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The Beauty industry is a sector that thrives on innovation and 2016 was the year that antipollution stole the show, as a flurry of lotions and potions promised to protect against skin damaging micro particles. Meanwhile, we saw a growing interest in natural and organic beauty, thanks to increased curiosity among women of all ages about what exactly goes inter our beauty products as we looked for cleaner, greener options.




Advances in skin technology were also huge in 2016: Panasonic unveiled a prototype for a ‘smart mirror’, which diagnoses skin concerns and prints out 3D slivers of colour-matched make-up to mask your imperfections. Google filed patents outlining designs for electricity- and pressure-sensing mats and colour recognition mirrors: these could track changes in weight, blood pressure and organ health. But, while these are exciting in terms of technology, neither are likely to make it into your bathroom in the next couple of years. So what are the products that will be filling our cabinets and shelves in 2017? Here is everything you need to know about for the New Year…



There was a smattering of probiotic base based skin care launches this year and with more research suggesting that bacteria – including lactobacillus and bifidobacterium – are beneficial to the skin. You can expect this genre to grow- they already have us rethinking traditional cleansing and skincare regimes and we expect this category to snowball in 2017 as product innovation continues.



Given how concerned we are about what were putting into our bodies, it was only a matter of time before the beauty industry stared to align our bathroom cabinets with those in our kitchens. Expect to see skincare ingredients including algae, mooring and kale.


Written by Tokyo James


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