16 of the Best Skincare Trends to Follow

If you follow social media at all, then you know that there are plenty of viral skincare trends that you should avoid like using sunscreen to contour your face and applying lemon juice as an exfoliator. But what about the healthy, positive trends that are actually worth trying out? We’ve rounded up 16 skincare trends that aren’t just safe to try out — they will make a positive difference in your skin! From skin cycling to skincare products, here are the skincare trends that you should be following right now:

Skin Health

Previously, skincare used to only focus on what the skin looked like. However, over the past few years, a new focus on improving skin health as well as appearance has improved. Consumers now understand that supporting a healthy skin barrier and microbiome will lead to a better complexion, not the other way around. That’s why we have formulated all our skincare products with the high-quality ingredients that your skin barrier needs to stay healthy and strong. Of course, our products will give you a smooth and glowing complexion as well for double the benefits.

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Sun Protection

Gone are the days when people used to cover themselves in tanning oil and lie out in the sun for hours on end. Today, we understand that sun exposure is the no. 1 contributor to premature aging, which is why sun protection is a skincare trend that’s here to stay. You should be applying anti-aging sunscreen with a protection of at least SPF 30 every single day. You should also apply sunscreen to all your exposed skin, not just your face, but also your ears, neck, decollete, arms, and hands. Reapply every two hours when you are in the sun to ensure adequate protection.

Skin Cycling

While skin cycling started trending earlier this year, this concept has been around for a while, and it’s definitely worth incorporating into your routine. Skin cycling is basically the idea of taking “rest days” in your skincare routine to give your skin a break from powerful active ingredients. For instance, your skin cycling routine might look like exfoliating on night one, a retinol on night two, and a rest on night three to give your skin time to recover. Skin cycling can be tailored to whatever products you are using and your skin’s needs. You might also want to change it up with the weather; some people need more rest days in the winter when their skin is drier.

Gentle Exfoliation

When exfoliation first started trending, many people blasted their faces with harsh chemicals, seriously harming their skin barriers in the process. Now, people are focusing on gentle exfoliation instead as a way to remove the dead skin cells without harming the skin barrier. Products like the Lancer Method Polish are gentle enough to be used several times a week or even every day, depending on what skin type you have. These products prove that exfoliating products don’t have to sting or burn to be effective, and that you get the results you want without a permanently red face.

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Anti-Aging Skincare

It’s never too early (or too late) to get started on anti-aging skincare; we’re seeing many people in their twenties and even their teens get started on anti-aging skincare early. These products come in many different forms, including anti-aging creams, serums, oils, and more. Choose whichever ones best suit your needs and skin type to start slowing the development of premature signs of aging. Keep in mind that all Lancer anti-aging skincare products come with free shipping, so don’t hesitate to add them to your shopping cart!


While 10-step routines were trending for a while, now skinimalism is in. Skinamalism, a.k.a. skin minimalism, is the act of paring back your skincare products to the essentials. Instead of using a bunch of different lower-quality skincare products that only do one thing each, skinimalism focuses on choosing a select few of higher-quality, multi-purpose products that contain multiple beneficial ingredients. Skinimalism frees up time, shelf space, and budget so that you can get the most for less out of your skincare routine.

Skincare-Makeup Hybrids

Speaking of multi-tasking skincare products, skincare-makeup hybrids are another trend that you should take advantage of. Skincare-makeup hybrids can take many forms, including skincare products adopting cosmetic pigments and makeup products incorporating beneficial skincare ingredients. Some examples of skincare-makeup hybrids include tinted sunscreens like our Mineral Sun Shield that offer sheer color and lip glosses that include hydrating ingredients. We expect these boundaries to blur further as this trend continues, so keep an eye out for new skincare-makeup hybrid product drops in the future!

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Niacinamide is the skincare trend that won’t stop, and we are totally here for it. Niacinamide is a powerful multi-tasking ingredient that minimizes enlarged pores, improves uneven skin tone, smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens a dull complexion. We’ve incorporated niacinamide into several Lancer products, including the Triple Peptide Drops and the Overnight Brightening Mask, in order to harness the power of these amazing ingredients. In fact, you’re probably already using at least one skincare product that contains niacinamide, even if you don’t know it yet — but if you’re not, then you definitely should grab one of our niacinamide products!

