At the start of the year I had some predictions for what was to come in 2013. In this video, I revisit my forecasts, which include everything from smart packaging to safer preservatives.

Skin firming

I have found breakthrough products that address sagging skin. These formulas, such as in La Vie Celeste Eclairage Restorative Serum, contain ChroNoline, an active ingredient that treats skin on a structural level to restore firmness and elasticity. 


I’ve also discovered alternatives to the traditional, one-dimensional lightening formulas. New skin brighteners (for example, BRAD Biophotonic Ultra White Intensive Lightening and E'shee Clinical Esthetic Serum Intensive Brightening) use a combination of ingredients that work together to eliminate dark spots and sun damage.

Smart packaging

Additionally, product packaging goes beyond aesthetics. Designs, as you’ll see in Retrospect Flash Firm Eye Gel and BRAD Biophotonic Essential Elixir Multi-Peptide, also aid in the preservation and effective use of the product.

Cell signaling

Stem cell technology is here to stay and keeps improving. Products, such as AQ Skin Solutions Active Serum and ReLuma Skin Illuminating Serum, use innovative growth factors that signal cells to treat wrinkles.

Safer preservatives

Natural preservatives continue to emerge as safer alternatives to harsh chemical preservatives. For example, the shelf life of the Sevani Rose Hyaluronic Age Defying Tonique is extended courtesy of radish root ferment.

At-home devices

Anti-aging and skincare devices once found only at the dermatologist and esthetician’s office are now being manufactured on a smaller scale for home use. One example is Truth In Aging’s own Ultra Renew PLUS Ultrasonic LED.