The new decade that kicks off this month with 2020 will be all about self-care, self-love, and empowerment. That means spending a little cash on the one and only you, starting a new skincare routine, and filling your life with things that bring you joy. Personal care products are going to be selling at an all-time high with fresh new trends, new ingredients, and a whole new focus on wellness. You won’t want to miss a thing as this beauty train leaves the station so pull up a chair, grab a cup of green tea, and let’s dish about the top 8 truly life-changing products you’ll want to invest in right now. 

#1. CBD Creams

A major trend in both health and beauty is CBD infused products. Having CBD in your skincare cream can help reduce inflammation and curb chronic pains. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is derived from the hemp plant and works with nervous system receptors throughout the body that control movement, inflammation, mood, and many other important functions. You’ll find a complete explanation of how well CBD creams work here. It’s even been suggested that CBD can help calm acne. More and more health and beauty products are being infused with CBD oil as consumer demand grows. 

#2. Lip Masks

Face masks are so 2019. Move over charcoal masks, make way for the new beauty queen in town, the lip mask. Perfect for anyone who absolutely can’t handle dry, cracked lips. Smooth, hydrated, plump lips are what everyone strives for and they make a way better canvas for your favorite lipsticks and glosses. Different from your average lip balm, lip masks are designed to seal in moisture longer. There are several different types of lip masks, some are like a sheet of wet paper like a regular face mask, some are gel-like pads, and others resemble more of your traditional lip balm and comes in sticks or pots. You can check out a full list of the best lip masks by Cosmopolitan Magazine. 

#3. Anti-Pollution Skin Care

This isn’t just a gimmick, air pollution causes premature skin aging and that’s a known fact. For years we’ve been slathering on skin creams with UV protection, but the glamour girls of tomorrow are also worried about anti-pollution skincare. Free radicals in the air come from cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, and heavy metals. Not only do you breathe all that in, but it also seeps in through your skin. The negative effects of air pollution on your skin has been evident for a long time. It does oxidative damage to the skin, increases skin inflammation, and changes the skin microflora. All of this ends in tears, wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation (age spots). In 2020 and beyond, look for skincare products that say “anti-pollution” on them. They should contain vitamin C and antioxidants as well as exfoliating agents. Products like Nars Luminous Moisture Cream fight free radicals. 

#4. Ampoules

Ampoules have been super popular throughout Europe and Asia for skincare and in 2020 the US market is taking notice. Ampoules are small but mighty doses of highly potent ingredients that are super important for healthy skin. They come in small glass vials with a dropper for dose control or they can also come in tiny one-shot gel-like pills. They contain 90% to 100% botanical extracts making them a very natural and organic product. Each ampoule is formulated especially for a specific skin concern, although a few do multi-task. Usually, you’ll use an ampoule a few times a week along with your regular skincare routine. It’s best to use them after facial cleaning but before adding moisturizer. You might be interested in the Tree of Life Anti Aging Serum. It contains retinol and hyaluronic acid for youthful skin. 

#5. Hard Water Shampoo

If you’ve noticed that your hair is fragile, limp, and dull lately then you might be showering with hard water. Hard water is over-filled with minerals which isn’t a good thing. These minerals build up and harden around your hair follicles. People with extremely hard water might have installed filters that weed out chlorine, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper. For the majority of us though who just have mildly hard water, a good clarifying shampoo can go a long way. Check out this Giftwits list of the best shampoos for hard water to learn more. 

#6. Electrolights For Your Skin

A spot-light ingredient in trendy skincare is going to be electrolytes. Not just for sports drinks anymore, electrolytes can help skin retain optimal hydration levels. Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electric charge, magnesium being the most beneficial for the skin. You’ll have better blood flow and great cell function, making for smoother and dewier skin. Drunk Elephant recently launched its first electrolyte water balm called F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial

#7. Aluminum Free Deodorant

Despite a lack of affirmative scientific evidence, claims were recently made linking breast cancer to aluminum which is an ingredient commonly found in deodorants. Although the claims aren’t backed by clinical studies, the notion went viral and sent off a ripple effect of alarm bells resulting in many large brands introducing aluminum-free versions of their popular products. Dove was one of the first to play ball, and they launched Dove 0% Aluminum Deodorant in early 2019. 

#8. Mini Skin Care Fidges 

If you’re a health and beauty fanatic and you have an Instagram account then you’ve no doubt seen the mini-fridge craze for skincare. These tiny fridges keep face masks and skin creams cold and they look super adorable on your shelf, making them truly Insta worthy. Check out this list of mini skincare fridges and peep the aesthetic photos. Refrigerating products will help extend their shelf life. It also gives the creams a cooling sensation as they glide across your skin. Although dermatologists insist cold skincare products don’t work more effectively, we’re not likely to see the mini-fridge fade from popularity anytime soon.