Due to an increase of online shoppers, free very mini products have become the norm when buying stuff online. It’s a great way for consumers to try the brand’s products, whilst potentially giving the brand more sales. Hurrah for all!

As you might have guessed, I have collected a few recently and wanted to share my thoughts here at MODAN.

Glossier: Priming Moisturizer (£18)

A buildable, skin glowing moisturiser that is said to have an anti-redness complex to soothe skin whilst the oxygenating agent breathes life into stressed out skin – perfect pre-make-up.

It did feel wonderful on the skin, and all I needed was a small amount pre-using the Glossier Skin Tint (which, is awesome, by the way). It isn’t something I would use day-to-day, and instead only if I needed something extra before wearing make-up.  

CHANEL: La Mousse Face Cleanser (£36)

A cream-to-foam anti-pollution face cleanser, it includes two marine plant extracts to help combat pollution: blue micro algae to protect cells from micro-stress, and marine Salicornia extract which moisturises and strengthens the skin.

When used, it feels like a very gentle, yet effective cleanser. Both times I have used it, it has been as a double cleanse with something else. 

ELEMIS: Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (£30 – 15ml)

Okay, I’m going to let you in on a secret… this was free with Harper’s Bazaar. Woops! So not exactly a tester from an online shop, but it is a tester nonetheless. 

An award-winning anti-ageing cream, it is formulated with marine and plant actives including padina pavonica, chlorella and ginkgo biloba. It is said to be clinically proven to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles in 2 weeks.

Okay, I can’t comment on that, but it did feel hydrating once applied. The scent was subtle and it didn’t feel too heavy, either. I haven’t got much to say about this product as I’m not quite sure it is aimed at me… yet!

CHANEL: Stretch De Chanel Mascara (£30)

With a 3D printed wand and a stretch formula that includes jojoba extracts, this mascara promises to give you lashes for days. It is said to catch, roll and lengthen them. 

And did it? Oh, yep! It isn’t a mascara that I would wear every day, but that’s because it gave my lashes a thick coating whilst lengthening them. Maybe that’s a little too much for a food shop at Sainsbury’s? 

Weleda: Almond Soothing Facial Cream (£18.75)

I have, previously, already spoken about Weleda’s Almond Soothing Facial Cream. This fragrance-free moisturising cream is perfect for those with sensitive skin. It’s a thick cream that targets dry skin, without irritating it. 

For me, it worked wonders, though after a few days I noticed a few spots forming. It could be down to the heaviness of the cream for me, or it was just a coincidence. 


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