What is the latest beauty trend or innovation that who have heard about recently? Technology is rapidly transforming the cosmetics and beauty industry, leading to the emergence of innovative skincare products and treatments.
Although humans have been evolving for over 6 million years, many of the environmental stressors we face daily are new to our skin. Our skin barrier is not prepared to handle these stressors such as pollution, UV exposure, poor diets, increased stress and antibiotics. As a result, our skin ages more rapidly, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, dullness, hyperpigmentation, and the acceleration of collagen loss. These environmental factors have a profound impact on the skin and can cause a range of issues, including premature ageing and damage. Protecting and caring for our skin is more important than ever to prevent further damage and maintain a youthful appearance. That’s where skin-related technological advancements are making a difference. In recent years, the cosmetics and beauty industry has embraced technological advancements and is revolutionizing the way individuals will age.
Skincare Tech: Present and future
The concept of “beauty tech” involves incorporating digitalization and technology into the development, production, and distribution of beauty products to improve the customer experience. This approach has gained widespread acceptance in the industry, with major beauty brands introducing innovative products and treatments that are disrupting the industry.
The cosmetic industry has been completely transformed with advancements in skin biology, biological gene, skin microbiome, and nanotechnology. New ingredients such as Neurotoxin and Aquaxyl have been developed, leading to the emergence of innovative product categories. The use of technologies like Microbristle Applicator Systems, skin microecology, biological fermentation, and cell extraction is expected to revolutionize the industry in the near future.
Latest beauty technology trends
As the global beauty and cosmetic market continues to grow at an increasing rate, competition among brands is also becoming increasingly fierce. To stay ahead of the game, many brands are leveraging the latest beauty technology trends that are rapidly transforming the beauty industry. Nanotechnology is one such trend that is gaining popularity in the cosmetic industry.
Anjula Masurkar, Clinical Director at ENTOD Beauty London, explains the use of nanotechnology in cosmetic industry, “It involves the design, production, characterization, and application of materials with particle sizes ranging from 10 to 1,000 nm. By utilizing nanotechnology, cosmetic ingredients can be broken down into smaller nanoparticles, allowing for easier absorption into the skin and improved product efficacy.”
Another trend is the use of neurotoxins in cosmetics, which has been around for some time but has recently gained more attention. “These substances can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, making them a popular choice for anti-ageing products. Similarly, a product called AQUAXYL acts as an anti-dehydration shield, helping the skin to eliminate impurities, maintain hydration, and increase the production of hyaluronic acid from within the skin,” said Anjula.
Why is technology important in the beauty industry?
Dr.Aseem Sharma, MD, DNB, MBA Chief Dermatologist, Skin Saga Centre for Dermatology, Hon Secretary, IADVL Maharashtra, responded, “It’s worth noting here that major beauty brands are not actively pursuing technology, nor do they consider themselves tech companies. Nevertheless, any industry or brand that wants to remain relevant must keep up with current trends and technologies, and the beauty industry is no exception.”
“By integrating technology into the beauty lifestyle, the industry is gradually transforming our perception of cosmetics, fashion, and style. Furthermore, they are offering seamless and unique experiences to ensure that everyone can access the right products at the right time and with comfort,” he added.
The focus of the beauty industry has always been meeting the needs of women and this trend will continue for a long time to come.