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As we launch into a new year, it's inevitable that novel products and treatments will come into play. Here are 5 skin care trends that industry experts tell us to look out for in 2013:

1. Nightingale poo. Also known as the "Bird Poop" facial, Nightingale excrement is hailed as a natural skin lightening and purification sensation. Rich in urea (to exfoliate and moisturize) and guanine (an amino acid that can help fade pigmentation), it's said to be a century old secret behind Japanese geishas' flawless complexion and boasts modern day devotees including Victoria and David Beckham. Probably not for me...

2. Serums. Loved by all skin care junkies because they are so easily incorporated into most skin care regimens, watch for this trend to continue into 2013. Look out for products featuring peptides, retinol and other ingredients to reduce fine lines, crow's feet and wrinkles.

3. Reinvented Classics. Cleansers, toners, and moisturizers will be reinvented with the addition of new natural ingredients and cosmeceuticals to address everything from blemishes including discoloration and dark spots and premature skin aging.

4. Small/Indie Brands. Will focus on niche areas like [Link Removed] or marine skin care products (like alteromonas, which protects skin from chemical, mechanical, and natural damage).

5. Devices. Like Clarisonic, look for gadgets which blend design, performance and technology.  

Which ones tempt you?

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed] 

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Marya1961 wrote Jan 9, 2013
    • #3 & 4 look inviting, and I have a dermabrasion machine that I use.  

      The bird poo is funny!estatic

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 9, 2013
    • Bird poo sounds funny but hey maybe it does the trick!

      I need to update my clarisonic. I have the first one they came out with so I want a smaller lighter one. Plus new brushes too.

      I just recently have heard to use the clarisonic to help apply your serums. It’s suppose to help deliver them better. Any thoughts?

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