Got to the stage where you want to change your skincare routine up? Or just starting out and no idea what to haul? With so many different formulas, ingredients, and products out there, that can promise so many things, it can be hard to know which skincare products to trust and what to avoid. AKA, what should you really spend your hard-earned money on?
The best way to determine if something is really worth hauling has to be the reviews. There’s nothing we trust more than an honest, tried-and-tested review from a friend, and luckily for you, you’ve got hundred of friends in the customers here at BEAUTY BAY.
From glowy SPFs and exfoliants to cleansing balms and hydrating moisturisers, you guys have really come through with the reviews, making life so much easier for the rest of us.
1. BY BEAUTY BAY CHAMOMILE + OAT LIPID CLEANSING BALM
I love this balm it takes off my waterproof mascara really well and is soft. Doesn’t burn and is the best clensing balm I’ve used 10/10.
“Best thing ever!”
Best thing ever!Absolutely in love with this balm! takes my makeup off like a dream! I pair it with the beauty bay cleansing pads and it amazing! Would recommend to everybody 😍
2. BUBBLE SKINCARE SLAM DUNK HYDRATING MOISTURIZER CRÉME
“Amazing value for money”
Love the packaging, the unique rich yet light texture and the fact that it is super gentle on the skin.
First time I’ve tried it and I love it. I got it after I’ve seen that all over my fyp and I understand the hype. It’s a rich creamy moisturizer yet, lightweight and blends Easley, great for dry skin leaving skin feeling moisturized and glowy glassy and dewy radiant. Going to repurchase.
3. BY BEAUTY BAY 5% SQUALANE + GRAPESEED OIL SERUM HYBRID
“Hydrating last step”
I’ve been looking for a water-based last step in my routine to lock all my hydrating products in, and this works perfectly! Super light weight and gives such a lovely glow – I always wake up feeling plump and hydrated in the morning too, highly recommend.
“The Best Glow”
Love to use this over my moisturiser for a glowy base, sits nicely under my foundation (I use the Mac Face and Body) and definitely shines through! Not too oily which is good because I have combination skin. Never do a full face without it now!
4. THE ORDINARY GLUCOSIDE FOAMING CLEANSER
I love The Ordinary products and needed a new cleanser. Absolutely love this, easy to apply, takes seconds to break down the makeup and isn’t greasy. Leaves the skin feeling really clean and fresh. Will definitely be repurchasing!
The cleanser makes my face feel really clean, but it doesn’t stip my face and doesn’t leave it feeling dry. Amazing product and i will definitely repurchase!
5. MAC COSMETICS HYPER REAL SKIN CANVAS BALM™ MOISTURIZING CREAM
“Hyper real for real”
I swear by this balm, it calms down skin irregularities and diffuses light to give you a gorgeous glow that doesn’t draw attention to any skin texture and spots. I literally love this
I use this just as a base for my primer to sit on after I’ve applied my moisturiser and spf and I truly believe it makes my makeup sit flawlessly! Will be ordering the bigger version next!
6. DERMALOGICA PRECLEANSE
Love this product – nothing melts my makeup away easier than this. Easy to use light weight oil – highly recommend.
“The best cleanser”
I use this as the first step in my double cleanse and it has changed the game for me. Such a nice oily but light weight texture that makes my makeup literally slide right off.
7. LANEIGE WATER BANK BLUE HYALURONIC SERUM
Amazing! It has definitely firmed up my skin and made it appear more glowy- I’ve only been using it two weeks, so I would definitely recommend. The packaging is so cute too.
“Definitely worth giving it a try!”
I’ve been using this for a week or so, and I really see a difference in my skin. I feel like my skin is super hydrated and plumper. The thing I really like about this serum is that it doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily or sticky which I loved. It’s absolutely become a staple in my morning and night routine!
8. DERMALOGICA DAILY MICROFOLIANT
This is something I cannot do without. The best daily microfoliant I have ever used, when I say this has transformed my skin.. I mean it! The product does not feel abrasive at all but yet it does the most fantastic job on making your skin feel like you’ve just had a facial! Love love love!!!
“Holy grail skincare product”
My holy grail skincare product, nothing beats it for evening out skin tone and smoothing texture.
9. NIOD COPPER AMINO ISOLATE LIPID 1%
Wonderful serum! Already getting compliments on my glow after a week, and I think fine lines around eyes are diminishing. I love how much it’s nourishing old sun damage.
I’ve been suffering with rosacea and dryness for a couple of years, trying different scrums to help. This one helped within a couple of uses!
10. SUPERGOOP! GLOWSCREEN SPF 30
Amazing beautiful glow, doesn’t look or feel greasy, just luminous, very comfortable on the skin.
Lovely SPF with a radiant and dewy finish. Not sticky at all, which is what usually annoys me about wearing SPF. Sits nicely under my makeup too. Great product 🙂
11. DR. JART+ CERAMIDIN™ CREAM
“Must have when using retinol”
I have acne and am using a prescription stength tretinoin which can gives me some dryness and irritation. Thanks to this cream, my skin feels smooth, soft, and supple – my skin barrier has never been stronger or healthier. Although it is a thick cream it doesn’t give me any oiliness or trigger blemishes. Perfect night-time moisturiser.
“Dry skin saviour”
Having very dry skin it’s difficult to find products that add enough moisture but don’t leave a greasy feeling on the face. This is the only product I’ve found that leaves my skin soft until the end of the day.
12. E.L.F. COSMETICS HOLY HYDRATION! EYE CREAM
I have recently had really dry undereyes to the point when i apply concealer i have a dry patch… since using this i have not had that problem!
Love this product always a repeat order for me.
13. FLORENCE BY MILLS LOW-KEY CALMING PEEL OFF FACE MASK
“Glowing and calming”
Love how this gives my face a glow rather than the usual blotchy look I get after using other masks. Very calming on my skin.
“The best on the market”
Love love love this face mask and I’ve tried them ALL!
14. COSRX ADVANCED SNAIL 96 MUCIN POWER ESSENCE
I love this. It is scent free and moisturising but not too thick and perfect for layering with other moisturisers or for extra moisture. My skin is clearer and smoother when I use it. Easy to use and good staple product. Doesn’t clog pores
WOW! Honestly such an amazing product!! The way it leaves my skin feeling hydrated glowy and healthy I definitely recommend this to everyone!!
15. MARIO BADESCU FACIAL SPRAY WITH ALOE, ADAPTOGENS AND COCONUT WATER
I have been using this product for a few months now and I can’t get enough of it. Makes me skin feel refreshed and hydrated.
Litterally makes me feel set for the day and my skin is evidently glowing and brighter since using it. Might not be for everyone but I’d really recommend giving it a go if you have sensitive skin.