Skin Care Trends in 2021

Skin Care Trends in 2021

As we get closer to the 6 month mark of 2021, let’s take a look at the skin care trends we’ve been seeing so far this year. 

These things are super awesome, and we’re excited to share these innovations with you.

Without further ado…


Micro-biome Focused Skin Care

First, what is the skin’s micro-biome?

“The skin microbiome is the billions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that comprise the skin microbiota,” says Dr. Marnie Nussbaum, NYC dermatologist. “The human skin has 1 billion microbes (bacteria) per square centimeter and the natural bacteria maintains the skin’s immunity and prevents pathogenic growths like atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis.” 

When the healthy composition of microorganisms and bacteria on the skin is disturbed, says Dr. Nussbaum, the skin becomes vulnerable to an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria, increased inflammation, and altered skin pH. 

Basically, the more strains of bacteria you have, the healthier your skin is.

With that being said, you are going to see a LOT of microbiome products.


Blue Light Skin Care

We’re all familiar with the blue-light protection glasses that took the world by storm in 2019. But now, it’s all about protecting your skin against the same harmful blue-light. 

For similar reasons that blue light is damaging to our eyes, we need to protect our face and skin from our increased exposure to blue-light. 

This high-energy visible light that radiates from our phones, computers, and televisions is able to penetrate our skin on a deeper level than other lights in the same spectrum. This is due to the fact that it has a longer wavelength, according to Dr. Marie Hayag, a NYC-based cosmetic dermatologist. Dr. Hayag also says it can cause as much damage to the skin as the sun can, and that it’s important to protect your skin accordingly.

Products containing antioxidants help to protect against oxidative stress, which is a negative effect of blue light. You should also look for products with Licochalcone A and glycyrrhetinic acid, which are two forms of free-radical fighters.

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Gua Sha

If you haven’t already discovered Gua Sha, an ancient Chinese medicine healing technique, then let me introduce you to one of the largest growing trends in 2021. 

Requiring a stone tool, or simply using your knuckles in a specific motion, this face scraping technique was first referred to in a classical Chinese medicine text called Shan Han Lun dated back to 220 CE. It was originally used to “obtain ‘Sha’–redness that encourages the skin to heal itself,” explains Chinese medicine practitioner David Peters.

Gua sha is a method that promotes lymphatic drainage through this scraping motion, licensed aesthetician Ali Tobia explains, which helps to eliminate bloating caused by interstitial fluid (fluid trapped under your skin that needs to be released to your lymph system).

Using this technique, people have reported apparent benefits immediately after just one treatment. Benefits of Gua Sha include:

  • Stimulates circulation
  • Helps produce collagen
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles
  • Decreases puffiness
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Diminishes dark circles
  • Temporarily tightens skin
  • Brightens complexion
  • Sculpts facial muscles
  • Releases tightness


UV Light Face Masks

Perfect for at-home skincare, LED light masks are quickly rising in popularity.

And although you may have just recently heard more people talking about LED face masks, they aren’t new. “These devices have been around for decades and are generally used by dermatologists or aestheticians in an in-office setting to treat inflammation after facials, minimize breakouts, and give skin an overall boost,” says Sheel Desai Solomon, MD, board-certified dermatologist in North Carolina.

Each mask displays various spectrums of light wavelengths that penetrate the skin to trigger changes at the deep, molecular level.

Meaning, each spectrum of light is producing a different color to target various skin concerns.

For example, red light increases circulation and stimulates collagen, making it effective for those who are looking to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 

Blue light, on the other hand, targets bacteria which causes acne, helping to stop the cycle of breakouts, noted by research in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in June 2017

These are the two most common colors used, but other masks on the market use additional lights, such as yellow (to reduce redness) and green (to lessen pigmentation).




One of the most exciting, new innovations in the dermatology world is a new facial technology tool called MIRApeel™. This treatment fuses two immensely popular technologies–wet abrasion and wet microneedling–into a single treatment. 

This innovative, unique technology allows you to receive the best results of both services, for an ultimate facial experience.

A one-of-a-kind comprehensive, transdermal serum system that utilizes unique vacuum-aided micro-needling for drastic improvement of aging, scarring, and other skin conditions. MIRApeel’s powerful LED components complete each treatment to enhance the clinical outcome.

You can receive this treatment for your face and neck or for a full-body treatment. This therapy provides an advanced combination of these effective skin technologies simultaneously:

1. Vacuum-Aided Infusion of Cosmeceuticals

2. Fractional Skin Needling Therapy (collagen induction)

3. Treatment is Then Completed with Powerful LED Light Therapy to Reach the Highest Level of Therapy

“The strength of this treatment model is that it delights the patient with visible and continued improvements in the quality and appearance of their skin, at a lower cost per treatment relative to other treatment options currently available,” said Paul Guilbaud, President of Bio-Infusions USA.

Contact us today if you would like to learn more about MIRApeel and what it can do for you!


The SkinPen is a microneedling device that utilizes a sterile tip containing 12 pinpoint needles that create miniscule, controlled, evenly-spaced punctures into the skin. These small wounds then induce the body’s natural healing response, growing fresh collagen and elastin to give the skin more strength, elasticity, and resiliency.

By continuing to stimulate collagen production over multiple treatments, you’ll see reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, enhanced skin tone and texture improvement, and even reduction in large pores and acne scars. 

Skin Pen is the first and only Class II microneedling medical device on the market that has been studied, cleared and approved by the FDA for treatment of adult facial acne scars. 

Patients see significant improvement in overall skin tone and skin texture with the reduction of fine lines, acne scars, and overall discoloration. It even has shown benefits in reducing stretch marks.

Contact us today for more information if you think this procedure is right for you!