Who doesn’t love a beauty sample? Show me a woman who doesn’t love a sample and I’ll show you a… erm… hedgehog! LOL! I don’t think you can find anyone, male OR female, who doesn’t love being handed a bunch of samples at the cosmetics counters. It gives us the psychological effect of getting a “deal”.
Quite often, if you ask if there are any “gifts” after your purchase, the odds are that you will be given a product sample. Quite often, it will be a skincare sample. Sometimes, it comes in a one time use sachet form, or more generously, you get a little bottle or tube or jar. A deluxe size sample, as they call it in the cosmetics circles.
Quite often also, what do we do with these samples? Right. We save them for “when we travel” because they are “so useful for travel”. Sometimes, people even sell deluxe samples like the ones you see above. There are even online STORES that specialise in selling skincare samples, and when beauty subscription boxes were the rage, that’s all you basically got. Incidentally, I don’t know if subscription boxes are still a thing – anyone want to enlighten me?
The scary thing is that, there are people who actually buy these samples online from online stores that specialise in selling samples. And they tell me, “You know, if I buy a 15ml sample for RMX and the full size 50ml product costs RMXX I’m actually saving money because if I buy 4 sample bottles, I can get more product for less!” Well, I’m going to give you 5 very good reasons why you should not be buying skincare samples and in fact should be wary of using cosmetics samples!