I have a drawer in my room which is now full of these tiny minions of samples. Samples are good, they are great and they are, well sometimes, annoying. It is great if you use them. See, that is how you know beforehand that you are going to like that expensive foundation or cream that you were thinking of purchasing based solely on a TV advert. But they are annoying if they are just lying in a drawer, eventually taking up that precious space that can be utilised by your new MAC lipsticks or a new Urban Decay Palette **wink wink**.
I myself used to be a lazy ass in terms of using up these samples. But slowly and surely I have become someone who uses all of them. It just helps you decide whether the £50 product is worth the purchase.
So the samples that I am going to talk about today are the ones that have me going these days for the full sized products.
Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner// This effective toner is formulated with select herbal extracts to gently cleanse and soothe normal to oily skin types without the use of alcohol or harsh synthetic drying agents. Our Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner may be used to soothe and improve problem areas.
Clarnis UV Plus SPF 40 Sunscreen// Protect yourself against harsh rays while diminishing imperfections with this multitasking day screen for gorgeous, healthy skin. This lightweight cream blocks against sun with 100 percent mineral filters and leaves skin soft—without a greasy residue. Clarin’s anti-pollution complex protects against environmental aggressors and electromagnetic waves, while cantaloupe melon extract helps neutralize the effects of free radicals and protects against cell damage. The sheer color provides light coverage and evens skintone for flawless, radiant skin. (available at Sephora and Clarins booths)
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF 30// Instant Perfection : Formulated with Amino Acid treated Mineral Pigments to instantly help diminish the appearance of dark circles and brighten the under eye area.Long-lasting Correction: Activated C and caffeine are used within the formula to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation and improve circulation.SPF30 UV Protection : Developed with Broad Spectrum SPF30, utilizing a 100% mineral UV filter to minimize future UV damage and discoloration.
Glow by Dr. Brandt Overnight Resurfacing Serum// This concentrated serum is formulated with a time released 2% Retinol Complex that provides both short- and long-term release to promote radiance from within. The appearance of lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores is softened, revealing new, healthy skin with a youthful glow.
Dr Brandt Skincare Glow Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracrème// This formula restores hydration and includes illuminators, optical diffusers, and micronized ruby crystals, which diffuse light to create a smoother, more even look and a healthy glowing complexion.
Kiel’s MidnightRecovery Oil// This potent 99.8% naturally-derived and paraben-free botanical elixir works all night to regenerate, repair and replenish the skin barrier for younger-looking skin by morning.The blend of replenishing botanical and essential oils known for their therapeutic, balancing, and antioxidant effects, works with skin’s natural nocturnal activity to dramatically restore skin by morning. Effectively restores skin’s healthy appearance overnight, resulting in smoother, more radiant complexion by morning.