CzaCee

What companies have you gotten samples from?

I just wanna ask what companies give out free samples when you contact them. I only know of Mario Badescu and L'occitane. :smileyhappy:

 

Who doesn't love free samples anyway? :smileyhappy:

beauty4ashes

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

I just received an email Jane Iredale CS about samples. 

It's responses like these that will make me stop purchasing these products.

Also, I USED to really love to use Jane Iredale for ladies wanting a new look/makeover.

I'd suggest specific products for them to buy from JI so that they can replicate the look.

Not anymore... JI just 'lost' a customer who brings in an average of 15-20 of new customers per season.

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Kaitlyn Shook [kshook@janeiredale.com] Wed 7/9/2014 3:03 PM

 

The locations with the purple star are our Elite Retail Locations and will carry our entire line so you will be able to test any products that you are interested in. I would be glad to send you samples of Amazing Matte and Smooth Affair. I will send these out for you today so you can expect them in one to three business days. Please let me know if you have any other questions.


Cheers to you & your skin!
Katie


Katie Shook, Personal Shopper
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 I was sent a list of 10 (TEN) "Elite Retail Locations"

I'm only showing the last of the 10 "Elite Retail Locations"

 

10. xxxx xxxx xxxxxx &  Design & Spa

xxx xxxxxx Ct
xxxxx, xx, xxxxx
16.8 miles away | T: xxx-xxx-xxxx | Directions

 

 

EvangelineDamon

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

That's unfortunate.

I was thinking about messaging them today in regards of receiving some samples.

I thought they were much more accommodating than that. 

How many samples did you ask for this time?

beauty4ashes

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

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I mentioned my skincare concerns, menopausal skin changes. I asked for suggestion samples. Maybe they only had those two samples for my skincare concerns. Who knows. That's why I asked for example letters/requests that got positive responses.

 

I did mention that I originally began purchasing JI products for over a decade before JI was available at med-spa's, then online (named my dermatologist practice/address). I didn't say I was still seeing the same dermatology practice from the 1990's.

 

The first ELITE RETAILER that was listed is my own dermatologist's office!

 

I think as I read posts, it depends on who gets your request.

EvangelineDamon

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

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Will you try again later but with more specific sample requests?

I think I'll still get in contact with them tomorrow, and just hope for the best.

What have you gotten from them in the past?

beauty4ashes

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

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I've never asked for a sample from JI or anyone.

I did it just as a test since I saw this thread.

I'm always referring customers to JI.

Please post about your experience.

 

 

jenfromnyc

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Emailed a bunch of companies yesterday.

 

So far, yes from:

Paula's Choice

La Prairie

REN

Caldrea

 

No from:

First Aid Beauty

 

Will let you know when I hear from others :-)

jenfromnyc

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Add Dr. Hauschka to the list of yeses :-)

 

So far, yes from: 

Paula's Choice
La Prairie
REN
Caldrea

Dr. Hauschka

 

No From: 

First Aid Beauty

 

Still waiting to hear from Murad & Eve Lom. I also did the Mario Badescu survey but still no email from them to click to send my samples. 

jenfromnyc

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Murad agreed! I actually really liked what they did - they sent a nice questionnaire for me to fill out with skin concerns, skin type, etc. I like that they will choose products that make sense for me based on the questionnaire. 

jenfromnyc

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

Updated List:

So far, yes from:
Paula's Choice
La Prairie
REN
Caldrea
Dr. Hauschka

ReVive

EveLom

Murad

 

No From:
First Aid Beauty

 

Still waiting to hear from a few others. Hoping I like some of these so I can return the favor with a purchase!

jenfromnyc

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

Updated List:
So far, yes from:
Paula's Choice (received samples)
La Prairie (received samples)
REN (received samples)
Caldrea
Dr. Hauschka (received samples)
ReVive
EveLom
Murad (received samples)

Mario Bedescu

skyn ICELAND

Crabtree & Evelyn

 

No From:
First Aid Beauty

The Aloe Source

Oscar Blondi

 

No response from:

Supergoop!

Derma Doctor

 

(I'm sad to not get a response. I really feel it's not very good customer service to not reply at all - especially since I have in fact purchased a lot of products from these brands)

 

jenfromnyc

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

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Updated List:
So far, yes from:
Paula's Choice (received samples)
La Prairie (received samples)
REN (received samples)
Caldrea
Dr. Hauschka (received samples)
ReVive
EveLom
Murad (received samples)
Mario Bedescu
skyn ICELAND
Crabtree & Evelyn

Dr. Bronner's Magic

MALIN+GOETZ

 

No From:
First Aid Beauty
The Aloe Source
Oscar Blondi

 

No response from:
Supergoop!
Derma Doctor

EvangelineDamon

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

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Thank you for updating your list.

