A few weeks back I was introduced to the a wonderful new-to-me Irish company by the name of Bia Beauty. I had arrived into the office that morning having woken up in bad form for no particular reason and upon getting to work Bill the postie had delivered the itziest, bittiest and cutest parcel of trial sized products I had ever seen! Operation cheer up commenced immediately thanks to Bia Beauty!
So, first things first; who are Bia Beauty? Bia Beauty was a labour of love born during Cork woman’s Tracey Ryan’s college years (she was studying for a degree in Herbel Science) when she had to develop, market and sell a natural product. The products really took off and she continued to sell her wares long after the project had finished however, it wasn’t until Tracey became pregnant that Bia Beauty really came full circle. Now that she was carrying a tiny person inside Tracey (like a lot of women) became concerned about what she was eating and what skincare products she was using and she decided to create a whole range of natural products.
Traceys motto is “If you are what you eat then your skin is also what it eats” and Bia Beautys whole product range is created using simple natural food ingredients. All emulsifiers and preservatives are plant based and none of the products are tested on animals! Hooray!
Bia Beauty kindly send me the dinky box above full of amazing miniature products. I’ve yet to use them all but to give you an idea of quality then think along the lines of Lush, only mush less smellier! (People tend to either love or loath the smell from Lush products; I’m firmly in the LOVE camp).
A couple of favourites that emerged straight away for me where the Lime Pie lip balm (pictured above) and the Apple Blossom Body Butter .
The lip balm smells good enough to eat and is a nice addition to my handbag stash now that the temperatures have dropped.
The Apple Blossom body butter is really, really nice. It has a consistency similar to solidified coconut oil and upon further investigation it does appear that coconut is on the ingredient list. I would liken it more to a balm than a body butter but that does not take away from the product at all. It melts nicely when warmed on the hands and leaves skin moisturised with only a faint whiff of apple detectable (I’m sure none of us want to be smelling like a Granny Smith or a Pink Lady). Even though it is oily it sinks into the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue meaning you can pop on your clothes straight after application.
I have a few other bits to get through (it’s a hard life that of a beauty blogger, eh?!) so I will keep you updated. So far I am loving what Bia Beauty are doing; they’re products are gorgeous, packaging is really original and it’s affordable. Tracey is also a big animal lover so we won’t hear a bad word said against Bia Beauty here in Dolly HQ!