Everyone is after glow-y skin in 2022, luckily there’s more than one way to achieve it.

Every year, there’s a new miracle ingredient that’s going to revolutionize everyone’s routine. Remember back in 2019, when Vitamin C was the sure to all of life’s ills? And in 2020 when everyone was blasting their faces with highly concentrated Retinoids?

Luckily for us, 2022 is the age of ‘That Girl’: a person that knows radiant skin is accomplished with a healthy approach to life instead of one particular product. We have a sneaking suspicion that’s why skincare experts are predicting the popularity of theories over singular ingredients this year.

Without any further ado, we’ve collected the most promising skincare trends that you can start today!


In the pursuit of immediate results, we’ve normalised harsh skincare habits. It’s tempting to believe that more is more but complicated, highly concentrated skincare routines can ruin your microbiome and your skin barrier. That’s why people are gravitating towards gentle, stripped-back routines. Instead of an intense serum, why not try a lightweight treatment that will gradually improve your skin without stressing it out?

Five Dot Botanics | Deep Feed, Green Coffee + Cacay Nourishing Facial Serum 30ml | £38.00

Skin-First Makeup

Glossier may have popularised the phrase “skin first, make up second” but this approach has been a staple in Korea for decades. Long-lasting makeup that doesn’t clog your pores is possible through skin-kind primers that take care of your makeup’s canvas.

Stila | One Step Correct Kitten 30ml | £28.00


Similar to Skinimalism, Micro-Treatments revolve around abstaining from intense, everyday products and treating your skin to a mask or a serum every so often.

So basically, exactly how we were doing skincare in the 2010’s?

Well, yes…and no. Back then most people would use masks as a once in a blue moon treat, like a bath bomb or a glass of champagne. The micro-treatment approach encourages you to create a regular schedule, catered to your skin’s needs. Think of yourself as your own esthetician, and make your weekly treatment a calm, relaxing experience that you can look forward to. Put on some soothing music and set the mood with your favourite scented candle.

Erborian | Milk & Peel Balm 60g | £19.93


Let’s be clear: Ayurvedic skincare is nothing new. This holistic approach to health has been used in India for thousands of years however, with the rise of That Girl, we predict that more people will see their skincare as an extension of their diet and exercise routine. Ayurvedic skincare focuses on natural, botanical ingredients such as turmeric and sandalwood, over harsh chemicals.

Urban Veda | Soothing Facial Oil 30ml | £23.00