Each time a new year approaches, it is human instinct to want a fresh start. This is why there are commonly new trends in beauty, fashion and daily routines in January and February’s. We thought it would be fun to break down some of the most common ones for 2023 and give you our take on if they’re ‘Redhead Friendly’ or not. And, let’s discuss some predictions of our own based on what we’ve seen in world of redhead beauty world recently:
1. Lightweight Foundations + Tinted Moisturizers:
In 2022, the “clean girl” look took the internet by storm and you might have seen “no makeup makeup” on your fyp many times. This clean, minimalist look had people ditching their heavy makeup products and opting instead of lighter coverage and more skincare as makeup-type products. The tinted moisturizers, especially those with SPF, were all the rage and we don’t see this going anywhere anytime soon. In 2023, we think we will see more brands come out with products promoting the “natural look” and maybe even see a few new light to medium coverage products that have a big emphasis on sunscreen and glowing skin.
2. More Clean Beauty
As we learn more about what goes into beauty products and what’s safe for our bodies, we will see more and more clean beauty brands and beauty products. We have all been educated (especially on TikTok) that up to 60 percent of what you apply to your skin makes its way into your bloodstream, so choosing safe products is an important decision you can make for your health. Clean-beauty products should contain wholesome ingredients while offering amazing scents, textures, and experiences.
This new trend is great for redheads because of our sensitive skin. Clean products are usually free from parabens, sulfates and all of the icky stuff that can make our skin itch.
The entire H2BAR brow and mascara lines are formulated with sensitive redheads in mind. Made without alcohol, gluten, GMO’s, oil, parabens, phthalates, silicones or talc. They’re also vegan, Leaping Bunny Approved, cruelty-free and Made in the USA.
3. Restoring Hair Health
For years we all skipped heat protection and were using heat daily. We all know now how bad this is for our red hair and the healing is beginning. Between the rise of heat protection sprays and the booming heatless hairstyle trends, we think we will see a lot more focus on restoring the health of our hair. With this, we think there will be more of an embrace of natural hair in color, style, and texture.
4. More Retinol Alternatives
Retinol is a very popular skincare ingredient and found in tons of beauty products. Retinol helps to treat signs of aging in the skin as well as acne. It uses vitamin A derivatives to boost collagen and speed cell turnover. The problem with retinol is it’s not very sensitive skin-friendly. It can cause irritation in sensitive skin, which is something most redheads already have.
We’ve talked about retinol alternatives for redheads like bakuchiol, and we think we’re going to be hearing a lot more about these alternatives in the new year. Retinol is an amazing ingredient but for those with sensitive skin, it’s just too harsh. These alternatives will make the benefits of retinol available to more skin types.
5. Pared-Down Skincare Routines
After surviving a pandemic and many of us realizing how precious life is, there is a shift in daily needs and priorities. Even though we at H2BAR are big promoters of a consistent redhead skin schedule, gone are the days of 20-step skincare routines. People are paring things down and really focusing on the essentials for their skin. People are also opting for multi-use products that can help to reduce their spending and save them time.
6. Focus on SPF in Skincare
As redheads, we know how important sun protection is and finally, others are starting to see it too. We’ve seen a big rise in education and knowledge when it comes to sunscreen (let’s admit it — thanks to TikTok). Luckily, one thing that won’t be leaving the skincare routine in 2023 is SPF. We expect a rise in SPF use and lots of new SPF products on the market in 2023.
We can’t wait to see and try new items and maybe (just maybe), H2BAR is working on their own SPF formula too. *Wink, wink*.
Rock it like a Redhead!