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5 Skin Care Trends for 2022

5 Skin Care Trends for 2022

Posted by Michele Zagorski on 4th Feb 2022

Some buzz words you may soon be hearing from the beauty world, explained by Skin, Inc. and Glamour, with my takes on each.

1. MICRODOSING

"To combat irritation from overuse, some turn to microdosing minuscule amounts of an acid like glycolic when using possible irritable active ingredients like retinol.

The optimal concentration and combination of ingredients will achieve the strongest result, according to Shari Marchbein, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City."

My take: This is a great topic that I'll be expanding on soon, especially since Zagorska products are more potent than most. It's what makes them so effective, but also means your skin may need an adjustment period if you are new to Zagorska. Whenever you introduce a new element or product line into your skin care regimen, always start by using one product at a time, gradually introducing your skin to new actives, and use a smaller amount of product. You can also dilute the potency of a product by combining some in the palm of your hand with water or facial oil before applying. Over time, your skin will adapt, and you can increase usage to get optimal results.


2. SKIN BARRIER PROTECTION

"The microdosing trend has revitalized conversations on social media about the skin barrier and the best active ingredients for protection. A disrupted skin barrier can leave the skin susceptible to dryness, flaking, redness and worsening skin conditions like acne and eczema.

Garshick recommends ceramides, fatty acids, and niacinamide to support the skin barrier."

Daily Skin Defense Cream

My take: Nothing will age you faster than a compromised skin barrier, who's purpose is to keep moisture in, and harmful irritants/toxins/microbes/allergens out.  I created a product specifically to address these issues, called Daily Skin Defense.  Yes, it is formulated with niacinamide aka Vitamin B3...one of my favorite ingredients.  In fact, I love Vitamin B3 so much, it's also in my Calming CremeRetinol + Peptide Eye Cream, & Cellular Toning Mist.  Hemp oil is very rich in fatty acids, as well as several other oils used in Zagorska products, to keep your skin glowing and supple. 



3. BLUE LIGHT PROTECTION

"Blue light exposure can come from the sun and the screens of digital devices. It can contribute to eye strain and eye diseases and contribute to wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and aging. Sunscreen typically protects against ultraviolet A and B rays, but not visible light. An SPF with iron oxide will block visible light, according to the article.

Marchbein suggests antioxidants like niacinamide and vitamin C and SPFs with iron dioxide to fight blue light exposure."

My take: The average American spends over 7(!) hours a day in front of a screen, so you should check if your skin care line is protecting you from the visible damage this can cause.  Again, my Daily Skin Defense can come to the rescue. With zinc oxide, niacinamide, and microencapsulated Vitamin C, it's literally the perfect product to defend your skin against visible damage from blue light exposure.


 

4. HYBRID PRODUCTS

"Multi-tasking hybrid products and minimalist skin care has been a trend since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some popular hybrid streamliners include complexion products infused with SPF protection. To ensure adequate sunscreen coverage, look for SPF formulas that include sunscreen filters in the active ingredients, according to the article."

My take: I LOVE multi-tasking products, since they simplify my routine, and I'm guessing you do, too.  So, I have several in my line (5% Glycolic Acid Quantum Leap MistSensi ScrubDaily Skin DefenseRetinol + Peptide Eye Cream)  but two of the best examples are my Milk n' Honey Cream Cleanser, which can be used as a cold cream, moisturizer, cleanser, overnight spot treatment, face mask, and makeup remover.  My 4 in 1 Shampoo Bar is all you need in the shower, and is convenient for travel.  Use it as a shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, and uber-creamy body wash. It's container-free, making it an even more sustainable option.  


5. MOISTURE SANDWICHING

 "It is about locking-in moisture and allowing actives to be deeply absorbed. We always recommend that your skin is damp from your first cleanse prior to moving through your active and hydrating products. This locks moisture in the skin and helps to sandwich in all the accumulative benefits of the formulations, ensuring full absorbency and metabolic regeneration." 

My take: This is another topic that is worth going into more detail in its own future post.  It's the method I've always used when applying my skin care products (didn't know I'd be on-trend in Korea one day), and the method I've taught many of you that I've spoken to in person over the years.  In fact, I not only do a 'moisture sandwich'...I do a double-decker (which I'll explain in an upcoming post). Because it's so key to getting the most from your products, I've formulated a new one to amp up absorbency and deeper delivery of actives...I call it Quantum Leap Mist because it takes any skin care product you're using to the next level!  In fact, it's so effective that I do not recommend it for those with sensitive skin. 


I hope this was helpful to you!  

Let me know if you have any questions, or even a topic request for a future post. 


Stay Beautiful!

-Michele