BONUS | What Do These Trending Skincare Ingredients Actually Do?

In this special bonus Ask An Expert episode, host Gemma Watts is joined by pharmacist and Medical Communications Manager at L’Oréal Australia, Rachel McAdam. Rachel’s role sees her provide L’Oréal brands with insight into consumer skin health needs from a pharmacy perspective, so I thought she would be the perfect person to answer the questions YOU submitted on the skincare and ingredient trends you’re seeing more of. 

I’m so often asked really specific questions about the skin (and, in this case, about ingredients and industry trends), but given that I’m an educated consumer and not an expert, I insist on taking those questions to those who can correctly and ethically answer them for you. In the name of transparency this episode is sponsored by CeraVe, however as per all of my expert interviews, the goal is not to sell you something specific. For this reason, you’ll hear Rachel recommend ingredients, rather than brands, and offer more general advice, giving you the tools you need to make your own, educated purchasing decisions. 

In this episode, Rachel answers your questions on skincare trends- from which products are actually necessary in a healthy skincare routine and what percentages of trending active ingredients are actually going to make a difference to the skin, through to the rise of trends like “singular ingredient” serums and “skinimalism,”- and whether or not those trends are worth engaging with. 

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