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2021 Skincare Trends
Rachel Gibbons Beauty Expert
2021 Skincare Trends

What better way to welcome in the new year than with skincare and a revamped routine? 


Sea Buckthorn Oil

Rich in vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals, sea buckthorn oil is an ingredient you need. Containing up to 12 times the concentration of Vitamin C in an orange and more Vitamin E than any plant-based oil this really is a treat for your skin. It comprises of carotenoids which are essential antioxidants that combat ageing and absorbs seamlessly into your skin, antioxidant vitamins like A, C, E, and nourishing omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 oils.

Benefits of this oil include: retaining of moisture and hydration, skin reparation from scarring and sun damage improving evenness, and boosting of collagen production to increase elasticity and regeneration to hinder cell ageing. It also is very beneficial for those suffering from skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea as it has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and redness.

Try out these products containing Sea Buckthorn Oil:

The Ordinary's 100% Organic Virgin Sea-Buckthorn Fruit Oil (30ml)

The Inkey List's Oil and Water Double Cleanser (150ml)

COSRX's Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream (100g)


Centella Asiatica (Cica)

Meet an ingredient that is a match made in heaven for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. It is highly potent in amino acids, antioxidants, fatty acids, phytochemicals, carotene and niacin, and its listing of skin benefits is never-ending. This magical elixir helps to calm inflamed skin and ensure your skin remains hydrated. Moreover it helps to stimulate new cell growth, build collagen and combat premature ageing by regulating connective tissue cell metabolism and improving microcirculation.

Helping to manage eczema, psoriasis, veins, and stretch marks it speeds healing of wounds, helping to prevent scarring and prevent future blemishes.It can also be used on other parts of your body to reduce cellulite.

Try out these products containing Centella Asiatica:

COSRX's Cica Cleanser (150ml)

COSRX's Cica Cream (50ml)

COSRX's Cica Powder (7g)

COSRX's Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner (150ml)

COSRX's Centella Blemish Ampoule (15ml)

Benton's Goodbye Redness Centella Spot Cream (15g)

Innisfree's Bija Cica Gel EX (40ml)



This rich skincare herb has immensely powerful healing and detoxifying properties making it the perfect partner for those with acne-prone, dry or sensitive skin. This holy grail ingredient is best known for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, helping to prevent damage caused by ultraviolet rays, as well as stimulate collagen production and ensuring your skin remains radiant and hydrated

Try out these products containing Mugwort:

Klair's Fundamental Ampoule Mist (125ml)

Some By Mi's Snail Truecica Miracle Repair Cream (60g)


Pimple patches

Those with blemish and acne-prone skin, your prayers have been answered! These patches made with hydrocolloid dressing simultaneously remove impurities and excess fluids such as pus, dirt and oil from your pimples whilst preventing bacteria from entering, thus equalling rapid healing. Pop them on after your night time skincare routine and you will wake up the morning to reduced redness, bumps, inflammation and pain. Keep in mind, these patches are designed for superficial acne not deeper, cystic types, working best on raised pimples that have an open pore.

Try out these pimple patches:

COSRX's Acne Pimple Master ADF Hydrocolloid Dressing (24pcs) 

Purito's All-Care Recovery Cica-Aid (51pcs)

Some By Mi's Clear Spot Patch (18 pcs)

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