As we ring in the New Year, it often marks a fresh new beginning in one’s life. Even though it’s customary practice to wish for a better future, we at the Beauty Insider couldn’t help but devote our resolutions to beauty. Here’s the real tea: the infinite list of New Year’s resolutions can seem impossible to fulfil. Think financial, wellness, mental health, and diet plans that are looming on the horizon. FYI, we’re not judging you for slacking off, but if you need a moment to step away from reality, these latest releases will surely lure you to the magical realm of beauty. Besides, these products are a great excuse to spice up your beauty kit. Start off the year right with our pick of the best January beauty launches.

The Best Beauty Launches in January 2023

1. Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Enzyme Face Wash

Meet Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Enzyme Face Wash, the first-ever tube-type enzyme face wash. It houses a powerful blend of enzymes, kaolin clay and vitamin C to deeply cleanse the skin from impurities, excess sebum and dead skin cells. With its luxurious creamy texture, it does not strip the skin of its natural oils. Get brighter-looking skin now with this newly launched product. 

Why we love it:

  • Free off Irritants such as alcohol, paraben, and silicon
  • Minimises the appearance of pigmentation
  • Brightens dull complexion 

Price: RM39.90

Where to buy: Watsons 

2. Tatcha Forest Awakening Body Collection

The Tatcha Forest Awakening Body Collection is a new body care range that is inspired by shinrin-yoku or forest bathing. It comprises three body care products, namely Tatcha Hinoki Body Wash, Tatcha Hinoki Body Milk and Tatcha Hinoki Body Oil. This range is powered by ingredients that are rich in phytoncides, such as Japanese hinoki, cedar, and hiba essential oils. With its top-notch formulation and relaxing scent, it will transform your bath time routine into a spa session.

Why we love it:

  • Packed with hydrating and nourishing ingredients
  • Relaxing scent
  • Promotes healthy-looking skin

Price: TBC

Where to buy: Sephora 

3. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Velvet Nude Lipstick

Pucker up with the new Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Velvet Nude Lipstick. It comes in seven stunning shades that provide a high pigment payoff. Apart from its long-wearing formula, it is enriched with a hydrating powerhouse like hyaluronic acid to keep your lips hydrated all day. While the spherical powders impart a soft matte finish in just one swipe. Thanks to its soft texture, it seamlessly melts into the lips like smooth butter. 

Why we love it:

  • Shades that complement all skin tones
  • High payoff
  • Long-wearing

Price: RM118.00

Where to buy: Sephora 

4. Diptyque Do Son Eau De Parfum Limited Edition

There’s no such thing as having too many perfumes, and if you’re looking for the best beauty launches in January to splurge on, the Diptyque Do Son Eau De Parfum Limited Edition is worth every penny. The scent features a concoction of delicate notes like tuberose, orange blossom, jasmine, and amber wood. While, its packaging is designed in the signature round bottle with black cap. It is also adorned with turquoise imagery on the face of the bottle.

Why we love it:

  • Limited-edition release
  • Long-wearing
  • Uplifting scent

Price: RM789.00

Where to buy: KENS Apothecary

5. OLEHENRIKSEN HydraBarrier Nourishing Face Oil

The new OLEHENRIKSEN HydraBarrier Nourishing Face Oil is a highly sought-after product that can improve your routine.As the name indicates, it is packed with barrier-boosting ingredients, including a triple peptide blend, Scandinavian berry oils, vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It boasts a quick-absorbing formula, allowing it to penetrate deep into the skin for optimal results. This facial oil works wonders to retain the skin’s hydration level while fortifying the protective barrier. 

Why we love it:

  • Minimises the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Boosts hydration level
  • Clean formulation

Price: RM260.00

Where to buy: Sephora 

6. Gucci Beauty Limited-Edition Gucci Cushion De Beauté

The Gucci Beauty Limited-Edition Gucci Cushion De Beauté is part of the exclusive release for the holiday. It harnesses the power of skin-loving ingredients to protect the skin from environmental aggressors. This ultra-lightweight foundation delivers sheer coverage with a radiant finish. Available in three shades, it comes in twinkling, geometric packaging that showcases the spirit of the Lunar New Year.

Why we love it:

  • Features sun protection benefit
  • Radiant finish
  • Lightweight texture

Price: RM293.00

Where to buy: Sephora 

7. Philosophy Purity Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser and Purity Pore Minimizing Serum

The Purity Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser and Purity Pore Minimizing Serum are the latest releases from the cult-favourite brand, Philosophy. This duo is expertly formulated to gently remove daily grime for visibly poreless-looking skin. The Purity Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser features a triple action formula that deeply cleanses the skin from a day’s worth of makeup, excess sebum, and impurities. The perfect proportion of papaya enzyme and glycolic acid ensures that the skin is refreshed. While, Purity Pore Minimizing Serum is a ground-breaking product that targets sebum buildup and minimises the appearance of pores. It also helps to refine rough skin texture for a smoother look. 

Why we love it:

  • Targets enlarged and clogged pores
  • Gentle yet effective formula
  • Ideal for all skin types

Price: Purity Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser (RM109) and Purity Pore Minimizing Serum (RM170)

Where to buy: Sephora 

8. Drunk Elephant Hair and Body Collection

Drunk Elephant has rolled out its latest hair and body collection this month. The collection sees the newest additions to its haircare lineup with the launch of Silkamino™ Mega-Moisturizing Shampoo, Silkamino™ Mega-Moisturizing Masker and Silkamino™ Conditioning Leave-In Milk. While its latest offerings for body care products include Scrubbi Bamboes™ Body Cleanser and Sili™ Whipped Body Lotion. These products harness the power of vanilla fruit extract for its antioxidant properties. Plus, this ingredient also provides a natural sweet scent without harming the skin.

Why we love it:

  • Contains vanilla fruit extracts
  • pH balance formulation
  • Clean formulation

Price: Silkamino™ Mega-Moisturizing Shampoo (RM110),  Silkamino™ Mega-Moisturizing Masker (RM125),  Silkamino™ Conditioning Leave-In Milk (RM140), Scrubbi Bamboes™ Body Cleanser (RM95) and Sili™ Whipped Body Lotion (RM125) 

Where to buy: Sephora 

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