From spot-zapping mists to five-minute make-up – this year’s hot new trends are perfect for a beauty overhaul

TREAT yourself to a full beauty revamp with some hot new trends.

From great skincare to at-home nourishing hair treatments and natural-looking make-up, we round up the best products of this year.


In recent years, skincare has been about layering products in a bid to create the ultimate regime, with single-ingredient products from the likes of The Ordinary and The Inkey List crowding our shelves. But 2021 will bring serious changes.

With life getting more hectic and purse strings tighter than ever, we will see multitasking products hit the big time. An increase in formulas that promise to do it all may lead to fewer items on the shelves, but expect super-charged results from them.


It’s time to turn to creams that cut to the chase. IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream, £58, (available from Wednesday) combines all of the best anti-ageing and skin-loving ingredients, including retinol, vitamin E and B5, for youthful-looking skin in one simple step.

For something a little gentler, Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Day Dream, £34.99, (available from Wednesday), contains powerhouse collagen peptides, vitamin B3 and glycerin to plump, hydrate, strengthen the skin’s natural barrier and reduce the appearance of fine lines. 


Over the past few years, facial mists haven’t been considered skincare must-haves. Sure, they feel great and can help in providing lightweight hydration, but for the most part they are an unnecessary luxury.

Now, however, misting is taking on a whole new meaning. Instead of focusing on refreshing hydration, modern formulas are out to kill bacteria and blitz spots – with the aim of defeating corona-mask-induced breakouts.


Keep an eye out for spritzes that contain hypochlorous acid, such as Clinisoothe+ Skin Purifier, £14.95, and The Light Salon Boost Cleanse & Recovery Spray, £18.

This ingredient targets spot-causing bacteria while keeping the skin’s natural balance in check. Simply pop in your handbag and mist over your face before and after you put a face covering on to prevent maskne.


Welcome to the year of self-care. In a bid to boost spirits and stay zen, many of us have been seeking solace in our beauty routines – most notably, when it comes to our bodies. As a result, you can expect to see a surge in body focused products that mean business.

Forget sweet-smelling butters and exfoliating washes, these new-gen body formulas will harness the same hero ingredients used in facial skincare products, so that we can reap the benefits top to toe.


One of skincare’s most-loved products is set to make its way into our bodycare routines this year. Dr Dennis Gross The Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment, £58, is an all-over skin treat that contains a blend of powerful alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids and enzymes to slough away at dead skin cells, boost radiance, prevent ingrown hairs and help diminish keratosis pilaris (chicken skin).

It also contains powerful moisture-boosters squalane and hyaluronic acid to nourish and soothe while it works. Expect skin to look and feel baby-soft.

What’s Hot 2021

This year is set to be big for our beauty routines, so to celebrate the best of the best, we’re teaming up with Latest in Beauty to present the What’s Hot 2021 Beauty Box – a collection of brands and products every beauty buff should have.

With our edit featuring names such as ELF, L’Occitane and Bareminerals for a fraction of their usual price, you’ll be spoiled for choice about what to use first!

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With social events off the cards for big chunks of last year, many of us chose to embrace a no-make-up look.

This year, however, make-up is set to make a comeback – and it’s all about natural-looking, softer products that take mere seconds to apply.


For the ultimate no-fuss look, turn to formulas that are designed to be blurred. Nars Air Matte Lip Colour, £23, can be swiped on to lips and dabbed on with fingers for a pretty, diffused pigment that’s subtle but impactful.

For eyes, Smashbox Always On Cream Shadow, £18, has a mousse-like texture that creates an effortless wash of colour over the lid. 


Tousled locks have been trending for decades, but the truth is it’s a high-maintenance look. This year, with most of us struggling to find the motivation to dig out our heated stylers, we’re set to see what experts are dubbing “no-heat hair” take centre stage.

To get damaged strands back on track, it’s time to abandon your straighteners and turn to at-home nourishing treatments.


L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths 8 Second Wonder Water, £9.99, is a lightweight, water-like conditioning treatment that smooths and boosts shine to the max.

Use in place of your normal conditioner for salon-fresh hair. If your locks are suffering from years of bleaching, Kérastase Blond Absolu Sérum Cicanuit, £39.90, contains hyaluronic acid and edelweiss flower to deliver next-level hydration.

Smooth on before bed for nourished, more manageable strands.  

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