The new year heralds new beginning, and it is time for some self-love and pampering. The previous year had been hard on all of us, impacting our lifestyle, health, and body. Stores were closed, salons were under lock and key, and the effects are showing on the skin.

It is time we take some serious skincare resolutions for this new year to bring back that glow.

You wouldn’t want your skin to look unhealthy throughout the year, would you?

Here are some trending skincare products to add to your beauty regime this 2021 –

Trending skincare products in 2021

  1. Aging skin? Pick Retinol.

If you are not familiar with this one, it was a hyped skincare product and will remain so. Retinol is a powerful ingredient in the list of anti-aging products. With its collagen-boosting properties, retinol can give crystal clear skin, reduce signs of aging, and treat scars. It can also smoothen out skin imperfections.


  1. Textured skin? Niacinamide is what you need.

This is another star ingredient of this list and loved by most women. Niacinamide has proven to be excellent for shrinking pore size and improving skin texture. It can also reduce the chances of break out by controlling the oil production of your dermis. Niacinamide can give the extra shot of moisture and hydration your skin needs.

  1. Switch to chemical exfoliants!
  2. – AHAs

Alpha-hydroxy acids or AHAs are derived from plants and are referred to as fruit acids. They work wonders on the outer layer of the skin and gently exfoliate the dead cells by breaking the bonds. Unlike physical exfoliants, chemical ones work without causing microtears.

AHAs have anti-aging properties as well, and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

The most effective of the Alpha-hydroxy acids and less likely to cause skin irritation is Glycolic acid.

– BHAs

BHAs or beta-hydroxy acids are fat-soluble and work on the deeper levels of the skin. This too is derived from plants and reaches the deeper levels of the skin to regulate keratinization. Keratin is a protein and forms a part of the skin structure. Hyper-keratinization is when the skin starts shedding cells faster than normal. BHAs slow down the process, thereby reducing clogging and acne.

Salicylic acid is the strongest BHA and ideal for acne-prone skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties and leaves a soothing effect.

[Read Also: All About AHA, BHA as Skincare Ingredients]

  1. Craving moisture? Say hello to Hyaluronic Acid

Glowing and hydrated skin can never go wrong at a new year’s party. And being a trending winter essential, hyaluronic acid is going to make the 2021 shelf as well.

HA is a strong humectant and can retain moisture to the surface. As we grow old, our body loses the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Hence, the skin looks parched, and fine lines show up. Adding hyaluronic in any form in the daily regime brings back the moisture and makes skin plump.


  1. Healthy skin? Say yes to Vitamin C

This is one ingredient not produced by the body and can be attained only through diet and supplements. While you can add healthy Vitamin C to your diet, the best way to attain it is a topical application.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant and can impart firm and youthful skin. It can protect the skin from free radical damage and repair sun damage as well.

For that plush glow, all you need to do is apply some vitamin C and top it over with an SPF 50+ sunscreen.

Before you get all confused with so many ingredients, here is a quick way to add these to your daily skincare ritual. These can be found in multiple varieties: toners, moisturizers, face washes, and scrubs. You can add them in any manner you find fit.

The easiest skincare routine!

Follow the C-T-M-S routine in the morning – Cleanse, tone, moisturize, and sun protection.

And for the nights, plan a C-T-S-M routine – Cleanse, tone, serum, and moisturize.