ARBONNE RE9 ADVANCED REVIEW

ARBONNE RE9 ADVANCED REVIEW

ARBONNE RE9 ADVANCED REVIEW

ARBONNE RE9 ADVANCED REVIEW

Great makeup begins with great skin, so I’m always on the lookout for products that will improve the condition of my skin. I was given the original Arbonne RE9 Advanced skin care range to try by a friend who is an Arbonne consultant.  It’s an anti-ageing line of products that are botanically based and free from animal products. Vitamin C, orange stem cells, alpha hydroxy acids, and Vitamin E, are some of the star ingredients in the RE9 Advanced range. According to the Arbonne website, these ingredients “help improve the appearance of skin radiance, elasticity, firmness and texture while minimising the appearance of wrinkles, revealing truly healthy-looking skin.” All these buzz words were music to my ears since I’ve began to notice some signs of ageing on my face. I confess that I was really lazy with my skin care in my 20’s, which is when you really should start using anti-ageing products, but since getting into makeup I’m a lot more conscious about using good products on my skin.

Arbonne prides itself on creating products that are pure (from nature), safe (non-toxic & eco-friendly), and beneficial (scientifically tested). They have a great rewards programme where if you pay a one off fee to become a Preferred Client you can save a whopping 20 – 40% off on products and value packs. It’s well worth it to become a Preferred Client if you plan to buy products from Arbonne regularly. My friend Pryscylla Horn is a passionate Arbonne ambassador and an inspiring Mumpreneur, so click on her link to find out more and to go shopping: http://www.pryscyllahorn.arbonne.com.

So I decided to try out the RE9 Advanced range to see how the products felt on my skin. I must say that the tester kit is really cute and I had fun photographing the little bottles. After I’d finished trying out this range, I found out that Arbonne had launched a new and improved version of the RE9! The new range is unscented, with superior ingredients and new packaging; Arbonne also introduced the RE9 Advanced Restorative Cream which is an SPF-free moisturizer that is perfect for people with sensitive skin who can’t tolerate SPF. High five Arbonne!

So although my review is on the original RE9 Advanced range, it should give you an idea of that to expect from the new range. I used the products twice a day until they ran out and here are my thoughts:

 



Step 1: Smoothing Facial Cleanser

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Step 2: Regenerating Toner



 

ARBONNE RE9 ADVANCED REVIEW

Step 1: Smoothing Facial Cleanser

This cleanser has a light, foamy consistency and it gently cleansed my skin. I was glad to discover that my skin didn’t feel stripped afterwards; this may be because the cleanser is pH balanced to normal skin (pH of 4-6). I used it day and night and the tester sample lasted for about 4 days.

Step 2: Regenerating Toner

I applied this product onto some cotton wool and swiped it across my face. I can’t really say too much about this product because I ran out after two uses. I think I may have been over generous with it. According to the Arbonne website, this toner is meant to minimise the appearance of pores, provide additional cleansing and even out skin tone.

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Step 3: Intensive Renewal Serum

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 Step 4: Corrective Eye Crème



 

ARBONNE RE9 ADVANCED REVIEW

Step 3: Intensive Renewal Serum

This product is meant to reduce the appearance of lines and also to moisturise which helps skin look smoother and firmer. The serum had a very light consistency and it was quickly absorbed by my skin. I was very happy with this because I don’t like using a heavy serum since I apply a moisturiser and then makeup over it. A heavy build-up of products on the skin makes it difficult to achieve a flawless makeup look.

Step 4: Corrective Eye Crème

I loved the consistency of this cream! It’s a cross between a gel and cream. It was super moisturising and really cooling when I applied it around my eyes. This was probably my favourite product in the whole range. It contains caffeine which is meant to reduce puffiness and dark circles which I struggle with. It’s also meant to minimise the appearance of wrinkles – oh the joy of ageing! I never used to have under eye wrinkles but since entering into my 30’s I’ve started to notice them and I’m fighting them like the plague.

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Step 5 : Moisturising Creams



 

ARBONNE RE9 ADVANCED REVIEW

Three moisturising creams were included in the trial kit – 2 for the day and 1 at night. I think it’s great that Arbonne created 2 different day creams to suit normal and dry skin types; this gives women a chance to pick a product that is perfectly suited to their skincare needs. Well done Arbonne! I’ll review each of the moisturisers in turn below.

Restorative Day Crème SPF20

I was pleased that this daytime moisturiser contained sunscreen because it’s a vital ingredient for the prevention of ageing due to UV rays. I was also happy to discover that it didn’t leave a white caste on my skin, because a lot of products with sunscreen often leave people with darker skin tones looking like ghosts! This product left my skin feeling balanced and not too oily which was great.

Extra Moisture Restorative Day Crème SPF20

This cream is similar to the cream above but with heavier moisturisers. I decided to skip this product during the day since I have oily skin, but I think it would be perfect for people with dry skin or combination skin with dry patches. I actually used this cream at night time for additional moisture before going to bed.

Night Repair Crème.

I applied this cream after the Intensive Renewal Serum and Corrective Eye Cream. To be honest, my skin didn’t feel as moisturised as I would have liked, so I applied the Extra Moisture Restorative Day Crème and then my skin felt great.

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So in conclusion, I think that the RE9 Advanced is a solid anti-ageing skin care range. Arbonne is a reputable brand which prides itself on not using animal products and on promoting a clean lifestyle. I only tried the range for 4 days and whilst my skin felt OK I can’t say that I noticed a dramatic difference. I think I would have to use the products for at least 4 weeks before noticing big changes; the Arbonne Website does state that a US independent clinical study on 29 people revealed significant results after 30 days of use. These results included improved radiance (97%), improved fine lines (83%), improved firmness (86%) and improved skin moisture (86%). With any skincare regime consistency over time is what produces amazing results, so it’s wise to be patient. If you’re looking for a good anti-ageing skin care range you can’t really go wrong with the RE9 Advanced, so give it a go and see what you think (click here).

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  1. 7th June 2017 / 3:12 pm

    A friend of mine is using this brand as well and really keen on it. Should try it. 🙂
    If you know of any cool blogger events in London, give me a shout!
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