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04 February 2022
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Revealed: Trending skincare ingredients in haircare | Salon Services

trending skincare ingredients

Discover the trending ingredients that are in your client’s skincare which also offer visible benefits for their haircare routine.


More and more people are taking an interest in the ingredients that are found in all of the products that surround us every day. However, you might not know that some of the most searched for ingredients across skincare also offer many benefits in haircare. Here’s our summary of some of the most beneficial active ingredients in haircare, and the products where you will most commonly see them used. 

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is one of the world’s most popular skincare ingredients, and it’s also an important one for a healthy haircare routine. Sharing many similar benefits, its anti-inflammatory properties help calm the scalp while adding intense moisture and hydration to hair. Containing a variety of vitamins including A, C and E, it reduces dandruff while strengthening strands and promoting healthy hair growth.

Who’s it for? If your client is experiencing scalp irritation and dryness, using haircare infused with aloe vera will be ideal to prevent dandruff and stimulate healthy hair growth. Using a collection such as Maria Nila Head & Hair Heal in your salon will leave your client’s hair feeling stronger and healthier, with a reduced risk of hair loss.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that stimulates collagen production. However, it’s the ingredient’s antiviral properties have added benefits in haircare. While strengthening hair, it fights bacteria on the scalp, reduces dryness and encourages healthy growth.

Who’s it for? ? If your clients are experiencing breakage and brittleness, adding a dose of vitamin C to their haircare treatment will be the perfect way to leave it stronger and more manageable. The Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector from the award winning Olaplex collection will be great as its patented technology includes vitamin C to help visibly repair and relinks broken bonds in your client’s hair.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a must-have ingredient in skincare and is responsible for smoothing and plumping, and its binding properties have also made it a popular ingredient in haircare. When applied onto damp hair, it seals moisture in the follicles, leaving hair feeling soft and silky smooth while banishing unwanted frizz.

Who’s it for? If you have clients experiencing frizziness and flyways, treating it with hyaluronic-infused haircare will be the perfect choice. It helps smooth hair while adding protection against humidity, and for this reason we recommend the Paul Mitchell Clean Beauty Anti-Frizz collection.

Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid is the UK’s most searched ingredient in skincare as it’s key for fighting acne and breakouts. Derived from willow bark, it’s also a key ingredient in haircare. Reducing dandruff and irritation, it gently exfoliates the scalp while balancing oil production. Salicylic acid can also be used to treat scalp conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis.

Who’s it for? If your client’s experiencing an oily scalp or irritation, gently treating it with products containing salicylic acid such as the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Volumetry collection will be ideal. Its shampoo and texture spray gently remove oily residue on the scalp while lifting hair for lasting volume.


Glycerin is a popular hydrating skincare ingredient that leaves skin feeling soft and renewed. You may not know that it’s also a key haircare ingredient for maintaining moisture in the hair and scalp. Strengthening hair follicles from within, it improves overall scalp health by boosting hydration and regulating oil production.

Who’s it for? If your client’s hair is experiencing dryness and dullness, using haircare infused with glycerin actually nourishes it from within. A collection such as the Matrix Total Results Moisture Me Rich Glycerin will leave hair looking and feeling smooth and radiant.

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