2024 Is Off to a Skincare-Centric Start

New January launches promise a hydrated, healthy complexion.

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While I’m not so into New Year's resolutions, I do like to think of January 1st as the ultimate reset button—especially when it comes to my beauty routine. It’s the day when I make the decision to start fresh, restock my empties, organize my shower set up, and give my brushes a (long overdue) clean. Thankfully, the beauty industry is aligned, dropping new products across every category this month.

I’ve discovered a handful of new skincare staples—including but not limited to Shani Darden’s incredibly hydrating new serum, Ilia’s milky, silky toner launch, and 111Skin’s innovative wrinkle-fighting overnight retinol patches. My makeup routine experienced a little zhuzh, with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ new velvet matte lippie becoming a fast favorite. That’s just the start of my 2024 switch ups. 

I’m not the only editor on the team that’s been busy with beauty launches. Beauty Director Deena Campbell found herself obsessing over Goldfade’s MD Eye Defy Radiance Restoring Eye Treatment, while Beauty Writer Gabrielle Ulubay found a new go-to in Ole Henrickson's latest drop. To get the scoop on the best January beauty launches, read ahead. 

Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.