Looking ahead to the next 12 months, Lookfantastic has delved into the skincare ingredients everyone was searching for last year to predict which will be the most popular in 2021 – and it makes for very interesting reading.
In first place, the most popular ingredient on the list is alpha arbutin, a relatively new buzzword on the scene from a consumer point of view. Although it's been around for years, searches for this ingredient shot up by 410% in 2020. In terms of skin benefits, it helps to tackle skin concerns like acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
Next up on the list are two anti-inflammatory heroes, azelaic acid and niacinamide, both of which can help with skin conditions like acne.
Keep reading for top 10 most popular skincare ingredients for 2021 – how many of these are already on your radar?
The most popular skincare ingredients in 2021
Will you be adding any of these to your skincare routine in 2021?