The Biggest — & Most Fascinating — Skin Trends Coming In 2018

Photographed by Megan Madden.
You might not want to say it in a corporate job interview or list it on your Hinge profile, but we're of the belief that "skin care" fully qualifies as a very important hobby. After all, skin is your largest organ and your first line of protection against everything the earth might decide to throw your way on any given day — why shouldn't it get a big chunk of attention?
Of course, you already know the basics — retinol, vitamin C, and SPF are crucial blah blah blah — so make 2018 the year you go deep. Learn what your ingredients are really doing, tend to your microbiome, consider stem cell treatments, and you just might come out the other side with your best skin ever.
Ahead, five product and procedural trends that the pros are excited about this year — and that'll put your complexion ahead of the curve.

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