This post is so much later than I intended it to be! I meant to post last Friday when I finished playing with my new products, but my schedule got the better of me. Better late than never, right?
This month’s Sample Society box was pretty good! It contained 4 skincare items and one bonus accessory (which was, coincidentally, my absolute favorite item in the box).
Summary of contents:
BioBliss Lock It In Serum for Face and Eyes
Deepa Gurnani Scroll Clip in Gunmetal Grey
MD SolarSciences Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
Arcona Cranberry Toner
This month, I’m reviewing my Sample Society box in order of favorites:
Deepa Gurnani Scroll Clip: Omg. Obsessed. This clip is gorgeous, unique, and in my favorite color palette. The beading actually perfectly matched a navy dress I have, and I really wish I’d insta-d a photo so I could post it here for you to see. From a functionality standpoint, the hardware on this pretty little hairpiece was also a big win: it held my thick hair exactly where I wanted it to on the first try. I stayed out later than I should have and when I got home, my hair was still perfectly pinned. I’ll be investing in more from Deepa Gurnani this fall!
Arcona Cranberry Toner: This. Smells. So. Good. Toners and facial mists have been my latest beauty obsession, so I was really excited to try out another toner in my sample society box this month. I also loved that I’d never heard of Arcona, which meant I got to research the brand! They’re a LA/Hollywood company that doesn’t use any icky ingredients in their products – which is incredibly important to me. I don’t put crap in my body so I definitely don’t want it on my skin. This toner not only smelled fantastic, but also absorbed quickly into my skin and left me with a very matte finish. I think it actually helped my moisturizer penetrate my skin too, because my moisturizer sunk in more quickly than it ever has before (a big plus since sometimes I think my pillow is getting more moisturized than my face).
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser: Suki is another fantastic all-natural line, and I just learned that in addition to their skincare line, they also make cosmetics. I’ve tried this product before, and I was so happy to get another sample. The sugar gently exfoliates while the lemongrass oils provide a serious kick of happiness and sunshine (and moisture). My skin felt clean, soft, and supple after I rinsed off the foamy lather. I primarily use a Clarisonic brush for exfoliation, but I love to have a high quality exfoliate on-hand for overnight trips. I highly recommend this to everyone, but especially sensitive skin types. It’s SO gentle.
MD SolarSciences Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer: I wanted to love this moisturizer, but I just didn’t. It went on very easily (a pea-sized dollop covered my face and neck), was very lightweight, and boasts a lot of positive changes, such as fine-line reduction, boosting skin’s radiance, and sun protection. Unfortunately, the formula just didn’t play nice with my daily foundation – it left a pretty tacky finish and prevented my CC cream from ever really sinking into my skin. This moisturizer also carries a pretty hefty price tag. Because I get a lot of the same benefits from my BB/CC creams and my nightly moisturizer, I wouldn’t invest in this. But, if you’re blessed with skin that makes you feel beautiful while totally bare, I could absolutely see justifying this as your daily product – especially since such a small amount goes a long way.
BioBliss Lock It In Serum: This one just didn’t do it for me. Instead of helping the absorption of my moisturizer, this serum actually kind of prevented it. I had to wash my face a second time and reapply just my moisturizer because my face felt so sticky. Upon re-reading the suggested use, I noticed that the recommendation was to use serum on top of another BioBliss product. I would have like to try both together to see the intended results.
So there you have it! Not my favorite box overall, but I definitely got some awesome products this month. Do you subscribe? What did you get in your box?