Best Bet: Bona Clara Try Me Set

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So, you're poking around online and come across a tempting skin-care story. But the idea of committing to a full-size bottle of something you've never smelled, touched, or slathered on your own face can be daunting. Bona Clara, a company whose skin-care philosophy includes keeping out the bad stuff (parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances) and targeting specific age concerns like wrinkles and/or pimples, offers their take on mini-sampler sets. Each prepackaged "Try Me" kit includes cleanser, scrub, toner, serum, and hydrating cream for people in their respective decade of life. Sized at under an ounce per bottle, it's small enough for any beauty commitment-phobe to tuck into a carry-on or, ahem, a sleepover bag.

Bona Clara Try Me Sets, $25