Skin Care & Beauty Trends to Watch Out for in 2022

As a new year beckons, your skin’s health is set to remain a top priority. Between changes in work environments, calls for environmental protections, and everything else that’s been going on this year, we’re seeing some varied skin care trends coming up over the horizon. We may not know how 2022 will impact our travel, work, and social lives, but one thing is certain: new beauty trends are coming. Thankfully, Ayr Skin Care’s here to help keep you up-to-date on the clean, stress-free, organic trends you’ll want to embrace in 2022.

Sustainable Cosmetics

Virgin Marula Oil with flowers

If you’ve been able to tear your eyes away from all the news surrounding the global pandemic in the last two years, you’ll be able to see that we need sustainability now more than ever. And the movement begins with your skin. These days, beauty influencers and everyday consumers alike are embracing ethically sourced, sustainable skin care products made from cruelty-free and organic ingredients.

At Ayr Skin Care, we’ve been ahead of this trend for years, with a collection of effective, luxurious skin care products that don’t compromise on our values. Our Virgin Marula Oil is a perfect example. With only two ingredients, this Fair Trade, organic oil works as a lightweight moisturizer, improving the elasticity and texture of your skin.

In line with sustainability, Fair Trade is something of a trend in itself, as consumers want to know how their purchase impacts the people who harvest it. Fair Trade ensures fair pay, safe working conditions, and no indentured slavery for the women who harvest our Marula. As part of a Fair Trade co-op, they keep traditions alive in the cold processing of the oils while sending their children to school and aiding their communities. This co-op also replants the Marula they work with, preventing habitat loss for local and wildlife and helping to keep the ecosystem in check.

The best part? Because it’s 100% vegan, you’re helping the animals and our environment, too! Good for you, good for our communities, and good for the planet—what’s not to love?

Embracing Skinimalism

Skinimalism is the opposite of extreme skin care. At its core, this skin care trend focuses on reducing the number of products and processes we use in our daily routines. We’re expecting to see women wearing less foundation, concealer, mascara, and eyeshadow, allowing their skin to breathe and dazzle on its own. Skinimalism is also about making a conscious effort to adopt a “less is more” attitude as a sustainable and more economical approach.

While there is merit to having specific products for different purposes, especially if you have sensitive or mature skin, getting back to the basics can also help you figure out what your skin really needs. Instead of opting for different products for day and night, start your new, minimalist routine with Pure Moisture, a vegan facial cream that provides a well of 72-hour hydration to keep skin smooth, silky, and refreshed. By starting with a single, high-quality baseline product, you can more closely monitor your skin’s reactions to determine where you might need more support. Added bonus: Pure Moisture doubles as a facial primer, so any makeup or sunscreen you apply goes on effortlessly on top!

Skin Care Is Self-Care

Calm Facial Bar on a leaf

For better or for worse, this past year has been stressful. From personal issues to global issues to everything in between, your mind and your body (including your skin) deserve some relief. Thankfully, some studies suggest that following a proper, regimented skin care routine can help decrease our levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. In fact, indulging in any kind of “me time” is beneficial to our mental and physical wellbeing. We feel happier when we take time for ourselves, and next year’s skin care trends are all about embracing that fact.

If you need a little pick-me-up or just some time to focus on yourself, there’s nothing like enjoying a soothing bath or a walk in nature. But if you only have a few minutes of free time each day, why not devote them to your skin? You don’t have to go all out, either. Simply using a daily cleanser, like our Calm Facial Bar, can help you look and feel better with just a little bit of time and effort. It also comes in a convenient travel size, so you can follow your skin care routine wherever you end up.

New Year, New Beauty Trends, New You

It’s safe to say that 2022’s newest beauty trends are focused on, well, you! Self-care, skinimalism, and sustainability bring your needs, your values, and your skin center stage. With our line of vegan, cruelty-free products, you can easily incorporate these skin care trends into your everyday skin care routine.

Need help finding a way to make these trends work for you? We’re here to help! Feel free to contact our team at for personalized advice.

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