In my little skincare bag this week whilst away with work I have included some of my samples and deluxe samples I get from beauty boxes or freebies.
I always like to do this if I am going away over night or on holiday as I get to try something new but also it takes up less room and I could even finish it in the time I am away so can just finally put in my empties!
I will start with the body wash / shower gel I chose. Although there is often shower gel in hotels I rarely like the scent of them and I had a little Philosophy Amazing Grace shower gel from my October Tili box that I wanted to try.
It is quite a thick gel and it foams up really nicely. The scent it pleasant but not overpowering. You actually don’t need too much either because of how thick it is.
For the morning shower I have bought the Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Facewash with me. I got this as a sample from Beauty Bay and this is the first time I have tried it out. So far it’s been nice. It’s not massively foamy which actually is a good thing, foam normally means it’s drying so I was quite pleased about that.
Next up is a little Caudalie Firming Serum sachet. I have my favourite serums but like to try others. This has been the standout for me so far. There was enough for morning and evening application for two days in the sachet however I would like to try a larger sample for a longer period of time to see if it makes any improvements.
Follow my serum in the morning I have used the Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face cream which is a nice day cream. It doesn’t have spf which is ok but is quite hydrating. It’s maybe a little intensive for me right now but it is nice. Again with it being a sachet I can’t really get a feel for it.
In the evening the final sachet, from Sisley, is what I have been using. This is the Sisleya L’integral Anti-Age day and night cream. It is SO thick…definitely a good idea to use it at night time. This has the strongest scent out of them all and is a little herbal. If you have a real sensitivity to strong herbal scented products then this wouldn’t be for you but if you can get over it I would definitely say it is good if you have dry skin, especially in this cold snap. (on second thoughts it turns out this is nearly £300 for 50mls!!!!)
For eye cream I bought along the Clinique pep-start eye cream. I honestly don’t know if eye creams do anything and have only started using one again recently…not even sure if anything is changing or improving so can’t really comment on the effects. I can however say that it is gentle and cooling and sinks in to the skin really nicely if that helps you make a decision.
The last two products are both from Caudelie again.
One is the vinoperfect overnight renewal cream. I have been using this after the Sisley night cream and it’s really quite nice. It’s not offensive. My honest thoughts though are that it doesn’t come close to the overnight cream I have been testing at home which I will be reviewing soon so keep an eye out.
The second is the Reversetrol [lift] Face lifting moisturiser broad spectrum spf20. I bought this in case the sachets ran out or I had a severe reaction immediately. So far I haven’t and they haven’t run out so this is going back in the bag for next time.
Do you do the same and take samples with you? Do you use your sachet samples? Have you got lots of little samples you haven’t tried yet? Are there any products I have mentioned you love OR you absolutely do not get on with?