2016 Skincare Trends To Know About STAT

by Stephanie Montes

When it comes to skincare, we like to be in the know about what we put on our face. A slew of new innovations are on tap for 2016, so we asked the experts for their predictions of the products and ingredients that will be huge this year. Trends come and go, but great skin is always in style.


Skin Is In

Joanna Vargas, Celebrity Facialist And Founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare

"I'm predicting a major uptick in self-care across the board. People will be inspired to invest their time in extensive at-home beauty routines—especially masks. Matcha is a big ingredient for masks this year. I'm also predicting a surge in lip masks."

Elizabeth Lamont, La Prairie Vice President, Marketing

"We're seeing more thoughtful ingredients incorporated into cosmetics, such as anti-aging actives, dark spot correctors and firming properties. La Prairie's Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 is a prime example of this skincare-makeup hybrid—it's packed with SPF, plus caviar extract for lifting and firming, and optical erasers to blur away lines."

Annet King, Director of Global Education, Dermalogica

"In 2016, I predict products will not only be specific to your age, but to factors like lifestyle and location (i.e. a polluted city). Anti-pollution and self-adjusting skincare products—it's all about personalization. This is an area in skincare that's just beginning to surface."

Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, Glow Recipe Founders

"The demand for multitaskers that perform without compromise are on the rise in Korea. It's a misconception that the K-beauty routine is set in stone as a number of steps—it's a fluid ritual depending on the state of the skin. We especially love pressed serums, which combine the concentration of a serum and the hydration of a moisturizer, and the splash mask, an innovative product that gives you the results of a mask in 15 seconds and is as easy as cleansing."