What with a saturated beauty and skin care market, it could be hard even for a true-blue beauty junkie to try everything and find out which product suits her or which item delivers what it promises – as it’s wasteful, expensive and risky.
This is what makes beauty sampling services beneficial. In essence, a beauty sampling service gives customers the power to make informed purchasing decisions by offering a variety of products – from drugstore brands to luxury labels – in small sizes and, sometimes, in full sizes that they could sample first before they actually purchase them.
In the Philippines, we have beauty and lifestyle sampling website Sample Room which, since 2012, has been offering free products to try along with real details and honest reviews about each item courtesy of its huge online community of beauty experts, beauty junkies and loyal patrons.
If it’s the first time you’ve heard about beauty sampling services or Sample Room, here are five reasons why you should try this service and try products through the website.
1. It allows you to try the products you truly want
Sample Room offers beauty and lifestyle products in deluxe-size samples, and sometimes in full-size for free. But unlike many product sampling websites, where you pay monthly fees to avail of regular deliveries of random beauty items, Sample Room allows you to specifically choose what you want to try from its well-curated mix of beauty brands and products.
The requirement is pretty simple: Pay a minimal amount of shipping and handling fee, and you can have your beauty loot delivered at your doorstep.
2. It offers a wonderful mix of products
Speaking of a well-curated mix of beauty brands and products, Sample Room currently has 390 featured products and over 115 partner brands available on the website.
3. It provides real reviews and honest ratings
Because Sample Room is committed to helping you find your match when it comes to skin care, cosmetics and other beauty and wellness domains, it takes product reviews seriously. Honest ratings and reviews from experts and members – all with varying skin types, ages and concerns – who have tried the site’s featured products, will help customers navigate through the selection available and find what could work for their skin type and answer their skin concern.
4. It uses points as currency
New members instantly get 100 points upon registration on Sample Room. These points can be used as cash to purchase sample products off the website. One hundred points could get first time users as many as three items, as points required for acquiring items range from as low as 15 points to 1,000 points, depending on the brand and the item itself. Bar soaps could be for 15 points, a sample size moisturizer could go for 50 points, a good-for-a-week sample of a luxury perfume requires 60 points, and a full-size tube of lipstick could be yours for 100 points.
5. It serves as your ticket to exclusive beauty events
Members get the chance to attend beauty events such as summer getaways, makeup sessions, spa parties, beauty blogger get-togethers, and other lifestyle activities that help in making every woman knowledgeable and empowered in every beauty aspect.
Meanwhile, those who opt to become a VIP member only need to purchase 1,000 points for P649. The VIP membership, which is renewable every two months, also serves as a ticket to exclusive events, parties and workshops. VIPs also get earlier notifications for new product uploads, as well as occasional bonus gifts from its brand partners.
Curious now? Log on to www.sampleroom.ph to know more about the service and get the products that you’ve been wanting to try.
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