It’s now the start of 2023 and alongside life and/or career goals that we might reflect on, the start of the year can also be a great time to reflect on our skincare regime and the ingredients we are using. Coming into a new year, many of us like to evaluate how the previous year went, what worked and what didn’t, better habits we want to take on, and other negative ones we want to ditch.
Was your skincare routine in 2022 a roaring success, or could it use a little work? If it's the latter, it could mean the ingredients simply aren’t pulling their weight and it may be time for a change. To help you get started we've put together a list of ingredients to have in your skincare in 2023 if you want to accomplish your skin goals this year.
Let Mānuka Oil Work It’s Magic
East Cape mānuka oil is the world’s most powerful antibacterial essential oil. High in potent triketones, East Cape mānuka essential oil is the wonder ingredient holding profoundly restorative effects, with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to keep skin health at its highest. What does that all mean for your skin? Overall healthier and happier skin that will keep looking great for longer.
But how does that all work? Mānuka oil, given its antibacterial and antioxidant superpowers, protects against free radicals and bad skin bacteria that can leave your skin feeling unhealthy. It supports healing and skin cell turnover to help renew and fortify your skin barrier. Mānuka oil is also synergistic, which allows it to work with other incredible natural skincare ingredients while also helping them be more effective. We also know what a worry it can be to explore a new ingredient, yet East Cape mānuka oil is also gentle on the skin, with no known side effects. That’s exactly why it's a vital ingredient in our Collagen Restore Collection that is proven to revitalise aging skin.
Rely on Retinol for Skin Clarity
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to rid ourselves of those frustrating wrinkles? Another important ingredient to have in your skincare in 2023 is retinol, a form of vitamin A that is like a superhero for skin clarity. Vitamin A is essential to healthy skin, as it regulates the production of skin cells and helps to keep skin moist and supple. This increases your skin’s overall health and appearance, reducing fine-lines and wrinkles while evening out skin texture.
The result? Retinol can restore skin clarity overall by reducing visual signs of aging, and eliminating dark skin spots, hyperpigmentation, and rough-looking skin. It increases the skin’s ability to retain more moisture, helping to minimise inflammation and create a more even and vibrant skin complexion.
Pick Polyglutamic Acids for Pristine Skin
Polyglutamic acids (PGA) is relatively new for skincare, but it’s fast proving its ability to uplift skin health and appearance, leading to that pristine-looking skin we all desire. Polyglutamic acids, which come from fermented soybeans, is proven to help draw in and retain moisture to the skin with its phenomenal water-binding attributes.
Over time, our skin struggles to keep up with collagen production due to environmental factors, our lifestyles, and aging. PGA has been proven to slow the aging process by preventing the breakdown of natural hyaluronic acid within the skin. This ultimately boosts collagen production, increasing skin elasticity and longevity so your skin will keep looking younger for longer!
Kakadu Plum Oil is Key to Keeping Skin Youthful
Vitamin C is one of, if not the most important minerals to have in your skincare regimen. And Kakadu plum is packed with it! Kakadu plum holds the crown for having the most vitamin C found in nature. But why is vitamin C and kakadu plum oil such an essential ingredient to have in your skincare in 2023? The unmatched antioxidant power and anti-aging effects of kakadu plum oil.
Vitamin C is an incredibly powerful antioxidant, helping to fend off free-radicals that, as we age, disrupt our collagen production. Kakadu plum oil works wonders to reverse this, increasing collagen production in our skin. This improves and retains skin elasticity to keep it healthier and younger. Vitamin C also works to plump the skin and reduce inflammation, revitalising skin appearance and vitality, and brightening the skin. Kakadu plum, found in our Firming Day Cream (and soon to be more!) will be a skincare ingredient you’ll fall in love with and love the results for your skin.
There you have it, 4 of the best ingredients to have in your skincare in 2023 so you can check off wins for your skin this year. Explore our shop and discover the restorative power of mānuka oil-infused skincare today!