Raise your hand if you have a giant stash of skincare samples.
I certainly do. I have a drawer that is full of fun-sized products. I don’t touch them unless I’m traveling, lacking a key step in my routine, or it’s an item I’m just dying to try.
The samples I’ll be reviewing here mostly fall into that third category of dying to try. Drunk Elephant and belif are brands I had seen praised all over the IG skincare community, but had not used myself. (As for Ole Henriksen, I’ve only used the Cold Plunge Pore Mask.)
Of course, I also made sure to time these trials well. I’m in need of a gel cleanser and currently seeking a new nighttime cream. That’s what samples are good for, right? They’re a chance to try a product before committing to a full-size version.
Read on to see if any of the four samples below have proven themselves worthy of becoming permanent staples in my routine.