Best Skincare Ingredients in 2020

The beauty industry is massive and still growing - not just makeup but also including skincare and wellness too.

According to a report by, the beauty industry is worth £415 billion, and it's expected to increase exponentially in the coming year. In recent years, skincare lines have evolved hugely, making it difficult to keep up with the latest trends, research and technology, and ingredients being discovered.

But we’ve got you covered!

In this post, we dive into the research and reveal the trendiest and hottest skincare ingredients that are in vogue, showing why they are trending, and if the trend will continue in the years to come. By the end of this post, you should know what skincare ingredients to look out for if you desire a particular type of skin result, be it to look younger or feel prettier there is a skincare ingredient for everyone.


Hemp-derived ingredients

Top on our list of ingredients that are hot and trending right now is Hemp, specifically hemp oil. In the past couple of years, hemp has been a subject on everyone's lips, and the research into the immense benefits of the herb has also reached the dermatology industry. Hemp has been linked to having anti-inflammatory, anti-stress and anti-ageing properties.

As such, hemp - the non psychoactive part of the plant - is now being used in topical formulations to help counter inflammation associated with acne, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. It should be noted, however, that products formulated with hemp oil or hemp concentrate will not give you any psychoactive effect because hemp contains no trace of THC, the compound responsible for the "high" effect of cannabis.

If you have not tried a product formulated with hemp, it is advised you start testing on minute areas of your skin. If you see no reaction you can proceed to use the product as indicated by the manufacturer.

See our favourite hemp skincare product here.



Retinol is no newcomer to the skincare industry and is recommended for its anti-ageing properties - it's still very popular now and will continue to be for years to come.

Owing to the aggressive nature of retinol, you must build your skin's ability to tolerate the ingredient. To this end, it is suggested to start with a small concentration at a time and gradually build your way up. Adhere to a strict schedule that works for you when you're beginning. Applying retinol once or twice a week can be a healthy path until your skin can handle daily application.

Also, as retinol is capable of causing sun sensitivity, only apply before bedtime, and if you choose to apply it during the day, ensure that you use additional sunscreen protection.



The kinder cousin of retinol, this natural ingredient has similiar effects: an anti-ageing powerhouse, which solves hyper-pigmentation, smoothes fine lines, and helps heal acne. Derived from the seeds and leaves of the ‘babchi’ plant, it’s the new buzzy ingredient for 2020, and with none of the soreness or irritation associated with retinol.


Polyglutamic Acid

An ingredient derived from fermented soybean paste, Polyglutamic acid is a particular type of peptide. Just recently discovered, polyglutamic acid has taken the beauty world by storm. It is known to moisten the skin, holding 10x times more hydration than hyaluronic acid, absorbing it from the atmosphere and locking it place, leaving dry, dehydrated skin looking soft and plumped.


We can't wait to see these ingredient in more skincare over the year and being delivered by high quality, vegan friendly and natural brands!

Top Skincare Ingredients in 2020

Trending Skincare Ingredients in 2020

Best Skincare Ingredients in 2020