Ready to clean up your makeup bag with non-toxic items? Don’t know where to start? Afraid of spending a lot of money on a product you don’t know you’ll like? Well, it’s your lucky day. I’ve compiled a list of green beauty brands that offer sample sizes! So you can try before you buy. It’s a great way to test the waters and not break the bank.
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Activist is a sustainable brand that sells refill pouches for their skincare products. You can grab a Trial Kit with minis from the whole collection, or purchase individual minis.
Aleavia makes microbiome-friendly prebiotic skincare which is especially nice for sensitive skin types. You can buy individual travel sizes of some of their products (body wash, face wash) or a pack of three.
Alima Pure offers samples of their powder foundations, plus they have a “Find Your Match” kit which includes 10 samples of Satin Matte Foundation, a Kabuki Brush, and a $10 credit toward a future Satin Matte Foundation purchase. So awesome!
Aillea is a clean beauty retailer with lots of brand options. They have a sample program that includes up to 5 different samples. Just place your order then email them with your selection. You’ll get enough product to sample a product up to 3 times.
Araza makes organic, paleo-certified makeup. Their Coconut Cream Foundation is one of my favorites! You can get samples of their foundation, powder, lip color, and concealer.
Another one of my fave green beauty brands, handmade in Wisconsin. They have an ultimate sampler bundle where you pick 5 samples on their site. Choose between foundation, concealer, bronzers, and more!
A lovely skincare company, founded by an herbal chemist. I absolutely love their Photonic SPF25 moisturizer (check this blog post for more info!). They offer a bunch of samples and have a “Build Your Own Skincare” sample set.
Branch Basics has a travel kit that could double as samples. It includes a mini All-Purpose, Foaming Wash, and Concentrate for refilling. These are the non-toxic cleaning supplies I use around my house.
These deodorants work so well! They offer a sampler pack that includes three different scents and formulas. Cleo + Coco has tons of options for baking soda-free, unscented, and sensitive deodorants.
Cocokind makes travel sizes of their Polypeptide Cream, Oil-to-Milk Cleanser, and Ceramide Barrier Serum. So precious! They also have a Plump Skin Travel Set.
Credo is an online store that carries tons of natural makeup and skincare brands. You can browse their Trial & Travel Size section which has dozens of travel-sized products.
FitGlow has a Try Me Bag where you can pick six sample sizes. Choose from a couple of their products such as concealer, foundation, creams, and balms.
Free + True sells a Discovery Kit that includes 11 minis and a travel pouch.
My fave low tox perfumes! They offer minis of their perfumes individually or the entire set. I love the Love Letter scent! You can also get over 15+ deluxe minis from their skincare.
Plant-based air freshener sprays! You can get a 4-pack discovery set in some of their classic or seasonal scents.
Honest has travel sizes for a few items like the All-Purpose Balm, Face & Body Lotion, Hydrogel Cream, and Gel Cleanser.
Hynt Beauty offers a lot of samples for items like lipstick, blush, eyeshadow, concealer, and pressed powder. Their concealer is amazing and has full coverage!
Ilia has a “Minis for Any Mood” set which includes small sizes of their Limitless Lash Mascara, Lip Wrap, Chromatic Eye Tint, and Multi-Stick. You can also purchase individual minis for items such as their Limitless Lash Mascara!
Indie Lee makes clean skincare and has a Discovery Kit to try a few minis, or you can buy select items on their own in a smaller size.
Kinfield has an “Adventure Minis” set that includes bug spray, face SPF, body SPF, anti-itch balm, and lip SPF. Perfect for an outdoor adventure!
Kosas has a Try at Home program and you can grab individual sample kits for some of their products such as concealer, foundation, and brow gel. Or you can buy their mega Try at Home kit which includes all of the sample cards, plus you get a $45 credit to use towards your next purchase.
Kosmatology sells travel sizes of their Foaming Hand Soap (the best!), body scrub, mini lotion bars, and face products. They use organic ingredients and are formulated by a pharmacist.
Lily Lolo has quite a few items that come in sample sizes like their foundations, bronzers, and BB cream.
These are the cutest, most chic deodorants you’ll ever come across. They are a powder that you apply with a poof and are refillable. They offer Le Petit sizes which are smaller. And yes, they WORK!
Meow Meow Tweet makes natural deodorant, skin, and body care. They make minis for certain items such as deodorant, skin cream, toner, and face oil.
Nusa makes a travel-size Cleansing Oil and you can buy their facial oils as a duo in petite sizes!
One Love Organics has minis and travel sizes for various products such as cleansers and masks. Or get their Green Your Routine Trial Kit which includes seven items. Their Botanical B oil cleanser is a fave of mine!
Osea has various starter sets for skin and body. They include deluxe minis of a couple of different products like cleansers, toners, and body oil. Or browse the Travel Size section for individual items.
Osmia has samples of all their products, so cool! They carry face and body products like soaps, oils, perfumes, and more.
PiperBlue makes organic cream makeup palettes. They have Perfect Match Sample Bundles to find your correct shade.
Plaine Products makes natural body care products such as shampoo, conditioner, face wash, lotions, and hand soap. They are all sustainably packaged in refillable bottles, too! Most items are available in a small travel size. They offer a complete travel set too.
Plume makes minis for their Lash & Brow Growth Serum and mascara. Or get the “Eyes That Mesmerize Set” for a discount bundle!
RiseWell has a travel kit that includes a Mineral Toothpaste, Balancing Mouthwash, and Scrubby Floss in TSA-friendly sizes. This is an awesome fluoride-free dental care line that uses hydroxyapatite instead.
RMS sells a couple of travel sizes for items like their mascara and quads. Plus, get two free samples with every order.
My favorite natural deodorants! They sell individual minis of each deodorant, or curated kits to try a couple. They smell SO good too!
Love this makeup brand so much (here’s my review of their entire line). They offer “Smalls” for their mascara, Sunvisor SPF, Glowy Super Gel, and Dew Blush.
A Canadian clean beauty brand! They have a trial sizes section on their site in which you can order minis of their foundations to find your shade match.
The Choosy Chick is an online market that carries a ton of clean brands. And she has 2 green beauty starter bags to choose from; one full of beauty products and one for children. So cool! You can also grab travel sizes of select items.
The Detox Market is another store that carries SO MANY brands. This is the primary store that I shop through for makeup and skincare. They have a fabulous sample program where you can select 3 samples to try!
Related post: The 12 Best Online Markets to Buy Clean Beauty Products
An incredible natural skincare line. She offers a sample kit that includes 5 of her products, including my favorite Superfood Oil-to-Milk Cleansing Balm!
This is a unisex natural skincare brand. Some of their products come in travel sizes such as deodorant, face wash, and face wipes.
Well People has an adorable mini mascara, or try their Skincare Starter Set.
They sell samples for their Liquid Foundation (one of my faves!), Powder Foundation, and Cream Concealer. An easy way to find your ideal shade.
Also be sure to check out my Beginner’s Guide to Green Beauty on a Budget post for some tips on how to transition to cleaner, greener makeup without spending too much money.
And let me know if you are aware of any other brands that offer samples and I’ll add them to the list! 💋