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Pierce Mattie Forecasts Top 10 Ingredient Trends of 2009

Posted: December 30, 2008

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Acerola: Ingredients high in vitamin C such as acerola are being used more often due to their ability to even out skin tone and brighten the complexion. Skin care brands will be using acerola more to target consumers who have issues with skin redness and inflammation.

Blueberry: Chock full of amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, blueberries are another super food that will be used in beauty products to fight aging. The blueberry has long been known for its ability to revitalize the skin; it was just a matter of time before beauty brands began to incorporate it more into their skin care products.

Probiotics: In 2008, Pierce Mattie PR termed probiotics a buzzword among beauty brands, but now those brands are delivering more than just buzz with this sister category to cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals. Probiotic skin care will be branded as another clinical-like line of products, which beauty consumers tend to lean toward as science-based.

Palmitoyl tripeptide-3: This cosmeceutical has become a popular addition in antiaging products to fight fine lines and wrinkles, and will be even more prevalent in 2009. Products that contain palmitoyl tripeptide-3 will be branded as a temporary alternative to cosmetic procedures.

Myrrh: With the increasing popularity of ayurveda in the Unites States, this ancient ingredient is also resurging in perfumes and skin care products. The rich resin, with the slight vanilla fragrance so popular in incense, stimulates circulation and has lifting effects.