What is the most indulgent beauty products I can sample? Out of the 70-plus brands Space NK USA stocks, these are the top 30 samples that we can try for free with any $285 purchase during the annual Space NK Fall Beauty Edit Event in October 2019. I love all the products in this year’s Space NK Gift Bag. It’s like the ultimate beauty wish list and here are my detailed reviews, thoughts and tips! See what’s in the gift bag!
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Rahua Hydration Conditioner Review 22 ML | Full size $38
IcanGWP Review: I love the unexpected berry scent from this conditioner. The pink cream spreads well and hydrates my hair instantly. If you are looking for an effective conditioner that won’t weigh your hair down from heavy silicone, I highly recommend this one.
Hourglass Veil Setting Powder Review 0.03OZ | Full size $46
An ultra-refined powder formulated with light-reflecting particles to instantly blur imperfections, in an innovative sifter designed to dispense the perfect amount.
IcanGWP Review: This is a next generation setting powder and you will easily fall for it! The packaging is modern and luxe. There is no shimmer, sheen or scent in it. It creates a very skin-like finish. It disappears, just like your second skin. It’s not matte, flat nor dewy – more like a backlight radiance finish. This product is infused with diamond powder to create a light-refracting effect that doesn’t cause flashback when we are photographed.
It instantly blurs imperfections. I have combo skin and this product excels on both parts. It doesn’t cake or set into lines. It’s super long wear too. I think that what makes people really like this product is that most powders make us look old and tired especially in the undereye area, but not this one. This is also very popular as an undereye baking must-have. Believe the hype. It’s amazing.
Verso Hydration Serum with Niacinamide Review 10 ML | Full size $95
Reinforce the skin’s skin barrier by using the Verso Hydration Serum with Niacinamide, an intense formulation which offers lasting protection for dry skin. The long-term, hydrating benefits of the serum means that skin continues to feel hydrated and look smooth for an extended period. The unique serum is based on a Nordic skin care solution which includes oat lipids and restorative oils.
IcanGWP Review: The Nordic formula has a very impressive amount of Niacinamide that will contribute to fight the signs of ageing, reduce the appearance of large pores and forms a hydrating barrier on the skin. Using a high amount of Niacinamide also has the ability to diminish wrinkles, help with uneven skin tone and strengthen the skin against environmental damage. A Niacinamide-rich water-based serum like this is a great all-rounder.
When we are in our 30s and beyond, it’s a good idea to add niacinamide into the regimen! It is clinically proven to boost the production of ceramides in our skin. It pairs well with Retinol, Peptides, AHA or BHA, just don’t dissolve in oil.
The runny fluid has a mild shea butter scent. Verso hydrating serum soaks in quickly and plumps the skin immediately. It is a soothing, fabulous emollient that calms the skin and gives you a glow. What I love the most is that it has very light consistency and pairs well with other heavy treatment oils or winter moisturizers. It has zero greasiness and no heavy silicones. Rather than apply all over, focus on your greasiest areas like the T-zone if you have combo skin like me.
I know that people with dry skin prefer the heavier feel of a serum and niacinamide rich products will take around 8-12 weeks to show the results, testing out this sample would really help to make decision if it’s a good product for you!
Oskia Renaissance 360 Cream Review 10ML | Full size $112
Turn back the clock with Oskia Renaissance 360, a vitamin-rich day cream that fights off the signs of ageing, improves facial contour and rebuilds skin health to perfection.
IcanGWP Review: The mild rose and chamomile scented lotion has a pleasant texture that sinks in and absorbs instantly. Following on from the success of Oskia’s best-loved Renaissance Cleansing Gel, a 360 degree Oskia cream targeting at reducing pigmentation, fade discoloration and anti-aging with Glutathione, Arbutin, 2 types of Vitamin C, Sulforaphane (from Swiss Cress Liposomes), Vitamins A, C, E & F, Galactorabinan, Lupin Seed, Opuntia Cactus Extract and Hyaluronic Acid. My skin feels silky. It has a mineral Zinc Oxide as an added SPF. It may appear white-ish at first but it doesn’t leave any white cast behind once it set (unless I use too much). It has a nice soft luminous finish.
I like its antibacteria and anti-inflamatory strength. My skin started to naturally lock in moisture to keep skin hydrated, not oily in the t-zone and overall welI-balanced. I like that my skin is soft, smoother and matte. It doesn’t clog my acne-prone combination skin. It’s healthy and glow.
