I don't like throwing product away, and I know there is actually more than one use in most foil-packet samples, but once those are opened, they're difficult to store so that the product doesn't dry out and the packet doesn't make a mess on the counter (or wherever you might try to store it). So I like to stock up on 5 gram sample jars. These little jars (I got mine from Coastal Scents) can hold all of the product from a typical foil-packet sample, they're easy to store, and they keep the product fresh for multiple uses. With these, I am able to get about 2-3 uses out of makeup products for the entire face (foundations, tinted moisturizers, etc.) 5-10 uses out of skin products meant for the entire face (washes, scrubs, serums, moisturizers, sunscreens, etc.) and up to 2.5 weeks out of eye creams.
|Pack of 25 from Coastal Scents: $5.95|
I like samples because they help me deicide if a product is worth my money, and I spend less than I would have if I had to buy it to try it. With these sample jars, I'm saving even more money in the long run, because I usually get enough time to see how my skin behaves with repeated use. This way, I can be even more confident in my purchases.