Skincare ingredients to know in 2022

A new year has started, and we are all excited to see which new skincare ingredient there will trend this year and make the way to the consumer’s heart.

If you are developing a new skincare brand or adding new products to your existing brand, have you presumably been looking for what there will be the next big trend in skincare and ingredients.

Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid, Retinol, and Vitamin C, were some of the most trending skincare ingredients in 2021, and some of them will continue trending in 2022. But we will also see more plant-based ingredients this year.  

Here is our prediction of the top 6 skincare ingredients that will trend in 2022.


Let’s start with CBD.
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a natural component found in the cannabis plant marijuana or hemp plant.
CBD is highly effective in skincare because it is a powerful antioxidant and is anti-inflammatory. Skin types like acne-prone skin, aging and wrinkle skin, and sensitive skin can benefit from skincare with CBD because it makes the skin cells behave more calmly. CBD can also have a relieving effect on psoriasis symptoms, such as itching and dry skin

You can use CBD oil in almost all skincare as creams, serums, oils, or masks.  

The benefits of CBD:

  • Reduces breakouts
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Regulates oil production
  • Hydrates skin
  • Relieves psoriasis symptoms


You probably already know the ingredient niacinamide. Niacinamide was a popular skincare ingredient in 2021, and with good reasons. Niacinamide is a fantastic ingredient for the skin, therefore will this superhero ingredient continue its popularity in 2022.

Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3 and is a water-soluble vitamin.

You will find niacinamide in different skin care products such as cleansers, creams, and serums. You can also find niacinamide in some makeup, where they combine skincare and makeup in one.

The benefits of niacinamide:

  • Minimizes pores and redness
  • Regulates oil
  • Even out skin tone and discolorations
  • Prevent moisture lost

Hyaluronic Acid

This well-known ingredient will like Niacinamide take another year in the spotlight. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule found in our skin, and it can hold onto 1000 times its weight in moisture. Hyaluronic acid is also a humectant which means that it can draw moisture from its surroundings and lock it in the skin.

Then you use hyaluronic acid in skincare will it instantly plump the skin and make it look glowy, but it can also help heal wounds on the skin.

Hyaluronic acid is often in skincare products like facial serums, moisturizers, toners, and cleansers, but you can also apply the ingredient in makeup. 

The benefits of hyaluronic acid:

  • Blinding moisture to the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Plumpe and smoothes skin


Another skincare ingredient to look for this year is bakuchiol.
Bakuchiol is a plant-based ingredient found in the leaves and seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant. Bakuchiol is called the natural alternative to retinol. It has some of the same skin-improving benefits as retinol.
Bakuchiol is more suitable for sensitive skin than retinol. Retinol can make the skin more sensitive to the sun, whereas bakuchiol makes the skin less sensitive.

Bakuchiol is often in treatments, like serums or lotions, but you can also use the ingredient in a cleanser or moisturizer.

The benefits of bakuchiol:

  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines  
  • Treating hyperpigmentation
  • Helps soothe and heal skin
  • Gentle on the skin


When we think of probiotics, it is often the healthy bacteria we use to keep our gut in balance, but probiotics are also beneficial to the skin when applied on top of the skin.

Probiotics in skincare can rebuild the skin barrier and create a calming environment for the skin. 
Skincare with probiotics is especially beneficial for chronic skin inflammation, such as acne, rosacea, and eczema.

The benefits of probiotics:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevents dry skin
  • Keeping the skin in balance
  • Reduces redness

Prickly pear seed oil

Finally, you need to know about the ingredient prickly pear seed oil.
The ingredient is from the seeds from the prickly pear fruits that grow on the cactus. The prickly pear is a superfood you can find in some juices, but it also has some positive benefits in skincare products.

The prickly pear seed oil contains a high level of antioxidant vitamin E and many essential acids like omega-6 and omega-9. It also contains vitamin K, which is great for brightening dark circles under the eye.

You will probably find prickly pear seed oil in facial serums or eye cremes, but you can also use the ingredient in haircare products for smoothing and nourishing the hair.

The benefits of Prickly pear seed oil:

  • Hydrates the skin
  • Prevents water loss
  • Reduces redness
  • Prevents breakouts
  • Anti-inflammatory