CHANTECAILLE RICE AND GERANIUM FOAMING CLEANSER REVIEW 8ML / .27 OZ | Full size $64
COOLA MINERAL FACE SPF30 MATTE TINT – UNSCENTED 0.17 oz / 5 ml | Full size $36
A delicate foaming and exfoliating cleanser infused with botanicals to soften and moisturize skin while effectively removing all traces of makeup and impurities. Rice bran gently exfoliates while aroma therapeutic benefits of rose, geranium and orange blossom help lift the spirit.
IcanGWP Review: The thoughtful brand Chantecaille not only gives back to charities that protect wild species and spaces but also creates modern botanical formulas from pure ingredients and smart science. The soft mousse has fine and delicate rice granules as a gentle scrub. If you like Tatcha the rice polish you may find this really works on your skin as well. It lathers much much better than other face foams I have tried. I felt like the beads are more round instead of long and there’s only a little in the product. It’s soothing and polishing in the same time.
My face is cleansed and soft. I like the mild natural scent – almost nothing. My complexion is clear, no blackheads or clogged pores. It’s a promising item for all-in-one face gentle wash plus polish. A little goes a long way, full size product would last for at least 3 months.
Note that this high-end foaming cleanser is quite a real deal and suitable for oily skin. The pH is high, and could burn your eyes or dry out your skin. Chantecaille skincare is free of Phthalates, Sulphate Detergents, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Palm Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances and GMOs
Rodial Dragons Blood Cleansing Water Review 100 ML | Full size $70
The Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water removes makeup easily, tenderly and yet efficiently. Conveniently, there is no need to rinse, and the skin is left looking fresh and radiant. The hydrating, micellar water cleanser removes all makeup and impurities from the face and eyes without stinging.
Makeup and impurities seem to vanish, leaving the face looking beautiful and radiant. This cleanser combines the soothing properties of dragon’s blood with the moisturising qualities of vitamin B3 and is perfect to cleanse and soothe even the most sensitive skin.
IcanGWP Review: The red micellar water is light and has a little bit of rose scent mixed with alternative sweet herb scents that I’m not familiar with. I love the pump bottle. It makes sense and is easy to use. This fragrance-free cleanser gets the job done by removing makeup with ease and requires no rinse. No greasy residue on the skin and it leaves me with nice plump skin!
It contains Hyaluronic acid, Niacinamide, vitamin and more. It doesn’t contain alcohol. It’s far superior to micellar waters available from signature formula that it includes Dragon’s Blood or Croton Lechleri Extract. It’s been used by natives for healing purposes and has excellent proven anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. According to swissbotany, The extract contains enzymes that actively bind the collagen fibers in the skin. This property is used in the cosmetic industry to produce a natural alternative to the Botox treatment.
Well now to the cons, it struggled to remove some waterproof mascaras and I felt that it stings my eyes a little bit.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo Review 1 OZ | Full size $42
Omorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream 15ML| Full size $235
A nourishing shampoo that detoxifies and protects. Used to draw impurities away from the scalp and follicles, it contributes towards healthy hair growth.
This shampoo is infused with binchotan charcoal, vegetable-derived micro-exfoliators, peppermint and spearmint oils, coconut oil, panthenol and tea tree oil. Massaged into wet hair, it works to remove dead skin cells and leftover product while reducing irritation and inflammation and preventing dryness and flakiness. The reduced is a balanced, healthy scalp and stronger locks.
IcanGWP Review: Here’s the best-selling top-notch product from Briogeo! The chocolate scent is incredibly relaxing. The strong mint scent and cool sensation keep me and my scalp hugely relaxed. The gray charcoal paste has a soft mousse texture. I massage the powerhouse shampoo to really lift up all impurities. It’s a very complex result. It’s genuinely impressive and has been a game changer for my scalp.
The cult favorite charcoal mask lives up to its fame. I was a skeptic, but after trying a sample, I think I will order the full size and add it as a weekly detox shampoo. I also love that it keeps my hair really clean for several days. It helps extend my shampoo around two extra days which is wonderful for cold weather like this!
Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops Review 10ML | Full size $145
Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay Extract 1.35 oz/ 40 ml | Full size $53
This specially designed serum combines a powerful blend of anti-ageing compounds with mineral pigments that work to give skin a revitalised, smooth and youthful glow.
IcanGWP Review: DR. STURM believes that less is more, say no to – acids, alcohol, retinoids, fragrances or mineral oils. She has mentioned that there are 1,500 ingredients that are allowed for use in the US but not Europe.
