Let’s admit it - modern life is stressful. So, the need for self-care matters more now than ever before. Besides meditation, one of the easiest things you can include in your self-care routine is skincare. However, the best skincare products may be expensive, and spending hard-earned dollars on products that may (or may not) affect your skin can be risky. Here are some of the ways you can find free skincare products that are right for you:
Favorite brand websites
Visit your favorite brand’s website and check if they have any current promotions and special offers that include free skincare samples. To get free samples, they might require you to subscribe to their newsletter, join their rewards program, or apply to their testing panel. Oftentimes, it is as simple as buying products from a particular brand and getting free samples with your purchase, if you’re a loyal brand customer. Some of the major beauty brand websites that offer free skincare samples include Olay, L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Kiehl’s, Argan Essence, Glow Recipe, and CeraVe.
Many beauty chains offer free samples, but you have to buy products from them. If there is a favorite beauty chain from where you purchase all your beauty supplies, you might as well collect some free skincare samples too. Some of the beauty chains that offer free samples are Nordstrom, Sephora, CVS, Ulta, L’OCCITANE, and e.l.f. Cosmetics.
Become a member of a review community and enjoy free samples. All you have to do is write reviews or answer their survey questions. Although shipping may take longer than a month, you can select multiple samples and get them delivered at once. Join any of these review communities to get free skincare samples: Influenster, Smiley360, Ripple Street, The Insiders, Home Tester Club, DigiTry, BzzAgent, or Vocalpoint.
Product testing panel
Most beauty magazines put together product testing panels to try new products for free and get honest feedback from testers. Some of the product testing panels you can apply for include Vogue Insiders, ELLE Inner Circle, Good Housekeeping Reader Panel, Marie Claire Velvet Rope Club, and InboxDollars. These sites send you free stuff in the mail and some of them also pay you for your insights.
These days, brands host giveaways on their social media accounts. You can engage with your favorite brands online via their social media accounts or websites, and introduce yourself as a huge fan and tell them which of their products you like the most. Then, tell them about your interest in other products and inquire if they have any samples that you can try. Share a personal story of how their products have been helpful to you. This will increase your chances of getting freebies. When you do receive free samples from the brand, make sure to share your experience on your social media accounts, as this may help you get more samples in the future.
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