The global skincare industry was valued at nearly $134 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to over $200 billion by 2026. Though beauty and wellness trends may come and go, clear and healthy skin is always in fashion.
Each new year heralds the arrival of advancements in skincare technology and innovative new treatments that add color to the spa menus around the world. From treatment upgrades featuring seasonal ingredients to facials crafted to counter the season’s skin challenges, the skincare industry is fraught with change and not all of it is good. If you’re lucky enough to find a local spa that can curate the best of what each new year has to offer, don’t give it up.
It’s difficult to predict what trends will go viral in any given year, but it doesn’t take a crystal ball to see the direction in which the skincare industry is headed. Whether you’re shopping for a new product line or a spa that’s up to date with developments in the industry, here are four things to be on the lookout for in the near future.
The skincare industry is growing at an amazing rate, but why? Some sources suggest that rising interest in skincare results from increased consumer awareness about the importance of self-care and holistic wellness. The modern consumer understands the risks of harmful cheap synthetic skincare ingredients like parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrances. Because of this, plant-based formulas are the future of skincare.
The movement toward natural skincare is a strong one and, unlike other trends, it isn’t likely to fade away anytime soon. While other brands have begun shifting their ingredients to more wholistic formulas, Yon-Ka Paris has been formulating science-backed plant-based skincare for over 67 years.
On average, Yon-Ka Paris skincare products contain 92% ingredients of natural origin, though we plan to increase that average to 95% over the next few years. In fact, many of our newer products (such as Nude Perfect) feature over 95% natural ingredients.
The heart of the Yon-Ka is plant-based Quintessence, an aromatic blend of five essential oils (lavender, geranium, rosemary, cypress, and thyme) that deliver both dermatological and multi-sensory benefits.
Eco-Friendly Products & Packaging
With a warming climate and more pollution than ever, the shift towards more environmentally friendly packaging is something the entire skincare industry is beginning to rally behind.
There’s only one Earth and it’s the duty of all its citizens to protect it. When shopping for skincare products, think about the ecological impact of the ingredients themselves as well as the details specific to the brand. Consider how and where those ingredients are sourced and whether they’re sustainable and safe for the environment.
Any skincare enthusiast will remember the microbead trend which really picked up speed in the 1990s. Microbeads – tiny plastic beads no more than 1mm in diameter – were all the rage, used in everything from cleansers to toothpaste, but especially exfoliators. They got the job done but at a devastating cost. Considered a type of microplastic, microbeads don’t break down naturally and they eventually find their way into the respiratory and digestive tracts of animals. They’ve been found everywhere from remote lakes and deep oceans to the tap water we drink. The good news is microbeads have been banned in the United States and growing number of other countries.
Yon-Ka Paris uses 100% recyclable packaging and we’ve recently redesigned our retail boxes with the product information printed inside the box instead of included as a separate insert as a way of cutting down on more waste. All packaging materials are sourced from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified suppliers.
Everyone wants to feel like they’re an individual, especially at the spa. Even when selecting a treatment from a spa menu, you want to know that the experience will be catered to your specific skin concerns. Modern spas are moving away from cookie cutter experiences into a realm where customization is the name of the game, and every spa visit is unique.
Look for a spa that prioritizes the client experience. A spa that welcomes you at the door, makes note of your favorite products, and recommends treatments you love. Shop for a skincare brand that offers a wide enough variety of expertly formulated formulas that you can craft a custom skincare routine that suits your skin and your needs.
Yon-Ka Paris offers dozens of products across numerous product lines, often with multiple versions of certain formulas developed for different skin types. Yon-Ka’s Skincare Advisor makes it easy to find the products you need to achieve your skincare goals, plus you can always use the Spa Locator to find a Yon-Ka Paris partner spa for in-person treatments and skincare advice.
Not only is it important to find skincare products that are formulated to address your individual needs, but you want to make sure those products actually work. Any company can print vaguely worded promises on the label, but a reputable brand develops their formulas from a carefully curated list of well-researched ingredients. They have strict quality control measures in place and conduct thorough testing to determine the efficacy of the end product.
Yon-Ka Paris is a family-owned brand that puts product efficacy before profit. Our formulas have always been developed with an eye to innovation and eco-friendliness but, just as important, they’re driven by science. Yon-Ka Paris offers phyto-aromatic skincare treatments that harness the power of plants with measurable results.
Take, for example, one of the newer additions to the Yon-Ka Paris lineup: Glyconight 10%. This overnight mask delivers visible anti-aging results through a synergistic blend of active ingredients. A 10% concentration of pure glycolic acid creates a peeling effect for smoother skin, plus brown algae extract brightens and promotes radiance. In testing, Glyconight 10% was found to decrease wrinkle depth by an average of 15%. Dermatologists reported a 30% decrease in the depth of crow’s feet wrinkles with a month of use and a 19% reduction in pore diameter after just one week.
Other examples of science-backed skincare include our innovative SOS Spot Roll-On Blemish Treatment. This powerful, alcohol-free blemish banisher was formulated using 95% natural ingredients. Through efficacy testing, it has been shown to reduce the appearance of blemishes within 24 hours.
Progress means change but it also means moving forward. As you follow the stepping stones of your own skincare journey, make sure you’re placing your trust in products and skincare professionals who have their finger on the pulse of the industry and who truly have your best interests at heart.