Sample Room Loot 3 Review: Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner, Creamsilk Leave-On Cream, and Dermax Sunscreen

I have shared before my review of my 2 loots from Sample Room. Same as before, here is my personal review of the third batch of products I got from Sample Room.  Before I got my third loot I had to wait for a week before my reviews were approved. The wait is a bit long, but I think this is their way of managing the number of samples that they give away. So, a week after my review of the first three products I availed from Sample Room, I decided to try the following items:

  1. Dermax Sunscreen – 500 points (P720)
  2. Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner – 50 points (P59)
  3. Creamsilk Leave-On Cream – 40 points (P49 x 2)


For my third loot, compared to my first and second, this was a mix of skincare and hair care products. For starters I wasn’t really a sunscreen type of person, because in my mind I already use products that have SPF so I may not need it. I just wanted to give it a try and perhaps save it for later use (like when we go to Bohol).

As for the hair care products, I wanted to take care of my crowning glory more. Been neglected since I got pregnant until today. I wanted to focus more on hair care, because of the extreme hair fall I experience plus the fact that I want to give it some TLC.

Now for the product reviews!

Dermax UV Active Sunscreen

I tried using this for a week. I like how it perfectly blends to my skin vs. other sunscreen products (especially those lotions that leave that white-ish texture after application). What I love the most about this product is the cooling burst it has when I apply it! This is because of its water-burst technology, which for me makes it a most try for everyone. Aside from the cooling burst, the texture of the product is not heavy too. Very light and easy to apply. The packaging even works well for the product because the pump makes it easier to apply.

dermax uv active sunscreen

Although it said that I can apply it to my body and face, I limited the application to my arms and legs. My face is already protected by my moisturizing cream that has SPF 15. That is more than enough since I wouldn’t be exposed for more than 4 hours to extreme sunlight. Aside from me already having that moisturizing cream I also have sensitive skin that made me hesitant to apply it to my face.

Overall this product will be a staple in my skincare must haves, but not for everyday. Mostly for summer or when I have events that will require me to be out and about all day long.


Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

In my second loot I tried the Palmolive Anti-Hairfall Shampoo and Conditioner. I wanted to give the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle a try because I have seen a loot of positive reviews from Sample Room (also I wasn’t really sure if Palmolive was “The One” for me – in terms of conditioner ha).

pantene 3 minute miracle

During the first 3 days of using it, I really didn’t notice much difference as compared to when I used Palmolive. I decided to still continue using the product just to give it more time to have an effect on my hair. On the succeeding days though I noticed that my hair became softer, less tangles, and became very manageable. The results of my trial was superior to when I used Palmolive. This made me realize that the high price point for the product is just right. It may be a more expensive alternative to the usual conditioner products, but it definitely gives your hair the tlc it deserves!


Creamsilk Leave On Cream

Before this product, I already used their first gen leave on solutions (the green one). I used it because of my curly frizzy hair and it worked well for me. Flash forward to their new product! I was like a little girl when I got the loot because of this product. Without any hesitations I applied it on my hair waiting to achieve the results I got when I used the green leave on conditioner before. Did I achieve the promise they had on their product description? Nope!

After application, and I tried it on for 3 consecutive days, my hair felt heavy, it lost its life, and it didn’t help control my frizz (at all). This really disappointed me because the effect of the conditioner was countered by this product. Yes it is not greasy but your hair will feel greasy after a few hours of applying the product. Will I use this product again? No. E will be using this product, because he has the man bun fantasy and is growing out his hair.



Sample Room Loot 3 and 4

After a week of posting my review on Sample Room I got back the 1000 points I paid for, my 100 free points plus 12 points (1 point for submitting a review and 1 point for the approved review x 6). I wanted to hold on to the 1100+ points and wait for new products to be uploaded, but I realized that if I wanted to fully maximize the points I paid for I should get new items. I mean the points are just valid for 2 months so I needed to maximize it as much as I can.

