Skincare Ingredient Trends for 2023: Including Finger Lime Caviar, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Algae & more

Skincare ingredients can be overwhelming to get your head around, so we are here to make it easier to digest and give you all the tips on the top skincare trends for 2023. We are spelling out what to look for and sharing all the benefits of some powerhouse ingredients.

In 2023 we can see new ingredient trends emerge. Classic ingredients with proven results, all from the top brands and even in new emerging products, reign in the skincare space. 

Some questions to ask yourself when looking at skincare ingredients:

  • What type of skin do I have? Make sure you know your skin type to decipher the best type of products for you! 
  • Think about your full product mix. How many products am I mixing at one time on my skin or in one day? Sometimes less products can be more effective, so we recommend being really aware of what you use and how it works with your full product mix breakdown.
  • Consider AM and PM routine product split for the best results. Make sure you use the PM to let your skin use any sun-sensitive products and try using products that are a mix of skincare and makeup (for example, our Luminous Serum is a primer – making it two products in one for your AM routine). 

Ingredient Trends for 2023

Finger Lime Caviar 

Finger lime caviar extract is a unique Australian rainforest tree fruit. When used in skincare it: helps with skin hydration; supports collagen production; helps prevent and fight acne, rosacea, psoriasis, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles; and evens out skin tone.

It can help lead to more bright and glowing skin. It can also be eaten raw or used in cooking.  Serums like our Luminous Serum, featuring Finger Lime Caviar, give you the perfect combination of hydration and rejuvenation for your skin.

Benefits in skincare: 

  • Highly hydrating for skin 
  • Supports collagen production 
  • Helps even skin tone and clear redness and hyperpigmentation 
  • Helps naturally exfoliate skin 


Vitamin A 

“Vitamin A helps to speed up healing, prevent breakouts and support the skin’s immune system and it promotes natural moisturising – which means it helps to hydrate the skin effectively, giving it a radiant glow. It assists in promoting and maintaining a healthy dermis and epidermis; the top two layers of your skin.” Reference: ENVIRO SKINCARE 

Benefits in skincare:

  • Speeds up healing of skin 
  • Prevents breakouts 
  • Promotes natural moisturising and radiant glow of skin 

Vitamin B 

In skincare, vitamin B is a powerful antioxidant that works to nourish skin and treat signs of ageing. The forms of vitamin B most commonly found in topical skincare include vitamin B3 (niacinamide), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) and vitamin B12 (cobalamin). Reference: MOOISKIN

Benefits in skincare:

  • Supports hyperpigmentation 
  • Helps combat breakouts
  • Reduces appearance of fine line and wrinkles 

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is a classic skincare ingredient that has been used for years as a potent dermatological treatment to prevent changes associated with photo-ageing. It can also be used for the treatment of hyperpigmentation. As well as being in food, it’s found in lots of skincare and can be a great thing for our skin to ingest.

Benefits in skincare:

  • Slows skin ageing
  • Improves appearance of wrinkles 
  • Supports healing of acne and dark spot scarring
  • Prevents sun damage 

Tip: Ensure you use SPF 30 or higher on top for maximum protection.

Hyaluronic Acid

Despite its scary name, Hyaluronic acid is not the kind of acid to avoid! It actually helps to restore the moisture in our skin. It has been trending in the skincare space for a few years now and is arguably one of the biggest skincare ingredient trends of this decade.

Benefits in skincare:

  • Highly moisturising and hydrating for skin
  • Wound healing
  • Helps prevent wrinkles, due to increase in skin elasticity 
  • Can treat eczema and facial redness 

Tip: Apply to damp face and use twice daily for ultimate results. Our Luminous Serum is high in Hyaluronic Acid – check it out! 


“Retinol, a form of vitamin A, is an ingredient added to skin creams, lotions and serums. It has anti-aging effects and can help clear acne. Products containing retinol are widely available over-the-counter, and stronger concentrations of retinoids are available by prescription.” Reference: Clevelandclinic

Benefits in skincare:

  • Supports skin exfoliation 
  • Increases collagen production 
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Increases skin cell production (proliferation)

Tip: Use at night in PM skincare routine as it can cause skin sensitivity. Apply SPF if using in daytime. 

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“Algae are very simple, chlorophyll-containing organisms in a family that includes more than 20,000 different known species. In cosmetics, algae act as thickening agents, water-binding agents, and antioxidants. Some algae are also potential skin sensitizers.” Reference: Mind Body Green

Benefits in skincare:

  • Hydrates dry skin
  • Diminishes the appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Helps manage inflammation 
  • Protects against sun damage
  • Clears clogged pores
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines


“Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of certain proteins needed by the skin, like collagen and elastin. Using a serum or moisturiser that contains peptides can lead to firmer, younger-looking skin and maybe even fewer breakouts.” Reference: Healthline 

Benefits in skincare:

  • Supports building skin barrier 
  • Reduces wrinkles, due to collagen properties, supporting plumper skin
  • Supports clearing or breakouts/acne
  • Helps ease skin inflammation 
  • Supports skin elastin, due to protein properties 

Tip: Use alongside a hyaluronic acid or vitamin C to support building moisture of skin backup.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid. It’s well-known for reducing acne by exfoliating the skin and keeping pores clear. Salicylic acid works well for mild acne, including blackheads and whiteheads.

Benefits in skincare:

  • Popular acne treatment 
  • Removes dead skin cells 
  • Helps reduce inflammation 
  • Soothes sunburn
  • Fights whiteheads

Tip: Test it on your skin first before using on face – and avoid using with retinol. 

Other beauty trends for 2023 from Vogue:

  1. Multi-tasking products (Like our Luminous Serum that is also a makeup primer)
  2. Spotlight on body care
  3. Makeup-skincare hybrids
  4. A mix of lasers
  5. At home tech

Thanks for reading and I hope that this helps decrypt the skincare ingredients and makes your skincare routine easier!

Remember the real glow comes from within.

Love Nalia

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