I've never tried Arbonne before so when a lovely girl from back home chatted to me about trying samples I was excited! I've talked about how much I love trying new skincare products and naturally this time was no exception. Plus the testers weren't just for the skin, awesome surprise.
Now some of the products were for anti-aging and even though I sometimes feel really old, my skin doesn't look it. So I'll review the products on how they felt and such but not on their ability to help with anti-aging...makes sense I hope!
Let's take a look at the goodies!
The caramel chews are yummy, as long as you don't mind chewing for a bit. They're almost like taffy and they're supposed to help you ward off hunger which totally works because you chew for a long time. I didn't mind though, the caramel isn't overly sweet it's just perfect.
The chocolate bar, on the other hand, I was not a huge fan of. To be fair I'm not a huge chocolate person these days, but it was very rich and dry. Both, of course, make sense because it's supplement bar and supposed to be filling and such. It's very rare to find a bar like these without nuts in it though so that was a perk!
Note: taking pictures of samples with tiny writing doesn't always go the best, sorry!
So we have a few different products in this shot (the packaging is fairly similar) and I would venture to say these were my favourites that I tried.
My skin is dry, verging on desert dry in the winter, and even though both of these are meant for a more oily/combo skin they were still great to use. Didn't dry me out, light wight and the lotion gives you a slight matte affect that's nice in the summer. Plus it has SPF, never a bad thing. The cleanser + toner is great too for those who like to save time with their skincare routine!
The other two vials floating out of the picture are magic. Really, small but mighty magic.
They're samples of Arbonne's hair revitalizing masque and if you've got hair like mine (dyed way too much and too often, coarse and in dire need of trims basically daily) then this is what you should have your eye on. I only used the masque twice and my hair was noticeably softer so I can't even imagine what a tub would do!
These are the anti-aging products I mentioned and there is a lot! So I'll tell you about each of them but yes, no anti-aging signs to help on my skin (yet). They're from the RE9 advanced set and it is an intense routine, which I'm all about.
- Smoothing facial cleanser - a gentle, creamy formula to wash away makeup and such and make your skin all fresh again
- Regenerating toner - full of antioxidants, this was my fave from the group
- Intensive renewal serum - this packs a serious moisturizing punch, which I always need
- Corrective eye cream - I'll confess this was my first time using an eye cream and (thankfully) I don't have much to correct in that area but it did help calm any redness
- Restorative day creme with SPF 20 - a light creme that didn't leave my skin feeling greasy but still did it's moisturizing work
- Extra moisture restorative day creme with SPF 20 - still not a heavy creme but excellent for all day moisture
- Night repair creme - night cremes are great in the way that even though they are heavy, they still don't clog your pores while giving your skin a boost while you sleep and this one goes on smoothly too!
I liked all of the products, but they are quite expensive! They would be more on an investment than a last minute purchase, that's for sure. I'd be curious to see if they do help with anti-aging though, if you've tried them certainly leave me a comment!
As a first time using Arbonne, I was a fan! It's up there on the price scale for sure and as with anything, you should be sure before you make a purchase! Ordering can be tricky without testing first so it was nice that the products met any expectations I had!
Have you ever tried Arbonne? Let me know below!