This post is not sponsored, I am not a consultant, nor do I get any financial benefit for talking about these products. I bought them out of my own curiosity with my own money.
I am a self proclaimed skincare junkie. Over the last year I have tried more skincare products then I can count. I am constantly on the look out for the most effective line up of products for myself. I never had any problems with my skin growing up but once I got pregnant that changed.
My skin went from being oily to being sensitive, dry and acne prone. I had to throw out everything I had previously been using and find new products that worked for me. Up until now I had been using the products mentioned in this post but I could tell it was no longer working for my skin. It was dry, flaking, and starting to break out again. I knew something had to change, so it was back to the drawing board to find a new regimen.
I started looking into Arbonne because I knew a couple of people who sold it. I’ve steered clear of Arbonne up until now because honestly, I have a hard time trusting that people are genuinely in love with the products and not just trying to sell me things. That being said, I met up with my consultant and tried this line because the products sounded right up my alley and I was intrigued. I’m going to be trying out these products consistently over the next month and I will update you after on if I feel they’re worth the money!
Why I went with Arbonne
Before making the decision to buy Arbonne RE9 Prepwork, I tried it out at my consultants house. My skin felt and looked great after using the products but I wanted to make sure they were better than my current skincare products. I spent the next day using my own cleanser and moisturizer, and to my surprise, my skin did not feel nearly as good as it did after using the Prepwork line.
Once I had determined I liked the way my skin felt after using the Prepwork products, I went to Sephora’s website and I did some comparisons. Each product in the Prepwork line was very comparable (cost and size wise) with products claiming to give similar results. In fact, when you factored in what you were getting from Arbonne’s Prepwork it was actually cheaper than buying the same types of products from Sephora.
The starting point
This is what my skin currently looks like. It’s uneven, dull, and has some breakouts. I’m hoping to clear it up and obtain a better skin texture with a brighter, more even skin tone.
Product Breakdown and First Impression
For the purpose of keeping this post short and to the point, I will be linking the claims of each product to the Arbonne website, rather than listing them here.
Cleansing Polish– I was hesitant of this cleansing polish because it claims to be gentle enough to be used twice a day. Everything I’ve read about exfoliating says that too much of it is actually bad for your skin. Much to my surprise, this cleanser was super gentle and made my skin feel clean and soft, but not dry.
Gel Eye masks– This is the product I am most excited for in the line. With the lack of sleep since Rhys was born, my under eyes are in need of all the help they can get. These masks felt really nice going on, and made my under eyes look hydrated and awake after using them. I was hoping to be able to pop them on and continue my morning tasks but they didn’t stay put very well so it was minimal movement and no talking while I wore them. They’re also very delicate and tear easily. Use with caution!
Hydrating Dew Cream– Since my skin had become so dry, anything with the words hydrating and dewy catches my attention. So naturally, I was hoping for good things from this moisturizer. It has a thick consistency that blends really well and a little bit went a long way. It left a really nice, natural glow to my skin which made it look awake and hydrated. A little bit of this cream goes a long way! My skin felt soft and hydrated until the next morning when I washed it.
Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30– This was really the only product in the line that I didn’t care for. It didn’t spark my interest when I was buying it but I wanted to give it a shot, just in case it wow’d me for an unexpected reason. It was virtually unnoticeable on my skin and it also left my face feeling like it had makeup on it instead of feeling clean like I had hoped. It did, however, minimize my pores and give my skin a softer look to it. I think I might enjoy it more under foundation so I plan to try that out over the month.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with the way my skin feels after using the products for the first time. Currently, I’m only really sold on the hydrating cream but once I use the products consistently, that could change over time! I’ll be using this line every day for a month and will report back with a post on my final thoughts.
Talk soon xoxo
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