New and exciting products are hitting the shelves every year. With a shifting focus to skin health and wellbeing, 2015 looks to be an exciting year in cosmetic and paramedical skincare. 2015 is a time to get back to basics with homecare systems, ingredient technology and skincare philosophy. I have had a look at the up and coming fashions in skincare and picked out what I think is going to be the words on everyone’s lips.
2014 was a huge year for the cruelty free movement, and 2015 is set to get even bigger with a large consumer shift towards products that are not tested on animals. Product and ingredient testing on animals is an incredibly painful and permanently disfiguring procedure performed on animals without consent, anaesthesia or pain relief. There is no legal requirement for animal testing in Australia for skincare and cosmetics, and there is no evidence to show that it improves product safety or efficacy. There are alternative tests which do not harm animals that are cheaper and more reliable than animal studies.
Recently, India has banned animal testing and will soon ban the import of cosmetics tested on animals. The European Union has followed a similar path. Though many companies do not regularly test on animals, some perform testing to comply with Chinese regulations. Some progress has been made over the past year to change these regulations, however more needs to be done and further development of policy is currently being debated amongst law-makers, experts and community groups.
All of Dermalogica’s products are cruelty free. For more information about cruelty free, head to Leaping Bunny, Choose Cruelty Free Australia and PETA.
Not only are fermented foods setting the trend, fermented ingredients in skin care products are making a star appearance in many new product systems. Fermented ingredients are said to have higher concentrations of anti-aging chemicals such as antioxidants. Find fermented pumpkin in Dermalogica’s new BioSurface Peel and lactobacillis ferment in the mediBac system.
Oleosomes in Sunscreens
Sunscreen developers are always looking for new ways to make sunscreens more effective whilst still providing high levels of customer satisfaction. Oleosomes or oil bodies are plant derived spherical structures. The outside of the spherical structure can hold onto other ingredients acting as an emulsifier, and because of their nature oleosomes can deliver nutrients directly to the skin. This is particularly handy for multitasking sunscreens: regular emulsifiers can diminish the effective of a sunscreen and products are able to deliver important vitamins such as B3 and C to improve sunscreen performance and skin health.
Oligiopeptides are branch chain amino acids (peptides) that have up to 10 or more proteins bound together, and they have been the skincare superheroes for some of the toughest skincare concerns. New, oligiopeptide technologies are being developed to help deliver the most effective treatments for hyper-pigmentation. Oligiopeptide-51 has been developed by the Dr Diana Howard and the Dermalogica team for just this purpose, and combined with their original Oligiopeptide-31 in PowerBright TRx it is delivering great results for uneven skin tone.
Metals in skincare? Silver has been used in medicine and the healing arts for many years because colloidal silver has antimicrobial and healing properties. This means it is great for healing skin sensitisation and acne flare ups. Colloidal silver can now be found in skincare products that target these two skin concerns. Look out for it in Dermalogica’s new mediBac Breakout Control launching in February. Breakout Control combines colloidal silver, azelaic acid, zinc and tea tree which provides an alternative topical treatment to salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide.
Twenty fifteen is set to be a big year for skincare, with a focus on professional skin treatments and home routines that focus on skin health for both men and women. If you would like to get a skin health check-up using Dermalogica’s Face Mapping, Contact us today!