Saturday, 8 February 2014

Clarins try Before You Buy.

Last week I popped to Boots in the Trafford Centre and saw that the Clarins counter was doing a 'try before you buy' promotion, so of course I needed to join in. I asked the lady about the idea behind it and she sat me down, discussed my current skin care routine and recommended products from the Clarins range to try in replacement to my current products.

I was matched with the Pure Melt Cleansing Gel, which feels amazing on your skin, is super easy to use and removed every speck of make up. The Hydra Quench Cream for Normal to Dry skin was the moisturiser suggested for me - I've actually had a sample of this before and it's a really lovely, creamy and soothing moisturiser but the price tag sort of puts me off delving into purchasing the full size. Finally, I was given a sample of the Blue Orchid Facial Treatment Oil. I already use a facial oil every night and I'd heard amazing things about this one, it's a little lighter in texture to my Balance Me one, so I think this would be more suited to those with oilier skin tones, rather than my dry/normal skin. Nevertheless this smells amazing and is a lovely product, just a little light for the hydration that I'm looking for.

I love the idea of promoting 'try before you buy', more brands should be open about offering samples because new skin care can be a very pricey commitment. I don't know about you, but I certainly don't want to be spending £20+ on a product I've never tried before.

I'm pretty sure this promotion is still running, in the Clarins counters in Boots stores only, so pop a long and bag yourself a freebie!

Katie xx


  1. This is such a good idea, I haven't seen this promotion in my local Boots store though.


  2. Oh will have to look out for this!

  3. Such a great idea - I love these little tester packages :o) Xx

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  4. I saw this yesterday and thought it was an amazing idea, it will definitely get more people buying x


  5. Try before you buy is such a great idea, esp because skincare is so personal & you are often put off from buying expensive skincare as you don't know if it will work for you.
    I am excited to hear how you got on with the products you're trying.

  6. I love the packaging on the first pic! This is a great offer, being able to check you like it before splashing out x
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  7. What a great idea! Definitely heading down there!!

  8. The melting cleanser is one of my favourites but it doesn't remove my lancome mascara! boo. I've got this little bag too! i'm excited to try them out and see if they make a difference. I'm a big clarins fan anyway so hopefully! xxo

  9. I agree more companies should do this! Thank you I am going to pop into my local Boots cuz I love Clarins skincare xxx

  10. Oh trust clarins to be so fantastic and do a try before you buy ;)

  11. This is a great idea - I'm going to pop in tomorrow and see if it's still running! xx


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