Pros and Cons of Mini Samples

Let’s talk ✨MINI SAMPLES – Can we really decipher anything more than whether we like the texture or not?⁠⠀
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I feel I have mixed relationships with minis. Sometimes they can be a perfect gauge for whether a product will work out for your skin and other times you wish you had more to figure this out.⁠⠀

✅PROS⁠⠀
Great way to explore new brands or products before committing to large products plus it takes the anxiety out of visiting any beauty store and realising you want it all.⁠⠀
Great way to determine whether a texture works well for you.⁠⠀
Great way to gauge initial skin reactions.⁠⠀
Travel Friendly.⁠⠀
Less costly versus the usual size.⁠⠀

⛔️CONS⁠⠀
Usually, most active skincare ingredients can take 2-6 weeks and in some cases several months to show truly visible results with some ingredients even longer. Results on Peptides or Pigmentation can take a minimum of 2-3months use. ⁠⠀
Less economical and sustainability friendly. ⁠⠀
❤️ @pcaskin_uk kept my skin looking great over my Ski trip in Andorra last winter (oh and that feels like a million years ago)…⁠⠀
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AM⁠⠀
1️⃣Gentle Cream Cleanser @MVorganics incredibly soothing and comforting wish they did an essential oil-free version of this too. ⁠⠀
2️⃣PCA C&E strength 20% LAA: I am not used to using a high strength LAA Vitamin C in a creamy silicone texture before but this definitely had a better texture and slip than the Deciem 30% in silicone suspensions. So it does better on the skin pre-makeup application and doesn’ sting as much as other liquid high % LAA.⁠⠀
3️⃣ PCA Rebalance moisture cream- A nice light cream⁠⠀
4️⃣ PCA Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF30- ooooh this is a goodie. Easy to apply, beautiful texture, blends effortlessly to leave the skin slightly dewy but not overly shiny. A definite recommend. ⁠⠀
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PM⁠⠀
1️⃣Gentle Cream Cleanser @MVorganics ⁠⠀
2️⃣Waso Gentle scrub exfoliant ⁠⠀
3️⃣PCA Rejuvenating Serum (peptide serum)- Great texture yet too small a sample to form a true opinion. ⁠ 4️⃣ PCA Retinol- No irritation, great light texture worked well as a pretreatment layer underneath Masque Vernix. ⁠⠀
5️⃣Biologique Recherche- Creme Masque Vernix. Heavy, creamy, extremely nourishing

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