The Beauty Ingredients You Need To Know For 2017

We’re fast approaching a brand new year,  which hopefully for most of you will mean new (and improved) skincare regimes! One of the most exciting things about beauty and the products we use is that they are constantly changing. We’re always seeing fresh, newly discovered super ingredients being introduced to the skincare world.

So for 2017, how do you know which ones to be clued up on? Here’s our guide on the ones you should keep an eye out for in 2016…


We all know that the taste and look of raw black licorice can be pretty off-putting, but this herbaceous root has many, many skin loving benefits when used in skincare. It’s actually a key ingredient to help prevent hyperpigmentation, treating an uneven skintone. It’s even recommended for those suffering mild rosacea, as licorice helps calm inflammation and tones any redness.

For those with regular redness or prone to skin inflammation, seek out the following products rich in Licorice:

Manuka Honey

Honey has always been praised for being a fantastic antibacterial healer, but Manuka Honey is said to be even more naturally powerful. This sweet ingredient is gradually making its way from all-natural beauty to much more popular, well-known skin care brands, where its benefits can be found in cleansers, moisturizers, and face masks. Its highly moisturizing and softening, as well as healing for acne prone skins and those suffering from red marks/blemishes.

It goes without saying that Manuka Doctor is the brand to have your eye on for this super powerful ingredient.

Hyaluronic Acid

Although this incredible ingredient isn’t a new discovery, it’s constantly getting discovered daily and is becoming more visible in more and more skincare products. It’s no surprise why – this lightweight hydrating ingredient has shown to be effective at retaining moisture and plumping the skin. You’ll find it appearing in everything from toners to lip balms to sheet masks, making it an ingredient you’re sure to see everywhere in 2017.

These Hyaluronic Acid filled products below are highly rated and recommended for solving a multitude of skincare sins.


In the top layer of your skin, ceramides work together to hold skin cells together, forming a protective layer that plumps the skin and retains moisture. (Think of skin cells as the bricks, and ceramides as the mortar.) Therefore, in skincare products, ceramides are used to replenish the natural lipids that are lost from exposure to harsh environmental factors, overuse of drying products, and during the aging process. When present in moisturisers, they restore hydration, fortify the skin’s natural barrier and help protect it against harm from harsh elements. Ceramides are also particularly effective in treating skin concerns such as eczema.

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