Yet more samples! I always seem to have a collection of these little packets, and I’ve tried to save them for travel but I really don’t travel as often as I would like so I’m trying to just use them up at home.
- Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – Already love this product but since I had a sample, I used it and now I get to tell you about it in this series! For my combination-to-dry skin, it really works better in the summer. My skin needs more moisture during the winter. But it does a nice job in the summer and sometimes I use it in the winter as a primer under my makeup so that I don’t get too oily during the day.
- Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Advanced Repair Retinol Eye Cream – This had a very interesting texture, sort of a gel-cream-powder. It certainly does not work under makeup, I use a powder foundation however I think a cream or liquid foundation will ball up. I did not end up finishing the packet.
- Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream – Smells heavenly and feels very nice on application but the couple of nights that I used it, I woke up with extremely puffy undereye areas. An eye sample packet can last a long time but I ended up using the remainder of this on my hands.
- Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil – Seriously smells like fresh cut oranges! I am a recent convert to facial oils, especially in the drier winter months. This one felt very nice as I smoothed it on, but be forewarned. Do not use too much as it is very orange and could leave an odd tint to the skin. But with facial oils you don’t need much anyway – that’s the beauty of the facial oil! A few drops can go a long way with the right formulation.
- Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster – Now obviously with one sample, you cannot really see any sort of significant effects from the Vitamin C. However, I do really like the texture of this serum. My skin needs moisturizer on top of this, but I can see where oily skin in a warm humid environment might not.
- L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream – A lovely rich cream that is terrific for these cold winter months. There is no way I could use it during a Texas summer but with the wind blowing and heaters on indoors, it is a wonderful moisturizer for dry skin.
- Origins GinZing Energy-boosting Moisturizer – Again, the aroma of oranges although not as strongly as the Ole Henriksen oil. Can’t say I really felt energized and neither did my skin but this is a nicely textured oil-free cream that would be good for nearly all skin types.
- Bare Escentuals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum – As I said above, you can’t really see any sort of anti-aging results with just one sample packet, but the texture of this serum is very nice and I only needed a dab of moisturizer over the top.
- Philosophy Time in a Bottle Serum – One more serum to cover. Serums have really taken off lately but with samples it is difficult to detect any real results. This one had a smooth texture as most of them do, and I did add moisturizer on top.
That may be all of my sample testing for a little while. Along with the drier skin of winter, I have also been dealing with dry, chapped, flaky lips which is not attractive at all! I have quite the collection of lipbalms but most of them just do not quite make the difference I am looking for. I think next time I shall review the ones I’ve tried and hope that you have suggestions for me!