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:

annec322

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A big thank you to all the generous companies! A company showing interest in my needs and sharing samples definitely increases my likelihood of shopping with them. It's good to know a product works for you before the investment.  Especially for us ladies with skin sensitivities.

 

-Jane Iredale: 4 deluxe sample foundation powders (2 pressed, 2 loose) & bb cream packet
-Murad: 4 deluxe skincare samples & coupon for $10 off $40
-Paula's Choice: 1 deluxe sample, 17 skincare packets, & guide
-Vbeauté: 4 deluxe skincare samples

-Ole Henriksen: 5 skincare packets

-Naturopathica: 3 skincare packets & a handwritten note

-Dr Brandt Skincare: 6 bb cream packets & 2 eye cream packets

-Juice Beauty: 5 skincare packets

-L'Occitane: 8 skincare, body, & hair packets

-Dr Hauschka: 2 deluxe skincare samples & 1 packet

-Clarins: 4 deluxe skincare samples (found response in junk folder)

-Living Proof: 6 large haircare packets (agreed only after I pressed them, explaining my local Sephora didn't carry their "restore" line)
-Boscia: 7 skincare packets ($2.50 shipping charge)

-Mario Badescu: 6 deluxe samples and 1 packet

-Koh Gen Do: 5 skincare packets

-Eve Lom: 9 skincare packets

-DermaE: 3 skincare packets & coupon for $5 off first order

NO: Hourglass Cosmetics, First Aid Beauty, Josie Maran (but very pleasant customer service), Tarte (firm), Per-fekt, Dior

 

Pictures are posted in the order listed above.  Good luck everyone!

 

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jen81

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image.jpgWhat I received so far.

jen81

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image.jpgSome more products I received

nikki

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What a nice haul!

 

I'm so tempted to email everyone for samples, but I have full sized products I  haven't even used, so maybe later in the year :smileyvery-happy:

ivyxox

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For Canadian fellows, here are a list of companies I got "yes" from :

 

Illamasqua (I'm not sure they sent me the samples because I ordered from them earlier. Anyways, they said they don't usually send out samples, but the girl who assisted me said she's happy to send me some. It only took 2 days for the samples to get to Canada from UK! There's also a lovely hand-written note in it. Such a great customer service experience )

 

Jane Iredale (received)

L'occitane (Yes)

Ren (Yes)

Red flower (Yes)

Tata Harper (Yes! $5 shipping for US, $10 for Canada and they only provide you with 3 foil packets, so I'm not sure if it's worth it)

 

FYI,it seems like all the companies owned by L'oreal are using the same customer service team. I emailed Shu Uemura, they just copied a script without even changing  "consumer" to my name. So no for all of them :smileysad: 

That's all I have for now, I will update the list later when I hear from more companies.

Nicrohr

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Has anyone tried Kevyn Aucoin to ask for samples?  I want to try their primer but am allergic to most primers :smileysad:... then again, the full size is so teenie. hehe

jenjendoitagain

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I love going to the mailbox and seeing stuff other than bills!!!

 

So, in my happiness I will share another sample I got from Murad!  What I love even most about this "Sample" box is that they sent me a full sized product as well!! I got the Essential C Cleanser 4.5oz, 2 Tzone Pore Refining Serum samples, and one essential C Moisture SPF30 Sample :smileyhappy: They also sent me a $10off Coupon for a future Murad purchase on their website. Thank you, Murad!

 

 

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I will soon post a list of all the other companies who said yes and pics to come of what I receive from them as well :smileyhappy:

 

Also--Firm No's for me were Perfekt.  So far they are the only ones whom replied back with a nasty no, and I emailed a lot of companies.

Urbie

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I just got a big box from Murad too!  Same huge bottle of face wash, I was so surprised!  I went on the website to see if it was full sized, and it is actually about 2/3 the size of the full size, so I guess that is just how generous the samples are!!  I've actually tried this cleanser before and it is not as good for me as my Korres, so it may make its way into a travelling box in the near future.  But I was thrilled with the 3 other samples they sent me- GREAT customer service from Murad!!  Will definitely be purchasing from them in the future!

court159

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Its so awesome that you got those! I've been wanting to try out the soothing gel. Just wondering, how did you ask for samples? 

jenjendoitagain

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I just explain to them that I was recommended their product, but would like to try before purchase. I explain my skin type/problems and ask if they could send samples of products they believe would help my issues. They kindly said yes, and i received the Murad stuff within two days!

 

With all the companies I email, I kind of do the same thing. Say I was recommended, kindly ask for samples, explain my skin type, or hair type (if it's shampoos or whatnot), and what I am looking to achieve from products. I also include my address so they can ship samples. Some companies wont email me back, but I have received things from so it's always a good thing to include shipping address in same email. :smileyhappy:

court159

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Okay, thank you so much!

jenjendoitagain

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Your very welcome! :smileyhappy:

Alygal90

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Oh my goodness!! That's awesome!!! They told me no :smileysad:

jojobe

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I think if you email them with your specific concerns, they may send you samples of the things you want to try. Tell them you tried a different part of their line but are looking at____ Products. This may help instead of just saying, hey I am interested in your products would you send me a sample??

 

Nicrohr

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That being said, I think this is great advice. :smileyvery-happy:

Alygal90

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I emailed them and tried to be more specific. They sent me THREE little pumps of the Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum -  a product I have been wanting to try.

 

Funny thing is, I just got a flyer in the mail from my SiJCP saying they had a 100 point perk of the same product. Same size and everything. Glad I didn't waste my points!

sephoramusthave

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I got a no from La Mer, a no from hourglass, and a maybe from KGD ( they want something in return so I don't know if I want to reply to them)

 

Companies that got back to me and told me YES

 

Mario badescu

dr hauschka

ren

l'occitane

 

I haven't received anything in the mail as of yet.

Nicrohr

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That's what I did - brief but very specific, told them a few Murad products I've been using for years and why I love those -- and then two I wanted to try.  And also that they aren't available in store by me (they aren't).

 

They told me no anyway, it's so random.

jenjendoitagain

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Ahh :smileysad: I'm sorry.

Nicrohr

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Holy cr*p, Murad told me they do not send out samples. what a load of... lol.  Excited for you though, glad someone got something :smileyhappy:.

1cros3nail4givn

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They told me they rotate samples so for certain things they have samples and for others they don't. And it always changes.

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