I'm making my rounds as well.

Can I ask, how many samples (and what) did you receive from Paula's Choice?

I am still debating whether or not to message them.

Also, did Murad say to only pick three of their products for samples and they'll see if they were available.

Every company I have been in contact with has been really nice, however, I've only tried six (well, 7 companies, 6 replies.)

jenfromnyc

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

Paula's choice sent me two samples each of two products. I specifically asked them about 3 products when I reached out to them and they told me they were out of one of the samples I asked for. I think it's worth reaching out to them if you're interested in trying their products. I love their Light Antioxidant Serum so I was interested in adding a few products to my routine which already includes them. 

 

Murad wouldn't send me any samples based on a product I requested. They only sent samples based on what they thought would be good for me based on the survey they sent. I wasn't too happy with was they ended up sending as it wasnt really stuff i would use or needed (and not even sure how they got to some of them based on my survey). Also they only sent one very small foil sample of each product so it's not really enough for me to try (considering the foils are so small that there isnt even enough product in them for me to cover my face). 

 

I can appreciate the samples that I have received from all the other brands so far though because they have been larger (or if they were foils, they sent more than one so I can actually try the products). 

 

I wish Supergoop would reply - I'm really wanting to try their eye cream - and I will most definitely buy it if it works for me.

jenfromnyc

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

Updated List:
So far, yes from:
Paula's Choice (received samples)
La Prairie (received samples)
REN (received samples)
Caldrea
Dr. Hauschka (received samples)
ReVive (received samples)
EveLom
Murad (received samples)
Mario Bedescu
skyn ICELAND
Crabtree & Evelyn
Dr. Bronner's Magic
MALIN+GOETZ
Napoleon Perdis
Hempz Haircare
Evologie
DermaE
Sisley

 

No From:
First Aid Beauty
The Aloe Source
Oscar Blondi
Living Proof
H2o+
100% Pure

 

No response from:
Supergoop!
Derma Doctor
L'Occitane
Nazelie
Ole Henriksen

Heatoyos1

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My favorite samples were from Murad and Ren. Both provided radiance boosting samples. Ren gave me two deluxe micro polish cleansers, two deluxe lactic renewal masks and two foil samples of AHA concentrate. I am planning on purchasing. 

 

Dr. Hauschka provided a nice deluxe sample of cleansing cream and foils of a mask, day cream and eye cream. 

 

My Mario Badescu samples broke me out. I'm giving them to my mom. 

FireSpinner

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La Mer is one big liar. I emailed them about trying out their product and this is an email i got back from them.

 

"Thank you for taking the time to email us at La Mer Online. We appreciate your interest in La Mer and understand your reluctance to invest in them without trying them first. Regrettably, samples are not available from La Mer Online for general distribution upon request.

 

Since you are unable to visit a retail location, please be assured that it is our policy to accept returns or exchanges. If for any reason you are not satisfied with a product purchased Online, simply return the unused portion to us for exchange or refund. 

 

If you need any assistance in selecting the products that are right for you, please click on the link below and an Online Expert will be happy to assist you with a personalized recommendation.

 

We hope you will continue to visit us at La Mer Online. If we can be of further assistance, please let us know. If you would like to speak with one of our representatives at any time, please call 1.866.850.9400."

 

Judging by this thread, they are lying big time... I'm not thrilled :smileyfrustrated:

TrysBeautyItems

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They wont send if emailed. We all registered on their website, with our addresses, and waited a month+ and received the 2-piece sample in the mail without prior notification.

Shanney54

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

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I don't think anyone has mentioned them, but if you contact Marula they will send a sample of their marula oil. sent for samples from Mario Badescu months ago and still haven't received them! :smileysad: I'm still really happy with all od the samples I have received! I contacted Becca and while they weren't able to send me samples I sent them a picture of me and one of the ladies gave me a few recommendations. They're not in the picture but I also received some from L'Occitane and Living Proof.

quotidianus

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

Diane15, annec322, MlleCC: me too! They must process all samples at a given time.  I'm super excited to try it.  Curious to see what all the hype is about.

jenjendoitagain

Re: What companies have you gotten samples from?

LOL I was just coming onto share that I finally got my LaMer too! hehe I guess you're right about the processing them all! :smileyhappy: Haven't tried them out yet, but I will soon.

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