BEAUTY BAY Staff’s Night Time Skin Routines

More often than not, working at BEAUTY BAY means that you try out and buy new products to add to your routine all the time, so we tend to have our night-time routines down to a tee. Gone are the days where a quick cleanse and moisturise will suffice, so I’ve asked BEAUTY BAY staff to give me the low-down on their routines. Whether you mask every night or you’re looking for quick-yet-effective routines, browse through to get some inspo to take your night-time skincare ritual up a level.

Grace, Beauty Editor

“My night-time routine starts the moment I get home from work because the first thing I do (after shoving my hair up in a scrunchie and changing into sweatpants) is take my makeup off. Over the course of the evening I’ll apply various toners, serums, mists, and creams to my skin (and, if I have time, masks). But the final steps, which I do right before I get into bed involve West Barn Co Brow Boost, Mario Badescu Lip Balm, and Mount Lai Rose Quartz Eye Massager. I’ve applied oils to my brows every night for years (it helped to grow them back after a nasty waxing incident) so I love that West Barn Co have produced a product that’s specifically for brows. Plus, unlike oils, it’s light, non-greasy, and doesn’t run into my eyes. I also always apply lip balm since I’m really bad at remembering to apply it during the day. I make up for it at night-time by applying a really thick layer like a mask, and wake up to lips that feel plump and nourished. This Mario Badescu one is my favourite because it’s so light and creamy. Finally, as I try to upkeep my commitment to reading a few pages of my book every night, I massage my face with the Mount Lai Rose Quartz Eye Massager. It’s soothing and relaxing, and also helps to improve the absorption of all the products I’ve applied to my skin. Plus, if I remember to the proper technique, it helps with lymphatic drainage which prevents me from waking up with any puffiness. Now that’s what you call beauty sleep.”

Sarah, Marketing Executive

“For a while I’ve been really trying to swot up on my skincare, but I have a habit of falling into the trap of going back to a bit of cleanser and some moisturiser. However, in the last month (after a long succession of breakouts and dullness) I’ve pledged to do better. After cleansing, a couple of nights a week I’ll use Freck Cactus Water which has become a staple in my routine, not just because the glass bottle looks great on my shelf, but because it goes a long way and is super gentle for a toner. Next I’ll reach for The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics, as my skin has a tendency to get pretty oily mid-afternoon, which I’m told is because my skin is dehydrated, and hyaluronic acid is the answer. This is followed by the NIOD Non-Acid Acid Precursor and my trusty Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre Nourishing Moisturiser. Anddddd sleep.”

Rochelle, Social Media Assistant

“So, my skincare routine differs depending on my concerns (or even my mood) that day. I’d say my standout routine would be to cleanse my face with an oil-based cleanser (obv) – watching everything melt off is actually mesmerizing. I would wipe this off with my Face Halo because honestly, this bad boy has changed my LIFE. Most nights I follow this with The Ordinary Retinoid 2% Squalane, as I can’t live without retinol, it’s definitely bae. Next, I cover my face with the Saturday Skin Waterfall. This is one of the most hydrating moisturisers I’ve ever used, the truth is in the name for sure! If my skin is feeling a little rough some days and there’s quite a bit of texture, I will use The Ordinary Niacinamide until my skin is smooth AF again. Then sometimes if I’m feelin’ really boujee and my skin needs a little extra TLC, I’ll slap my face in Alpha H Sleep Peel and go to bed. Honestly, your skin the next day is UNREAL… it’s literally brand new, glowing and soooo smooth. I’m going to treat myself and use that tonight actually!”

Fran, Marketing Executive

“I love winter. Mostly because the dark, cold nights give me an excuse to cancel all plans in favour of an evening of Netflix binging. As soon as I get in, the first thing I do is jump in the shower and apply my Saturday Skin Rise & Shine Gentle Cleanser. It makes my skin feel super clean without stripping it of moisture – ideal for my combination complexion. Post-shower, I’ll drench my skin in The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics to give it an extra hydration boost. I’m currently following with the Rodial Vitamin C Face Souffle. This was a boujee buy for me, but I love how much brighter my face looks since using it. It’s slightly heavier than my usual daytime moisturiser (Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentrate) which I definitely prefer for the evening. Once a week I’ll treat my skin with the Generation Clay Purifying Pink Clay Mask (obsessed) and I’ll exfoliate with The Ordinary Glycolic Acid twice a week (both post cleansing, of course).”

Ellie, Senior Social Media Executive

“I’ve got really dry, breakout prone skin and most of my breakouts tend to be hormonal, so it’s really important to have a moisturising routine at night to help heal my skin. The best thing for removing make-up is the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm – it just melts all my make-up off in seconds. When it’s teamed up with a Face Halo Makeup Remove Pad you can’t go wrong (say no to cotton pads!). I then use the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask two to three times a week – it smells incredible, is anti-bacterial and makes my skin really soft. I’ll then go in with the Saturday Skin Bright Potion Probiotic Power Serum and the UpCircle Beauty Organic Facial Serum with Coffee Oil to help achieve even texture and calm my skin. I finish off with the Dr Botanicals Madagascan Coconut Rejuvenating Night Moisturiser, which is a rich, luxurious cream that sinks into the skin in seconds. If I’m having any major breakouts (which is basically all the time), I’ll dab on some Mario Badescu Drying Lotion for a quick fix.”

Justyna, Paid Social Assistant

“I like to keep my night time routine as simple as possible, so when I wake up from falling asleep on the sofa (yet again), I can quickly prep my skin for bed. I like to use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution once a week to really exfoliate and reset my skin, followed by the Revolution Skincare Targeted Blemish Serum 2% Salicylic Acid to keep any breakouts at bay (this product is literally my saviour). To keep my skin hydrated and plump I apply some of Niod’s Multi Molecular Hyaluronic Complex and Revolution Skincare’s CBD Oil to combat any redness or scarring. Lastly, to wake up with nourished skin I apply a thin layer of my trusted The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors +HA and I’m ready to catch some zzz.”