At the start of 2020, Sir John, the celebrity make-up artist who counts Beyonce and Australia’s own Margot Robbie among his clients, was predicting upcoming beauty and skincare trends. So I was excited to hear about his vision for 2020. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Sir John confirmed what I’ve always known. Less is more when it comes to skincare, and fresh, radiant skin creates the perfect canvas for the latest beauty and makeup trends. Harper’s Bazaar has also weighed in on the year’s top trends, predicting continued growth of the green beauty movement and a ‘skinimalist’ approach to skincare. How unprecedented has our world changed in the past 2 months, since the start of 2020. While the world continues to socially distance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Sir John’s prediction of a back-to-nature / back-to-basics beauty trend is now transcending hype and will be here to stay. More recently, a ‘’trend’’ among Hollywood has emerged yet again – the makeup-free selfie – and has seen a resurgence due to the need to isolate from the world (and outings that require makeup). But you don’t have to be a celebrity to put these predictions into practice. I’ve hand-picked some of my favourite fresh face forecasts to help you achieve the same results at home.
Fresh and fabulous
Topping Sir John’s list of 2020 trends is ‘fresh and hydrated skin’. He predicts a move towards self-refreshing cosmetics that help to control humidity and perspiration. But at the core of this look will be quality skincare - and Sir John agrees 2020 will be ‘all about skin’. What:
Australian Botanicals Hydration Essence.
Why: These high-performance products contain the native extracts of Australian botanicals including Kangaroo Flower, Tasmanian Blue Gum, Snowflower, Silky Oil Grass, Mountain Pepper Berry, Kakadu Plum, Davidson Plum and Quandong along with aloe vera, green tea, jojoba and vitamin B5. How: This simple duo allows you to deeply cleanse, refresh and hydrate your skin with our advanced formula of eight active anti-blemish botanicals to boost your skin health through a plethora of high potency phyto-compounds including catechins which is 100 times more potent than Vitamin C and 25 times more potent than Vitamin E. Based on our extensive research, we chose these 8 unique native extracts for their serious benefits to rehydrate and repair blemish and acne-prone skin.
Move over highlighter! Sir John believes contouring cosmetics like blush, bronzer and highlighter might not be as prominent this year, making way for naturally glowing skin instead. Not only will we be aiming for naturally healthy skin - we’ll be looking to achieve it more naturally too. In this green economy, consumers are focused on products that are ethical, sustainable and better for our health as well as the environment. So what’s the secret to getting that natural glow? What: Super Natural Glow Kit Why: This three-piece kit combines some of the most popular skinB5™ products, including Australian Botanicals Cleansing Mousse, Australian Botanicals Hydration Essence and Clear Skin Superfood Booster. Just one teaspoon of our superfood powder provides you with 63 nutrient-rich ingredients including 416% of your daily vitamin C, organic zinc, numerous immunity building herbs (echinacea, elderberry, ginseng, astragalus, goji), marine source bioactive collagen peptides VERISOL®, perbiotics & probiotics, organic hemp protein, enzymes and vitamin B5. How: The Mousse and Hydration Essence work together to achieve clear, hydrated skin from the outside, while the Clear Skin Superfood Booster offers a broad range of natural ingredients to help restore your inner health and wellbeing, boost immunity, fight blemishes and premature-aging through powerful antioxidants, cleansing herbs and alkalising greens to support internal harmony. You are what you eat’ and a healthy, well nourished body shows in the form of radiant glowing skin. To use, simply pump the Mousse once onto wet palms, and gently massage into the skin before rinsing and patting dry. Follow with one pump of the Hydration Essence to soothe and rehydrate, and complete your daily care routine with one teaspoon of the Clear Skin Superfood Booster in your favourite morning drink for a lasting glow.
Clearer skin from within
Acknowledging the many internal contributors to acne, Sir John said diet, health and wellness will continue to play a big role in the skincare and beauty industry. He encouraged everyone to take care of themselves on the inside in order to look their best on the outside. We couldn’t agree more. The progressive skinB5™ product range has been designed to nurture and protect skin from the inside out, combining holistic nutritional support with nourishing and effective topical products. What: Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins and Clear Skin Superfood Booster. Why: Our innovative nutrition-based approach to skin health combines carefully selected ingredients to supply key vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive enzymes, probiotics and prebiotics. The Acne Control Vitamins contain a patented advanced formula of specific skin-clearing nutrients at a efficacious potency including Vitamin B5, Vitamin A, zinc, folic acid, and biotin. And our customers report they can see and feel the difference of the Superfood Booster within just 4 weeks of everyday use. How: SkinB5™ Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins are scientifically formulated to clear pimples, blackheads and reduce scarring, taken as two tablets twice daily initially, followed by one to two tablets daily for maintenance. The Clear Skin Superfood Booster combines more than 60 natural ingredients for broad-spectrum nutritional support with a potent boost of natural vitamin C, making it a perfect companion for the skinB5™ vitamins. Simply add a teaspoon of the Booster to water, juice, smoothies, yoghurt or salad.
Less is more
Forget about complicated ten-step skincare routines. Harper’s Bazaar and many other expert beauty editors have announced 2020 is the year of the “skinimalist” approach. Complex product regimes can be confusing, and using too many products on already aggravated skin could increase your risk of a flare up. Whether you’re dealing with acne and oily skin or simply wanting to save time, minimising skincare routines is a trend we can all get behind. What: Persistent Breakouts Kit Why: Containing the skinB5™ Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins, Acne Control Cleansing Mousse and Acne Control Moisturiser, this three-step care system couldn’t be easier. You’ll enjoy the extra space on your bathroom counter, saving time (and money) as well as clearer skin! How: Breakouts and blemishes be gone! With this easy three-step regime, the secret to smooth and healthy skin is as simple as 1, 2, 3! Take two vitamins twice daily, followed by one to two tablets a day during the maintenance period. Reach for your Cleansing Mousse morning* and night to keep skin clear of oil, followed by one pump of the Acne Control Moisturiser rubbed gently into the face and neck. *#skinB5hack: during COVID-19 self-isolation your skin is exposed to a lot less impurities, so you could skip the cleanser in the morning and simply refresh your skin with a slash of water and pat dry.
Skincare for Men
Harper’s Bazaar has predicted 2020 could be the year that men wearing makeup will become an accepted norm. And Sir John encouraged all people to do whatever makes them feel good. We think everyone should embrace looking after the skin they’re in, and skinB5™’s simple and fast skincare system is easy to use for even the least man-scaped men. What: Skin Purifying Mask Why: This fast-acting face mask contains purifying ingredients including French green clay, Great Barrier Reef mineral sea salt, vitamin B5 & 13 other powerful natural extracts including eucalyptus, chamomile, rosemary, sage, ginkgo biloba, grapefruit, and bergamot. How: Formulated to deeply cleanse and detoxify the skin with minimal fuss, the fast-acting skinB5™ Skin Purifying Mask can refine pores and actively soothe for healthy, clear, smoother-looking skin in just five minutes. Lightly cover the face using a thin layer, or use it as an overnight spot treatment. Simply rinse off with warm water and pat dry. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Exercise to perspire
Including regular movements and workout in daily routine is more important than ever while we are all following stay at home advice. Exercise is important to skin health because it promotes blood circulation delivery of essential nutrients to your cells, and perspiration helps eliminate toxins. Science also shows that exercise improves metabolism and body regeneration. So keep moving! For more information about skinB5™ products, explore our article archive or view the range. SHOP VALUE KITS NOW