As time goes on, it’s inevitable that makeup and skincare products will evolve from generation to generation. Recently, Racked pointed out that millennials are leaning toward skincare that have specific ingredients and elements. Also, it’s a plus if the packaging comes in millennial pink. (Obviously.)
These popular elements range from essential oils to the mundane glitter. Let’s talk about these “millennial ingredients” and how beneficial they are.
Why it’s good: Just like charcoal, mud masks can help deep-clean pores. It also clears acne and blemishes when used regularly.
Shop: Glam Glow Supermud. Available at Fresh, Century City Mall.
Why it’s trending: USA Todaynoted that people are so obsessed with essential oils as of recent, rose oil is one of them. Aside from its benefits, millennials may be attracted to its potent floral scent whether it’s in a perfume or body wash.
Why it’s good: Rose oil can reduce redness and inflammation, and also moisturizes the skin. Opt for this if you don’t mind smelling like a garden afterwards.
Shop: Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Renewing Rose Cleanser. Available at Sephora PH.
Why it’s good: Tea tree oil is commonly used as a topical cure for acne and infections. However, Allure also noted that it can be useful in replenishing dry skin.
Shop: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash. Available at Greenbelt 4.
Why it’s trending: For us Filipinos, using coconut oil for beauty purposes isn’t a new thing anymore. But the rest of the world just recently discovered its benefits. Marie Claire noted how Angelina Jolie takes a spoonful of coconut oil every night, and Emma Stone uses using it as a makeup remover. Now, we’re even seeing coconut-scented products like Marc Jacobs Beauty’s newest beauty line.
Why it’s good: Whether you’re applying it on your hair or your skin, coconut oil acts as a natural conditioner and moisturizer. When removing your makeup, the oil helps in melting the products on your face so you can easily wash them off.
Shop: VMV Hypoallergenics Know-It-Oil. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.