Retinol Alternatives

We absolutely love retinol, but understand that not everyone can use it. It’s not recommended for pregnant people, and some people find that it makes their skin really dry and irritated. That’s why we’re so excited about retinol alternatives like bakuchiol and peptides, which have been trending recently and are used in our Gentle Exfoliating Peel Pads. These alternatives are a great option to explore if you’re not sure about using retinol, and they also make an excellent booster if you’re already using retinol. That’s why we formulated our retinol treatment serum with both bakuchiol and retinol, so that you get maximum results.

Lip Care

Not only is the skin around your lips very delicate, but it’s also exposed to many different irritants in the form of food and drink. So it’s no wonder that premium lip care products have been trending recently! These high-quality lip care items go way beyond the cheap lip balm you pick up in the grocery store checkout line. Choose from lip serums, sleeping, and other super-nourishing products that will give you plump, moisturized lips. For best results, apply these products during the day, not only at night when you sleep.

Menopausal Skin

All those hormone surges cause changes in your body, including in your skin, which means that women need to change their skin care during menopause. However, menopausal skin has been largely ignored in the skincare community — until recently. Now, more and more brands are coming out with products such as hydrating oils formulated for menopausal and mature skin, which is a skincare trend we are absolutely loving. If you’re going through menopause, you now have more skincare options than ever before.

Dermatologist Brands

While celebrity skincare has been around for a while, a more recent phenomenon is dermatologist-created skincare. Lancer Skincare is just one example of a skincare line created by a dermatologist. After decades of treating celebrities and other high-profile clients at his Beverly Hills practice, Dr. Harold Lancer decided to launch a skincare line to make his special formulas more widely available to people who don’t live near his clinic. Needless to say, this is one skincare trend that we have been loving, and we can’t wait to see more of it.

At-Home Skincare Devices

At-home skincare devices used to be bulky, expensive, and not that effective. All that is in the past, however, thanks to recent developments in technology that have made at-home skincare devices smaller, more effective, and less expensive. While they can’t match the power of an in-office treatment, at-home skincare devices like our microdermabrasion tool deliver results when used consistently over time. If you haven’t yet tried an at-home skincare devices, there is no better time than now to start trying one today!

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Advanced Skincare

Speaking of advancements in skin care, this is true for ingredients as well as technology. Right now, we are seeing more cutting-edge ingredients being developed every day, and luxury skincare brands like Lancer are leading the way with major investments into research and development. We now have an entire line of advanced treatments that were designed to address different skincare concerns, including a retinol treatment for anti-aging, a vitamin C treatment for radiance, and an eye contour cream for lifting and firming. If you’re not sure which treatments are advanced, just look for the all-silver packaging.

Body Care

While the face has gotten most of the attention in the skincare world, we are seeing body care start to trend as well — and we’re not just talking about applying your face skincare to your decollete, either. Consumers are now looking for elevated body care products, including body washes, lotions, serums, and exfoliators, so that they can glow from top to toe. In fact, we released an entire Lancer Method 3-step Skincare Set for the body so that you can get the benefits of our proprietary system for your entire body.

Skincare Supplements

Supplements have been a big trend for a while now, and they’re finally crossing over into the skincare community. Supplements that are specifically designed to support skin health and appearance are now available, especially with a focus on balancing the gut biome. People are also taking vitamin A, C, D, and E, which can help boost the skin as well as other aspects of their health. This is part of a broader trend of internal skincare, whereby people are treating their skin from the inside out as well as the outside in. Just don’t forget to talk to your doctor before adding any new vitamins and supplements.

If you’re ready to hop on some of these skincare trends, then shop the Lancer Skincare online store today! All of our products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so that you can shop for luxury skincare online with confidence. Even better, all our products ship for free within the U.S., no order minimum required, so that you can get your new skincare as quickly as possible. Order today to start making a difference in your skin!

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