Testing through Samples


Embarking on a new brand or skincare line can be a daunting moment. Parting with your hard earn cash can always seem a tad unnerving when you are not 100% sure whether this new item will cause your skin to be your best friend or your worse enemy. In such situations the power of samples can help turn the most nervous of shoppers into carefree and happy people. You can spot a good brand by it’s willingness to share samples and the fact that they understand how consumers trial out new products and spend their cash makes them good eggs in my books. In a reverse psychology way, the more sample happy a brand can be, the more likely I am to go back and buy more.

One brand that understands the beauty of samples is Aesop. Already a fan it didn’t take much to put a smile of my face, however being handed this little box of goodies meant I was left beaming from ear to ear. Familiar with their Parsley Seed range the Anti-Oxidant Eye Serum was new try for me. Formulated to hydrate and protect the delicate skin around your eyes this serum is lightweight and feels soft and moisturising on the skin. A delicate floral aroma tickles your nose buds and you only need the smallest amount. A pricey offering I have been savouring this sample until the last drop! A fan of a good cleanser this Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser caught my eye. A mild offering for normal to dry skin this clarifies the skin without stripping it or drying it out. Makeup melts away the lavender scent helps to instate a sense of calm at the end of the day.

Beauty samples get a big thumbs up from me – are you a fan of trying out these minis?

  • Jessica Rose

    I haven’t tried this brand out yet…but I keep reading positive things….I might in and shyly ask for a sample..


  • Char

    oh to have something that doesn’t dry my skin out! x

  • clairabelle0306

    The only thing I’ve tried from Aesop is their mask and I really love it. I also really love samples, I love using them when I travel, though it is hard sometimes as it takes me more than just one use to decide if I like something :)
    xxx Claire

    • I find I sometimes try out the most things when I am travelling as samples are one of the first things I pack!xx

  • Maria Hussain

    I haven’t tried this brand….I also love to try samples first….xoxoxo….^_^


  • Kerm

    I love trying out samples! It’s such a shame some bigger name brands don’t do samples, especially when they can cost a bit x


  • Karii Zenteno

    i love trying samples! thats how i really know if i like a product, i have a clear travel bag full of samples that i’ve tried before, that im not so sure to try (read sephora’s antiaging moisturizer) and another one with new ones, and it always makes me a little happy when i get a new sample

  • Chloe Brass

    I love trying samples I just think its really exciting trying something you don’t know much about knowing that if you don’t like it you haven’t wasted your money! Smart move ;-)

  • Im dying to try the Parsley seed mask xx

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  • I love trying out samples too – they definitely make me buy products. I don’t like it though when it’s a once use sample though, because you can’t really get a good idea about the product or whether it will suit your skin.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  • Yes, I always try to get samples of products, whenever I can, as my skin can be a bit funny with some products, so this allows me to try before I buy :)

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx

  • Lets Talk Beauty

    I love Aesop skincare & have just used up my eye serum. I thought it was cooling and hydrating. I liked to apply it during the day to give my under eyes a boost of moisture. I like it when brands are willing to let you have a tester first!

  • Good sized samples are essential in helping you get to grips with any new product, particularly when a range is large and with so many lovely products such as Aesop offers. Great as you say for travel too (or sharing those fave recommendations with friends).

    N x