When you walk into a spa, what’s the first thing you notice? Chances are, if it’s not the soothing music, it’s the uplifting fragrance of the products used in the various treatments on offer.
In years gone by, ingredients such as aloe vera and ocean minerals dominated the scene when it came to spa products. And it’s not difficult to see why. Both have softening, soothing properties, which make them great ingredients for products destined for spas. But what’s on the horizon for spa ingredients? Here are our predictions for what’s to come in 2024:
- Blue agave: You might know this plant for its role it plays in making tequila! The destiny of blue agave, however, needn’t be limited to the part in plays in balancing the flavor profile of a Tequila Sunrise! Fermented agave is derived from the blue agave plant. It behaves like a natural silicon, helping to reduce wrinkles and shine, while also contributing to soften skin.
- Coconut: While coconut is by no means a new ingredient in the world of skincare, we expect to see it making a reappearance in spa products 2024. This ingredient is high in fatty acids, which provide a barrier that locks in moisture, helping to nourish the skin. As an added bonus, it smells divine.
- Citrus: It’s well known that citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that prevents premature signs of aging and hyperpigmentation, and brightens the skin tone. Put simply, it’s a bit of a skincare ingredient powerhouse. Plus, the accompanying scent, such as orange, is a welcomed addition to a spa product.
- Green tea: Some like to start their day with a cup of matcha latte, others rely on a mug of green tea for a mid-afternoon boost. But green tea also has a place in skincare. It’s known for its anti-aging and antioxidant properties, which means its just as at home in eye creams as it is in face cleansers and moisturizers.
- Algae: This one seems like a bit of a wild card. Doesn’t algae grow on ponds, suggesting an imbalance in the water? Well, it turns out that many types of algae are full of nutrients that are great for the skin. From red and brown to green algae, each type offers benefits that range from helping skin appear firmer, to reducing visible signs of again.
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