In this latest promotion from The Insiders website, you can apply to become a product tester of Clairol Natural Instincts, a new semi-permanent hair colour range. If selected, you'll receive two free colour kits, plus a campaign guide. You’ll also be asked to give your feedback, either positive or negative. Closing date: 28th October 2021.
Free Beauty & Makeup Products
- In this section, we feature the UK’s most accurate and up-to-date selection of beauty freebies.
- Free makeup and beauty products are immensely popular in the UK. New samples become available on a regular basis - and you can claim most without having to complete lengthy surveys.
- Beauty freebies are usually delivered by post. But sometimes you’ll have to visit a store. We include foundation, skin consultations, makeovers, product samples, and more.
- Please contact us if you are aware of other free beauty stuff we should include, or if you discover an outdated link.
A new freebie from Vichy. Here, you can request a free 1.5ml sample sachet of Vichy Mineral 89 Probiotic Fractions, a serum that helps to repair and regenerate the skin. A total of 30,000 samples are available on a first come, first served basis. The last date for requests is 30th June 2021.
Apply at the Nivea Review Panel to test-drive free Nivea beauty products. The company sends lucky panel members a beauty product to test every month. If selected, you’ll also be asked to provide feedback on any items you try. The selection of beauty and skincare items vary from month to month. Register to become a “myNIVEA” member to begin.
If you like the La Roche-Posay beauty brand but are unsure which products are best for you, here you can book a complimentary virtual skincare consultation on their website. The free consultation lasts approximately 30 minutes and aims to find the perfect skincare regime for you. Register for a session by completing the form.
Visit the Woman&Home website to find out about their new Beauty Counter, which lets you claim free samples of popular beauty products, as and when available. Get started by creating a personal profile and you’ll get matched to free products. All have been tested and approved by their editors.
Popular hair care brand Philip Kingsley are looking for people to test out their range of hair products and styling treatments. To become a product tester, you’ll need to join the company’s VIP Tester Panel. This involves completing a short online questionnaire. If selected, you will be asked to give feedback on the items you’ve tried.
Register for the Boots Volunteer Panel for your opportunity to test out a range of Boots skincare and cosmetics products in your home. You may also be invited to attend voluntary on-site testing at the Boots product evaluation centre, although this is rare. Apply and complete the questionnaire to join the testing panel.
Do you want an opportunity to test-drive new beauty products? Register for the Dr. Botanicals Reviewers Club and you can do just that. The brand will send you samples of products to gain your feedback, as and when available. Better still, you can also earn commission on products you recommend to friends and family.
Established beauty brand Simple distributes free samples from time to time. If you register for their e-mail newsletter service, you will gain alerts when freebies become available. This could include anything from their product range, such as wipes, moisturiser, or even facial scrub. Just subscribe to register your interest.
Marie Claire’s Beauty Drawer is a free beauty club that lets you test out new beauty products based on your individual preferences. Start by completing your online profile to receive free personalised beauty products to your door, as and when available. Each freebie has been specially selected by Marie Claire's beauty editors.
Request a complimentary 7-day supply of Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15. Just visit a nearby Bobbi Brown outlet or counter. Follow the “Find Store” link on the Bobbi Brown website to find your nearest location. Please note: samples are subject to availability at each individual store.
If you're keen to test-drive the latest beauty products to the UK market, check out OK! Beauty Club. This service lets you receive free beauty samples personalised to your individual tastes. When any new products become available, you’ll be first to know. Note: this beauty sample scheme is run in conjunction with SoPost, a sample distribution service.
Sign-up to the “all new” Glamour Beauty Club to get free beauty products delivered directly to your door. Simply complete an online beauty profile to receive specially selected products matched to your requirements. When suitable products become available, or there’s a new product launch, at this point you will receive a freebie. Please note: members are asked to provide feedback on each item received.
Register for the “Love Your Body Club” at The Body Shop to get access to great store benefits, discounts and freebies. This generous loyalty programme is now free of charge and entitles you to numerous perks at the popular high-street beauty outlet. Every 500 points you obtain, you’ll be entitled to £5 off Body Shop beauty products. More information is available on the offer page.
Join this tester panel for a chance to try out beauty and skincare products from This Works. A total of 750 people are chosen for each testing session, which usually runs between 7 and 28 days. If you are picked for a particular panel, you will receive a free sample to test. You will be asked to provide feedback on products.
Sign-up to the Boots "X tribe" service to be first to hear about beauty product samples, competitions, and giveaways. You'll also receive free beauty tips and alerts of the latest product launches. To begin the registration process, just enter your e-mail address on the form.
