These 2024 Skincare Trends Are Truly Worth the Hype

By Katarina V.| Last updated on March 15, 2024
7 skincare trends for 2024 you need to try
⏱️ 7 min read

In 2023, it was all about maximalism, aesthetically pleasing packaging, and experimenting with your skincare routine. As the year progressed, we started caring about our skin more and buying fewer products.

So, in 2024, we’re continuing with this practice and putting our delicate facial skin first. This year, it’s all about clean, hydrating products that will leave your skin dewy, fresh, and baby-smooth.

Skinimalism is seemingly here to stay so, let’s dive into the biggest skincare trends in 2024!

#1 Double-Cleanse Method for Dreamy Skin

We’re all aware of the Korean double-cleanse method that involves using an oil-based cleanser and then following up with a hydrating, creamy one. Although pretty important, cleansing is a pretty underestimated part of many people’s skincare routines.

But, did you know that using this method can give you the skin of your dreams? It doesn’t just remove your makeup but bacteria, debris, and other impurities.

By cleaning your skin thoroughly, you remove any chance for inflammation signs like acne and ingrown hairs. It also helps with the absorption of the rest of your products.

The double-cleanse method will not only promote healthier-looking skin but will also target all the skin concerns and problems you might be dealing with.

ANUA Heartleaf Cleanser

The ANUA Heartleaf Cleanser is the perfect way to start your double-cleanse routine. It’s oil-based and is designed to get rid of all your makeup, even around your eyes. After that, feel free to follow with a creamy cleanser gel of your choice.

#2 Snail Mucin: Dewy Delight

Snail secretion filtrate products have been popping up left and right for the past two years, and for a good reason – the benefits are endless, and the side effects are non-existent. It works for every skin type and undertone, giving you that glow from within.

If you want to fade dark spots, treat acne scars, hydrate your skin, and improve overall facial texture, then you need at least one snail mucin product in your life. Seriously, it’s that good.

@beautybay We are here for this routine using @cosrx_official Snail 96 Mucin Essence Power Serum. @caressmd #snailmucin #snailmucinessence ♬ original sound - BEAUTY BAY

And, if you’re a fan of Korean skincare trends, like glass skin, you’re going to adore this 2024 skincare trend because it gives you the best glass skin finish ever.

Confused about how to incorporate this ingredient into your skincare routine? It’s actually pretty easy. It comes in various shapes and forms, from essences and serums to creams.

COSRX Snail Mucin Essence

The COSRX Snail Mucin Essence is one of the most viral products on the Internet due to its numerous benefits. You can use it immediately after washing your face, and while it’s still damp, just dab it on your skin.

Keep using it for a few months to get all the benefits.

#3 Repairing the Barrier: This Time for Good

We’ve all heard the famous phrase repairing the skin barrier, but what does it actually mean?

Simply put, your skin cells work hard to protect your skin from the harsh environment. You just need to give it some love by not aggravating it too much and nourishing it with hydrating products.

But how can you protect your skin? Here enters the power of ceramides, revolutionary acids that do all the work for you. They retain the moisture from other products and keep the germs at bay.

@imhannahcho ceramides are my best friends ✨😏🤍 using the ceramidin cream from @Dr.Jart+ US !!✨ #DrJartPartner #DrJart #Ceramidin #ceramides #skinbarrier #skincareroutine #skintok ♬ original sound - hana 🎀

Similarly to ceramides, peptides work by intensely hydrating your skin and alleviating symptoms from eczema, rosacea, and other skin conditions.

Both of these ingredients stimulate collagen production and tissue regeneration, so there’s no wonder why they protect your barrier and make it stronger.

Rhode Glazing Milk

You’ve probably seen Rhode Glazing Milk all over TikTok but haven’t tried it yet. It’s an extremely versatile product and it lives up to its name – it’s truly as gentle and liquidy as milk.

It repairs and protects your skin barrier thanks to ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Many celebrity makeup artists love mixing it with foundation for a dewy finish, so feel free to experiment with makeup too.

#4 Lip Balms for Juicy, Pillowy Lips

Full, sultry lips have never and will never go out of style, especially when it comes to skincare trends.

