What companies have you gotten samples from?

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:

PinkQ

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Thanks to this thread, I've gotten some samples of the products that I've wanted to try for a long time :smileyhappy:

This is what I got recently!

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sundaespal

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Nice! I'm a bit jealous of your haul, to be honest. Did you contact REN directly?

PinkQ

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I emailed them 2 weeks ago, and I got my samples today :smileyhappy: They're very nice and responsed to my email quickly :smileyhappy:

TrysBeautyItems

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Wow you received quick from Ren...I emailed in October, they said samples would be sent...still waiting..emailed a week ago, to the person that responded they would send...still waiting..but now it's holidays so offices may be closed...who did you email with?

PinkQ

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I just went on their website and click the "Contact us" link, and then the use the customer service email to write to them :smileyhappy:

TrysBeautyItems

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Ok that's what I did originally :smileyhappy: Then the next email came from someone's email directly.

TrysBeautyItems

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Just an FYI for samples from Dr.Hauschka

 

I emailed with my skin type info, and was told to use their online consultation tool to fine-tune what would be best for me. Then "After using the online form, let us know what your results are. It is possible we may have some samples that I can drop in the mail for you!"

monkeyr159

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For anyone that's gotten samples from Koh Gen Do, do you email their "beauty advisor" or "contact"?

ladymeag

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I emailed contact at and got a response from beautyadvisor at kohgendocosmetics dot com  I think it doesn't matter. :smileyhappy: 

Londonlover101

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@missey1973 what a wonderful idea!

Londonlover101

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I don't understand why its such a huge deal for companies/stores to give us samples, come on we aren't asking for a whole freaking bottle, we just want to try out your products that if we like we might potentially buy! they should just give us the samples and make it easy, not make a big deal out of it!

ladymeag

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I know I think a lot more highly of the high-end companies that are happy to send or provide samples for expensive products. I'm far more likely to purchase those products than I am high-end products that tell me to buy it and try it (especially without great return policies.) 

missey1973

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I requested samples from a bunch of companies a few weeks ago, and I know this may sound lame, but now that they have started to come in, I am saving them all up to open Christmas morning. It will be like a bunch of little presents for me. I don't have a large family so I do not get a lot for Christmas. Maybe 2 presents. One from my Husband and one from my cousin. This is a way for me to have fun Christmas morning and the best thing.... they were all free.

Nicrohr

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Sounds AWESOME to me! :smileyvery-happy:

PinkQ

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No, it doesn't sound lame at all. In fact, I think it's a great idea to think of those samples as your sweet little Christmas presents :smileyhappy: I should do that too :smileywink:

Carmen241986

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Does Amore Pacific do samples ?

PinkQ

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No :smileysad: I just emailed them and they replied back that they don't send out samples :smileysad: You can try. Maybe I was out of luck :smileysad:

Nicrohr

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Okay I just t sent emails (I only emailed companies that others found said yes!).

 

I included a little about me and mentioned two or three products of theirs that I wanted to try for each.

 

John Master Organics
Murad
Mario Badescu (their survey)
Derma E
Koh Gen Do
Juice Beauty
Jane Iredale
vbeauté
evelom

 

 

Still on my list:

 

Origins

Perfekt (I really like their stuff)

Paula's Choice

Ren

Hauscka

Dr. Brandt

Boscia (I will pay $2.50 shipping no prob)

Sunday Riley

Nicrohr

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Wow I am really bummed -

 

I got responses from several on my list all to say no except vBeaute and Jane Iredale (they are only sending me one sample they said, they did not have the eye gloss that I wanted though I see others got it :smileysad: ).


Murad notably said no, though they were generous with others.  So weird.

 

Also since Derma E is not available many places I thought they would say yes, but no.

 

Bummer!!!

TrysBeautyItems

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My experience with brands on your list,

 

From Paula's Choice I received 2 of their trial-kits (at no cost), when I emailed; these kits they do sell on their site.

 

Jane Iredale - received nice sized foundation samples (loose and pressed) and a mini lipstick

 

Origins - don't think I received a response, this was weeks ago. will have to try again UPDATE chatted with Origins was told no to direct samples before purchase, could get instore and they do gwps

 

Ren - said they were going to send, never received yet this was in October..

 

Murad - took twice to get a sample order placed; tracking number eventually said out for delivery, never updated, never received, but they did try to hard sell me even when I just wanted samples - that's no fun

 

Mario - received nice sized samples from the survey

 

Hopefully you have better luck :smileyhappy:

neko333

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Paula's Choice sent me samples twice. They are really generous. I emailed the first time and got two of the Hydralight Sample Kit each with 

 

Day

1 Hydralight One Step Face Cleanser sample
1 Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner sample
1 1% Beta Hydroxy Acid Lotion* sample
1 Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 30 sample
1 Hydralight Moisture-Infusing Lotion sample
Night

1 Hydralight One Step Face Cleanser sample
1 Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner sample
1 1% Beta Hydroxy Acid Lotion* sample
1 Hydralight Moisture-Infusing Lotion sample

 


A Resist C15 super booster trial size in a little dropper bottle and several packs of Resist Skin Brightening Treatment 

 

 

I was ready to buy but emailed customer service because I had a question about purchasing something. They offered me samples again. I told them I had already been sent samples once but they still sent them. This time they sent me a one ounce bottle of Clear Cleanser and a bottle of Extra Strength Exfoliant. More Hydralight and Resist Skin Brightening Treatment and a tube of Resist BHA 9. I'm happy but sad at the same time because I keep finding stuff I like. I'm going to end up making a lot of purchases from them. This is the first time I've seen such great results with over the counter products. I definitely think they are worth a try.

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