As lifestyle experts, we make it our mission to keep you up to date on the latest trends, treatments, and products generating buzz in the world of beauty and wellness. After all, self-care begins and ends with your daily beauty, health, and wellness ritual. Enjoy our guide to the game-changing trends that promise to perfect your complexion, restore your zen, and add a little pampering to your life at home or in a gorgeous hotel spa.
Trend: CBD Skin Care
The discovery that CBD is bursting with healing, therapeutic, health, and skin-enhancing benefits has changed the face of the beauty industry along with our approach to skincare. Beauty’s buzzy’s new favorite plant-ingredient, CBD is a naturally-occurring compound derived from cannabis plants marijuana, and hemp that is hailed as a powerful natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and highly-effective treatment for everything from stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, inflammation, and gorgeous glowing skin. And no it won’t get you high. It’s THC, the other compound in marijuana plants that is psychoactive. In line with the global movement toward clean beauty (skincare products free of chemical nasties and enriched with natural, plant-based ingredients ), there’s now endless collections of CBD based beauty products.
Tribe tip: Cannabinoids occur naturally in our body to maintain internal balance and regulate important functions like sleep, pain and immune system response so increasing cannabinoids (BTW most of us are deficient) can do wonders for your health.
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Trend: Drink Your Collagen
We all know collagen is our body’s secret weapon for keeping our skin plump, youthful, and illuminated and practically every anti-aging cream on the market claims to increase collagen levels. Sadly we also know that our collagen (an amino acid protein produced naturally in our bodies) levels start to decline around the age of 25 and by our 50’s have been cut in half. The good news according to experts like Josh Axe, clinical nutritionist and author of The Collagen Diet, is there is a way to replenish your collagen reserves- drink it. How? By embracing the new trend for drinking collagen-rich savory bone-broths or army of collagen powders (think GoopGenes Marine Collagen Superpower by Goop and Evolution18 by Bobbi Brown).
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Trend: High Tech Facialist Tools
Welcome to the era of becoming your own facialist. As we await the return of our favorite hotel spas (please hurry), we’ve taken beauty matters into our own hands with the help of the arsenal of high-tech anti-ageing tools that promise to lift, plump, brighten and rejuvenate our complexion. What started with the jade roller has spawned a new generation of skincare savvy rules ready to transform your appearance and your life.
Spa Treatment: If you want the expert treatment, try Skin Laundry which specializes in high-tech laser treatments designed to rejuvenate the skin and ward off ageing.
Shop these tech-savvy skincare devices:
Five Minute Facelift
NuFace Trinity improves facial contour, tone, and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to advanced microcurrent technology.
How to Use: Cleanse face with an oil-free cleanser and then apply the included gel primer. Slowly glide the device in an upward direction from your chin to ear and repeat a few times, being sure to cover your cheek area. For the forehead, start at the top of your eyebrow and move upwards until you reach the end of your eyebrow.
DIY Laser Treatment
Dr. Dennis Gross’ SpectraLite FaceWare Pro is a high-tech anti-aging mask that penetrates blue and red LED lights deep into the skin to kickstart collagen production, smooth fine lines, and wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of redness, sun damage, inflammation, and breakouts.
How to Use: Cleanse skin and place the device over your face tightening the strap around your head. Hold the power button to turn the device on, select your light setting, and relax back during the three minute programmed treatment. Apply your skin enhancing serum and moisturizer after.
Deep Cleansing Facial
The Foreo Luna Mini Facial Cleansing Device gives you a customizable salon-style cleansing facial. Perfect for all skin types, choose from 12 adjustable intensities including the 30-second glow boost for instant vitality.
How to Use: Apply your favorite cleanser and move the Foreo Luna Mini in circular motions around your face for a deep cleanse that removes make-up, excess oil and impurities to reveal a clean, radiant complexion.
Dermaflash Dermapore Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser, is a savvy little device that works to perform extractions and a deep clean of the pores to resurface the skin and enhance penetration of the active ingredients in your skincare.
How to Use: Cleanse skin and keep it damp. Power device, activate Extract Mode and glide over the face to cleanse pores of dirt, oil, and blackheads (wipe spatula clean with alcohol, soap or water after). Apply your favorite serum or moisturizer to the skin, active Infuse Mode and glide the flat side of the spatula over your face to penetrate products deep into the skin.
Trend: Spiritual Health
As the enlightened and wellbeing devotees will attest, ultimate health means nourishing your mind, body, and soul. Even the Center for Lifestyle Medicine Wellness Care lists the health benefits of spirituality as reducing anxiety, stress, depression, blood pressure, and heart disease. It also strengthens your immune system, concentration, memory, and cognitive functions. Embracing the power of spirituality isn’t about religion but ways to live in a state of mindfulness. That said, mindfulness best achieved through meditation is the process of bringing your attention to the present moment and embracing what you are currently experiencing, without judgment. Try a meditation app like calm or insight timer or book your next vacation at a meditation, yoga, nature of spa retreat.
Trend: Plant Power
If you truly want to travel the ultimate path to health and wellness consider switching up your diet. Expert nutritionists say eating a vegan plant-based or Mediterranean diet increases your physical, mental, and emotional health and can even help you live longer. A plant-based vegetarian diet contains all the necessary proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals you need and is high in fiber and phytonutrients. And the great news is there’s the restaurant scene is exploding with luxe vegan restaurants helmed by buzzy chefs. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean diet, while predominantly plant-based, grants permission to indulge in fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, yogurt, and the occasional steak.