Over the past couple of years I have been noticing more fine lines around my eyes and on my forehead. My wedding photos were high definition and I was quite shocked at the expression lines around my eyes. Maybe I shouldn’t have been as when I went to my nearest Bobbi Brown counter to have a trial, the make-up artist pointed out to me I had a lot of expression lines when I said I felt like their concealer had settled into the lines around my eyes.
Some people have laughed at me when I bring this subject up because I do look young for my age which is 26. However, being a make-up addict, I have been putting my make-up on everyday since I was 13 and so I am being honest when I say I am noticing a difference. It is not just fine lines but also the texture-particularly around my eye area. When I am applying my eye-shadow it just doesn’t feel as firm as it used to.
So when I was offered the chance to use the Arbonne RE9 Advanced Skin Care range I jumped at the chance. Products I was given to use were: Smooting Facial Cleanser (£31), Regenerating Toner (£27) , Intensive Renewal Serum (£45), Corrective Eye Creme (£43), Restorative Day Creme SPF 20 (£39) and Night Repair Creme (£66).
These products contain botinicals which have been clinically proven to start working within 24 hours. To the far right of the photograph above is the RE9 supplement (£37 for a 30 day supply-vegetarian). I did not take this as part of my trial with the products, however, I would really like to try it. According to the Arbonne website https://www.arbonneinternational.co.uk/RE9Advanced/ Antioxidant Vitamin C in the supplement supports collagen synthesis and Algae extracts enhances activity on the skins outer layer.
The reason that you will not see these or any Arbonne products in stores is that they have a shelf live of two years and products to be sold in retail must have a shelf life of five years. In order for products to last for five years they contain preservatives and chemicals and this goes against what Arbonne stands for.
I have to say, I genuinely have enjoyed using these products for the past week or so. They definitely are different from products I have bought from Boots or Superdrug. The main difference I would say is that a little of these products go a long way and there is a definite ‘botanical’ smell from them that you do not get from face products in a shop. I also found that these products did not sit on my skin whatsoever. It was almost like my face was drinking them in really quickly, like it was thirsty for the ingredients that were contained in them. My skin felt rejuvenated and nourished because of the natural ingredients contained in the products.
There is no getting away from the fact that these products are pricey. That said, if you choose to pay £18 to become a preferred client then you will automatically receive a 20% discount from all of your orders. If you decided to become a consultant which costs £54, you would get 35% off of all your orders.
I will be honest and say that for now I do not feel that I need all of the products mentioned. What I do feel I need is they eye creme for the reasons given above. I want to keep the fine lines round my eyes at bay before they get any worse and I really have felt like this eye creme is giving me results. As well as fine lines round my eyes, I quite often get dark circles and some puffiness. In my opinion, if the eye area is looking tired and has expression lines or bags, it really does age the face. I want to deal with it now while people do laugh at me when I bring up the subject and not once it has got to the point where they go silent or give me sympathy!
Since trying these products I have had a look at the Arbonne website to browse other products available. I really fancy getting the Mattifying powder from the FC5 skin care range , it costs £18.
This can go over or under make-up and reduces unwanted shine as well as reducing redness. These are two problems I have had since I can remember. There are also a variety of cosmetic products that I would love to try as I have never used make-up that has not come from a drug store or make-up counter.
Arbonne products are sold through Independent Consultants, you can find your nearest one using the Arbonne website and you can order products online. If like me you live in the West of Scotland then the name of my Arbonne Independent Consultant is Ashley Hamill. Her Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000501545880#!/profile.php?id=100001611814631 and her ID is 440002982. Ashely will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or to help you in any way she can.
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