Want to try the latest Gillette razor and shave gel? Register here to claim a free Gillette starter kit. Note: a small £3.95 postage and packaging charge is required. By registering, you’ll be signed up for the Razor Subscription and Shave Club, an ongoing subscription service where you can save money on replacement blades. Note: you may cancel your subscription at any point in time. (P&P Required)
At your local Origins store or counter you can claim free samples of Original Skin Renewal serum or other Mini-Facial products, plus gain a free demonstration and skin consultation. In addition, this new offer also entitles you to a free “Feel Good Mini-Facial” (subject to availability).
Want the opportunity to test-drive new products from Soap & Glory? This brand was launched in 2006 and provides an exciting range of ethical beauty, body, and bath products. Just sign-up to the Soap & Glory e-mail newsletter. You’ll be first to hear about how to test the latest products, as and when freebies become available throughout the year.
Sign-up to become a member of the Elemis Review Panel. If selected, you’ll get to test out full-size products from the popular beauty brand. Complete the short survey to register your interest. Product testers are chosen according to suitability and will be asked to send in a product review. You can also register for the Elemis e-mail newsletter to be first in the queue for beauty samples and the latest product news.
The London School of Barbering is currently offering free male haircuts and shaves at London Farringdon, London Liverpool Street, and Manchester, UK. If you don’t mind having your hair cut by a trainee (under the supervision of an experienced trainer), then this could be a great way to save some cash. Limited to a 1000 free and discounted cuts per week.
Here, you can claim a free hair and scalp check at selected Aveda House of Fraser counters. You will receive an initial consultation to determine your hair type. Then after the hair and scalp check, you’ll receive a free haircare sample. The website has a search feature to find your nearest House of Fraser location.
Here’s a fantastic offer, where you can obtain a free 10-day trial of Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer from Clinique. Described as “for skin beyond flawless”, the product brings a natural, perfected look that lasts all day long. Claim your voucher, redeemable at participating Clinique counters at Boots while stocks last.
The Body Shop is currently offering free skin consultations and makeovers at most of their high-street stores across the UK. It’s easy to arrange an appointment: simply pop-in to your local store and make an enquiry. Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this offer may not be available for the foreseeable future.
Beauty Freebies: Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the best freebies available on the Web come in the form of beauty products and cosmetics. Just like in the “brick and mortar” world where a trip to the department store can uncover several free makeup and fragrance testers, the Internet serves up many beauty-related goodies. Demand for beauty freebies is extremely high online as you might expect, so claiming yours early is often the best course of action. Below, we outline some frequently asked questions.
What beauty products are available in the UK?
You can claim a variety of beauty items when searching for free stuff in the UK. Typically, you’ll see makeup like foundation, lipstick and mascara, but anti-ageing serums, free in-store consultations, and even free haircuts exist. Fragrance samples in the form of aftershave and perfume are also extremely popular, especially if the manufacturer has recently launched a new fragrance product or flanker to an existing line.
Are the offers free with no catches?
All the freebies above are genuine with no catches or payment requirement. When you request a freebie, you will usually be asked for your e-mail address and postal address (so the company can send you the sample). Companies must keep your personal details safe and secure by law. In many cases, you will also be asked to register for an e-mail mailing list to claim a freebie. You can unsubscribe from these at any time. However, we recommend you sign-up for a secondary e-mail address so you can keep any promotional e-mail messages separate from your work or home account.
Is it worth registering for beauty clubs?
Many brands in the UK offer free membership schemes where you can test out beauty items as and when available. The Body Shop is one example, but Marie Claire, Boots, Debenhams and others have similar schemes. It can be very worthwhile signing up to beauty clubs as you will have the chance to test out brand new beauty products.
Can I get beauty stuff delivered by post?
Yes. In fact, many of the samples available will get delivered to your doorstep. This is often true if you request a fragrance sample or an item of makeup. But some offers will require you to attend a venue in person, such as in-store to collect a freebie. Examples of in-store freebies include personal skincare consultations. Occasionally, you may also have to take a voucher into a store to claim a product sample.
How can I keep updated with new beauty stuff?
We update this page with the latest beauty samples as and when available. But if you want to ensure you never miss out a freebie, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter. Simply fill out the short form above with your e-mail address. We send a regular roundup of free stuff to your inbox. Don’t forget, you can also follow us on social media for instant freebie alerts. We don’t spam you with offers — just the most important ones!