One of the fastest growing sectors in the world is the beauty care and treatment industry. Billions of dollars are pumped in every year in new research on treatment techniques, products and items that seem straight out of sci-fi movies. The focus is on making processes more affordable and within the reach of the common man. Improvements in existing technologies have taken skin care to a level where extensive surgical procedures of yesterday have been replaced by processes that is completed in under an hour. All these have together helped in optimising skin care treatments in every corner of the globe.
Here are some of the latest skin care techniques and trends in vogue today –
- Toxic Free Preservatives – Beauty brands are shifting to preservatives that are non –toxic in nature and do not have an adverse affect on the skin from long term usage. In the past offensive ingredients like parabens have been replaced by the less toxic phenoxyethanol. Environmentally conscious labs are now carrying out extensive research on clean preservatives like willow bark. Undoubtedly it is a huge challenge for research teams to offer toxic free preservatives that are as effective as their previous counterparts in keeping harmful bacteria at bay from formulations.
- An app for the skin – You probably use the same type of skin care products every day on your face. But did you know that skin conditions might change daily and you will need to know which formulation will be effective on any given day? An app for this is being developed which will give you data of everything that you should know about your skin – primarily the water levels and collagen levels – on a daily basis. After this, the app can be linked to a printer to get detailed advice on which type of cream or a combination of more will be ideal for your skin that day. It might sound farfetched but this app is really under development and will hit the markets soon.
- Laser technology based machines – If you as a salon owner were to buy IPL hair removal machine you will get access to the latest cutting edge tools and techniques that the beauty care segment has to offer. These machines are good for any skin and hair type and can achieve total permanent hair removal in a few sessions. Further, IPL and laser based machines are very useful for skin rejuvenation procedures. Fine lines and wrinkles, black spots and acne scars as well as pigmentation issues are all taken care of by these machines. It leaves the facial skin glowing and fresh. These treatments are done in an hour at the most and do not have any downtime or recuperation periods.
- “Free From” trend – The world today has moved away from simply focussing on the skin and its optimised care to an awareness of what the formulations are made from. No more is a glowing skin the only concern, what it takes to achieve one is more talked about. Hence there is the “gluten free”, “cruelty free” and even “vegan” options that denote creams and lotions made from natural ingredients without addition of any toxic and harsh chemicals. All cosmetic brands were in the past tested on animals and only when it showed no unpleasant effects were they certified to be used on humans. Now testing of cosmetic products on animals is not looked on favourably and is even banned in certain countries of the world
These are some of the latest skin care treatments trending today.