From my previous post I shared that I spent P1100 (VIP membership plus shipping) , so let us add P280 to that (shipping for loot 3 and 4. This means that my total expense is at P1380. From my previous post, the total cost of the items I got was at P2755.60. Let us add:

Loot 3 Items

  1. Cream Silk Leave On Cream – 40 points (P49 x 2)
  2. Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner (Hair Fall Control) – 50 points (P59)
  3. Dermax Professional UV Active Water Burst Sunscreen SPF 45 + PA ++ – 500 points (P720)

Loot 4 Items

  1. Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream Medium – 300 points (P499)
  2. Burt’s Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter – 100 points (P325)
  3. Palmolive Naturals White  + Papaya Body Wash – 35 points (P80)

That will then be P2755.60 + P877 + P904. The total amount of products I got is now at P4,536.6 vs the total expense of P1380! That will mean I “earned” P3,156.6 worth of beauty products! Now this is a very efficient way of getting free items. At first you might buckle at the thought of paying the shipping fee, but consider the return of investment (sorry such a marketing/business term) and this will make Sample Room an extremely attractive investment.

Update for loot 3, I got it last Friday! So, will try all for 5 days, submit my review and get back 590 points! Eyeing that Olay Toner! That’s next up on my list, must have that before my points expire on Dec 10!!!

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Sample Room Loot 1 Review: Olay CC Cream, Glyderm, and Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

I received my first loot from Sample Room more than a week ago. For the 1000 VIP points that I had, I chose to use it to get the following:

  1. Olay CC Cream (Light) (300 points)
  2. Glyderm Stretchmarks Cream (300 points)
  3. Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit (100 points)


I would have wanted to get more items, but you are limited to 3 items per transaction, not really sure why since a member should get as much items per transaction so that the shipping fee is very cost efficient. Any who, the reason I hand picked those items was because I wanted to hide the scars from my recent chicken pox battle (yes it’s a battle because I took care of my skin for the longest time and then I get chicken pox – hello scars), I needed some Glyderm for my stretch marks ( I have been using Glyderm for the longest time and it really works – will post another review some time), and because I wanted to try a new lip balm brand (I love Body Shop’s balm, but I think it’s time for me to try a new brand). After waiting for a few days, I got my first loot and I used all right away! I have been using 3 products for more than a week and here’s what I have to say about the three items I used:

Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream (Light)

I have been a fan of Olay ever since I started using it when I turned 25! I had the wonderful opportunity to handle this brand (agency side) and I learned that I needed to start taking care of my skin as early as possible. I guess even for our skin, prevention of wrinkles is better than “curing” it when it starts to appear.

My daily skin care regimen consists of using the Olay Total Effects Foaming Cleanser and using the Olay Total Effects Day Cream (Gentle) with SPF 15 (I actually tried the normal day cream but I noticed that I started to have small pimples on my forehead so I switched to the Gentle one instead). This is my facial skin care regimen day and night. I just top off my moisturizer with bb cream, I just want to keep it as simple as possible. Since I have started using Olay, I noticed that I had lesser breakouts. In the case that I do experience breakouts, it is not as severe as it was before.

I’ve always wanted to try the CC Cream, but given my sensitive skin, I was hesitant to buy it because there’s a chance that my money will go to waste if  I experience any adverse reaction to the cream. So I was super happy when I saw that Sample Room had it! (Yay me!)

My initial reaction when I applied it was that, I might have gotten the wrong shade. It might have been better if I opted for the medium shade. After applying it evenly on my face, I realized that I got the right shade for my skin tone. Coverage wise, it is not similar to the BB creams out there. On that note it can further improve, but it was able to even out my skin tone and make my pores look smaller (which is good because visible pores really is a big concern for me!).

I have been using it for more than a week, and I will definitely buy this product again. It is something that I will gladly add to my daily skin care regimen.


Glyderm Stretchmarks Cream

I started using this 2 months post partum. I tried Bio Oil but it didn’t really work for me and I didn’t like the smell (although for some they like it) that is why I tried this.

Short story, I needed this because I forgot to buy one. It works for me and yes, I will continue buying this product. I will be posting before and after photos soon, on a different blog post.


Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit

Big fan of lip balms ever since I was in high school. This is a basic must have for any girl so I was super excited to try this product out. Upon application the texture was not similar to other balms, but the smell was super good. After using it for more than a week I noticed that my lips were not as chapped as before (I have extremely chapped lips because I breastfeed Alex a lot – see I sometimes forget to drink water after  breastfeed her hence the chapped lips).

I’m really not sure yet if I will buy this. I want to try out the other Burt’s Bees variants first before I decide, but overall this is a good item!


Overall, I was extremely satisfied with my first Sample Room Loot. Can’t wait to share with you my review for my second loot from Sample Room!