As the beauty industry continues to evolve, skincare enthusiasts – like us – are always on the hunt for products that boost our routines. In 2023, a noticeable trend was towards products emphasising hydration, nourishment, and ease of use. Many of these popular skincare items from 2023 remain highly coveted in 2024, and we’ve compiled a list of these must-haves for you.
Skincare products you should consider adding to your stash in 2024
Cosrx VitC is at the top of this list because it boasts a powerful blend of skin-loving ingredients. With 23% Pure Vitamin C, it fights the early signs of ageing by promoting elasticity and reducing wrinkles. It also enhances collagen production and ensures superb hydration while soothing and relieving irritation. All these make this booster a holistic solution for a glowing complexion. No wonder we love it.
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, a dermatologist-designed gem, has been a favourite in skincare routines for years and has earned its spot in the new year. As a skincare enthusiast, I swear by its gentle cleansing power. Loaded with ceramides and hyaluronic acid, it cleanses and restores the skin’s natural barrier. Most people love that it’s perfect for normal to dry skin and leaves you feeling fresh without any tightness or dryness.
Bioderma Micellar Water
Bioderma Micellar Water is an excellent choice for effortless cleansing. I learned about it from Temi Otedola, who shared her skincare routine in one of her popular TikTok vlogs. Sensibio H2O, with its micellar technology, removes dirt, makeup, and pollutants while respecting sensitive skin. Our beauty editor also has this product in her stash and loves how gentle it is. A perfect makeup remover, it’s a must-have for those seeking a gentle and effective cleansing solution.
La Roche-Posay Sunscreen
We all know the importance of sun protection, and La Roche-Posay Sunscreen is a game-changer for this. The SPF 50+ and invisible fluid formula offers high UVA/UVB protection without a greasy feel. We give points to this sunscreen for not leaving a white cast as many others do. It’s no surprise it’s Desire Uba’s go-to sunscreen.
Cosrx Snail Mucin Essence
Cosrx Snail Mucin Essence, enriched with 96.3% snail secretion filtrate, has gained a devoted following. A quick check on our Fashion and Beauty editor’s tweet about skincare products we’re taking into 2024, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. This lightweight essence absorbs quickly and provides a natural glow from within.
Vaseline Lip Therapy
Regarding lip care, Vaseline Lip Therapy has taken centre stage. I am sure most girls have this product in their purse. Made with Vaseline Jelly, it heals and prevents dry lips, adding a light fragrance and colour. It is the perfect on-the-go solution for beautifully healthy lips because it’s non-sticky and non-greasy. The people’s favourite is the rose-mini flavour; no wonder it has a lot of fakes out there.
Cosrx Advanced Snail Dual Essence
Cosrx leaps to this list with its Advanced Snail Dual Essence, which offers a unique 2-in-1 solution. It’s the big sister to the famous and well-loved snail mucin essence. With a combination of high-efficacy snail and radiance essence, this product creates a concoction for plumping and brightening care. With 5% niacinamide and glutathione, it brightens and improves skin tone, making it an all-encompassing solution for various skin concerns.
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
This product has earned its stripes as a worldwide cult favourite. Clinically proven and gentle, this leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid swiftly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, and evens skin tone. Lolami in a reel also recommends it as a treatment for blackheads, whiteheads, and blemishes.
Simple Face Wash
Our beauty editor’s favourite facial wash, Simple Face Wash, elevates your daily routine with its vitamin-rich formula. Supercharged with pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E, it cleanses, hydrates, and strengthens the skin’s barrier. As the name suggests, it’s a simple and affordable product to start your routine with. Type in the phrase ‘easy skincare routine’, and it pops up almost everywhere.
The Ordinary Serum Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
The Ordinary continues to impress us, and it’s no different with the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 serum. Clinical results showcase improved hydration, a strengthened skin barrier, and reduced fine lines and wrinkles with this product. It is a must-have in your skincare routine.
Uncover ALOE Invisible Sunscreen
Uncover is one of our favourite beauty brands, and the ALOE Invisible Sunscreen is a top product that redefines sun protection with its SPF 50+ formula. It infuses hyaluronic acid and African aloe vera- ingredients that bring good news to your skin. This lightweight sunscreen shields against harmful UVA and UVB rays, preventing sun damage, premature ageing, and dark spots. No wonder it was on Angel Anosike’s product list while showing us her Beauty Hack. This sunscreen is also crafted with care and combines K-Beauty technology with African Botanicals for superior sun protection suited to diverse skin types.
Bolden Awake Under Eye Patch
Designed exclusively for the delicate under-eye area, Bolden’s AWAKE Under Eye Patch targets puffiness, discolouration, and uneven tone. Remember Amy Okoli’s viral makeup routine on TikTok? She had on a Bolden eyepatch at the start, and it came with great reviews. With ten pairs per pack, these patches cater to all skin types and also promotes brighter, more radiant, youthful-looking eye areas.
Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol
Paula’s Choice presents a potent 1% Retinol solution, uniquely formulated for even and consistent absorption. This powerful solution hydrates and provides remarkable anti-ageing benefits. Lola recommends this product for anyone looking to add retinol to their routine. Clinically proven as a light lotion that works harmoniously with antioxidants to enhance hydration, it also combats signs of ageing. This product was given recognition as the 2022 NewBeauty Award for Best 1% Retinol Serum.
Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner
This alcohol-free toner promotes bright, even skin while minimising the appearance of pores. We love the Niacinamide Brightening Toner because it features a soothing blend of ingredients that combats dullness, uneven skin tone, and enlarged pores.
Topicals Faded Serum
Topicals Faded Serum is a solution that visibly reduces stubborn discolouration, post-blemish marks, hyperpigmentation, scars, and spots. It is one of those ‘viral’ products that actually work and is one of our favourite brands. A daily serum suitable for all skin tones, this serum produces visible results in as little as a two-week duration. It also brightens and balances the skin’s tone.
As skincare enthusiasts continue to explore the ever-expanding array of products, these are the products we’ve brought with us to 2024. We are excited about the new products launching in 2024 and will definitely keep you updated.
Which of these skincare products made it into 2024 with your stash? What other products should be on this list? Share with us.