You may be surprised but beauty boutiques and counters are more generous than you think they are. Many of them actually provide freebies – sometimes even when you’re not walking away with any purchases. These well-kept secrets are now revealed in this post. Psst, come closer!
Beauty products and services you can receive for free without any purchase
1. Free and generous 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 were many small pharmaceutical drawers, and from one of them, took out a generous sample of the Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate for me. 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 last 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!
Best part? It’s not limited to just one sachet. If there are a few products you’re considering, the beauty advisor will be happy to pass along a few more.
Available at all Kiehl’s outlets, located islandwide.
2. Free 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 there.
Whether you’ve decided to make a purchase that day or not, feel free to ask the Jo Malone stylist for a complimentary 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 combination that you like and have the stylist wear them on you. We promise you will walk out of the boutique smelling like a million buck.
Available at all Jo Malone boutiques, located at Takashimaya, Tangs Orchard, Raffles City, Marina Bay Sands, and ION Orchard.
3. Free 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 and present you with samples.
Besides SK-II, there are also a few other beauty counters and boutiques that offer skin consultation services – you get to pick and choose!
Available at all SK-II counters, located islandwide.
4. Free 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.
Available at all Origins outlets and counters, located islandwide.