For months now I have been hearing my fellow people in the dry skin community rave about how good The Ordinary is and when they come out with their foundation most of the beauty community was all over it.
Since moving to London my skin has been worse than even and started to feel like the Sahara (okay … slight exaggeration) which is why I decided to take the plunge and jump onto Beauty Bay.
I bought 2 items, their ‘High-Spreadability Fluid Primer’ and their ‘100% Plant-derived Hemi-Squalane’.
High-Spreadability Fluid Primer
The box says that it is a ‘Spreadability-Enhancing Lightweight Surface Smoother and primer’ and it claims that the product is going to help with makeup adherence, visible surface texture and hydration.
You get 30ml of product which is standard and it comes in a frosted glass bottle with a pipet for the application. I like the pipet because you do get a lot of control over the amount of product you disperse and there is no waste after because you can always place it back in the bottle.
I’m going to come straight out with this and say that I adored it. It made my skin feel incredibly hydrated and my make up blended like a dream on top of it without clinging to any of my dry patches. It was incredibly lightweight and I didn’t feel sticky after applying it but I did feel like it slightly enhanced the appearance of the pores on my nose initially. That went away when I started to pat the product into my skin rather than rubbing.
My skin stayed looking hydrated and non-cakey all day which is something that never happens as my dryness usually shows by the end of the day.
100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane
Again, you get 30ml of product and it comes with a pipet which I still love but be careful how hard you squeeze or a lot comes out. Be gentle and you will have so much control.
so, on Beauty Bay, it says “A hydrating face and hair oil. Say hello to supple skin. As a non-comedogenic, natural emollient, 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalene is ideal for soothing a dry or lacklustre complexion. This ultra-nourishing and lightweight oil absorb quickly into the skin, delivering an intense moisture boost and increasing elasticity for a smooth, plump finish. Due to its spreadability and dry-after feel, the formula is also perfect for achieving sleek, frizz-free tresses.”
I applied this before bed and the first thing I noticed was that it sunk into my skin instantly without leaving behind the greasy feeling that you’d expect an oil too. I honestly felt like I had added water into my skin and given my face a massive drink. when I woke up in the morning my skin felt plump, hydrated and incredibly smoother as it had taken away all my bumps had all over my jaw.
Both of these products are Vegan and cruelty-free which is fantastic and on top of that, they are fragrance-free which I couldn’t be happier as fragrance irritates the hell out of my skin
To conclude, I adore both of these products and have no doubts that I will be continuing to purchase from this brand.