Review: Arbonne Skincare

Hey guys! How’s your week going?

Today’s post is going to be a review of some skincare products from Arbonne. You ready? Got that iced beverage and a snack? Let’s go!

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So I was sent some samples from Maimie (an independent Arbonne consultant) to try out and review. Since I have oily/combination skin, she sent me products from their FC5 line: the Oil-Absorbing Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen & the Purifying Cleanser + Toner. These samples were sent to me for free, but all opinions in this review are my own.

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Let’s start with a little background info on Arbonne. This is a brand I’ve heard about, but never got the chance to try any of their products until now. They’ve been around since the early 1980s. Their products are based on botanical principals and contain natural ingredients that are scientifically proven. They are also a cruelty-free brand (which is always a huge plus).

Ok so onto the goodies!

Oil-Absorbing Day Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

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Active Ingredients
Avobenzone 2.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octocrylene 1.8%, Octisalate 5.0%,

Inactive Ingredients
Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Corn Starch Modified, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Lower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ceteareth-20, Carbomer, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylate-13, Aminomethyl Propanol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta, Allyl Caproate, Hexyl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Ethyl Acetate, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Geranyl Acetate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, 3-Hexenol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate.

See shine go. This lightweight moisturizer helps absorb oil and provides sun protection, leaving skin with a fresh, matte appearance.

I was able to get a few uses out of the tiny little sample tube. The lotion is white and has a nice citrus scent to it that’s not overpowering (it smelled more like orange peel to me). It absorbs into the skin relatively quickly and does not leave any sticky or greasy feeling. And you know what? it actually does what it claims to do! It erased any shine from my face, which I loved. And though being mattifying, it did not dry my skin out at all. It felt moisturized. And it didn’t cause any breakouts either, which is always a big thumbs up.

Purifying Cleanser + Toner:

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Doing double duty, our two-in-one lightweight formula cleanses and tones, visibly reducing oiliness for refreshed-looking skin.

Inactive Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Lippia Citriodora Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Allantoin, Menthyl Lactate, Menthyl Gluceth-20, Bisabolol, Butylene Glycol, Allyl Caproate, Hexyl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Ethyl Acetate, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Geranyl Acetate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, 3-Hexenol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene

I got a few uses out of this as well. It’s a clear liquidy gel that again has a citrus/orange peel scent. I used this at night after taking my makeup off. It lathers up just enough so you can get it all over your face. It rinses clean with no residue left behind. How did my skin feel after? Clean, soft and less oily! It really was like washing my face and applying toner after all in one step! Impressive! And it didn’t cause any adverse reactions or breakouts either.

So now down to the nitty-gritty. The Oil-Absorbing Day Lotion retails for $43 for 1.7 fl. oz. and the Purifying Cleanser + Toner retails for $30 for 4 fl. oz. So yeah… this stuff is not cheap. Would I purchase these myself? Maybe. I did like how they work and I know good skincare usually does not come cheaply. And there are skincare brands whose products cost a LOT more (and work the same or even not as good). But if you’re willing to spend the money, I highly recommend checking Arbonne out! They have products that focus on lots of different skin types (acne-prone, oily, combo, dry…), so there’s pretty much something for everyone. And if you’re interested in ordering some Arbonne products, give Maimie a shout and order via her website (especially if you’re in the UK): maimeyelland.arbonneinternational.co.uk.

Ok that should do it for today! Have you ever tried any Arbonne skincare products? Tell me your thoughts below in the comments.

As always, thank you all so much for reading! I’ll see you guys again on Friday with a new post! 🙂

 

FTC: These products were sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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