Do you like giving your opinion about products, whether in reviews, in blog/vlog posts, or in person? To like receiving free products in order to review? If so, then you might enjoy Influenster! Influenster (that's my referral link; I like to be transparent here) is a website that you can connect your social media to to increase your social impact score in order to receive products to try for free from campaigns called VoxBoxes. You can also review products and answer other users' questions directly on Influenster to also increase your social impact score. I'm not sure how it's decided who gets what VoxBox and when (there are a lot of different categories, including beauty, food, and gaming and you can invest more time in one category over another, which has an effect on what type of VoxBoxes you get chosen for), but I'm pretty sure that the higher your social impact, the more likely you are to get them.
SK-II is not a new brand for me; in fact, I've been lusting after it for a long time now, but have never been able to drop the cash on their products (it's a fairly expensive, high-end skin care line). Even before I got this VoxBox, I knew I would love these products, because I got the exact same samples in a previous subscription box. But! I am ecstatic to get more because these two products are amazing!
Even though these products are expensive, I think they do work! I've been using my other sample of the Facial Treatment Essence for about a month now, and I've noticed a difference in the texture and hydration in skin. Is it enough of a difference to justify the price? Possibly; while the mask is good, I do think I get almost comparable, one-time results from masks that are $2-$5. If I used these masks exclusively for a few months, though, I might see a noticeable difference in my skin. I want to keep using my Facial Treatment Essence until it's completely gone, then stop using it for a week to see what changes it may have made to my skin (a lot of times, it's hard to notice the slow, subtle change a product is making until you stop using it for a bit); I know it makes my skin look and feel good in the short-term, but for that price, I want long-term results.
These products were provided to me free of charge for review purposes.
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