Product Review: Arbonne (plus 20% off)

A few months ago while I was covering St. Louis Fashion Week, I met Cornelia Baum, a beauty consultant for Arbonne. We chatted and exchanged information and she allowed me to try some of the beauty products.

Background Info
Arbonne is a distribution company that sells beauty, personal care, health and wellness products through independent representatives. Founded out of Switzerland, the products are based on botanical principles founded by the work of one man and a plethora of bio chemists, herbalists and biologists. The company prides itself on providing quality, safe and valuable products that deliver results and benefits.

I reviewed the RE9 Advanced anti-aging set and from this set, the products that I used were the...

Smoothing Facial Cream (key ingredients: algae extract & sea buckthorn oil)
Antioxidant Regenerating Toner (key ingredients: algae extract & sea buckthorn oil)
Corrective Eye Cream (key ingredients: algae extract, marine lavender & alfalfa seed extracts & hydrolyzed lupine protein)
Restorative Day Cream w/ SPF 20 (key ingredients: algae & kudzu root extracts & peptides)
Night Repair Cream (key ingredients: algae extract, marine lavender & beech tree bud extracts & peptides)

The Good
I really loved the products that I used! They made my skin feel soft, healthy and left my skin glowing. I did not get any irritation or breakouts from using the products either. I used the products for a month straight two times a day (morning and night) and again really saw results.

In addition (and this is my personal opinion from using other beauty products,) I LOVE using products based in Switzerland and the Arctic because the natural botanical products that they use are plants that have withheld the ever changing climates there. You find products that have naturally been torture-tested by the elements and because of this, their raw materials are most intense.

The Not So Good
Although the products worked great on my skin, I do not like how expensive they are. Individually, the products for this line alone range from $35-$85 and for this set it is $323, which is not feasible and ideal for a working college student with bills (ME!!,) working moms or anyone who is on a budget.

Also, I wish that the SPF in the day cream was a bit higher since in today's environment with all of the global changes and problems, the temperatures and sun rays are much more harsh.

NOTE/DISCLAIMER: I already practice a good skin care regimen and I have been doing so for years along with eating healthy and drinking plenty of water, so for someone trying out a new product line that has good skin care habits already, it most likely would not take long to see results versus someone who does not.

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Independent Consultant Info:

Cornelia Baum

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