So it’s time for this months samples post, if you haven’t yet read Octobers you can backtrack here! This months is a mixture of body and facial care, enjoy!
The Hero Project Hyasoft Instant Moisture Boost // £19 for 30ml
This product is vegan and cruelty-free and despite the website calling it a moisturiser, it seems like it’s designed to be used as more of a serum as the instructions tell you to put it on before your usual daily moisturiser. It contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 which are fab ingredients for people with tired and dry skin as they lock in moisture and help to plump it up again.
This is definitely more of a gel texture than anything else and it is water based so I found it to be quite thin, it did take around a minute to dry in on application but in all honesty the only difference I could feel on my skin after using was a strange tightening sensation which I’m not sure is a good or bad thing. I didn’t feel like this product really did anything for my skin unfortunately so I wouldn’t recommend it.
Collagen Lip Mask // 99p each
This mask isn’t branded as far as I know (which you usually should be super cautious about just incase) but I did a review a couple of months back on the matching under eye masks to this that you can read about here and was pleasantly surprised so I was looking forward to trying this one out too. You can find them on places like eBay and Amazon for pretty damn cheap! I don’t have a lot of information on them as I can’t find any unfortunately…
I got a bit confused with this as it just kind of slipped off my face no matter which way round I put it on, I managed to hold it on for around 5 minutes but it got kind of annoying doing so. To be fair it did make the skin around my lips feel slightly more moisturised and soft but I can’t say it did anything for my actual lips which is a bit of a disappointment as I really could use it this time of year! For 99p I’d probably recommend it if you’re looking for a moisture boost around the mouth.
Skin Yoga Coffee Body Scrub // £32 for 200g
This one is also vegan and 100% natural with the ingredients simply being ground coffee, coconut oil and sesame oil. This is an interesting scrub as it claims to enhance the burning of fat and remove liquid from the skin which helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite! Kind of like what a dry body brush does I suppose, unfortunately on the website it says it takes 1-2 weeks of use to show any signs of this but hopefully I can get a gist of how useful it’ll be with this little sachet!
I was surprised on opening as I thought the particles would be a lot bigger but it was quite powdery and clumpy, the smell had an essence of spice to it alongside the coffee undertones, sort of curry-like which I also thought was unusual and possibly slightly unpleasant for a body care product. The abrasive-ness of the scrub was nice, not too harsh but not useless either but I’m not sure if it’d be abrasive enough to do the things it claims to. It did leave my skin feeling lovely and soft afterwards though and luckily the smell didn’t linger either. I don’t think I’d recommend this for what it’s priced at if I’m honest but if it was a little cheaper I’d definitely consider it!
So not too successful this month with the samples sadly, have you tried out any new products recently which have disappointed you?