The Best Skincare Products To Try, According to BEAUTY BAY Staff

Working in the beauty industry has many, many perks, but if you ask any member of staff at BEAUTY BAY, they’ll tell you the samples are the biggest plus of the job, even more so if it’s a great skincare find.

From a luxury K-Beauty moisturiser to an affordable, skin-loving foaming cleanser, the BEAUTY BAY staff know a good beauty buy when it comes their way, and they’re always willing to share their favourites.

Keep scrolling to meet the latest talk-of-the-office skincare products.


“I tend to have really sensitive skin that can dry out quickly but the Skincare By Beauty Bay SkinHit Brightening Serum has my skin feeling hydrated, plump and leaves a gorgeous natural glow without any oily residue! I use 2 drops on my finger tips and pat onto the skin or mix it in with a moisturiser to give my skin a good glug of H2O. This works really well under makeup and is now a go-to as part of my skin care routine!”

Ellie, Customer Service Supervisor


“If there was only one product I could use on my face, it will always be SPF! It’s for LIFE, not just for summer babes. Avene have such a good range of SPFs, I was particularly interested in the B-Protect SPF50+ as being a no makeup-makeup girly (aka lazy AF) I was intrigued by the added micro-pigments to lightly tint and blur the skin – an absolute a win for me. The formula is quite thick so you know shes hydrating, you can see the glow immediately AND it has a broad spectrum UVB-UVA and anti-pollution protection. Bonus points, as its 30ml its really slimline and PERFECT for your hand luggage! It’s safe to say I’ll be repurchasing for sure.”

Rochelle, Senior Social Media Executive


“The Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is such an amazing addition to my skincare routine; it gives the most hydrated gorgeous skin feel and really locks moisture into your skin. It starts off with a sticky consistency which dries down to a super velvety sheen over your skin! You only need the smallest amount for application too, as a little goes a long way. Aside from the healthy glassy glow this gives your skin, it actually makes it feel super soft and smooth. This is 100% an essential for the ultimate glowy skin routine.”

Amirah, Senior Paid Social Executive


“The Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic cream moisturiser has been a life saver!! My skin has been super dry lately and this has helped massively! It keeps my face feeling hydrated all day! A little goes a long way and it smells amazing.”

Hayley, Mid-weight Retoucher


“I struggle with DEEP lines under my eyes and was recommended this by Grace (our in-house beauty editor) and I am in love! I’ve been using this for nearly 2 weeks and have started to notice a difference in the lines already! It’s a super thin consistency, which so nice for before makeup as it doesn’t feel too heavy. If these are the results after such a short amount of time, I can’t wait to see what it’s like in a few weeks time.”

Helena, Social Media Assistant

peter thomas roth water drench hyaluronic cloud cream

“Definitely the most gorgeous moisturiser I’ve ever used! As well as feeling super light and luxurious it’s also super hydrating and my makeup has never looked so good! Dries quickly without being drying and perfect for a more oily complexion – I LOVE!””

Maisie, Admin Assistant

Zitsticka press refresh kit

“The ZitSticka Press Refresh sheet masks are a god send for breakout-prone skin like mine. I reach for one of these whenever my skin is feeling or looking congested and dull; it immediately calms breakouts (yay!) and leaves my skin plump and hydrated. My skin can be really sensitive to exfoliation, but these masks are the perfect way to incorporate exfoliating acids without overdoing it and harming my skin barrier. Finally, one big bonus is that the mask comes in two hydro-gel pieces so it’s easily the best fitting sheet mask I’ve ever used.”

Chloe, Marketing Manager

Supergoop glowscreen spf 30

“This spf is amazing if you’re looking for a natural glowing finish without looking greasy, and the dewy texture makes it a perfect base for makeup. It has a slight tint to it to give enough coverage to wear on its own with just some concealer everyday.”

Mhairi, Brand Marketing Executive

Bliss bright idea vitamin c tri peptide serum

“LOVE this product! This is a staple in my routine, it leaves my skin feeling so plump and works great just before bed or just before makeup! It’s so light weight you can even wear on a no makeup-makeup day!”

Betsy, Assistant Art Director

Clinique take the day off cleansing balm

“This cleansing balm works a dream! It melts your makeup off your skin so easily and a little goes a long way. It takes off all my make up in one go, even my eye makeup with no irritation and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily after.”

Aisha, Assistant Buyer

The Ordinary multi peptide eye serum

“I’ve always preferred eye serums over eye creams – the lighter, thinner textures cause less havoc with my sensitive eyes, and I find that thicker creams can lead to me waking up to under-eye puffiness. Right now, The Ordinary’s newest eye serum is my fave. It has a soothing gel texture which feels cooling and refreshing, so I find it actually helps with puffiness. Plus, while many eye treatments only address one particular concern, this does a little of everything, also helping with fine lines and dark circles.”

Grace, Content Marketing Manager

Mario Badescu seaweed night cream

“I absolutely love this night cream!! Although it’s a night cream I also use it in the morning too as it really elevates and saturates my skin. I like the scent of the cream as it smells luxurious. My skin tends to be really dry, but I’ve found this cream really helps to avoid that and gives me gorgeous silky skin!”

Abigail, Trading Executive

Starface clear as day spf46 broad spectrum sunscreen

“So happy to have discovered the Starface Clear as Day SPF 46 Sunscreen! The gel texture is clear and lightweight which means it doesn’t leave an oily finish or white cast and is absorbed quickly. Other sunscreens I’ve tried have blocked my pores but I’ve actually seen an improvement in my skin texture since using this product. I will 100% be re-purchasing – thank you Starface!”

Lucy, Digital Publisher