Arbonne is a cruelty-free, vegan friendly range (YAY) developed in Switzerland over 30 years ago. Something that stands out to me about the products is that they’re made up of a combination of highly active ingredients and the best botanicals- all clinically tested. The range is available to purchase from Arbonne consultants, as well as online- the online option is what I’ll be focusing on today- so let’s get started!
First up- the RE9 Advanced range! I loved this in particular because it’s Arbonne’s anti-ageing skincare line, which I am ALL about. RE9 Advanced is actually reformulated from their original best-selling anti-ageing line, took three years to make, and is bigger and better than ever. I didn’t find it at all complicated to build up a solid skincare routine with these guys, so I thought I’d share how I use them below- along with a few details of each product that really stood out to me. I also need to mention that I am OBSESSED with the petty rose-gold packaging ;)
I’ve always maintained that cleansing is THE most important step in a skincare routine, and it’s probably the one I spend the most time on. The RE9 Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleanser doesn’t just smell really good- the creamy formulation turns into a light foam which removes all surface dirt (and makeup, when I use it in the evening)...AND it contains a moisturiser- bonus! No one likes tight-feeling skin after cleansing, and there’s no chance of that with this!
Step 2: Tone
While I’ve never really considered toning essential for my skin, I’ve been loving using the RE9 Advanced Regenerating Toner because it FEELS so nice, evens out my skin tone, and gives my skin a nice glow. It’s a light mist formulation, which I far prefer rather than messing about with cotton pads. Anyone with oily skin will absolutely love this product, as it helps with reducing pore size, and makes the skin feel and look super fresh.
I LOVE a good serum, and the RE9 Advanced Intensive Renewal Serum totally has my heart. In fact, it’s probably my favourite product I’ve tried from the range. It does a fantastic job of instantly minimising fine lines, and the silky texture feels incredible on the skin. It’s packed full of antioxidants and peptides (essential ingredients for any anti-ageing product), and look, I’m basically obsessed with it. It’s THAT good.
Step 4: Pat on some eye cream
I really neglected my eye area when I was younger, and not only am I kicking myself for it now, I need to really up the ante with the products I use to try and minimise the numerous fine lines I have. The RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye Cream has been exceptional to use- it keeps my under-eye area smooth all day (making concealer a breeze to wear). It also contains caffeine, which tackles pesky dark circles and puffiness. Love!
As my skin tends to be dry, this is easily my favourite step, and both of the Arbonne moisturisers I use are completely gorgeous. In the morning, I’ve been trying the RE9 Advanced Restorative Cream- this beauty contains everyone’s favourite ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid, which locks moisture in and keeps my skin feeling and looking hydrated all day long. I use the non-SPF version, but if you prefer having SPF in your day moisturiser, you could check out this one from the same range!
In the evenings, I like to use something a little stronger, so I tried to RE9 Advanced Night Repair Cream. I LOVE this for how hydrating it is, and how when I wake up in the morning my skin feels plump and smooth...who doesn’t love a product that does all the work while you sleep??!
So if it isn’t obvious already that I’m completely head over heels for the RE9 Advanced range- take it from me, it’s a joy to use! I recommend the products for anyone who is looking for an anti-ageing skincare range- whether it’s for preventative or “need it right now” purposes ;)
Okay! Let’s move on to the next range- the bath and body range, Rescue & Renew. If you’re all about beautiful, relaxing spa treatments that you can easily carry out yourself at home- read on!
The Rescue & Renew range is made up of some of the most gorgeous pamper products I’ve ever tried- they all contain botanical extracts such as turmeric root, dandelion extract and cold-pressed essential oils. It focus on a holistic approach to wellness, and takes inspiration from ancient Ayurvedic practices- I have been LOVING using these.
One of my favourite things to do at the end the week is to take some chill time for myself where I commandeer the bathroom for a solid hour (sometimes more). I light scented candles, pop on a hilarious podcast (you could have music, but I prefer to laugh myself stupid when I’m relaxing), and line up my fave Rescue & Renew goodies.
Shower time! Here, you can use the incredible Rescue & Renew Detox Body Wash. This product is so popular in my house that I’ve taken to hiding it from my family members :O I’m not sure if it’s the orange and grapefruit essential oils it contains, but it just makes you feel REALLY good- as in, uplifted and happy! I also love how my skin feels afterwards- it looks all glowy, and feels super hydrated.
I don’t usually have time to apply body lotion, and trust me, your skin feels so good after using the Scrub & the Body Wash that you may not feel you need to...but it is SPA TIME. I alternate between the Rescue & Renew Detox Geleé (this is a cooling gel formulation which contains juniper berry fruit oil, green algae & tangerine oil and is perfect for sore, tired muscles- I use it if I’ve been wearing heels!) and the Rescue & Renew Detox Body Lotion (this is more of a creamy formulation that contains shea butter, and feels slightly more hydrating than the Geleé; I’ll be using this heaps more in summer when my skin needs some extra care!). I love them both, and if you asked me to choose between them I absolutely could not.
This wraps up my little at-home spa treatment- it is SO easy to do yourself, and I 100% recommend using the Arbonne Rescue & Renew range along with it. I need to mention that there’s also a Detox Scrub, a Detox Bath Soak, and a Detox Mask...all of which I REALLY want- especially the Bath Soak!
WOW- this turned out to be quite a long post- so much to talk about and share! I’d love to know if you guys have tried any of the products above and what your thoughts were...or if you’ve tried any other Arbonne goodies you think I’d love. You can easily purchase these beauties online by going to their website http://www.arbonne.com/discovernz/, the customer service is frickin awesome, and they have some excellent reward programmes available where you can save up to 20% or 40%- YES PLEASE! Thank you so much to the legends at Arbonne NZ for sending me the above products to try- needless to say, I am super impressed :)
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