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 instant leg-perfecting spray, new brands The Balm and Skin Laundry, and more – read on for the full haul.   

“I really struggle with dry skin so naturally I like to look glowing and shiny. I was struggling to find a product that hydrated my skin whilst giving me all the dewy vibes I craved, but then in walked cruelty free brand, BYBI, to my life. My first pick from BYBI was the Babe Balm, you can apply it day or night but I like to use as a primer on my face, lips and eyes or as a moisturiser if I’m having a makeup free day. The price point is a little high, but the formula is a pretty thick shea butter balm so you don’t need a lot of it – I have been using the 30ml tube every day for the past 3 months and I still have some left. BYBI was created by two influencers so naturally, the packaging is as instagrammable as ever (which I will admit I am a bit of a sucker for) and the ingredients are vegan which is a big win for me. When I run out, I’ll be buying the 60ml and living my best glowy, dewy, highlighted life.” 

– Milly, Senior Influencer Marketing Executive

“Until recently, I hadn’t been using toner in my routine – I was convinced it wasn’t an essential step so I happily went from cleansing to applying serums. Then my skin hit that spring rut where it starts to look dull and dehydrated, and I had flare ups of angry, blotchy redness whenever I applied anything to my face – nightmare! I searched high and low for something with aloe vera (the ultimate skin-soother) in it and found Skin Laundry’s Clarifying Toner. It also contains saliyclic and citric acids so between the three (and all of the other good stuff) it helps to keep my skin calm and clear. Guess what? It worked over night, and the results have only gotten better. Skincare comes and goes quickly in my routine – but this has earned permanent residence amongst my true, tried and tested faves on my bathroom shelf.” 

– Grace, Beauty Editor

“I’m a lover of simple solutions and Alpha-H’s Triple Action Cleanser ticks all the boxes. Part of my morning and evening regime, the clear gel formula works wonders on my scarred cheeks. Forget minimising, this skincare solution has almost wiped goodbye to all those unwanted dark patches. My skin is so much smoother and brighter, I guess the compliments from the girls just say it all. I think I’ve converted the majority of my friendship group into purchasing!”

– Liv, CRM Exectuve

“One of my biggest insecurities is my legs – I hate the shape, how pale they are and my scars. So when it comes to baring them come summer, or nights out, my typical routine tends to involve a thorough self-tan the night before, and mixing up a cocktail of shimmering body lotion and tinted foundation for an instant corrector the day of – costly and time consuming! But now, I’ve discovered B Bold Flawless Legs and it is a literal game changer. With a tinted, quick-drying formula, it’s super easy to quickly mist down my legs before rushing out the door, and gives me that little boost of confidence I need. The best bit? It’s water-resistant too – and for living in the North West UK, that’s an absolute winner.”

– Rosie, Video Producer

“Drying my hair is something I put off for as long as possible! Having long, thick hair I find I simply don’t have the muscle to hold a hair dryer AND the millions of brushes needed to get that sleek “just come out of the salon” look. However I was handed the new T3 Dry Vent Brush to put to the test. Having just one brush that can be used from wet to dry, designed with a vented body to allow the air to circulate for a speedy professional looking blow dry is evrything I needed. Plus it has heat resistant bristles to help detangle and leave hair smooth from root to tip – I am converted and actually look forward to drying my hair again!”

– Beth, Assistant Buyer

“When I heard that The Balm would be launching on Beauty Bay, the Meet Matt(e) Shmaker Eyeshadow Palette was instantly on my re-purchase list. The sleek cardboard packaging fits perfectly in a makeup drawer or bag, and has a mirror inside – which is a massive bonus for me. As I love warm tones this palette gives me everything I am looking for to create a quick eye look with no-fuss shades that blend in to each other, doing half the work for guys and gals on-the-go! You can use this palette to create a soft look for everyday or to amp up the drama and create a sultry, smoky evening look.”

– Ailsa, Customer Service Advisor