-Pro-Vitamin B5: Moisturizes and smoothes dry hair.
-Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein: Naturally conditions and smoothes hair.
-Sunflower Seed Extract: Provides natural UV protection while guarding against dryness, color fading, and brassiness.
-Hydrolyzed Vegetable Keratin Protein: Keeps hair strong and pliable.
I have two more of these samples and I'm tempted to pull them out to continue using, and I would consider purchasing full sized bottles ($14 for 12 oz.) in the future.
The Nude Omega Cleansing Jelly is a gel cleanser designed to remove makeup. It's similar to cleansing oils in that you apply the gel to dry skin, and when you massage to remove makeup it becomes an oil. With water the gel transforms into a milk that will rinse away cleanly, although I would use a foaming cleanser as part of a two part cleanse. I got two uses from the sample and while I liked it, it was not enough to form a firm impression. I'm thinking this product has been discontinued, but I'm happy with my DHC Deep Cleasning Oil so would not purchase anyhow.
For some reason, Dr. Brandt products just have not grabbed me to date. The Do Not Age Transforming Pearl Serum is a staggeringly pricey serum at $152 for 1.35 ounces. Featured ingredients per Sephora are:
- Juvenessence (Algae Extract): Revitalizes.
- High Tech Molecule: Helps moisturize.
- Paracress Flower Extract: Helps diminish the look of wrinkles.
Yet another GlamGlow sample, this time the YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment ($69). I personally think GlamGlow products are overpriced for what they are, and I find the green tea leaf pieces do not really want to adhere to my face.
This did a good job of exfoliating with it's volcanic pumice rock, and my skin felt soft afterwards. Lot's of less expensive exfoliates do that for me, so I will not be purchasing this one.
Amore Pacific's Treatment Enzyme Peel, but at a fraction of it's price. Whereas the Amore Pacific version uses papaya enzymes for it's exfoliating properties, DHC's Face Wash Powder uses protease enzymes. It lathers nicely when you add water but is supposed to be gentle enough to use daily. It did not feel stripping to me, and moisturizing ingredients honey and sodium hyaluronate no doubt contribute to that. I like this and would consider purchasing.
I managed to use up the Fan di Fendi perfume sample even though it's not something I particularly cared for. I found it hard to distinguish what the notes where, other than it smelled strong and somewhat masculine. I wasn't even sure if it was a men's cologne or not prior to Googling, which told me it is a fruity floral fragrance for women. Really? I'm surprised, as it does not smell fruity and only vaguely floral midway through wear. Notes listed are tangerine, black currant and pear; middle notes of jasmine, tuberose and rose; and base notes of patchouli and leather. It wasn't a scrubber but also not one I was drawn to.
The last sample finished is Urban Decay's Original Eye Primer. I wore this for years when it was in the wand format, but I swear the formula did not work as well for me when it was packaged in the tube. I would not purchase. Now, let's see what's on tap for week 8 of my #365 Days of Samples. I'll list these samples first, followed by those from previous weeks I'm still working on.
- DHC Eye Bright eye moisturizer (foil)
- DHC PQQ Cream (foil)
- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter in Opal (foil)
- Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel (foil)
- Marcelle BB Cream in Golden Glow (deluxe sample)
- fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy (foil)
- Dr. Dennis Gross Original Formula Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel (foil)
- Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (foil)
- Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Lash Conditioner (deluxe sample)
- bareEssentuals Stroke of Light (deluxe sample)
- boscia Oil-Free Night Hydrator (deluxe sample)
- Keratase Resistance Vita Cemont Topseal hair reconstructing milk (foil)
- Sunshine Oil by Milk Makeup (deluxe sample)
- Eve Lom Moisturizing Mask (foil)
- Obliphica Seaberry Hair Serum (deluxe sample)
- Hourglass Mineral Veil (deluxe sample)