When it comes to sharing with our boyfriends, we all know tends to be a one-way street; we steal their jumpers, socks, shaving foam and phone chargers, and they better not argue about it.
But here at BEAUTY BAY we’ve realised that if you dangle a beauty routine in front of a man for long enough, he’ll want a piece of it.
Read below for seven beauty products we share (or have stolen) with our boyfriends.
Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre Moisturiser
‘My boyfriend ALWAYS steals my Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre Moisturiser. He has quite dry, sensitive skin and it really helps with his eczema, he pretty much uses it every day now. I think it’s time to get him his own stash!’
Ellie, Senior Marketing Executive
Yes To Activated Charcoal Bar Soap
‘A couple of months ago my boyfriend was complaining to me about how he was really stressed with his exams and it was making him breakout. His skin wasn’t that bad, but I could see he had a bit more redness than usual. I knew he wouldn’t want a 10-step skincare routine, so I told him to give my Yes To Charcoal Bar a go as it’s super easy to use and requires minimal effort. Within about a week of stealing my bar, his skin was already looking so much better (which is actually really annoying because it’s taken me 26 years and thousands of pounds to get my skin in good condition). I ended up having to buy a new bar for myself but for £5.00 I can’t complain.’
Ellie, Account Management Assistant
The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
‘I’ve slowly been infiltrating my BFs (non-existent) skincare routine with a few staple products for a year now, so when he mentioned his skin was getting super dry after shaving, I jumped at the chance to recommend something else to add to his regimen. The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane has made all the difference, and I’m constantly encouraged to ‘feel how soft my cheeks are’. I do have to admit though, with the Winter weather taking its toll on my skin, the Squalane may have found its way onto my dressing table to help combat the inevitable Winter dry skin….and it’s worked an absolute TREAT.’
Sarah, Marketing Exectuive
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
‘My boyfriend recently started getting rosacea on his face and we didn’t know what product would calm down the redness until I discovered that The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% cream. I use it for my oily nose, also helps with redness! So, now we both use it to be beautiful. The only problem is that we fly through the bottle, so I need to be a little more strategic in buying enough to last us!’
Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream
‘In three years of dating Justin and allowing him access to my extensive stash of beauty products, I’ve never managed to convince him to see the benefits of skincare or use more than dry shampoo and the occasional moisturiser. Last summer when we were in New York we were invited for facials at Mario Badescu and Justin’s been a changed man ever since. In fact, since we got back he’s not missed a day of his four-step skincare routine, which currently includes Mario Badescu’s Hyaluronic Eye Cream – I used to have to hide mine from him so for Christmas I bought him his own. His top tip is to keep it in the fridge so that it feels extra cooling when you apply it.’
Grace, Senior Marketing Executive
Skin Gym Amethyst Crystal Facial Roller
‘If there is one thing I have learnt about Luke after three years, it’s that this boy loves a pamper. After his sheet mask obsession came to an end, he has taken a particular shine to my Skin Gym Amethyst Crystal Facial Roller; initially because he said he liked the idea of a ‘rolling pin for the face.’ Now, no grooming product touches his body without it being rolled in. I recently caught him rolling aftershave into his neck, but he also enjoys spreading shaving foam across his face with it too. Needless to say, I can’t use the roller anymore.’
Olivia, Marketing Assistant
Freck Rich Bitch Cactus + Vitamin C Moisturizer
‘I think my boyfriend’s worst kept secret is that he LOVES skincare. When we first got together, I couldn’t believe how much of an interest he took in my skincare routine, at first thinking “wow he’s paying me a lot of attention”. I soon realised that he was actually just eyeing up the products for himself. His previous (non-existent) routine has resulted in his skin literally crying out for moisture so when I handed him my Freck Rich Bitch moisturiser to use, I think he’d found his new favourite. Months later, he’s using it every other day and his skin is visibly brighter and a lot smoother!’
Carys, Account Manager