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6 Skincare Trends for 2023: Streamlined Routines & Directions


With the latest advances in technology, the skincare game is changing more rapidly than ever before. There is a lot we can learn about skincare topics online thanks to skin care enthusiasts, science supporters, and specialists. As a skin care experimentalist, I’m constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to improve the health of our skin. Following my research and observations, I would like to share with you my top 6 Skincare Trends for 2023:

  1. From Inside to Outside Skincare 
  1. Advanced Sustainability 
  1. Hyped on Ingredients 
  1. Online Skincare Tips & Tricks 
  1. Skin Science and Skincare 
  1. Make-up | Skincare Fusion & Multi-purpose 

Without further introduction, let’s start by counting the most prominent skincare trends of 2023 in more detail. 

From Inside to Outside Skincare 

Mental health influences the skin. As a result, our emotional wellbeing is the bridge between our mental health. Therefore, physical health in 2023 will bring a bigger focus onto pshychodermatology, the link between mind and skin.

Specialists say that stress keeps the cortisol level high, potentially causing inflammation and more internal damages.

More and more brands are celebrating diverse beauty and aging gracefully. By featuring models of all ages, products are innovating to address concerns across different life stages. And is promoting self-love and body neutrality over body positivity. It’s a refreshing change that’s empowering women to feel confident and beautiful at any age. Let’s embrace our unique beauty and support brands that do the same!

Brands are adopting diverse strategies to challenge age-related beauty norms. As per example the institute of Anti-Aging (IIAA) rebranded as the institute for Active Ageist. This movement emphasized the necessity for a positive perspective on age-related skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sagging skin.

Several of our favourite skin care brands will step into the supplement space in 2023, extending their interest beyond topical skin treatments.

Advanced Sustainability 

The beauty industry will continue to find attractive and innovative ways to become more sustainable.  

As refillable products are replacing the disposable ones, with the emphasis on manufacturing and delivery that protects the environment, we are working towards creating a more sustainable future.

Another approach are glass recipients, compared with the plastic ones. This trend is going to help reduce plastic waste.

For a truly natural and responsible beauty routine, you can adopt eco-friendly packaging, natural and renewable ingredients, with sustainable production methods. 

Hyped on Ingredients 

New star ingredients emerge every month, so for now, some have gained significant interest. Here are the favorite ingredients for 2023:

Vitamin B3, generally known as Niacinamide, is trending this year as a versatile multitasking ingredient. Acting as an antioxidant, niacinamide helps in sebum control, addresses fine lines, and may assist in minimizing pores. It stands out for its distinct anti-inflammatory properties and ability to promote an even skin tone.

Ceramides, though established for a while, are undergoing “reinvention” through new formulations and ingredient synergies. These innovations involve advanced technology, combining ceramides with fatty acids, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid.

Peptides possess the capacity to fortify, and repair compromised skin by stimulating collagen synthesis and boosting elasticity. Moreover, these amino acids serve as a key component in cellular communication, revitalizing the skin’s natural functions.

Online Skincare Tips & Tricks 

As slugging continues to be highly popular, we should become familiar with other skincare terms, such as “skin sandwiching,” which involves trapping moisture to repair our skin barrier. Another term to be aware of is “skin flooding”, a technique of layering and entrapping products to achieve silky-smooth, well-hydrated and nourished skin.

One big trend in 2023 brought to us by dr. Bowe and very much promoted in online, is skin cycling. This trend is a way to personalize your skin cycling routine. If your skin can tolerate products like retinoids and exfoliants, that’s a good starting point. With this classic skin cycling approach, you can use the above ingredients more frequently than 2 times per week.

Personally, I still prefer the classic one. That’s why I use a retinol oil serum I’ve formulated myself and exfoliate with HaruHaru and lactic acid. Another approach that I personally lean towards is gentle skin cycling. This method involves working with your skin’s microbiome. Thus, the skin barrier is repaired according to your individual needs and skincare objectives.

Skin Science on Skincare 

For this year, we’re going to learn more about our microbiome and we’re going to see the favor returned to the skin barrier. Recent studies have demonstrated that incorporating prebiotics and probiotics into skincare helps maintain a healthy skin barrier and balance the skin’s microbiome, including its ph.

Sensitive skin concerns will also be addressed this year. This is why we will see more products containing ingredients like mushrooms, peptides, seaweed, prickly pear, and antioxidant derivatives.

At home devices get sleeker and more efficient with every passing year. Microcurrent, LED and heat therapy are incorporated in smaller devices, that can fit in your pocket. Not to mention the versatile accessories coming along it. With the latest advancements in tech beauty, cleaning and using at-home devices will be more convenient in 2023.

There is also a rise on the well-researched ingredients, regarding penetration and synergies. As a result, this has led to a new wave of science-driven skincare brands creating products using engineered natural ingredients.

The demand for needle-free and affordable alternatives to cosmetic procedures is driving innovation in new product development, leading to improved skincare and at-home devices.

Make-up | Skincare Fusion  

Taking steps towards sustainability and conscious choices, we’ll only maintain minimalist and time-efficient skincare practices in our streamlined skincare routine. In essence, being more beneficial and even promoting skin health.

Therefore, hybrid and multipurpose products are expected to increase in the beauty market.

Meanwhile, numerous brands are incorporating this delightful twist into their skincare products, like Peach and Lily’s Glass Skin Veils Mist. My ultimate favorites include hydrating and nourishing blush, highlighter, and glitter with SPF protection.


In conclusion, these are just a glimpse of the exciting skin care trends for 2023. Whether you are looking for personalized products, eco-friendly options, or innovative new treatments, there is something for everyone in this ever-evolving industry. And I, for one, can’t wait to see what the future of skin care holds.

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written by Diana Roca

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