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Anybody trying Arbonne?

  • Janet
  • Seattle, WA
  • 7 years ago

Seems like 5 different friends are now selling me on Arbonne.  I would be happy to give someone the sale, but I just don't know if their antiaging skin care products are worth it.  Seems like lots of steps, hard to keep doing over time. Not sure Arbonne is the best wrinkle treatment out there...opinions about Arbonne products?

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I have been using Arbonne products exclusively for a year. I love the Re9 Antiaging line. I find the value matches the cost- its a high end premium product, vegan friendly, PETA approved and works. My Arbonne consultant offers samples to prospective clients. Email her for more info at Heika@myarbonne.ca
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Organic? ............ goat poop is organic too.
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I have been with Arbonne since 2008, although not "active" for the last few years. I am not in love , shall we say, with all of Arbonnes products. I personally feel that the RE9 anti-aging line is way over priced. Some clients love it and some clients can't stand it! But that's true of everything, isn't it? Not all of the Arbonne consultants are properly educated about the products or how to apply them. (I try to be forgiving of the newer consultants who are guilty of too much excitement and not learning about what they are demonstrating before they put it on someone's face.) Arbonne products ARE NOT organic. They use plant botanicals as much as possible but without a little science added to the products, you wouldn't want to use them, which is true of most skincare. There are two ends of the spectrum, ladies. Those who ONLY want organics and those who do not care what's in it, as long as it works. I fall in the middle. I am a breast cancer survivor and have become particular about what I put in and on my body, but some scientifically derived ingredients are beneficial and don't harm your body. Arbonne HAS gotten rid of parabens, pthalates, and several other really-awful-for-you-additives which is why I am dipping my toe back into their newer product line. There are a few new products in their line; CALM for sensitive skin and GENIUS, a resurfacer that I'm using and like a lot. Okay BACK TO RE9... I do not push this line because A) Its over priced and B) it's not fantastic. BUT some clients absolutely LOVE it! IT TOTALLY DEPENDS ON THE PERSON, THEIR CHEMISTRY, AND THEIR SKIN. However, I prefer to market the more natural end of Arbonnes products. All in all, if you check out ingredients in the majority of popular skincare lines, Arbonne is better than most in that area. It's never good when someone has a bad experience with something new, but I would urge you to look into some of the other products Arbonne offers. ASK FOR SAMPLES!
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I do believe when placed next to a legitimate market place comparison that the line when broken down with its base being active botanicles rather than filler which comparative brands use makes complete sense. If youd like a copy of a market place comparison email me at contactbronwynmoffatt@gmail.com Now a comparative brand uses filler as its base, not always harmful but useless and you're paying for it weight. Botanicals can be pricey as the extraction process to maintain the integrity of the botanical can me hand extracted or depending what type of distillation process is used? This now making all parts per million active which = cost. Which at the cost Arbonne charges is actually very inexpensive for an entire line of all actives. So there's the featured benefits of all Arbonnes products, being botanically based there are hoards of hidden features. Many of the lines have ant aging benefits though not the feature if you know your botanicals. I often create "recipes" per Clients needs. Within RE9 the I believe without having the ingredients list right with me there is papapaya and pineapple enzymes. EXTREMELY active and is a chemical exfoliant. Which can cause irritation on sensitive skin. Yup, I said chemical. Everything with a PH 0-14 constitutes chemical. But, yes I'm fairy certain its those enzymes which are what make people not love it. Consumers also need to remember purchasing all of any skin care line can be pricey. So to find the best Consultant to find them the best price:) Aside from one particular brand which I have personally used to clean hard surfaces that WAY to many ppl are using on their skin. RE9 comes in 2nd at a great reasonable price point. Everything else which I've been thoroughly trained on, for the equivalent products run $500-$1200 ( I used to travel for a luxury cosmetic company as their Education Lead) I have a GREAT knowledge base on all the competitive brands and what's in them. Hope this was helpful.
