12 Ingredients You’ll Find In Skincare By BEAUTY BAY

Deciphering ingredient lists on your skincare products can be tricky, but knowing about what you’re putting on your face is super important to making sure you’ve got a skincare routine that works for you. Our Skincare By BEAUTY BAY range is ingredient-led (you’ll find the hero ingredients for each product detailed on the packaging), and all the formulas are created with tried-and-tested ingredients that have been chosen because they lead to real results. 

For a crash course on the hero ingredients in our skincare range, we’ve compiled a helpful guide which covers what they do, how they work, and where you can find them. Scroll down to get clued up. 

Oat lipids

Packed with ceramides and antioxidants, oat lipids strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier by forming a protective layer that plumps skin and retains moisture. 

Find it in: Thirst Class Rich Moisturiser


Prebiotics feed the “good” bacteria which support the skin’s barrier – the first line of defence against external aggressors like pollution and harmful bacteria. They help to balance and strengthen skin, improving its overall health. 

Find it in: Super Jelly Cleansing Gel 

Hyaluronic acid

A powerful humectant which attracts moisture to skin, draws it in, and prevents it from escaping. Each molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. 

Find it in: SkinHit Hydrating Serum 


An oil-based source of moisturising fatty acids derived from olives. Squalane hydrates and replenishes skin by preventing moisture loss and acting as an emollient to restore skin’s suppleness and flexibility. 

Find it in: Day One Light Moisturiser


Short for alpha-hydroxy acid, AHAs are chemical exfoliants (in this case glycolic and lactic acids) which dissolve the upper layers of dead skin cells to brighten, smoothen, and decongest skin. 

Find it in: SkinHit Correcting Serum and Acid Trip Exfoliating Toner 


A plant-derived, natural alternative to retinol. Features the same benefits for blemish control, skin renewal, collagen production, and anti-ageing, but without the side effects of irritation and sensitisation. Unlike retinol, bakuchiol is safe for use during pregnancy. 

Find it in: SkinHit Clarifying Serum 

Vitamin C

A powerful antioxidant with multiple benefits, including brightening dull skin, fading pigmentation, and protecting skin from environmental aggressors. It works by promoting collagen production and cell renewal, resutling in improved skin tone and texture. 

Find it in: SkinHit Brightening Serum 


The building blocks of skin. As we age our skin loses collagen, which is vital to keeping skin strong, firm, and smooth. Peptides help prevent to these early signs of ageing and keep skin intact by stimulating collagen production. and prevent early signs of ageing like loose skin, wrinkles, and textural changes. 

Find it in: SkinHit Brightening Serum 


A soothing and restoring ingredient that can visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and excess oil. Niacinamide works by improving cell turnover, regulating sebum production, and strengthening the skin’s barrier to keep moisture in and bacteria out. 

Find it in: SkinHit Soothing Serum


Copper regulates sebaceous gland activity by reducing the level of skin sebum, so skin feels and appears less oily. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, so helps to prevent infections. 

Find it in: SkinHit Soothing Serum 


Ginseng has been used in Asian medicine for centuries, and these days is credited with protecting skin from screen-emitted blue light, a key environmental stress on the skin in a world full of screens. It helps to visibly revive skin and replace signs of fatigue with a healthy glow. 

Find it in: Day One Light Moisturiser 


PHAs chemically exfoliate skin in the same way that a AHAs do, but are made of larger molecules that can’t penetrate as deeply into skin, so provide a gentler exfoliation. They remove dead skin cells and attract moisture to skin, resulting a in smooth, softer, brighter complexion. 

Find it in: Skin Fixer Clay Mask, Acid Trip Exfoliating Toner, and SkinHit Correcting Serum