26.5.15

Mini Reviews: Sample Stash - PHB Ethical Beauty, Andalou Naturals, Bath Spa Skincare, John Masters Organics

Reviews Samples Natural & Organic skincare Andalou Naturals, PHB Ethical Beauty, 100% Pure, John Masters
You spend a Sunday tidying up and realise you have accumulated a bigger stash of samples than you expected. In the last few weeks I decided to tackle the pile and get testing. I can’t give you a lengthy review but I can provide first impressions and let you know if I would part with my cash on the full size.

Natracare Cleansing make up removal wipe – Makeup wipes are not something I buy for myself but I have sampled a few over the years. I found Natracare to be pretty average in terms of texture and performance. I'd suggest they may be worth a try if you like this type of product and want a "greener" alternative.

Amala Jasmine Hydrating cream cleanser – this didn't win me over I've tried a million identical cleansers and for the high end price tag I am not sure it is worth it.

100% Pure kelp & mint volumizing shampoo & super fruits reparative cream – I have mixed feelings about this brand because they incorporate Japanese Honeysuckle in their products. I liked the cream but the shampoo did nothing for me.

John Masters Organics rose & apricot antioxidant day crème – a pleasure to use but sadly the scent wasn't quite right, perhaps my sample was old or maybe I was having an off day. 

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Beautiful Day Cream & Heavenly Night Cream –I really enjoyed both these creams and they felt nice on my skin. As someone who dislikes rose scents I actually didn't mind these. I have considered buying full sizes.

PHB Ethical Beauty Anti Ageing Moisturiser & Serum – these were winners for me, I liked how they left my skin feeling nice and silky soft. I was totally won over by the scent because Monoi de Tahiti is a tropical delight which I can’t resist. I have considered buying full sizes.

PHB Ethical Beauty Gentle Moisturiser – another great cream and ideal for those who need a scent free product. I have considered buying full size.

Bath Spa Skincare Hydrating Cleanser – I enjoyed using this and cream cleansers are not my daily go to. The only minor downside was the scent just didn't sit well with me.



Disclaimer - these samples were provided either direct from brands, event goodie bags or GWP from orders I have placed.

7 comments:

  1. I love samples, I have so many and need to work my way through them. I love your honesty in your reviews 👏 I didn't really like natracare. I don't use makeup remover wipes much but my fav is by Wotnot

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    1. I just spent a week or two using nothing but samples was fun but can't do it long term skin gets a bit upset with me :D

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  2. Wow you've gotten through loads! All my samples from Nat Products Show are still in the bag...oops! Have started using the serum & moisturiser though from Bath Spa. Going to try some tonight now you've reminded me!

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    1. It's quite easy to get through them if you use nothing else for a week :D

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  3. The Andalou Naturals products sound lovely. Must check them out.

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    1. I have been pleasantly surprised, just not the easiest to get hold over in UK, but I did pick ups some pieces in Wholefoods if you ever make a trip to London :)

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  4. I love hoarding samples - I'm surprised that you didn't like the John Masters moisturiser - I'm really getting into their skincare, especially their eye cream. xx

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