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The 6 Best Skincare Trends in 2022 That Are Worth Your Time and Money

With a new year comes new trends in skincare, and 2022 is looking bright and shiny already! But which trends are actually worth your time and money? How can you differentiate the musts from the busts? Luckily for you, we've got it all figured out.

At Fifth & Root, we're identifying the best skincare trends that 2022 has to offer. We're embracing natural, sustainable, and plant-forward approaches to the beauty industry. Below, you'll find six trends to add to your skincare routine.

1. Bakuchiol will be your new best friend.

Seriously, retinol is so 2021. There's nothing glamorous about experiencing tightness, redness, and peeling. In the new year, we can't keep risking sun damage after slathering on intense retinol products. Enter bakuchiol, the face-friendly and plant-based alternative that really targets hyperpigmentation without compromising your skin's wellness! With this gentler alternative, you can help improve your skin's firmness and elasticity. One great way to implement bakuchiol into your skincare regimen is by using Fifth & Root's High Glow Radiance Facial Oil.

High Glow is an oil that's rich in antioxidants and contains plant-based ingredients that really give your skin that youthful glow. Since bakuchiol is one of many nutrient-dense ingredients in the formula, you can improve the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots while fighting off bacteria. Since it isn't as harsh as retinol, you're also less likely to experience redness and irritation. To use High Glow, we recommend cleansing your skin and gently massaging four to six drops of the product into the face and neck. The best part is that you can also add it into other Fifth & Root skincare for extra hydration!

2. It's finally time to put down the sheet masks.

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Let's acknowledge the elephant in the room: Sheet masks are awful for the environment! These one-time-use products are wasteful and can even trap acne-causing bacteria on the surface of your skin. But we're not telling you to ditch face masks altogether. In fact, we think every skincare routine should incorporate a weekly face mask to draw out dirt and other impurities. But when it comes to the formula, nothing beats a good old-fashioned clay mask. There's a reason why it's been around for so long!

Our Moonlight Cooling Glow Mask was made to help you destress and chill out. The Kaolin Clay purifies your skin, while the turmeric and cucumber actively reduce puffiness and give you a nice cooling effect. It's actually the perfect product for when you're trying to fight off those awful "Sunday Scaries." Run a warm bath, light some candles, deep condition your hair, and apply a generous layer of the Moonlight Cooling Mask. Don't forget to turn on some vibey music to help yourself relax and recharge.

3. Facial oils aren't going anywhere.

Keep glowing up! Facial oils are here to stay. Because they contain natural ingredients and are usually on the minimal side, experts and dermatologists agree that they contribute to well-hydrated, radiant skin. And the more hydrated your skin, the fewer fine lines. You see, it's really all about achieving a good balance. You've got to cleanse without stripping the skin barrier, and you've got to moisturize without completely overdoing it resulting in an oily mess.

If you have oily skin, it can seem a little scary and intimidating to add more oil to your face. But with just a few drops, you can provide your skin with the right amount of hydration that it needs. You can even add it into a lighter moisturizer for some extra glow. Having a clear, radiant, and natural-looking complexion is a beauty trend that never seems to go away. That's why the skincare industry in the United States is projected to increase to over $177 billion by 2025, which exceeds revenue from the makeup industry by leaps and bounds. Skincare will always be in!

4. CBD formulas continue to rule the market for the foreseeable future.

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In 2022, you'll see all kinds of beauty brands adding CBD to their ingredients list. Not only are CBD supplements growing in popularity, but skincare products also benefit from a little dose. Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been used for a variety of skin conditions in the past, like eczema, psoriasis, and even acne. In fact, several studies show that CBD can prevent sebocytes from creating too much sebum, which causes acne.

It has antibacterial properties that can fight off infection and maintain your skin's cleanliness. Some even use it to treat inflammation from sunburns because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

That's why Fifth & Root uses CBD in its vegan and cruelty-free skincare products. We know how important it is to have clean, balanced skin for 2022. Our products contain cannabidiol extract to reduce redness and fight off any irritation. Look out for this ingredient in more products throughout the coming year.

5. At-home devices and tools are only getting better.

Whether you're using a jade facial roller or cold spoons under your eyes, the trend of using at-home devices is only going up from here. More and more brands are going to incorporate micro-needling and LED treatments. So, expect to see more of these tools from the previous year coming to the forefront of 2022 skincare trends.

If you've been online lately, you've probably seen videos on facial toning, too. With the help of a good oil, more and more people are using devices to help sculpt and stimulate their facial muscles. This is because premature aging and sun damage tend to show up on the face in the form of fine lines around the eyes and mouth. Whether it's a sculpting bar or a skincare fridge version 2.0, you'll see at-home tools as one of 2022's top beauty trends.

6. New come and go, but sun protection is forever.

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The look and feel of your skin can be impacted by a variety of factors: the products you use, your genetics, your diet, stress, hormones, and even how much water you've had to drink that day. But one of the most crucial factors to your skin's appearance is actually the sun protection factor, or SPF. No matter how much moisturizer or eye cream you apply, there's only so much you can do to reverse damage from the sun's UV rays.

Even on days where it's cloudy and you don't think you need sunscreen, it's crucial to apply some to prevent wrinkles and discoloration. Protecting your skin from sun exposure is just one of many ways you can prevent signs of aging. And more importantly, it helps reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. Cleansing your skin, moisturizing your skin, and applying sunscreen is the bare minimum when it comes to any beauty regimen. So, don't skip out on this step!

With 2021 in the rearview mirror, we hope you'll consider adopting a cleaner approach to your skincare. The beauty industry tends to focus on innovation, but sometimes fewer products with nutrient-dense formulas are all you need to achieve the skin of your dreams. We know firsthand that the last two years have been a whirlwind, and we totally understand why more and more beauty aficionados are choosing to ditch everyday makeup and focusing on implementing steps to better overall skin health instead. Fifth & Root is right there with you—this year, next year, and the following years to come!

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