The holy grail beauty products we can't live without

Team BD is back with another addition of Tried & Tested – the series where we put the latest products to the test.

This month we're trialling holy grail beauty products – those iconic, go-to products that we can't live without.

Read our honest thoughts below, and why you should keep these offerings front of mind. After all, when you see the BD Tried & Tested badge, you know we've given it our stamp of approval.

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BIODERMA Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Water Cleanser - Aja

What we think: BIODERMA Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Water Cleanser is a cult classic, and one of the holy grail beauty products I must have in my collection at all times. BIODERMA Sensibio H2O is loved around the world by makeup artists, celebrities, beauty editors and consumers, and for good reason. It is gentle and fragrance-free, and its almost water-like solution removes all traces of makeup without any effort on your part. I know at the end of a long day (or night) this will leave my skin clean and prepped for bed in a jiffy.

FOREO LUNA 3 Plus - Tiarne

What we think: I’ve always loved FOREO’s devices and the LUNA 3 Plus is no exception. It came with a cleanser, which I regularly apply to damp skin before moving the gadget in circular motions around my face. Each motion is split into different areas of the face, such as left and right cheeks, forehead and the chin. It’s super easy to use, as there’s a slight pause between sections to let you know it’s time to move onto another area. It also pairs with an app that helps you personalise your cleansing routine. What makes this one standout is that it has eight thermal touchpoints which heat up for extra cleansing power, and a built-in microcurrent feature. I’ve been using it for weeks and my skin feels firm, soft and clean. I also love that it's really getting into my pores to leave behind a smoother complexion.

KMS MOISTREPAIR Revival Creme - Sam

What we think: KMS MOISTREPAIR Revival Creme is a styling cream for all hair types that helps to improve manageability, add weightless body and control static and flyaways. I keep this bad boy in the shower and comb through as a leave in treatment after my usual shampoo and condition routine once a week. It is my holy grail all in one mask and styling product that reduces fly aways, settles my unruly main and adds overall shine to my locks.

Dermalogica PreCleanse - Tam

What we think: I love Dermalogica products, and the PreCleanse product is ultra high quality and super effective. Used to remove oils, makeup and sunscreen before cleansing - this precleansing oil literally melts it away in seconds and leaves enough moisture on the skin that it is also hydrating. It is cruelty free, vegan and gluten-free, as well as being gentle on the skin. I found this one to be a product I didn't know I was missing as it is a great all rounder. It is easy to use, cleanses and hydrates all at once.

Clarins Lip Comfort Oil - Issy R

What we think: This is luxury in a bottle! Everything about this lip oil is smooth and sweet. I trialled the shade 02 raspberry and it's true to its name in colour and scent. The application wand is bigger than usual, which I thought was one of the best features for this product. It made it easy to apply all over your lips. Upon application the oil is a sticky and glossy texture. The raspberry colour appears transparent when applied and almost adapts to your natural colour with a hint of colour. It's a beautiul product to have in your bag to refresh your look throughout the day when needed, leaving your lips looking and feeling hydrated.

Revolution Hair Bond Plex system - Issy D

What we think: I was so excited to try the new Revolution Hair Bond Plex system. The range comes with four products, a shampoo, conditioner, the amazing bond treatment and a lovely styling cream. This range is sure to cover all your needs, especially if you have processed hair like me! The treatment had my hair feeling stronger than ever - I have religiously used the treatment once a week and will apply to damp hair. I have noticed overall added strength and smoothness which I am loving. Would recommend this to my fellow bleached babes!

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion with Vitamin E - Alicia

What we think: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Lotion with Vitamin E takes the crown when it comes to products we cannot live without. The iconic cocoa butter fragrance brings on whiffs of nostalgia for all. Love the new branded packaging, yet the same trusted and proven formula.

Marzena Pink Clay Leg Mask - Aurora

What we think: I was so impressed with the Marzena Pink Clay Leg Mask! I remember being thirteen and wanting silky and smooth legs but being too scared I’d cut myself to use a razor; my mum came home one day with some hair removal cream – and the burning, chemical smell has haunted me ever since! Unlike those hair removal creams the Marzena Pink Clay Leg Mask doesn’t smell at all and I experienced no burning when I used it. It was super easy to use, I applied a think layer and waited 5-10 minutes before I jumped in the shower and washed it off, easy as that.

Burt’s Bees Watermelon Lip Balm - Laura

What we think: The Burt's Bees Watermelon moisturising lip balm is silky smooth. The lip balm moisturises instantly and lasts well through the day. The scent is stong when you smell the tube, but not when it's on your lips. It also doesn't have a taste which is a benefit. I like how the tube had a little peel off tab to open it for the first time, which is a great way to reduce product packaging but still ensure that fresh and cleanliness of the product. 

Ella Baché Retinol Renewal Eye Serum - Ashley

What we think: The Ella Bache Retinol Eye Serum is just absolutely divine. After one week, I have truly found a product I can never live without. The formula is lightweight, yet packs a punch, and has 18 active ingredients that result in a smoother and firmer eye area. Incorporating retinol into your daily eye-care regime is a must-do, both as a preventative measure and to treat key signs of eye ageing.

Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion - Rachel

What we think: Weleda Skin Food is rightfully at Holy Grail status for a reason. Bringing all the goodness of Skin Food into a body lotion is genius and I am truly in love with the new Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion (although I knew I would be!) Firstly, the iconic 'Skin Food scent' in this body lotion is instantly soothing and refreshing at the same time. The lotion itself feels divine on the skin - it spreads easily, absorbs quickly and is deeply nourishing and moisturising. No greasy residue. The lotion has been a real savior to my dry skin, especially my hands, from all the hand washing and sanitising lately. I love the blend of natural ingredients and beautiful oils, such as Sunflower Seed, Chamomile and Calendula, which takes hydration and protection to the next level. The sturdy bottle is also made of 97% recycled plastic - huge plus!

SkinMTX® TeloZyme™ Youth Activator - Nicola

What we think: SkinMTX® TeloZyme™ Youth Activator is an essential in my skin routine. Its formulation uses noble prize-winning tech that reinforces and protects the skin's structural integrity. I love the instantly noticeable youthful glow of the skin after applying the serum. Its applicator is so easy to use and gives the product a luxe cosmeceutical feel. I also really loved the gentle and fresh scent. Overall a really refined and opulent experience – I would recommend to anyone after a bright and youthful glow.