Beauty brands might soon be selling more sample sizes than ever, with the help of Amazon. The e-tailer is offering beauty addicts another option in monthly beauty subscription boxes -- plus a slew of travel-sized products that can be purchased individually.
Amazon’s new Prime Samples section, exclusively for Amazon Prime members, offers consumers a major benefit — a full credit toward a future purchase, for a limited time.
Sample size products range from $2-$4. Sample beauty boxes range from approximately $5.99 to $19.99, depending on what’s inside.
Amazon offers several types of beauty boxes, as a one-time purchase or subscription.
Currently, the options include a Women’s Daily Beauty sample box, for $7.99; the Women’s Hair and Skin sample box, for $9.99; and the Women’s Luxury Beauty sample box, for $19.99.
The Women’s Luxury sample box is shown above, and includes products by L’Occitane, Erno Laszlo, Juicy Couture, StriVectin and more.
Other options include Men’s Grooming and Sun Care boxes.
Shopping the Travel-Size Section
Going on vacation? Amazon has an entire beauty sample section filled with travel-sized items, accessible only to Prime members. These travel-size and sample-sized products are each sold separately. (Prices range from $2 to $4 -- plus, shoppers receive a credit for the full purchase price, toward a full-size product in the same category.)
In addition to the expected products that travelers pack, such as toothpaste, there are Facial Skin Care and Lip Makeup categories. The selection in Lip Makeup is currently just one product -- L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Lip Paints, in mini-tubes with mini-applicator wands, in six color options.
The Facial Skin Care category has a selection of serums, creams and masks in mini dropper bottles, mini jars, and one-time use packets. The current selection includes Vichy Neovadiol Elixir Replenishing Facial Serum; Vichy Neovadiol Replenishing Care Day Moisturizer; and Skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels, all shown above.