New Years brings new beginnings, but there are a few products that I discovered last year that are ABSOLUTELY coming with me into the New Year. From skincare, to beauty devices, pajamas, and everything in-between – I’ve rounded up my top 10 picks from last year for you (that are a MUST for this year too)!
I use this EVERY single night. It is definitely an investment, but I absolutely have seen a difference from using it in terms of redness & acne. I use the combined red and blue light mode for 3 minutes a night. It is so easy to incorporate in your routine & it is hands free – which is another reason why I am obsessed with it! If you are looking to level up your skincare this year, this is absolutely for you.
This is the ONLY dry shampoo that has not made my hair feel gross after using & it actually works. It is basically powder for your hair (like when you use powder on your face), which is how the concept for it originated. I’ve had the same container of it all last year and there is still so much left. This is an 11/10 for me!
I’ve tried so many blushes, but I always come back to this one! It is impossible to mess up, it is super lightweight, comes in gorgeous colors (I have a few), and is so easy to travel with. You can apply it with the Merit Brush (another favorite of mine) OR you can use your fingers – it couldn’t be easier or prettier! My favorite shade is named Stockholm.
If you are still using washcloths to clean your face, this is your year to make a change. I made the switch to Clean Skin Wipes and I am absolutely sticking to it. We don’t realize but our towels, no matter how much you wash them, still have bacteria on them which could be causing acne. These towels have multiple uses but are primarily used to dry your face after cleansing for a bacteria-free cleanse each time. Plus, I love that they are on Amazon which makes it so much easier to restock!
I must be honest, this was not a discovery in the last year. Rather, I have been using this product since high school and it still stands as my favorite hydrating serum. I have tried SO many and I always come back to this one. It is made by a professional strength brand and the serum itself is ultra light and oil free. This really has stood the test of time for me.
PLUS you can use the code “RACHELSCHWAB” to save 15% on this & anything else on Dermstore!
The softest pajamas in the entire world. They loved by many and make the perfect gift! I ONLY wear these to bed now and have them in a few colors & style combinations. (Plus – they can be personalized with your initials)!
Out of every tote & travel bag, this one absolutely holds the most. You can fit SO much in this bag which makes it perfect for travel. I also love how it zippers as many tote and travel bags do not. *Knock on wood* mine has never ripped or showed any signs of wear (even though it has been filled to the brim, on airport floors, etc). Also, bonus points for it being stylish!
Another thing that is a must for you to transition to this year if you have not already – silk scrunchies! They are SO much better for your hair, cause less breakage, etc. I personally use the really thick ones to put my hair up while I sleep and the thin ones for everyday use.
I really just love this because it is so pretty (lol)! It is a perfect thickness and you can throw it into the washing machine if needed which is great. The pattern also distracts from any skincare, etc that you get on it. It also comes in blue!
These are the only lip balms that I personally find NOT sticky. I can’t live without the vanilla and pink sugar flavors, although there are so many more to try. The vanilla is great for overnight, while I love using the pink sugar during the day because it has a little tint to it! This lip balm was also an Allure Best of Beauty winner in 2023.