Skincare Mini's You Need To Try

Testing out skincare products is one of my favourite things to do. I love discovering new products and finding new holy grails but this can get expensive so that's why I love sample sizes and mini products. I find that using mini products to be a great way to try out loads of different products without heading out money on the full-size products. In today's post, I'll be sharing with you my favourite skincare minis that you need to try!


Clinique 2 in 1 Micellar Gel + Light Makeup Remover 

Cleansers are some of my favourite products to try the mini version of. I like to change up my cleansers often and using mini products is a great way to do this. This cleanser is the perfect product to use as a pre-cleanse product in a double cleanse routine which was one of my Top 5 Skincare Tips. This product is a mild micellar cleansing gel which is perfect at removing makeup effectively but its also gentle enough for sensitive skin. I would use this cleansing when I'm wearing just a small amount of makeup and I don't need to use oil to remove all of my makeup. This product is a micellar gel which means that when you use it on the skin you don't actually need to rinse it away which I love for when I'm being a bit lazy and I just want a quick cleanse of my skin. After I use this cleanser my skin feels really smooth and soft and it doesn't leave any sticky residue on the skin. 

Glamglow has always been a brand that I am so interested in and I'm always intrigued by their products but they are slightly out of my price range so getting mini of their products is the best way to try them out before paying full price. This mask is a treatment product that provides instant deep hydration to the skin and is a great product to use on all different skin types. This is a multi-use mask which means that it can be used as a 15-minute mask for a quick glow fix and can also be used as an overnight mask for intense hydration. I like to use this mask whenever my skin is feeling extra dry because I know that as soon as I do my skin feels amazing smooth and hydrated. My favourite way to use it is as an overnight mask because when I wake up the next morning my skin feel amazing and looks great too! 

Lumene Nordic-C Arctic Berry Oil-Cocktail 

I am not someone who usually uses oils because I do have pretty oily skin but when I first tried this I was a convert. Lumene is also a brand that I havent tried much from at all but I had heard such good things about it and they have different products with great ingredients such as Arctic Berry. This Oil-Cocktail has a brightening formula with ingredients such as B3, B5 and Vitamin E. This oil is more targeted to dry skin because as soon as I use it you can feel the skin becoming more moisturised, this prduct would be perfect for anyone with dry skin to try out because my skin felt amazing afterwards. What I like about this oil is that it almost feels more like a serum because it soaks into the skin really quickly and leaves it feeling extra smooth.


Caudalie Purifying Gel Cleanser 

Caudalie is another brand that I have always wanted to try some of their products, They just seem to look luxurious and highend and I love trying out new brands that I havent tried products from before. I saw this cleanser reccomended when I was looking for cleansers best suited for oily skin so I wanted to give it a try. This cleanser is a pore purifying cleanser which helps to minimise pores, blemishes and oils and it also contains saylislic acid to help keep blemishes at bay. What I like most about this cleanser is that it doesnt dry out the skin or leave a tight sensation but it actually does the oppisite and leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft. Since using this cleanser I have really loved how its made my skin feel after using it and I think when this mini finishes i'll be purchasing the full size version!

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 

Origins is another brand that I always lust over, I just want all of their products. The Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask delivers the skin nourishing properties and has added ingredients of swiss glacia water and hylauronic acid which is a perfect cocktail for hydrating the skin. Other ingreidnts in this mask are Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A, D and E, these ingreidnts help to seal in moisture for softer, smoother looking skin. I usually use this mask when my skin is feeling extra dry and needs a real pick me up as I know that the next day my skin would feel amazingly soft and hydrated. Overnight masks are also my favourite because its so easy and there is no mess involved. This mask is definitely a product that I woukd repurchase.

Polaar Night Cream 

I have been using the same moisturier for a while now because it suits my skin and helps keep my problematic skin at bay but recently I have started to add this cream inot my routine and I have been loving it. This cream is such a rich and luxurious cream that it makes my skin feel amazingly smooth and soft. The Polaar Night Cream works as a rich overnight treatment which works to visably de-stress and regenerate the complextion. This cream contains an ingredient called Rhodimenia Borealia which is able to speed up the cells natural regeneration process and instantly revitilises the skin, this is why whenever I use this product my skin looks and feels so good. I like to apply this night cream actually as a twice a week overnight mask as it helps to hydrate and nourish my skin overnight.

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Minis and sample sizes are a great way at trying out new products and not having to shell out on the full price. Have you tried any of these products before?

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Aaliyah xo 

20 comments:

  1. It’s very hard to find product minis in South Africa. Gel cleansers are a favourite on my side. I have been eyeing that Clinique micellar water for the longest time now

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    1. Gel cleansers are some of my favourites as well! If you can get your hands on the Clinique cleanser I’m sure you’ll love it! X

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  2. I really enjoyed reading this post! I have the Caudilie Cream and I found it amazing!

    x Natalie
    Lucy and the Runaways - Blog and Instagram

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    1. Thank you! I have only tried this cleanser from Caudilie but their products sound really great so I’m definitely thinking of trying more x

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  3. Great post! Thank you for sharing these products with us! They sound really nice especially the clique micellar gel!

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    1. Thank you! The Clinique micellar helps is really great and perfect for sensitive skin! X

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  4. I'm a huge fan of Origins products, I've used them for YEARS and the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask is staple in my collection too! x

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    1. I’ve only tried this mask from Origins and I’m an in love with it so I definitely need to start trying some more of their other products! X

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  5. I love all these mini products! It's always hard to buy minis sometimes, but I know that they're out there thanks to reading your post Aaliyah! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  6. I love trying out mini's of products! Its so handy to try out especially when the normal sized products are expensive. I like the sound of the Glamglow thirstymud mask! I want to try out some new overnight treatment masks, I love it when you wake up with soft and hydrated skin xx

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    1. I also love using mini products! Best way to see if you actually like a product before buying the whole thing! The GlamGlow mask is so lovely and works so well at hydrating the skin! X

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  7. This is great - I love that minis allow you to experiment with new products without having to commit to a full-sized product. If it works well, you can go pick it up. However, if it falls short, you aren't out too much. The makeup remover sounds great. I'm going to have to check that out.

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    1. That’s a exactly whey I love using mini products too! X

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  8. All of these products sound amazing! I'll definitely be checking out Glamgow mask and the Polaar night mask.

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    1. Those two products are some of my favourites from these minis and they work so well to give smooth and hydrated skin! X

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  9. I'm still yet to try anything from Clinique but always keep meaning to, I'm really big on double cleansing so that sounds like the perfect product to incorporate into my routine. I've only ever tried one Glamglow mask but I did really love it, I remember them being quite pricey but it's definitely a really nice treat for a pamper evening! And you've reeeeally sold me on the Origins overnight mask as I love anything hydrating that leaves you glowing, it's going straight on my wish list.

    Alice x

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  10. Minis are such a great idea when you don't want to invest in the full products yet. And for traveling of course! I used to try a lot of Clinique minis! x

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