A friend with gorgeous, glowing skin let me in on her secret: Arbonne. How did I not know of this? I know every line! That’s because Arbonne is only sold through reps. A-ha. So I needed to get some of this fabulous, cruelty-free, all-natural Swiss line. (Backstory: Arbonne’s skin care products, based on botanical principles, became a reality in the United States in 1980 and are now shared throughout the world through Arbonne’s network of Independent Consultants) And I so did: lots of it! Joy Jacob arrived with a large bag of samples for me to try, so I put my friend to work as well over a very long and fun weekend. This stuff is just glorious. We had a mini-spa weekend in our Hollywood digs.
I asked Jessica to jot down her own reviews: “The Cellular Renewal Masque felt wonderful on! It was very soothing & cool – my skin felt very refreshed.
RE9 Regenerating Toner: I love the smell of this! actually feels like its doing something? as I have no idea what a toner does… feels nice going on!
RE9 Smoothing Facial Cleanser: I felt like this made my skin a bit too clean, almost a lil dry? did you use this one? But definitely made me feel squeaky!
Energy Fizz Sticks: Definitely gave me energy!! These things usually don’t work on me. (Me: Me too! I have one left here at my desk that I’m saving for that end-of-week crash.)
Ultra Hydrating Hand Cream: This cream smelled & felt really nice & like hotel bath products… actually reminded me of Bulgari Vert (which I love). Made my hands feel smooth & mine are very dry! And the scent lasted a long time.
Night Repair Cream: I loved the thickness & texture. Felt thick & nourishing, not greasy, almost luxurious. When I woke up I felt like my skin looked hydrated and pumped up. I used this product all on its own & would probably buy as I am always looking for good night cream!
Me: The RE9 Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleanser was smooth, took off all of my makeup, and rinsed well. It smelled great w/out being overpowering.
Advanced Intensive Renewal Serum: I’m a serum junkie. I wanted to slather this stuff on from head to toe. I loved the texture, the way it smelled, and the fact that it sunk in and hydrated with the true test: the next morning I had that glow. I put the Intelligence Rejuvenating Creme on top of it (I have very dry, sensitive skin) and my skin looked fresh and gorgeous.
During the day I wore the Nurturing Day Lotion SPF 20 (I wear SPF year-round) and this was A+. On Day 2, I put a the serum underneath it, lotion over and a little makeup on top and it all blended smoothly.
The standout product, along w/the serum, was the Re9 Advanced Cellular Renewal Mask. I would have used this every night if I could! This is one of those wonder products that you read about and don’t believe, but it’s true. You can see it.
I like those little taffy-candies (Jess thought they were candy and ate them, wondering why she had energy and wasn’t hungry — and then found out they were –. ) So I have two of them and can attest to their pleasant taste (really) and, yes, appetite-suppressant abilities. Yum.
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