6 Products That Beauty Bay Staff Are Obsessed With This Month

One of the best things about working in Beauty Bay HQ (aside from donuts on birthdays and staff discount, of course) is that there are always samples of products making their way around the office to be tried and tested for the Beauty Bay seal of approval. This month we’ve tried an Instagram-famous hair mask, a bubbling lip mask, and more – read on for the full haul…

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“I’ve always struggled with my complexion – whether it’s dullness, congestion or texture –  it’s a sad story… However, when I was introduced to Oskia’s Renaissance Cleansing Gel it changed my life! Having oil-prone skin has meant finding a cleanser that removes any unwanted oiliness off my face without drying it out has been a struggle, but this gel-to-oil formula leaves my skin feeling super soft and most importantly super clean! I use this as a night time cleanser and a small bit goes a long way, making it a long-lasting investment to your beauty shelf. My skin has never looked as clear or as bright as it does now, so I can’t recommend enough. It’s definitely a skincare staple that I will not be replacing any time soon!”

– Liv, Paid Social Media Exec

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“Okay, so everyone loves a hair mask… but in the past I’ve always found that whenever I use one, my hair is left feeling greasy and looking a bit limp the next day. I’d been looking for a hair mask that will smooth out my split ends and tame my frizzy bush of hair for months and I finally discovered Coco & Eve’s Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque. I cannot stress enough how amazing this product has made my hair feel – my split ends are no more, my hair is smooth and has plenty of volume, and what’s more, it smells amazing! The one thing I love most about Coco & Eve is that it doesn’t only leave my hair feeling great for one day, the results are lasting and I can honestly say my hair is now a lot healthier because of it. Plus, in the last month my hair has grown two inches and I’m sure it’s no coincidence…. The pot size is extremely large and you get a free brush with it that really helps to evenly distribute the product. I rate Coco & Eve a 10/10, maybe even an 11/10?”

– Maddie, New Business Manager

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“SPF is top of my skincare credentials list. Evidence of sun exposure is littered all over my face in the form of freckles which, luckily, are having their own ‘moment in the spotlight’ (shoutout to Meghan Markle), but in the long run will mean my skin will show signs of ageing more quickly. My rule is to always use foundations and moisturisers which have a built-in SPF and apply loads of extra SPF on sunnier days. Mario Badescu’s Oil Free Moisturiser with SPF 17 is  the perfect hybrid of sun protection and skincare for me. The formula is light, so doesn’t feel like it’s clogging up my pores, but thanks to the SPF it ensures that those dangerous rays don’t harm my pale skin. The bottle came with me to a music festival and did a great job of looking after my skin on a very hot and humid day. I also love the fuss-free packing, which has a small foldable nozzle at the top which can be flipped down for safe travelling – because no-one has time for a moisturiser explosion in their bag!”

– Alex, Social Media Assistant

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“On a scale of sheer to full coverage foundation, 99% of the time I’m all about the porcelain skin look – I can wake up with unpredictable redness on any given morning so I rely on my foundation to get this covered. I was given the PUR 4 in 1 Foundation a while back – sadly in a shade too dark for my pasty British complexion – but after I came back from some winter sun, it was the perfect shade and I fell in love! It is a thicker consistency than I’d usually wear so I like to buff it in with a dense brush and I’ve even tried it mixed in with moisturiser on a good-skin day for a tinted moisturiser feel.”

– Eden, Influencer Marketing Assistant

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“I don’t want to be dramatic, but this brush changed my life! I’m obsessed with beauty gurus & MUAs – and I’d only heard amazing things about the ABH 7B Brush Duo. They weren’t lying.. I’ve finally found a tool that make the tutorials as easy as they look! £18 seemed a little on the expensive side (for my bargain-hunter budget) but I trusted the reviews and went for it (and it was so worth it). I’m jumping on the full but natural-looking, bushy brow trend and as the brush is so thin, it makes drawing realistic hair strokes super easy! I can’t recommend enough, full-looking brows, here I come.”

– Liv, Trade Executive

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“I’ve been on the hunt for a decent lip smoother for years now (seriously) in the hope that I could make use of my serious lipstick collection. Lacking the commitment to use a scrub regularly, and lip masks proving ineffective on my prone-to-dryness lips, I’d decided to just give up on the whole thing and go au naturel with balms instead which don’t highlight every line and textured area. That was until 2 weeks ago when we filmed with the Zeroskin Bubble Lips Mask. We gave it to a model to try and she was blown away – and, curiousity piqued, I tried it for myself. It is AMAZING. I can’t rave highly enough about it – you smooth a little on your lips and wait a few minutes for it to bubble up (it feels like popping candy). Then, massage it off the skin and you can actually feel the dead skin peel away. And lips are left SO smooth, it is unreal. And I bought it for myself the very next day: hello lipstick collection, how I have missed you”  💋

– Rosie, Video Producer