Whole Foods just released its annual list of beauty trends, and there are some super buzzy product categories every beauty buff should know about. And from March 11 through March 17, all the beauty items are on sale. The grocery store might not be as well-known for its skin-care section as massive retailers like Sephora and Ulta, but it's one of the most underrated places to find clean beauty items to add to your skin-care routine.
The top 3 buzziest beauty categories you can shop at Whole Foods
1. Blue light defense
Everyone knows how important it is to protect your skin from harmful UV rays with sunscreen. Now, the focus is on protecting against blue lights, too, through blue light defense products. Whole Foods says there are multiple different types of products that offer protection, from serums to sprays. One product you'll find on shelves is DERMA E Blue Light Shield Spray ($17), which uses lutein to "shield your skin from free radical damage and blue light aggressors," reads the website.
If you haven't heard of bakuchiol yet, you're about to see it everywhere. The ingredient—which comes from the seeds and leaves of the Ayurvedic babchi herbal plant—is known as being a more gentle retinol alternative for anyone who has sensitive skin. The plant-based ingredient provides all the same smoothing, firming, and texture-bettering benefits of retinol, and Whole Foods has a handful of products that contain it—including ACURE Radically Rejuvenating Bakuchiol Mirror Mask ($25).
3. Glycolic acid
Glycolic acid is nothing short of a skin-care superstar. The alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) is popping up in clean beauty products across the market thanks to its impressive list of benefits, from improving the skin's appearance and texture to reducing fine lines, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. Whole Foods carries multiple different products that contain glycolic acid, one of them being the super-affordable Pacifica Glowing Glycolic Acid, Orange & Vanilla Makeup Removing Wipes ($5).
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