If you don’t already know – and the beauty industry hasn’t drilled this into you yet – it’s important to take care of your skin….especially your face. Your face is the first thing a person sees and let’s face it (no pun intended) it’s important to take care of your skin. As we get older our skin will change and using products to keep our skin hydrated, moisturized, and wrinkle-free is important. Admittedly, I was unfamiliar with Arbonne until my friend Kristin, who is a consultant for Arbonne, introduced me to these products and sent me some samples to try out.
The first sample pack I tried was the FC5 from Arbonne. It included hydrating cleanser & refreshener, nurturing day lotion with SPF20, moisturizing night crème and hydrating eye cream. A big selling point in a moisturizer is finding one that contains an SPF and is not greasy. I really enjoyed using the Oil-Absorbing Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF20 Moisturizer and was sad that the sample was only good for a few uses. This SPF moisturizer was incredibly light and did not leave a greasy feeling on my face which is a BIG BONUS! It quickly absorbed into my skin, the scent was pleasant but did remind me slightly of sunscreen. Typically, I do not use a face wash in the morning, I usually apply an alcohol free toner, followed by a moisturizer after showering. Therefore, the moisturizer was the first product I used out of this pack.($42)
Just like the SPF moisturizer, I found the Hydrating Cleanser and Freshener to be light and creamy. It had a nice scent, didn’t leave my skin feeling stripped and did a nice job of removing the day off of my face, leaving it feeling clean. ($28)
Following the cleanser, I applied the Night Time Moisturizer. It’s important to apply a night moisturizer every evening before bed to help repair your skin while you are at rest. Similar to the other products, it is very light – so much so that it didn’t even feel like I was wearing a moisturizer on my face. I’ve tried other products in the past and have found some of them to be incredibly heavy on the face. In the morning my skin felt smooth and refreshed. ($44)
Also included in this pack was a Hydrating Eye Cream. I’ll admit, it is not routine for me to use an eye cream. With an 8-month old who all of a sudden decided he no longer wants to sleep through the night, being up at all sorts of hours comes puffy and tired eyes!! A little bit of this eye cream goes a long way. I was able to get five days out of this tiny sample. The eye cream is moisturizing and within three night of using this eye cream I saw a dramatic reduction of the bags under my eyes. I actually looked like I was sleeping a full night. This was my absolute favorite product. ($34)
Also received were samples from the RE9 Skin Care Line which is geared to targeting women who are looking for anti-aging products. What I like about Arbonne is their concentration on using natural ingredients There are several different products within this line.
Smoothing Facial Cleanser - a cleanser made for normal to oily skin. This foaming cleanser does a nice job of removing make up and excess oil from your skin that is built up through out the day. The cleanser has vitamin C which helps your skin to tighten and glow. ($40)
Restorative Day Cream- containing an SPF of 20, it will protect your face from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This is a lightweight day cream which applies nicely under your make up and doesn’t leave your face feeling greasy. It has a pleasant smell and will not clog your pores. Unfortunately, my skin did not react well from this cream and it had a slight rash that cleared up later on in the day. I might be too sensitive to the ingredients. ($50)
The advanced night repair cream is also incredibly light when applied to your skin. I hate waking up in the morning with my face feeling greasy and this product did not do so. I also did not have any type of reaction to this product when using it.($85)
The regenerating toner doesn’t have a scent but applies nicely to the skin with a cotton ball. It also takes off any daily grime that may have been missed from using the cleanser. I did like this toner a lot and found that it did not irritate my skin. ($35)
The intensive renewal serum was my favorite product out of the RE9 skin care line. After applying this serum just once, I could already feel my face tightening. I can imagine the results that would follow after using the full size product. Unfortunately, I only received about 3 days worth of product. ($58)
The corrective eye cream also contains collagen to help with puffiness around your eyes. After using this product I found it very similar to the FC5 eye cream. It did a nice job to make me look well rested. ($55)
I believe the RE9 products are great for women who are starting to see a change in their skin with wrinkles, bags under their eyes, crow’s feet and/or smile lines. After using these products my skin did feel tighter and that would be the appeal for someone who is interested in tightening their skin for a youthful appearance.
Arbonne doesn’t just carry skin care products. Their products range from skin care, hair care, make up, fragrance, as well as weight management and health & wellness items. Right now you can click this link for an online shopping party until July 31st. If you have any question regarding Arbonne and their products please contact Kristin. She will be able to answer your questions and help find products that are right for you!
All reviews are done for free unless otherwise noted.