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arbonne is close enough to organic as anything labelled organic is. Take Avalon Organics with a USDA label. they are only 74% organic matter. The USDA just reduced their regulations on organic labelling and its my understanding that Arbonne doesn't want an organic label as its just a buzzword and not pure. This is why we use Vegan, Kosher and are sourcing a gluten free and non-gmo label
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I hear what u all say! But why so many of us have such bad reactions to your vegan/kosher product ?! Mind boggles
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but so many people don't... its the 31st most sold product in the USA. I react to Vichy but my friend doesn't. I react to Avalon Organics but my sister doesn't. each person is different. with arbonne the re9 night creme is too intense for me, but the calm line and body lines do wonders. You are probably using too much of the product. arbonne you use a pea size drop, where as vichy you use about a 4 times that much. if you use too much of arbonne it will react. it is essential oil based. it has an aromatherapy background. you don't use much essential oils on your skin because its very potent. So keep this in mind with arbonne. I am a clinical aromatherapist, if that helps you at all in validation.
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Yes, so many do not have any reaction. Reason why they have been in the market for over 34 years and now going Global (Canada, UK, Australia, Poland, Taiwan, etc). The reasons why you can have reactions could be: a) The product you tried was NOT for your skin type!! Arbonne has another line for more sensitive skin (if you have rosacea for example you should try it!) The name is FC5. This line has FC5 for oily skin, FC5 for dry and FC5 for combination skin. IF your skin is EVEN MORE SENSITIVE for FC5 then you should know that Arbonne just introduced "CALM". A NEW line for extremely sensitive skin...YOU WILL LOVE THIS ONE! b) We can react to ANY type of these creams (especially RE9) because they add a lot of the Active Ingredients (which are the ingredients that should give you the results you are looking for). MANY other companies SAVE money here by adding just 10% of the Active Ingredient and that is why you much PAY LESS :-) If you use Arbonne products you should be aware of using ONE PUMP of any cream...It will give you the result you are looking for, it might NOT react in your skin since you didn't invade it with the product. And it will last a lot more :-) c) Many have reactions and this supposed to be NORMAL. Your skin is getting all the stuff out and getting bad before it gets better. What you need to do is use it every other day and or ONE TIME a day. And alternate with "Calm line". Until your skin has adjusted. d) Many react to products (including products that are NOT from Arbonne) because they might be allergic to ONE of the ingredients in that product. e) Others react because during the days they tried the products their diet changed slightly and they added more oily or fatty foods or foods that cause some types of acne. f) They will ALWAYS and in many cases have a reaction if their are having stress or due to hormonal changes (their period is approaching). As you see there are MANY reasons why we ca have reactions to products. Not just Arbonne products. But for EVERYBODY there is a solution. Either my suggestion will be to find the right product for you and detox the body often. All that should help :-)
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Dear JayMichelle....... I wish I read this before I tried this damn product. Just like you, I also feel aggreviated about this product, as it also made my skin feel tight and rough, like carpet. My face is good for anything and everything and I never [never say never :)], have had any allergic reactions....... this is the first in my 40th years !! Ladies - warning...... they say that it is so 'organic', so why the hell it reacts like this !!!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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You didn't have an allergic reaction. Your skin is your largest living organ. Putting RE9 which is FULL of nothing but active stimulating ingredients such as the key ingredients: Pineapple and Papaya extract SUPER enzymatic EXTREMELY stimulating which is usually the ingredient that people who don't like the line cannot tolerate. Seabuckthorn Oil: Antioxidant with beta carotene; supports supple tone and smooth skin also contains Omega 3,6,7,9 Kudzu Root Extract: Improves the appearance of skin firmness and tone. Marine Lavender Extract: Visibly diminishes under eye bags and puffiness; increases the appearamce of skin tone and firmness. Beech Tree Bud Extract: Improves skin moisturization; smooths the appearance of wrinkles Key Science RE9 Elements Algae Extract: Supports collagen through moisturization to help diminish the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. BONUS Algae tightens and firms!!! Stabalized Vitamin C: Supports skins moisture framework. BONUS Vitamin tightens skin, brightens lack lustre and lightens hyper pigmentation!! Bio-Hydria Complex: Support moisture balance Alpha Lipoic Acid: Promotes the appearance of skin radiance Copper: Softens AHAs /BHAs: Reveal next layer of skin, reduce the signs of aging, and improve texture of skin Peptides: Enhance skin smoothness; diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles *Elhibin and Stimu-Tex are registered trademarks of DSM IP Assets B.V. SO, the reason you reacted. Many things. Like I said the skin being the largest organ has now a product full of active botanicals and active extracts on it which stimulate greatly, causing your white blood cells to rush to he area causing TONS of redness. Organic anything active would cause this to happen. Papaya and pineapple are usually VERY much what bothers people. Add the Alpha Beta hydroxy acids, Alpha being either tartaric found from tumeric, malic found from apples, glycolic found from sugar cane, citric found from citrus fruit and lactic found from milk. Beta hydroxy acid is one form and it is Salicylic acid from the willow tree. ALL of these are very active. When one reacts to products, STOP with twice a day use. Once every other day and slowly incorporate it in. I've been a Professional Skin technician for years and now a Distract Manager with Arbonne. If we don't know these details then we don't know whats happening.
