’s some conflicting info – but luckily, we’ve got you covered with the top compatible trends to get your skin glowing!

1) Skin Cycling

Coined by dermatologist Whitney Bowe, skin cycling is a skin-care regime that has you alternate when you use certain products to ensure you aren’t overloading your skin. A typical skin cycling regimen is a four day process, with night one being exfoliation, night two a retinoid, and nights three and four acting as recovery nights, requiring hydration and moisturisation only.

This process ensures the products you do use complement one another, as the built-in “rest days” repair your skin barrier, prevent irritation, and reduce inflammation in the process. What more could you want?

Discover the Beauty Benefits of Skin Cycling here.

2) Skin Minimalism

Next we have a combination of my two favourite things on earth: skincare and minimalism. ‘Skinimalism’ is a term that has come into our cultural lexicon recently, and refers to a minimal approach to skincare. Day to day, this means embracing the beauty of your bare face, and opting for less makeup and beauty products altogether. This results in a skincare routine that consists of the well-worn go-to’s that work for your skin type and skincare needs. Simple, but effective!

Become A Beginner Skin minimalist here.

Humanrace- Pharell Williams

3) Dry Cleansing

Dry cleansing is another trend that we’re absolutely obsessed with this year. As the name implies, instead of wetting your skin and then applying your cleanser, dry cleansing entails putting your cleanser on dry and rubbing it in a circular motion with dry hands, before removing it with warm water. This is where the magic happens: dry cleansing ensures you don’t dilute the formula of your cleanser, resulting in a more concentrated dose of actives.

Here, the benefits are fantastic. You can get cleaner with just one wash, exfoliate dead skin cells, remove impurities, and absorb moisture better. The downside, however, is that because it removes dirt so well, it can irritate dry or acne prone skin, so use with caution!

Alpha- H Melting cream cleanser

4) Biotic Skincare

If you’ve been on TikTok, you might have heard of pro-, pre-, and post-biotic skincare. But what are they? To understand these forms of skincare, we need to go back to basics. When talking about biotics, in comes the skin microbiome, which is where billions of microorganisms, both good and bad, live. And it is the skin microbiome that greatly impacts the way your skin feels and looks, making it crucial to have a balance between good and bad bacteria. Enter biotic skincare!

Probiotics are the live microorganisms (good bacteria) found in fermented foods such as yoghurt or kimchi, which promote gut health. When you eat these foods or use cleansers, serums, moisturisers, or sunscreens with probiotics in them, they strengthen your skin against infection, dryness, and irritation, as well as supporting and repairing the skin barrier!

Prebiotics, in contrast, refer to the plant fibres that probiotics live on, found in topical products as well as foods such as bananas, asparagus, and onions. They can restore some much-needed balance to your skin's microfauna by assisting the growth of beneficial bacteria and balancing your pH levels. This, in turn, combats redness, breakouts, and dry skin.

Lastly, postbiotic skincare is similar to its probiotic neighbour, except that it’s formulated with the by-products bacteria produce. It can be found both in certain peptides and things with fatty acids in them. When incorporated into your skincare regime, this will make your skin glow from the inside out, literally.

Probiotic cream - Antipodes

5) At-Home Skincare Treatments

At-home treatments are the final skincare trend we’re seeing and loving in 2023. Store-bought treatments are great, but so is taking care of your skin from the comfort of your home, saving you time, money, and energy! And at Casper, we have a number of favourites.

For more health-conscious skincare babes, we recommend making your own moisturiser! You can do this by blending essential and carrier oils together, or simply using one oil of your choice. Our go-to is coconut oil for its multi-purpose benefits: it can be used as an all-in-one makeup remover, moisturiser, and lip scrub.

Other at-home treatments include the tried-and-true DIY facemask, for which we recommend skincare-approved foods such as honey, turmeric, or mushrooms. For more adventurous skincare, investing in the top-trending SkinTok favourite, LED face masks, is another great option!  

Skincare can be a sensitive thing to get right, but sometimes, the simplest of switches can make all the difference. Whether you skin cycle, take your biotics, or DIY it, less really is more when it comes to your beauty regime!

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Hailey Beiber - Glazed Skin

Christina Howard

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The Hottest Emerging Skincare Trends of 2023