Argan oil, maracuja oil, etc. You’ve already heard about these hot hair & beauty treatments, but FabSugar has compiled a list of 10 of the best up-and-coming ingredients that are working their way into our products.
BEARBERRY (seen right)
This plant has a long history in folk medicine in both North America and Eurasia, treating sores, back pain, and UTIs. There’s no hard data on its abilities, but in products like Juice Beauty Soothing Serum ($36), it’s used as a skin brightener because it contains arbutin, a hydroquinone derivative.
QUINCE SEED EXTRACT
Quince is a fruit closely related to apples and pears, and the extract from its seeds is full of polysaccharides that promote wound healing and skin repair. It’s also a good moisturizer, so you can find it in products like Korres Yogurt Body Butter ($29).
This Amazonian oil has high levels of behenic acid, so it’s antiseptic and moisturizing at the same time. It’s supposed to help with acne, and it also makes hair more hydrated and shiny. You can find pracaxi in Body Shop Rainforest Radiance Hair Butter, which hits stores in October.
These berries have been proven to help treat the hormonal fluctuations associated with PMS, and they’re also an excellent source of free radical-scavenging antioxidants. You can see whether they work for you with Mychelle Revitalizing Night Cream ($39).
Forget Vicks, Norway spruce is the new sinus opener. You can use the oil on your chest, in a bath, or in the sauna to clear sinus pathways and get that cool tingly feeling. GET THE REST HERE!