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It seems that these Arbonne products may cause permanent damage and should be removed from the market. I used their samples wanting to reduce the signs of ageing underneath my eyes. Now I have scarring underneath my eye from two months ago!. This is not a desirable result. A WARNING SHOULD BE ISSUED BEFORE USING THESE PRODUCTS.
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So sorry to hear that. I never heard or even found anything like that online and I have to say that ALL the sun damage and wrinkles I had are gone with the RE9 combined with Revelage every other day and GENIUS. Perhaps they didn't tell you which finger is best to use to put cream in your eyes and how to do that. ANY cream can cause you damage/wrinkles if not done carefully. Hope you get better soon! XO
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Dear Zarude, This is an open forum where people can share their views and experiences without judgement. Perhaps you might explain what you meant by putting cream in your eyes? As you sell the product you would know that this is not correct and eye cream should be applied under the eye and not in the eye? Also your comment regarding which finger to use, I find completely inappropriate and have reported you to the community manager of this forum. Fact - I experienced an adverse reaction to an Arbonne sample product that has left scarring after two months, this does not warrant your unprofessional response and rude comments, particularly as you are a representative of Arbonne.
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Well, perhaps is a language barrier and a lack of tolerance. The fact that I just learned English a few years ago could be the reason why I couldn't explain it better to you and telling you anything about a finger should not offend you at all, unless you want to see it in any other way. I was trying to help you by explain how it can benefit you using other products but obviously you will take things the wrong way no matter what. Good luck to you.
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You obviously didn't explain it very well then and need to expand on what you are trying to say as I do not understand what you are trying to say. There is no 'lack of tolerance' here, if english is not your first language, this would be described as being a 'misunderstanding' as your comments appeared rude. I guess we will never know!
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You should watch this tutorial on how to use the "ring finger" in your eyes..hope that's the proper way to say it. I Recommend you to try Calm from Arbonne (the eye cream). You can leave it in your fridge to cool down and it will feel amazing under your eyes: Hope this helps and your eyes get better soon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHfYs0spKz0
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thank you for your explanation
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And this one might be even better, since it will give you tips and will show you where NOT to put your eye cream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKe6Q3GLwX4
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Only eye cream is to be worn under the eyes. Period. Eye cream is to be place on the socket only not anywhere near your lashes or lid. Consumer mis use can cause ALOT of problems with any product
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I so agree with you. I am trying to write to the head office, via one of the representatives and let's see how I get !!
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Aaaaaa, thank you
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Well, thanks for that but how do u explain burnt skin on chicks and forehead?
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The product usage guidelines, use it half as often as suggested. ( read my above post )
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Thank u for the long list, but nobody said anything about stopping, in fact your two reps - Debby & Leanne, said "keep using". So where do we go from here ?
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i have over 100 clients and have never had an issue even remotely close to this. sorry you had this experience but possibly you went into the sun after using a night creme by mistake, or got something else on your face, or an extreme allergy. maybe you left the masque on too long. lots of things to factor in
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