Beauty Bay recently launched their SkinHit range and here is my review of two of their newest products.
When I saw the Beauty Bay SkinHit range featured in Glamour before it was released, I knew I had to pick up a couple of bits. The packaging is cute and the formulations looked like they were well thought out.. right up my street.
I resisted the jelly cleanser and other goodies as I have quite a lot of cleansers and serums to get through right now, so in the future, I will likely try those. For now, I stuck to 2 products that are currently in my routine to give this a fair shot in terms of ‘does it live up to my expectations’ and ‘does it work’ in comparison to my current routine that consists of Niacinamide and a thick moisturiser every day anyway.
Thirst Trap Rich Moisturiser
Thirst Trap Rich Moisturiser is a thick, luxurious cream that really packs a punch in terms of hydration.
It’s thick, creamy and doesn’t smell of that much, perhaps faintly oaty. It reminds me a lot of the Bare Minerals Butter Drench Moisturiser that I reviewed recently.
The cream is one of those ones that doesn’t drop out when you turn the pot upside down, which is typically my universal test for ‘is this going to be good for my dry skin?’
I have used this both in the AM and PM and I do like that it’s suitable for both, making this product great for the penny-pinchers among us.
You get a generous 95ml in this pot, so I’m very happy with the pricing. At just £7, this is an amazing option for an everyday moisturiser.
One of the main pulls about this product is the Oatmeal + Oat Lipids. Oat Lipids contain about 80% unsaturated fatty acids, including Lineolic acid; this particular fatty acid has been shown to be really effective in reducing water loss and restoring the skin barrier. So basically, it’s amazing for our skin! (It’s why Aveeno is so popular -same ingredient.)
The Soothing Serum is a Niacinamide based serum that targets blemishes, controls oil and is good for acne-prone skin. I use the one from The Ordinary already, but I was very intrigued that the SkinHit one has added Copper.
Copper is fantastic for your skin. It can help to plump, repair and give you all-around younger-looking skin. There is a wealth of knowledge on Google about copper in skincare, so I won’t bore you with realms of text about it, but it is surprising to see it in such a cheap formula (but I am not complaining!)
You get a whopping 50ml of this, so it is bound to last you a while, even if using it morning and night. It’s 10% – a great % of active that will actually do something (this is the same % as The Ordinary use in theirs!)
This isn’t one of those products that is cheap but skimps out. It lasts 6 months after opening officially, so I think you’re good to go with this one. If you want to incorporate Niacinamide and copper into your routine, this will be perfect for you.
When I use it, it spreads well and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. It sinks in quickly and minimises the need to sit there rubbing it in. I can’t really think of anything
For anyone fussy with scent, it does smell a bit .. well, coppery/metallic. But this doesn’t last, as you won’t notice it once you’ve got your other skincare layered on top but alone, you might notice it.
Oh. And did I mention… this is only FIVE POUNDS?!
BeautyBay have impressed me
These latest additions to Beauty Bay’s in-house product line up are a really great choice for them. I think that with the Glossier-pink vibe being a favourite with young consumers, the packaging meets this expectation and provides that glam shelfie people want, while providing decent skincare.
I think the price point is perfect for their audience and these products are actually good. The formulas contain the right kinds of ingredients to back up the claims on the box, and I would definitely purchase more of this range.
I hope to see more additions to this range in the future, but for now, I am seriously impressed. Bravo, Beauty Bay!