If you sell personal care products and are in the midst of creating new skincare products to add to your line, then you want to be sure to include modern ingredients that are popular today and likely to remain popular. Some of today's most popular skincare ingredients are organic substitutes for ingredients that were once only popular in lab-created chemical form and gentle alternatives to ingredients that benefit skin health, yet can be harsh and irritating.
Read on to learn about three newly popular organic ingredients you should include in your skincare line and why.
1. Poly-hydroxy Acids
While alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) that exfoliate skin without the need for abrasive scrubs have been included in popular skincare products for decades, poly-hydroxy acids (PHAs) have recently become even more sought-after skincare ingredients. AHAs penetrate deeply into the skin, yet often cause skin irritation and redness. On the other hand, PHAs exfoliate just the surface of the skin without causing the unwanted side effects that AHAs often do.
For this reason, even people with very sensitive skin that cannot use AHA products can often use skincare products that contain poly-hydroxy acids. Just a couple of the most popular PHA ingredients include lactobionic acid and gluconolactone. These ingredients can be derived from several natural sources, including sugarcane and various fruits.
Throughout recent years, many people have relied on over-the-counter skincare products that contain retinol to help ward off the signs of aging.
Retinol is an ingredient that has been proven to increase collagen production in the skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles when used on a regular basis. Retinol also helps fight acne and promotes an even skin tone. However, products that contain retinol can be harsh and irritating to the skin, often causing redness, peeling, and flaking of the skin.
For this reason, skincare products that contain a plant extract called bakuchiol that helps fight acne and the signs of aging without causing skin irritation have become popular in recent years. Bakuchiol performs these tasks by binding with the same receptors in the skin that retinol binds to.
Bakuchiol is not only effective, but it is also vegan and organic.
Another popular new skincare ingredient that is available in organic form is squalane. This emollient oil that is derived from plant sources, including olives and sugar cane, has a long shelf life and can be used to add moisture to all skin types without contributing to acne break-outs.
Not only does squalane moisturize skin, but it also helps support the skin's barrier function and has a calming effect on it, which is why it is so popular.
If you already have an organic skincare product line or are in the midst of creating your first one, then consider requesting that your personal care products manufacturing service includes these three popular ingredients in some of your products to help make them hits.