This blog post is a review of the Sephora Hydration Sample Bag 2017. This moisture-packed skincare and makeup free sample set features 12 winter and spring favorites from Sephora. Sephora is having their double points promo for all skincare products through 1/22. You can grab some backup products that you already enjoy or new Sephora Favorites Skincare Sets. Plus, get double points, and try out the twelve new beauty goodies! If you like to stay hydrated all day long, check this one out.

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It’s yours with any $25 purchase use code H2OGO! Here’s everything we will get from the first free sample bag 2017 from Sephora (includes my 3 free samples at checkout)!

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Let’s find out more below!

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Shiseido Sports BB Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ WetForce in Medium

Full size $38 Available in 3 shades

An innovative, natural-looking, long-lasting, and transfer-resistant BB tinted sunscreen with Shiseido’s ultimate sun protection formula and WetForce technology for powerful protection.

Sunscreen and makeup in one. This ingenious hybrid keeps skin looking undeniably gorgeous and protected, even while you have fun under the sun playing sports and working out.  The super-lightweight formula blends easily into skin and stays put, delivering comfortable natural coverage that camouflages uneven skin texture and tone so you can look your best while you sweat.

*To activate WetForce technology, expose the applied area to water for 15 minutes or sweat for 30 minutes.

IcanGWP Review: This is a brand-new product and there are no reviews yet. This is the first review for Shiseido Sports BB Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ WetForce! Shiseido has long been known as a pioneer in highly effective sunscreen in Asia. Anessa is a sister brand of Shiseido. They provide good sunscreen, if you are more adventurous.

This BB lotion is an all-in-one product that combines moisturizer and sunscreen with anti-aging benefits, plus the coverage of face makeup. This product contains in-part mineral and chemical types of sunscreen active ingredients (Octinoxate 4.9% and Titanium Dioxide 15%). It doesn’t list the PA on the package. I highly recommend you to check out my post here for

  • How to pick the right one from those with weird labels: SPF thing, PA thing, mineral, chemical or physical thing, UVA, UVB thing?
  • What ingredients in sunscreen to avoid?

This product is so unique: 2-in-1 BB and sunscreen. It reminds me of the “Korean sunscreen cushion” shelf when I was in Korea. It was the sunscreen shelf with all yellow packaging cushion compacts!

Forget about rich tinted moisturizer or heavy BB cream, this product is very sheer. It glides on smooth. It has a lotion-like texture. I can’t tell that this product is SPF 50, it’s so light! I really enjoy using this product. There’s no grease and no tacky or sticky film left on my skin. This product gives flawlessly matte finish. Sheer but adding medium-to-full coverage. It has a pleasant light floral scent.

There’s no white cast. I highly recommend this product for outdoor humid day or swimming.  You will need to clean these water-resistant formula sunscreens really well.

There are three shades available. The medium shade I received is quite light. If you are looking for a light coverage foundation with sunscreen, you may give it a try. It doesn’t clog my prone to breakout skin.

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Wetforce For Face/Body

Full size $40

An innovative protective sunscreen for the face and body that becomes more effective when it comes into contact with water, delivering the best coverage under the sun for healthy-looking, beautiful skin.

Swim, play, and enjoy the outdoors—knowing your sunscreen loves water as much as you do. Providing powerful protection for your skin, this innovative protective veil actually becomes even more effective on the applied area when exposed to water for 15 minutes*, because of its WetForce technology. This unique formula for face and body includes beneficial ingredients to help prevent skin dryness, just be sure to reapply immediately after towel drying. Ideal for outdoor activities and sports, it provides high sun protection, yet is comfortable and gentle on the skin. Broad-spectrum UV protection helps reduce the appearance of photo-aging with exclusive SuperVeil-UV 360™ technology.

Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

Full size $38

A comforting moisturizing cream that provides skin with intense hydration, leaving it supple, smooth, and deeply nourished.
The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb is a comforting moisture cream that provides the skin with intense, soothing hydration. Clinically tested to provide up to 26 hours of moisture, this uniquely indulgent formula leaves skin soft, supple, and deeply moisturized. This formula contains a blend of apothecary herbs, including comfrey leaf, a powerful hydrating agent. The cushiony cream format is designed to ‘burst’ when applied, releasing a flood of moisture onto skin, and then absorb completely without stickiness for a healthy, smooth, supple appearance.

