If you’re looking for a vegan skin care line that really works, you need to take a look at Arbonne vegan skin care.
There are no affiliate links in this review, I’m not being compensated in any way. These are my opinions on a product that I use and believe in.
Several months ago my BFF, Joyce invited me to an Arbonne facial party. I wasn’t thrilled about removing all of my makeup and slathering on lotions and serums in front of my paddle buddies, but then I remembered that they’d seen worse. Imagine what playing paddle in heavy snow and wind can do to your hair? And if you didn’t put on waterproof makeup, yikes! Besides, there would be wine, how could I not go?
I wasn’t a stranger to the Arbonne product either, so I was really excited to learn about the newest products in their line. When I was in my twenties a good friend of mine sold Arbonne and convinced me to use it. She had the most gorgeous skin, so I had to at least give it a try. After a few weeks of using Arbonne my skin looked and felt great. It had balanced my oily skin so I didn’t have an oil slick on my T zone by mid-day, and my skin was soft and clear. I used it for a couple of years, and then we moved to the suburbs and I lost touch with my friend, and stopped ordering the product.
Me and my friend Joyce. Isn’t she the cutest?
Since then I’ve tried at least a dozen different products for my skin, from Clinique to Oil of Olay. They were okay, but not shout it from the mountain top great. And then, I started living a vegan lifestyle.
There’s a big difference between eating a plant based diet and being a vegan. These days it’s confusing because there are certain celebrities pitching vegan diets while wearing leather, so those who don’t really get the whole vegan thing don’t understand what the definition means. In short, being a vegan means living a cruelty free life. You don’t eat animal products, you don’t wear animal products, and you don’t purchase products that test on animals or have animal ingredients in them.
The day I chose to go vegan I had a choice to throw all of my beauty products in the trash or use them up and then start using cruelty free products. I chose the former because I felt that it would be wasteful and wrong to throw away something that I’d already purchased. But once I finished those products, it was time to look for a good vegan line of skin care.
I tried a few different products, but none of them impressed me enough to keep buying them. I was starting to become annoyed and frustrated because I was fifty one years old and I needed a product that would hydrate my skin and make it look and feel as good as possible. Yes, I’m vain like that, I like to look my best.
Then, as fate would have it, Joyce invited me to the facial party. Why fate? Because Arbonne is, and always has been, vegan. Their products are made from pure botanicals and never animal tested. The product that I started using decades ago when I became a vegetarian reappeared on my radar. The funny thing was, I hadn’t heard the name Arbonne in forever. I honestly forgot about it, and then, there it was, exactly when I needed it.
Arbonne has something for every skin type. I’m hooked on the RE9 Advanced program, it has six hydrating and healing products that make my skin look and feel amazing. So let’s break it down.
The Smoothing Facial Cleanser: The minute I started rubbing it on my face at the party I remembered why I had loved Arbonne twenty-five years before. It was light, creamy, and had a soft citrus smell. It took off my makeup with ease, but it didn’t leave a film or make my skin feel tight and stripped clean.
The Regenerating Toner: One spray of this light and cool mist is all you need to prepare your skin for the moisturizer. It’s pH balanced and filled with antioxidants. I like that this is a spray because there is no wasting. You don’t have to throw away a good portion of it in a soaked cotton ball like you do with other toners on the market.
The Corrective Eye Crème: I put this hydrating cream around my eyes and on my lids to reduce puffiness, dark circles, and the look of fine lines. I’m a firm believer in eye cream and this is by far the best I’ve ever used.
The Restorative Day Créme Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen: This moisturizer is incredibly light, there is no greasy after feel at all. Like all of the Arbonne products, it’s filled with botanicals, many of them are collagen supporting. It also has an SPF 20 sunscreen so you don’t have to worry about adding another thing to your morning beauty ritual.
The Intensive Renewal Serum: This stuff is awesome. It firms and lifts and reduces the look of fine lines. I put this on after the Day Crème and my skin glows. It’s a great base for your foundation. I put this on my neck as well.
The Night Repair Crème: This is a thick and creamy night cream that has collagen supporting ingredients, and it’s super hydrating. I love how my skin feels in the morning after drinking this in at night.
The Genius Nightly Resurfacing Pads & Solution: This solution is clinically proven to improve your skin’s moisture, elasticity, and firmness. It also reduces the look of brown spots. This is a retinoid, so it stings a bit and you might want to use it slowly at first, not every night. I liked it, but I use a doctor prescribed retinoid so I won’t be buying more of this. I really just wanted to try it to see if it worked. It does, but my prescription strength retinoid works better.
There are also products for acne prone skin, for men, for children, for body, hair, sun, cosmetics, fragrance, and nutrition. All of them vegan!
A few of my friends opted out of buying products at the facial party because they said they were too expensive. When compared to the price of drug store products, yes, Arbonne is more expensive, but if you compare it to department store products, overall it costs less. I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for, and I’m not skimping on my skin care.
It’s been months since I started using Arbonne and I’m so pleased with the results. I’m fifty-one and post-menopausal, so my skin is not as oily as it used to be. Before I started using Arbonne I was struggling with dry, flaky patches and I couldn’t find a product that would hydrate my skin enough to get rid of them. I even used coconut oil and olive oil, but the greased like a muffin pan look doesn’t look good on me. Needless to say, I’m so relieved and grateful that I was reintroduced to Arbonne.
If you’re looking for a good vegan skin care line I highly recommend Arbonne. You can contact me for my representatives email address if you want to order anything. She’s a great woman and I’d love to send some business her way. Please know that I’m not being compensated in any way for this review. I just wanted to share my experience with Arbonne with you because I totally believe in the company and its products.