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Old 09-05-2019, 11:43 AM
 
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well that stinks then. I have free samples that have gone bad and will just be wasted now.
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:26 PM
 
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No.

It's a sales maneuver to get you to come back and get the product in a bottle designed to make you believe it's sealed from contaminates.

Go ask a chemist if the composition of the molecules change by storing them in plastic..glass ..etc.
Most things don't break down THAT quickly.

I keep my lotions in different casings..hasnt changed its quality..
Will say that sunlight and heat though play a bigger factor..
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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How to Properly Store Your Vitamin C Serum





Nope. They were trying to be helpful.
Yes, this is probably why

Not everything is a sales tactic like people think, especially in retail sales.

Why not just use it as they suggest? I guess I don't get why you would wait more than a few days anyway.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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If you get two samples in one day yeah itís definitely easy to have life get in the way and not run home to immediately use them. I have a full time job and a 3 yr old and a 5 yr old so my skin sure as heck isnít first on the list. But thanks! I am still going to ask for samples though. No way am I paying for what these things cost full price without trying first. And Iím still skeptical that they go bad after a day or two.
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Old Yesterday, 01:25 PM
 
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If you get two samples in one day yeah itís definitely easy to have life get in the way and not run home to immediately use them. I have a full time job and a 3 yr old and a 5 yr old so my skin sure as heck isnít first on the list. But thanks! I am still going to ask for samples though. No way am I paying for what these things cost full price without trying first. And Iím still skeptical that they go bad after a day or two.
Did you get the chance to try your samples?
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Old Yesterday, 03:45 PM
 
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I did. I’ve actually been researching this as well. I’ve read articles that say the product will still be fine if it’s in a jar or the cover is left off for an extended period of time. One article even discusses a woman’s plight with leaving her jar of La Mer cream uncovered accidentally over night and assumed the $300 purchase was ruined. Her chemist friend told her no it wasn’t.

Today I went to Sephora and got another sample of a product. The person said, I’d try to use it tonight or it could go bad. It was a drunk elephant product. Not the vitamin C but interestingly enough there was a sign next to the drunk elephant vitamin c product that said to use it right away and not store it.

There seems to be conflicting opinions on this. I’d certainly not keep an expensive product shelved for months without using it. But yes people can accumulate a lot of products and you can’t use everything right away or all at once. So it does create a bit of a dilemma.
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Old Today, 10:21 AM
 
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I did. Iíve actually been researching this as well. Iíve read articles that say the product will still be fine if itís in a jar or the cover is left off for an extended period of time. One article even discusses a womanís plight with leaving her jar of La Mer cream uncovered accidentally over night and assumed the $300 purchase was ruined. Her chemist friend told her no it wasnít.

Today I went to Sephora and got another sample of a product. The person said, Iíd try to use it tonight or it could go bad. It was a drunk elephant product. Not the vitamin C but interestingly enough there was a sign next to the drunk elephant vitamin c product that said to use it right away and not store it.

There seems to be conflicting opinions on this. Iíd certainly not keep an expensive product shelved for months without using it. But yes people can accumulate a lot of products and you canít use everything right away or all at once. So it does create a bit of a dilemma.
BUT....what did you think of the samples?
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Old Today, 12:08 PM
 
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I liked them. They felt nice, smelled nice but can’t say I saw much of an effect on my skin after using them two or three times. I really wish more brands would do a trial size that would allow you to do 3 weeks. I’m simply not paying $80 to $100 for a smal bottle of something that may or may not give results.

I’ve discovered the ordinary recently which is very affordable. I have no problem paying $7.80 for a serum or oil to give it a full try. Kudos to the ordinary.
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Old Today, 12:25 PM
 
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When it comes to skincare products, samples are only really good for seeing if you have any sensitivities/reactions to the product. It usually takes more than 2-3 uses to see results.

Some products to have trial sizes (or travel sizes) that make it easier to try out products for a longer period. Drunk Elephant, for example has some of their products in a trial size bundle.
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Old Today, 07:16 PM
 
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I think I did see the drunk elephant trial bag. $90 for the bag.

It’s just hard because even a very reputable brand might not work for someone but work great for someone else. A brand like Sunday Riley for example - it would be great if they did a trial size of good genes for like $50. But the reason they probably don’t is because most people would do the $50 one and not the $105 one ��*♀️
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