9 Products BEAUTY BAY Staff Loved Last Month

We may be a long way from BEAUTY BAY HQ at the moment, but that was never going to stop us from getting our monthly fix of beauty products. As always, we’ve been keeping busy by testing the best of the best and jotting down our honest opinions to help you decide what to add to your next haul.

Keep scrolling to discover our staff-approved favourites.    

By BEAUTY BAY Colloidal Oatmeal + Oat Lipid Rich Moisturiser

“Earlier this year, my face broke out into the worst rash – very dry, red, and inflamed skin across my entire face. My complexion was incredibly flaky, felt super tight, and really sensitive. Nothing I tried made any difference and I was about to go see my GP before I tried the By BEAUTY BAY Colloidal Oatmeal + Oat Lipid Rich Moisturiser. Oh my goodness, what an absolute saviour, I cannot praise it enough! It instantly moisturised, taking away the tightness and dry patches, and after a few weeks my skin was back to its normal self. It’s now is my go-to moisturiser and I use it daily. It glides on easily, sinks into the skin in minutes, and makes it feel great, I just love it! Tip: Also works well as a mask!” – Marlene, Senior Marketing Executive

Nudestix Nudies Glow

“I wanted to embrace a more natural/ no makeup look during lockdown and so, with their effortless, easy to use products; Nudestix seemed like the perfect brand for me to trial out this new look. I opted for the The Nudies Glow in Bubbly Bebe, as I’d seen this used on a few YouTube tutorials with really positive reviews.  Unlike most highlighters, this is soft, subtle, and gives a pretty, dewy glow rather than a shimmery streak. It looks so natural on the skin and even though it comes with a super handy brush at the other end of the stick, I find just blending with my finger is all that is needed to set this in place. I now take this everywhere as it’s my new go-to product, whether I’m going for a full face or a natural, dewy complexion look!” – Rebecca, Senior Buyer

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream

“I LOVE THIS CREAM! Look, it goes on so smooth and absorbs instantly and I wake up with my skin still feeling hydrated. I still get surprised with the level of moisture and glass glow it gives my skin. People can literally see their reflection in my skin because of this. The ceramide in the cream helps fortify my skin barrier, which is useful because when your skin barrier is protected, it helps lock in hydration and fight irritation (I think). Basically, I’ve never heard of dry skin because of this cream. So, everyone needs this moisturiser in their routine. No cap, not sponsored, facts only.” – Hannanah, Graphic Designer

STILA One Step Correct

Stila One-Step Correct was actually one of my first staff purchases from BEAUTY BAY after I was complaining about dark circles/eyelids AND a blotchy red skin tone. I am not a huge foundation wearer, so for me, a product that dials down these concerns and sets me up for better coverage with a light touch concealer is a winner. Safe to say, 18 months down the line and this product is part of my routine on both makeup and no makeup days (the latter these days …#COVID19). I especially love that One-Step Correct has multiple tones in one bottle (the famous helix) so it’s one less product in my routine and the priming aspect leaves my skin with that ‘filtered’ look.” – Rachael, Account Manager

Mane ‘N Tail Shampoo & Conditioner

“I’ve been using my time in lockdown, AKA mandatory away time from my hairdresser (miss you), to attempt to grow my locks. To help me achieve my hair goals, I treated myself to Mane ‘N Tail Original Shampoo & Original Conditioner to see whether they lived up to the hype. I can tell you with completely confidence that they definitely do. The bottles are huge and you don’t need to use a lot of product, so they last forever – always a bonus when you wash your hair as much as I do. The protein enriched formulas are super nourishing and my hair always feels sooo soft and smooth post shower. After a month of continued use it looks noticeably longer and stronger, so I would definitely recommend these haircare staples to anyone wanting to make small changes that promote real results without spending a small fortune on treatments.” – Francesca, Marketing Executive

Ultrasun Face SPF 30

“I have always been told to look after my skin and I’ve been guilty of not following that advice. I had this misconception that like sun cream SPF would be thick in texture and have a very strong fragrance, but I saw the reviews for Ultrasun when it first launched on our site and thought I would give it a go! I use the Face SPF30 and I love it. It’s really lightweight and super hydrating. My face feels softer and it’s great to know I’m more protected from the sun! I apply it every day before I do my makeup and it also keeps my makeup looking fresh all day! New staple.” – Alexia, Project Manager

Gallinée Face Vinegar

“As soon as I saw Gallinee’s Prebiotic Face Vinegar I was keen to try it. I’ve heard a lot about Facial Vinegar over the last year, and of course the Prebiotics & Postbiotics in this product are another upcoming staple for many people’s Skincare regimes. This product hasn’t disappointed! Acting like a toner, it can be used morning or night and really ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’. It soothes, smooths, prevents further irritation, and leaves my skin looking brighter. I have combination skin and use a lot of high percentage AHA/BHA formulations across my oily T-Zone so this product works wonders when I need to balance and reset my skin!” – Dani, New Product Development Manager

Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash

“With such regular hand washing at the moment, my hands had started to get so dry and tight – I’m sure you can relate! So I thought it was time to splurge on some luxe hand wash. And I tell you, this Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash did not disappoint. First of all, the smell is gorgeous! Every time I wash my hands I feel like I’ve been to a spa. The product feels rich too and is filled with a really fine pumice, which gently exfoliates the skin leaving the hands feeling oh so soft. One small pump is plenty of product to build up a lather and with 500mls to go at, it’s guaranteed to last a while. All of this wrapped up in a shelfie-worthy bottle, which makes me feel like I live in a posh hotel. Trust me, you won’t regret this one.” – Kate, Account Manager

Stila Convertible Colour

“I’ll be the first to admit that I lack the patience and talent for a polished full face look so the Stila Convertible Colours are a godsend for me. The creamy gel formula is totally workable, very forgiving and can be applied without a brush. I have fair skin and alternate between Gerbera and Petunia for a natural, warm look.” – Rachel, Creative Manager