A quick peek at upcoming Beauty and gadget trends from this October through 2021!
Available this October: Skin Inc’s Hand Serum & Sanitizer Duo – Skin Inc’s duo-chamber alcohol and hand serum provides a convenient hand sanitizer and serum in one container. The hand sanitizer contains 65% alcohol, to destroy bacteria and serum to effectively counteract the drying properties of the alcohol. This hand serum strengthens the skin barrier and is infused with 4 soothing ingredients: vitamin B3, ceramides, hyaluronic acid (helps retain and attract moisture), and licorice.
Safe Hair Antimicrobial Hair Collection – the pandemic has disrupted and changed the consumers’ care routines (eg hair washing) and increased concerns over bacteria and other germs have motivated some consumers to wash their hair more frequently. Safe Hair Instant Cleansing Spray sanitizes the hair in a no-rinse formula that kills germs between washes.
Pure Culture’s Skincare Starter Set – is a customized formula created from the results of your skin profile survey. It contains an “at-home test”, which evaluates your skin condition, skin barrier efficiency, UV exposure, hydration, and irritation levels. A ($199) add-on microbiome test will evaluate the variety of beneficial microorganisms living on the user’s skin. Each formula is microbiome-friendly, free of sulfate, parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil (all pore-clogging ingredients). They also contain prebiotics and postbiotics to nourish and maintain your skin’s pH balance.
Mixx Laboratory goes DIY with their Cocktail Skincare Set – These semi-customizable skincare products get their inspiration from the cocktail shaker. Its base is a moisturizing repair toner essence, and add-in concentrates of Ectoin, astaxanthin, and vitamin C & niacinamide. The user then chooses one or more “add-in” based on their individual skincare needs. The toner has a perfect 97:3 ratio of water to oil and contains essential ingredients such as squalane, panthenol, and hyaluronic acid.
According to Vogue, we will see more of these essential ingredients in our supplements, serums, ampoules, water gels, and sheet masks in 2021.
We will be seeing a lot of Korean brands in skincare next year. The ingredient labeled as ‘Cica’ by Korean brands, is an ultra-soothing ingredient that shifts the skin into a constant repair mode and is infused with sensitive-skin-friendly products. Up-and-coming products to try are the Some By Mi AHA-BHA-PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum ($15 on Amazon), Innisfree Bija Cica Balm (under $25 on Amazon), and Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Calming Gel Cream ($31 on Amazon).
The Klog Soft Shield Pimple Patch (Around $6), by Soko Glam Lab, is the latest innovation to hit the beauty industry. Created by a team of estheticians, chemists, and other highly skilled experts. This all-in-one patch should be next on your “items to purchase” bucket list.
The IOPE Tailored 3D Mask debuts in Seoul Korea this April. This revolutionary concept comes with an app that scans an encrypted 2D copy of your face, and prints it into a 3D mask perfectly designed for your face. It uses AI to determine your skin type and needs and then formulates and infuses the custom elements into a liquid-like hydrogel mask that applies them exactly where they are needed for healthy vibrant skin.
For those of us that don’t live in Korea and want similar technology now, Neutrogena has relaunched their Skin360 app. This clever little app does not scan your skin but uses a 180-degree selfie to analyze your skin. It runs your skin pixels through 100,000 comparative database samples with 200,000 facial characteristics to define the condition of your skin and gives it a score. It then calculates an 8-week skin regimen perfectly tailored to your skin. Then in steps NAIA, the world’s newest skincare coach to help you improve your skin condition through AI and behavior-changing techniques. Available in ISO and Android versions in the app store.
The I’m From Mugwort Essence ($66) is made from 100 percent Mugwort and replenishes moisture to your skin from the inside out. We recommend using it as a toner to lock moisture into your skin following a cleanse.
Derma Formula Green Tea Probiotics Cream by Innisfree ($25 on Amazon), comes from Jeju Island, which is a Providence of Korea. This nutrient-rich cream provides essential hydration and repairs the skin barrier leaving the skin silky and smooth. The green tea extract is naturally filled with lots of antioxidants that help reduce sebum, irritation, and redness, giving skin the dewy healthy glow we all crave.
Faux freckles, clear mascara, and made to order foundation and lipsticks are on the horizon for this year.
L’Oréal’s Perso may just be the defining technology of the future. L’Oréal’s AI-driven instrument pair’s with an app that lets you choose lipstick and foundation from a palette of just about every color imaginable and pumps out the perfect amount of product for you to use. This machine also produces skincare products that are made to order to combat the negative elements of the seasons. It launches in January 2021.
Opte Precision Skincare, scans, detects, and masks hyper-pigmentation like freckles, sunspots, and age spots. Instead of dispensing makeup or a skin lightening cream, it distributes (via a built-in custom thermal inkjet printer) tiny droplets of a special serum to temporarily cover up only the marks it detects and gradually fades them. The Opte can be purchased under 2 plans. The Pay-as-you-go initial cost is $599 and then $129 a month for the serum refills or the Membership plan which is $65/mo. For 24 months. The first shipment includes the appliance and a monthly supply of serum packs. That’s a $200 savings! No promo code required. 30-day money-back guarantee. Get yours today!
On the home front is a new kitchen gadget that reminds me of the old cartoon “The Jetsons, where there were flying cars and the mom made dinner with a push of a button. The CookingPals Julia is almost that good. It does just about everything involved with making a meal except putting the ingredients into the bowl for you. The smart kitchen hub comes with over 500 recipes to choose from and has a builtin camera and an AI food recognition program that can decide what you should cook based on the selection of goods you have on hand in your fridge and pantry.
My, my, my you may call me Mrs. Jetson from now on because my “what to make for dinner” worries are over, how about yours?!
Julia is expected out this Christmas.
Let us know what your must-have products of 2021 are in the comment section below.