The white packaging with droplet is superb. It’s very luxurious. These glow drops have a gorgeous amount of skin anti-aging ingredients that make a fantastic treatment! It’s packed with cutting-edge ingredients like Polygonum Bistorta Root extract to perfect the skin color and texture of the skin surface, Wild Rose extract to refine the pores, Purslane extract which is a potent antioxidant cocktail and other active ingredients like Sweet Almond oil, Glycerin, Pro-Vitamin B5, or vitamin C.
The fragrance-free fluid has a very lightweight texture and looks like liquid pearl! If you prefer a dewier look, this all-in-one product has subtle light reflecting pigments that work to add a cute natural glow. I have to really use two good pumps from the droplet to see the true potential results.
My skin looked marginally brighter after a few days of continuous usage and the skin is obviously smoother. I like when I smiled! I woke up and This Dr. Sturm serum has a long lasting benefit. My skin is visibly healthier, and I literally put no foundation on. It looks too good to cover. If you need a little *umf* this product is one the best treatments in the market.
I prefer to use it after serum than after moisturizer. I find it’s a little sticky if I put it last on my combo skin. It wears well under makeup. It’s a promising option for amazing glass skin. One caveat, it’s too rich for my t-zone and causes clogged pores.
FYI – it has some serious long-term brightening ingredients and is described as “for tired, pale skin without luminosity”. So if you are looking for men or darker skin tones versions please see more products formulated for darker skin tones or for men here.
Natura Bisse Diamond Cocoon Sheer Cream Review 5ml/.16 oz | Full size $225
DIAMOND COCOON COLLECTION is a collection based on three principles: fortify, shield and liberate. This cutting-edge line fortifies and repairs environmentally damaged skin, shields it against different kinds of pollutants and liberates it from toxins and impurities. Diamond Cocoon strengthens the skin barrier and reactivates the skin’s natural ability to defend against external aggressors, which helps prevent premature aging. It will leave your skin protected, strengthened and luminous, ready to face everyday challenge.
IcanGWP Review: Diamond Cocoon Sheer Cream promises to strengthen skin exposed to pollutions and blue light (HEV), and helps to prevent and counteract signs of aging. The elegant clay texture cream has a light tinted color. I think it’s a universal tint. I don’t see any visible differences for me. It’s like more opaqueness and smoother. I am wearing Estee Lauder Ecru or MAC NW20 for your reference. It felt heavy at first but then became sheer and provides minimum luminosity. It wears well under makeup and is EXCELLENT for undereye areas. There are peptides, antioxidants, vitamin E, plant extracts, fatty acids, hyaluronic acid and more to help hydrate and it improves skin tone. My skin is soft, smooth and is prepped for the next makeup step. It has no odor.
My combo skin doesn’t have any breakout and is beautifully quenched for fall months. I’m a little bit sad that they don’t put diamond in this one. Other than that, this color enhancing fortifying moisturizer is great and you may bypass sunscreen and light foundation in one step! I enjoyed this tinted version quite a bit compared to the Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme version (most demanding skin).
Ilia Liquid Light Highlighter – NOVA 5 ML | Full size $42
This gel serum offers powerful first aid for flagging faces, delivering a boost of vitamin C and collagen amino acids that help support the skin’s own regeneration and repair functions.
Formulated in conjunction with certified dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross, this potent serum is designed to deliver a boost to skin cells, helping to boost the natural production of collagen for firmer, tighter skin and working to strengthen skin’s natural defences against the elements.
IcanGWP Review: I admire several products from Dr. Gross. He’s a highly respectful dermatologist and cancer researcher. His eye serum is one of my most favorite Dr Dennis Gross undereye serums. This gel serum has an impressive cocktail of several types of vitamin C, Niacinamide and other powerful ingredients that can actually do what it claimed. The amber gel glides on effortlessly. It’s not sticky nor stinging. I love that it absorbed well and provides a matte finish. My sun spots are fading plus more firmed even skin and extra clarity without breaking me out. It’s very promising for long term effectiveness — looking better each day!
Ahem… it’s not perfect. It has a very awful smell like balsamic vinegar (dissipates within a minute) and has alcohol. Well, we know it doesn’t have unnecessary fragrances! This is one of the best lightweight vitamin C serums without Ferulic Acid in the market at this price range.
I’ll post another part of this huge Space NK goody bag’s review soon!