The things that are changing are formulas, ingredients, and packaging. And, if you’re someone who enjoys carrying a few lip products in their bag, buckle up – there are so many products out there.

With Hailey Bieber’s iconic lip balms that made waves in the beauty industry, people started craving products that would make their lips both aesthetically pleasing and soft. This year, it’s all about the products that moisturize and repair the lips but go well with makeup too.

There’s truly nothing worse than dry, cracked lips, and with all of these yummy lip balms, why would you suffer?

Laneige Lip Balm

Laneige Lip Balm is truly one of the most hyped-up products on the market but for a good reason. You can use it at night as a lip mask, but be prepared to wake up with unbelievably soft lips in the morning.

Or, use it with your favorite lip pencil and keep your lips both pretty and nourished throughout the whole day!

#5 Sun Sticks: Fast & Effective Sun Protection

Sunscreen will never go out of fashion, and your skin health comes first. But, with all the chaos going on in our everyday lives, who has the time to reapply SPF every few hours?

Introducing the next best thing: sun sticks. They are compact, fit in your purse perfectly, and are ready to be applied whenever you need additional protection. Simply remove the cap and glide the stick wherever you want.

If you’re someone who enjoys wearing makeup every day and finds this confusing, don’t worry – the best thing about these products is that they don’t remove makeup, they simply go over it and give you that glow from within.

@beauthuy 🗣️CALLING ALL MY OILY FRENS🗣️ this sun stick is it!!! (not sponsored but this was gifted) @beautyofjoseon_official (collab with @glowbyramon ✨) matte sun stick: mugwort + camelia #sunstick #sunscreenviral #koreanskincare #kbeauty #oilyskin ♬ Ditto - NewJeans

Supergoop Glow Stick

The Supergoop Glow Stick has exquisite protection and a matte finish, so if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy looking too oily, you need to give this one a go. You can use it all year long and all summer, without worrying about the dreaded white cast.

#6 LED Light Therapy: How Technology & Skincare Mix Perfectly

This craze showed up several years ago and has been trending ever since. But, what makes this a 2024 skincare trend? Well, this time around, it’s more user-friendly, and you can chill at home with an LED mask on and do all your chores. Neat, right?

This year, we want to focus on all the benefits of LED light therapy, but from the comfort of our homes. This tech innovation promises to clear your skin, increase its radiance and glow, brighten your complexion, and much more.

Dr Dennis Gross SpectraLite Mask

If you want to splurge and add this modern tool to your skincare routine, we recommend Dr Dennis Gross SpectraLite Mask for a youthful, radiant, and clear complexion. It’s a bit on the pricy side, but after all, you need to treat yourself.

#7 Honorary Mention: Scalpcare for Luscious, Thick Hair

Although not exactly skincare, the scalp is still part of your skin, so you need to take care of it in order to make your hair long, thick, and full. Haircare is more than nourishing your hair strands.

On the contrary – you need to take care of your scalp first in order to make your hair thrive.

Scalp scrubs are made to get rid of all the buildup on your scalp and are useful for everyone. You simply need to grab a handful and scrub it all over your scalp (but keep it there, don’t spread it all over the strands). The result? Shiny, healthy, long hair and a clean scalp.

@abbybaffoe Replying to @cateythomson This duo is next level 🫶🏼 a clean scalp = shiny, beautiful hair @briogeo @sephora #partner ♬ original sound - Abby Baffoe

Pair it with a scalp massager and work your way into the scalp. Make sure to thoroughly shampoo it afterward to get rid of all the little grains. The volume you will have in your hair will be unmatched!

Ouai Scalp Scrub

If you’re looking for a scalp scrub but don’t know where to start, take a look at this Ouai Scalp Scrub that’s been trending all over social media. With a wonderful fragrance, this scrub is designed to thoroughly exfoliate your scalp and get rid of all the buildup.

Final Thoughts

As you can probably imagine by now, 2024 beauty trends are all about effective but gentle products, and skinimalism is in its full bloom.

Sun sticks that fit in your purse but don’t disrupt your makeup, lip balms that give your lips a hint of color and actually moisturize your lips, and LED masks that get rid of your acne while you sip on your iced matcha latte – this year, we’re loving the effortless use of skincare products.

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