Around the world, the most-requested skin care treatments are wildly different. What is popular in North America may not be trendy in Asia or Europe. Since you’ll likely work with clients from different cultures and backgrounds, you’ll find it beneficial to gain inspiration from international skin care treatments. The following are the top four skin care trends around the globe to watch.
EGF or epidermal growth factor is very trendy right now in countries like Korea. EGF is a type of polypeptide that has been linked to speeding up wound recovery. It is now being touted for its cosmetic benefits such as stimulating skin growth and collagen production. EGF is being used in conjunction with microneedling as a way to create a more youthful look by reducing the appearance of blemishes, scars, and wrinkles.
CBD Skin care Treatments
In areas around large cities, especially in the West Coast of the United States, the CBD skin care industry is becoming increasingly popular. CBD, a shortened term for cannabidiol, is being used as an ingredient to soothe irritated skin. Spas are beginning to offer services such as CBD masks and CBD facials. CBD skin care products and services are designed to moisturize the skin, alleviate redness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In many countries, like India, there’s been a push to all-natural, organic earth-based skin care. Scrubs with ingredients such as coffee, mint, and sea salt are very popular at spas and salons. Coffee scrubs are good for exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells. Activated charcoal scrubs are also popular since the ingredient reduces pore size and calms irritation.
Pico-toning Laser Treatments
In Asian countries, like Japan, China and Korea, many women are interested in skin care treatments that lighten and/or brighten skin tones. Women in these countries don’t typically envision the tan California blonde as their ideal. Instead, a popular look is the snow-white porcelain doll look. With pico-toning treatments, a laser is used to breakdown pigment in the skin over a series of sessions. The end result is a permanent lighter skin tone.