The best things in life are free! And you may be surprised but beauty boutiques and counters provide freebies even if you’re not walking away with any purchases. These well-kept secrets are now revealed in this post. Psst, come closer!
Free samples at Kiehl’s
I can still remember my first visit at Kiehl’s. I was browsing around, looking for an eye cream, when a friendly beauty advisor came over to help me out. We had a chat about my concerns and instead of pushing me to purchase a product right away, she went to the counter, where there are many small pharmaceutical drawers behind it, and gave me a generous sample of the Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate. She also asked me if I’d like to try other products from Kiehl’s and gave me a few more sachets.
The sachets are generally more generous than most other samples that other brands give out – they typically can lasts for around three days to a week (in the case of an eye cream), giving me sufficient time to discern if I like the product enough to purchase it. Sure enough, I returned to buy the eye cream, and also a toner. All thanks to Kiehl’s Try Before You Buy culture!
Now, you can visit Kiehl’s and get a skin analysis done, and they will give you five samples to try out immediately.
Hand massage at Jo Malone
It can sometimes be intimidating to enter Jo Malone because of its elegant and bespoke ambience. But hey, the Jo Malone stylists are really friendly, and you should really enter and explore the boutique the next time you’re at Takashimaya or Tangs Orchard. I brought my friend, Ling, into the Takashimaya boutique once and she is now a Jo Malone fan.
Whether you decide to make a purchase that day or not, feel free to ask the Jo Malone stylist for a free hand massage. At the massage, they will pamper your hands with a body cream of your choice, topped with one or more colognes to show off the versatility of their fragrances. Jo Malone’s colognes are designed for layering, so you can pick and choose the concoction that you like and have the stylist wear them on you. I promise you will walk out of the boutique smelling like a million buck.
Skin analysis at SK-II
All SK-II counters are equipped with a state-of-the-art skin analysis device called Magic Ring, that measures your skin’s quality based on five dimensions: radiance, spot control, wrinkle resilience, texture and firmness. Through the device, you can also compare your skin’s quality against the average standard among women your age. Your skin’s age is also generated so you know where you stand and how hard you have to work in the skincare department. The beauty advisor will then recommend products based on your skin’s concerns after that.
Mini facial at Origins
The next time you walk by an Origins counter, ask for a mini facial. This is a complimentary service that the eco-friendly brand extend to all guests, even if you didn’t buy anything. According to your skin’s needs, the beauty advisor will pick products that are suitable for you. Enjoy a scrub, mask, followed by a complete skincare regime, complemented with a facial massage. I wrote about Origins mini facial experience quite a while back – I believe the service is still as great.
1-minute facial at Biotherm Homme
Men, you’re included too! Biotherm Homme offers 1-minute facials using the Clarisonic cleansing device so your skin can feel matte and clean. Take the chance to try out the high-tech equipment, as well as Biotherm Homme’s grooming regime. Similarly, there’s no obligation to make any purchases. Simply park yourself there and get a free polishing! Recently, we invited a group of friends of Daily Vanity to Biotherm Homme for a pampering party. Find out what the guys did.