From Skincare-Makeup Hybrids to Microdosing, Here Are the Top Beauty Trends for 2022

From Skincare-Makeup Hybrids to Microdosing, Here Are the Top Beauty Trends for 2022

 Skinimalism still tops the 2022 beauty trends, too



Skinimalism reigned supreme in the first two years of the pandemic. As we ride out and try to keep our sanity intact this year—in what seems to be another year of a global health crisis—we’re putting self-care in the spotlight, taking time to do small things for ourselves and our bodies. Say hello to the 2022 beauty trends. 


Whether you’re staying at home or doing a quick essentials run, there’s always leeway to inject beauty into your routine. Still, we’re taking more time to prioritize our simple-to-complex skincare routines, letting our skin breathe and occasionally putting on a full beat—because why not? 


For beauty beginners, enthusiasts and professionals, here are defining beauty and skincare trends to get inspiration from, for the year ahead. 


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2022 beauty trends: Skinimalism

We’re still focusing on a minimalist type of routine as we gear up for one inevitable lockdown after the next. Still, our skin is definitely better for it! We’re going back to the basics, highlighting a simplified and uncomplicated approach to beauty, putting the spotlight on hero ingredients, namely Probiotics, Green Tea, Bukachiol, Niacinamide, and more. Slow beauty continues to be on our radar, too, as we continue to embrace our visible imperfections—skin texture, oiliness, acne and all.      


Skincare-Makeup Hybrids 

With how drastic our beauty routines have changed in the pandemic, we’ve learned to use multifunctional products that have the benefits of both skincare and makeup. In the local beauty landscape, we’re loving Issy & Co.’s bestselling Active Skin Tint and Booster Serum. Now don’t forget to layer these products over a traditional SPF—yes, even if you’re just holed up at home all day—even if packaging says otherwise. 


PSA: Don’t use alone because these hybrid products can only offer so much protection from sun exposure! 



Skincare Microdosing

We were introduced to microdosing in 2021 with Kiehl’s stellar Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum, beautifully formulated in a precise dose to strengthen skin barrier. If your skin’s sensitive, skincare microdosing is a game changer, since it uses lower concentrations of certain potent ingredients—like retinol and acids—so you can still enjoy their benefits. This breakthrough less-is-more approach basically helps improve skin’s tolerability towards active ingredients in the long run! 


At-home Treatments

We’re continuing to see a rise of do-it-yourself treatments, finding its way back into our lives in 2022. It isn’t going away anytime soon, whether you’re experimenting with bleach and box dye or face masks of all kinds. Best of all, it’s inexpensive and the experiences truly get your creative juices flowing! 


The pandemic’s surely made us our own hairstylists, estheticians and dermatologists, but we’ve got ready assistance from professionals, too. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes as well, since it’s all part of the journey anyway. Just be sure to have treatment aftercare, too!



More Celebrity Lines

2021 was undoubtedly a great year for new celebrity lines like Ariana Grande’s r.e.m. beauty, Harry Styles’ Pleasing to Jennifer Aniston’s LolaVie. We also saw exclusive collaborations like Pat McGrath’s regal collection with Netflix’s beloved Bridgerton. This 2022, we’re looking forward to Cardi B’s Bardi Beauty, Hailey Bieber’s Rhode Skincare, Kris Jenner’s anti-aging skincare line and more. 



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What do you want to see more of in the ever-evolving, all-consuming beauty landscape? What are your theories for 2022 beauty trends? Leave your answers in the comments below!



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