Is your facemask as tasty as a cup of Mexican hot chocolate? Well, it might be soon with the wellness-focused innovation happening in the beauty space.
With the shift towards wellness and sourcing accountability, the beauty industry is changing. Clean products are no longer a nice-to-have — customers interested in wellness expect beauty brands to be cruelty-free and use clean, sustainable ingredients. In 2018, Sephora reacted to this shift, launching Clean at Sephora. Motto: “The beauty you want, minus the ingredients you might not.” Lately, beauty has earned credibility as being more than a superficial space — it’s about expression, empowerment and feeling good. Below are five beauty brands in the wellness space we’re watching:
Four Sigmatic founder Tero Isokauppil believes your life quality can be drastically improved by simple dietary tweaks. The brand, well known for its mushroom coffee, recently moved into the beauty space with a new line that includes a Mushroom Face Mask & Tonic and a Superfood Serum. Four Sigmatic’s adaptogenic products are already known for skin benefits, and following its brand promise, “If you can’t eat it, it’s not in our skincare.” Isokauppil told Allure that Four Sigmatics plans to get feedback on these introductory products and use that to expand its beauty line.
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Are you a fan of our Hot Cacao???? 🍄🍫✨ . . . If you are you have to try our Mushroom Face Mask & Tonic as a Tonic! It tastes like a Mexican hot chocolate and contains benefiting ingredients like Reishi, Chaga, cacao, activated charcoal, panax ginseng, gotu kola, cinnamon, nutmeg, and more! Checkout stories for more info ✨🙌🏼😍 #eatyourbeauty #foursigmatic #everydaymagic
In a saturated market, Glow Recipe has clear differentiation as told by their tagline: Natural Korean beauty, hand-picked with love. Founders Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, former VPs of global marketing at L’Oréal, launched the brand in 2014 when they saw an opportunity with the rising K-beauty trend and their bicultural backgrounds. The brand has two promises: natural, harsh-free products and the latest skincare trends from Korea. The newest line, Sweet Chef, uses vegetables and vitamins to “boost your skin’s vitality and and deliver a healthy radiance.”
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We are so excited to introduce our new line, Sweet Chef! Formulated with skin-loving vitamins and vegetables, you can mix and match each serum and sheet mask to satisfy your skin’s cravings. ❤️ Beet + Vitamin A Serum Shot refines pores and smooths rough skin 💚 Kale + Vitamin B Serum Shot hydrates and soothes dry skin 💛 Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot brightens dark spots and works to even skin tone 💖 Each sheet mask is also selfie-approved with cute phrases and illustrations It officially drops on 1/16, but you can get it now through Sunday during our exclusive pre-sale. We’re also offering all 3 serum shots in a Pink Mesh Zip (worth $72) for just $48! #sweetchef #glowrecipe #kbeauty #ab #asianbeauty #koreanbeauty #skincare #beauty #glowingskin #kbeautyroutine #ilovebeauty #beautyaddict #bblogger
Drunk Elephant created its own category: Clean Compatible. After being frustrated with trying to treat her own skin issues, founder Tiffany Masterson taught herself about skin and ingredients. She identified six ingredients at the root of almost every skin issue, as the brand refers to them: The Suspicious 6. The brand has clear differentiation by using ingredients based on biocompatibility, both natural and synthetic — as long as they’re non-toxic.
Briogeo is known for naturally-based, personalized hair care products. The brand encourages fans to rethink their beauty routines and share how it feels to be #goingclean. Briogeo recently moved into the wellness space with its multifunctional product line B. Well. The first two products in the line, a castor oil and a tea tree oil, are crafted to nourish hair, skin, eyebrows and eyelashes. Just as Briogeo expanded outside of its hair focus to skin and body, we predict other brands in the beauty space will begin pushing “all over wellness” products.
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Our #BWell Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil has a variety of beauty benefits for our #briogeobabes. Castor oil superpowers include: conditioning eyebrows & eyelashes, nourishing the hairline and taming flyaways ⭐️ EYEBROWS Place a small amount on a mascara wand–a little goes a long way! Apply to both eyebrows following the direction your hairs naturally lay ⭐️ EYELASHES Place a very small amount on a mascara wand. Start at the base of your lashes and apply through the ends. Be sure to only avoid contact with your eyes ⭐️ HAIRLINE & FLYAWAYS Place a small amount on a mascara wand and comb through any baby hairs and flyaways. Repeat as needed.
More than ever, beauty is as much about how you feel as it is about how you look. The “makeup mindfulness” movement has blurred health and beauty — it’s restorative as much as it is beautifying. In addition to her popular makeup and skincare products, Bobbi Brown launched Evolution 18, simple, nutritious products to help nourish inner and outer beauty. Not only does the Evolution_18 brand provide supplements, the social accounts offer wellness lifestyle advice, such as hydration practices or food recommendations based on skin issues.
The shift from visual aesthetics to “feeling good” manifests itself in a variety of ways in the beauty space, via gender neutralization; healthy, wholesome living; and messaging around self-love versus self-improvement. We will see more beauty brands creating “wellness lines” of products focusing on beauty from the inside out.