I’m feeling so pampered to sample these Space NK Apothecary high-end beauty items. I wanted something proven and fabulous before I fully invest. They are the carefully curated beauty products that will make me (and everyone else!) coming back for more. If you have the money to splurge, this is one of the best gift with purchase offers this year.
To sum up:
Space NK Fall Beauty Edit Gift Event is available now in-store and online at us.spacenk.com, while stocks last. This year, a Space NK Beauty EditGift Bag includes 30-piece gifts and it’s $550 value. No promo code required. See what’s in the gift bag! Here’s the list of what you’ll get:
- 111SKIN Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2 7.5ML| Full size $190
- CHANTECAILLE RICE AND GERANIUM FOAMING CLEANSER 8ML / .27 OZ | Full size $64
- DERM INSTITUTE Cellular Brightening Bio-Crystal Masque 1 Mask ($29 value)| Full size $100
- DR DENNIS GROSS C+ COLLAGEN BRIGHTEN & FIRM VITAMIN C SERUM 9 ML | Full size $78
- Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops 10ML | Full size $145
- Eve Lom Cleanser and Evel Lom Muslin Cloth 8ML | Full size $50 – $135 and $22
- GOLDFADEN MD DETOX HYDRATING GEL 7ML | Full size $68
- Kat Burki Super Peptide Firming Crème 5ML | Full size $225
- Malin+Goetz Advanced Renewal Moisturizer .10 FL.OZ | Full size $76
- Natura Bisse Diamond Cocoon Sheer Cream 5ml/.16 oz | Full size $225
- Omorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream 15ML| Full size $235
- Oskia Renaissance 360 Cream 10ML | Full size $112
- Rodial Dragons Blood Cleansing Water 100 ML | Full size $70
- Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment | Full size $105 – $158
- Verso Hydration Serum with Niacinamide 10 ML | Full size $95
- Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo 1 OZ | Full size $42
- Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask 15ML | $28 – $58
- Oribe Mystify Restyling Spray 20 ml | Full size $44
- PHILIP B WEIGHTLESS VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO 2OZ | Full size $34
- R+Co Centerpiece All-In-one Elixir 1.6OZ | Full size $32
- Rahua Hydration Conditioner 22 ML | Full size $38
- Hourglass Veil Setting Powder Review 0.03OZ | Full size $46
- Ilia Liquid Light Highlighter – NOVA 5 ML | Full size $
- COOLA MINERAL FACE SPF30 MATTE TINT – UNSCENTED 0.17 oz / 5 ml | Full size $36
- DIPTYQUE Fleur De Peau Eau De Parfum 10 ML | Full size $175
- Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil 3 ML | Full size $73
- HUM NUTRITION DAILY CLEANSE 3 DAY SUPPLY | Full size $25
- Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay Extract 1.35 oz/ 40 ml | Full size $53
- NUFACE Prep-N-Glow Cleansing & Exfoliating Cloths 5 Back | Full size $20
- SPACE NK Silver Textured LUXE COSMETICS BAG
+Sample contents may vary from those pictured and listed.
Space NK Gift with Purchase Offers
GIFT 2: PLUS, you can choose 3 free samples on any purchase (will be offered at checkout).
Space NK Advent Calendar 2019
Space NK Advent Calendar 2019 – The Beauty Anthology USA $265 has arrived. Worth $812. 25 doors. The Space NK Advent Calendar 2019 UK Version approx. $241 worth $680.
Space NK Advent Calendar 2019 – The Beauty Anthology USA $265 has arrived. Worth $812.
Top beauty brands at Space NK USA
There’s so much to to pick from at Space NK USA. It’s like beauty heaven.
111SKIN | African Botanics | Aquis | Aurelia Probiotic Skincare | Artis | Briogeo | Bumble and Bumble | By Terry | Chantecaille | Christophe Robin | Clark’s Botanicals | Coola | Diptyque | DR. BARBARA STURM | Dr Dennis Gross | EVE LOM | Goldfaden MD | HOURGLASS | Joanna Vargas | Kevyn Aucoin | Ilia | Lipstick Queen | Malin + Goetz | MARA | May Lindstrom | MD SOLAR SCIENCES | MILA MOURSI | MAULI | Natura Bisse | Odacite | Olaplex | Omorovicza | Oribe | Oskia | R+Co | Rahua | REN Skincare | Revive | Rodial | Saint Jane | Space NK Beauty Box | Surratt | Sunday Riley | Space NK | Tula | UMA Oil | Vertly | VINTNERS DAUGHTER | Virtue | Votary | ZIIP |
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