You show us a person who says they don’t love beauty and health samples, and we’ll show you a liar. Everyone loves that pint-sized skincare. Now, you can get more of it, thanks to a new perk available to Amazon Prime members.
The new rollout by Amazon means you can test out not just cosmetics and skincare, but also supplements, and even healthy snacks and bars before you commit to buying a full-size tube. Just like you might test out a new foundation in-store before investing. The feature is called Prime Samples and allows users to receive travel-sized versions of some of the best beauty and health products that are available to buy on the internet. Unfortunately, they’re not exactly free unless you go on to buy the full-size product or something else from Amazon. That’s because all of the samples cost either $2 and $4 and after you order Amazon applies a type of credit refund towards your account that can be used on other orders made in the next 18- days; like when if you decide to go ahead and order the full-size tube after trying the tester. Amazing, right?
Even more incredible is the fact this initiative actually launched in late 2017, which really just means you have months of sample shopping to catch up on. Right now you can try out the buzziest health food snack, RXBAR Whole Food Protein Bars, as well as different types of protein powders, and cult-hit skincare like Skyn Iceland’s firming face gels, Vichy’s fan-favorite Micellar Cleansing Water (perfect for taking off makeup without drying skin), plus some best-selling La Roche-Posay products in convenient, travel-friendly sizes.
If you can’t decide which samples to add-to-cart, don’t worry: You can just shop them all—although Prime only lets you try each sample once. Credit cards at the ready.