Lately I've been trying to actively use the samples I've been getting in my sample boxes because I've been finding that I'll be so excited when I get them, but then I continue using my current products and put off using the new stuff. This means that I end up with a giant box of unused samples that I go through monthly when I feel like having a mini Christmas celebration.
So, for the last week I've incorporated two Caudalie products into my daily skincare routine - the Vinoperfect Enzymatic Peel Mask and Premier Cru Cream. Caudalie has always been one of those fancy skincare brands that I find much too expensive to purchase, so seeing them in Glymm boxes was quite a treat even if the samples were quite small. I mean, I think my skin deserves the best, but my wallet doesn't always agree!
I received the Vinoperfect sample in my December Glymm Box and the first thing I was expecting from the mask was that I would experience a tingling because of the word "enzymatic", but this was not the case. The instructions say to leave the mask on for 10 minutes so I thought the tingling would come later, but things were pretty uneventful as I sat there waiting for something to happen. I guess the action is happening on a level that is virtually undetectable! I did like the smell of the mask as it was very refreshing, but other than that, I don't think I'll be running out to buy the full size product ($40) since I didn't find it particularly different from any other mask I've tried.
The Premier Cru face cream was a sample from my very first Glymm box in October and although it was a tiny sample (2mL), it did last me twice a day for three days so I was able to see what it did for my skin. At $150 for the full price, I was really hoping for outstanding results! The first thing I loved about this, was the scent. Kind of sweet, but not in an overpowering way. The cream in itself is quite thick and little really went a much longer way than I thought it would! I actually really liked the face cream. A lot. I'm almost sad to say it because it's so so damn expensive...my skin felt hydrated, smooth and had a more even tone to it. I was VERY surprised. My skin visibly looked brighter and more vibrant soon after application and if it wasn't so pricey, I think I would actually use this on a regular basis. Sigh...oh well I'm glad I got the chance to try this brand and maybe one day I'll treat myself to the full size...