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Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

$22 – $65

An advanced brightening and refining treatment, infused into a next-generation water cream.
Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream delivers an intense water drench with two forms of hyaluronic acid and tamarind extract, creating visibly hydrated and plumped skin. Papaya enzymes smooth and exfoliate while alpha-arbutin and giant white bird of paradise extracts work to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and illuminate the complexion.

IcanGWP Review: Sunday Riley knows how to make heavenly smell products. It’s divine! This lightweight gel is so smooth and keeps my skin hydrate but not leaving any shine. Its main purpose is to brighten your skin with Alpha-arbutin. You can try this product if the ingredient is new to you. It’s more popular in Asia. The average review is 4.2.

SEPHORA COLLECTION 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation

Full size $20

A foundation with buildable coverage that instantly conceals blemishes with an invisible, flawless finish.

Conceal blemishes, pigmentation marks, scars, and dark spots with this foundation that provides a natural, beautiful finish. This formula blends with your skintone to create an invisible veil, like a second skin that adapts to all the movements of the face for optimum comfort all-day long. Hyaluronic acid smooths the skin, while antioxidant vitamin E protects against external stressors. Soft focus pigments blur out blemishes and soften the appearance of wrinkles for a youthful-looking, even complexion.

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Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum

Full size $95

An all-in-one plumping moisturizer and serum to attack visible wrinkles by providing essential hydration.

Makeup tips: like a long-wear foundation but find it too drying? Add one to two pumps of Wrinkle Warrior in with your foundation and mix together prior to application. Your skin will glow from underneath, while your foundation will still last all day.

IcanGWP Review: We all know Kate Somerville skincare are great and this one lives up to their name. This gel-like 2-in-1 plumping product creates an instant baby soft, smooth canvas yet it feels so light. I loved sampling it due to its esthetically pleasing feel. Kate Somerville uses low molecular weight hyaluronic acid in this product. It has a smaller molecule than regular hyaluronic acid and can reach farther into skin’s uppermost layers for visibly enhanced results. It’s one of the most extraordinarily hydrating ingredients for skin, including oily, sensitive, or breakout-prone skin.

Of course, it is more expensive. That’s why Sodium Hyaluronate shows up more often in skincare products. There are a few fragrance ingredients (citrus-scent) but the its amount is low. I highly recommend to pair this product with a good moisturizer. It contains a few ingredients that enhances the absorption of other ingredients. You can add Retinol, Vitamin C or fancy Peptide moisturizer later on. It’s expensive but this beautiful product is worthwhile.

Farmacy Eye Dew Total Eye Cream with Echinacea GreenEnvy

Full size $38

A powerfully moisturizing eye cream to treat the total eye zone and help minimize visible signs of aging, stress, and fatigue.

Eye Dew is a total eye cream that aids in reducing the appearance of dark circles and brightening the undereye area. It moisturizes and helps firm to restore the appearance of elasticity to the skin around the eyes. The formula contains Echinacea GreenEnvy™, a unique, patent-protected variant of echinacea purpurea that contains the highest known concentration of cichoric acid, which helps protect the skin by supporting natural collagen and combatting uneven skintone. Naturally high in vitamins, Eye Dew Total Eye Cream supports natural cellular respiration, increasing the appearance of skin elasticity and hydration, smoothed wrinkles, and enhanced complexion.

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Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Full-size $39 – $52.50

What it is: A lightweight cream-gel that gives skin a moisture boost.

What it does: It penetrates your skin, enhancing natural hyaluronic acid, which is nature’s perfect moisture magnet. For 24 satisfying hours, your skin is plumped, dewy and glowing.

IcanGWP Review: The average review is 4.7. It is a good gel-like moisturizer. So much love from people. If you don’t like to dip you nail into the jar. It is also available in the tube.

Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Full size $32 – $48 Travel size $19

A newly re-formulated, water-resistant, oil-free face and body lotion that protects from sun’s rays, defending skin from photaging and dehydration.
This SPF 50, high-performance, water-resistant sunscreen provides super broad-spectrum protection for face and body in a skin nourishing, noncomedogenic lotion. Powered by potent antioxidant-rich Cellular Response Technology™, it protects from UVA, UVB, and IRA rays, while a unique oat beta-glucan—proven to deliver better long-term moisturization than hyaluronic acid—helps combat the skin dehydrating effects of sun exposure. Formulated with uv-filtering avobenzone and ideal for darker skintone, this fast-absorbing, easy-to-apply lotion won’t leave a white veil or chalky feel. Natural extracts of citrus, basil, and bois de rose provide a subtle scent with no unpleasant “sunscreen” smell.

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Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye

Full size $99

An antiaging cream to refresh the eye area.

This luxurious cream offers ultimate antiaging action for instantly transformed eyes. Perfectly hydrated, the skin is smoother and firmer. Dark circles and puffiness fade away and the eye area is brightened with renewed youth.

IcanGWP Review: This eye cream texture is like a beige fluffy whipping cream. I have to warm it a bit so that it will absorb better. It brightens my eyes (contains mica). This eye cream would be a great option for normal to dry skin (not sensitive because it contains some fragrance).  Finding your right eye cream can be quite pricey, I am happy Sephora includes an eye cream in this sample bag. The average review is 4.2. Only flaw is that people really don’t like the pump that comes with the full size bottle.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Full size $45

A fast-absorbing body cream that helps tighten and smooth the look of skin.

Many Brazilian creams have a secret ingredient: guaraná, a native Amazonian plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is also powered by a Brazilian blend of extraordinarily nourishing cupuaçu butter, antioxidant powerhouse açaí, and super-conditioning coconut oil for irresistible, touch-me skin. The fast-absorbing texture contains just enough mica to add a perfect Brazilian glow, as the formula helps your body look and feel its smoothest and tightest. Pistachio caramel leaves skin delicately fragranced.

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Bite Beauty agave lip mask trio review (full size $26)

A soothing, leave-on lip mask that replenishes moisture in lips. This product does not contain gluten or petroleum. Resveratrol: Provides antioxidant benefits equivalent to 15 glasses of red wine.

IcanGWP Review: People LOVE this product! Every time I read some discussion about lip treatments, this product is always recommended. It is very well formulated and the price reflects the quality! It contains agave and vanilla – very yummy. This is divine on the lips! Color is lovely as well and it transfers to my lips very well. I can’t believe a lip treatment that is moisturizing, feels luxurious and very beautiful color. Although, some reviewers think it is not healing their lips at all. A little tip from me – if you like Petroleum gel, your lips prefer petroleum base product. This is not the one (it is Lanolin base).

Bite Beauty at Sephora and Bite Beauty best-seller at Sephora: Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon $24

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask Review | Full size $36

An intensive weekly treatment to restore essential hydration and enhance hair’s resilience and strength.

Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask works in as little as five minutes to restore essential hydration and natural vibrancy to dry, brittle, over-processed, and otherwise lackluster locks. To protect against future damage, its unique NOVA complex formulation, packed with 95 percent naturally-derived ingredients, delivers an optimal blend of transformative nutrients. They range from B vitamins to rosehip oil, argan oil, collagen, and silk to transform damaged hair into shiny, healthy, lustrous-looking locks.

Let me finish with my three free samples that Sephora provided at checkout.

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What do you think of these 12 gorgeous samples in this set? If you want to get this gem before it sells out, go to Sephora and Sephora.ca and use promo code H2OGO with your $25 purchase.

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Quick Take:

This is a fun beauty sampler set for winter! That’s quite amazing for a $25 minimum purchase. Of course, these samples are pretty small.  But I’ll definitely be able to get a good sense of how I like them before buying full-size plus I have fun trying out new things! Also, the good variation of brands they are offering us to try. And they are new release products! They are doing such a fantastic job broaden my knowledge of what’s out there.

I hope this post will help you decide if the $25 will be well spent!

I will show you my recent Sephora free sample bags below for a fun comparison.

Cyber Monday Bag (my post)

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Partyon (my post)

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See more coupons and samples in my coupon page here (top menu). More details about Play! By Sephora in my post here.

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