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on 5/30/2015 7:18:00 PM
More reviews by flunkiejunkie
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Well, I attended a facial party and knew that aside from the product pitch, there would be plenty of discussion about the 'amazing opportunity' of becoming a consultant. I'll leave my thoughts on mlm marketing and stick to predict reviews. However, the business modelis really less about product, and more about recruiting. Anyways, I first purchased ABC cream and sunscreen. I felt these would be safe formy sensitive skin. Both were rather mediocre, and I found them both sticky and hard to absorb. The sunscreen also leaves a bit of a white layer. Overall, the cream doesn't create enough of a moisture barrier to keep me from drying out. Feeling guilted into another purchase, I bought lip gloss and the CC cream. They are OK, but nothing spectacular to justify the cost. The lipgloss has a brush applicator which is nice, but staying power is average. The CC cream is disappointing. I have been using Rimmel's BB cream, and find it far superior. I have not tried the skin care for the face, as I'm very happy with what I currently use, which is the Eminence line. Eminence is a purely organic line, and can be purchased at spas, or beautysense.ca. From what I tested from Arbonne, they are no where near Eminence in quality or diversity of products. I don't think I will buy anything else.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 5/25/2015 2:40:00 PM
More reviews by thewall
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
Just want to thank all the ladies for their Arbonne reviews. My new neighbour gave me samples to try and am invited to her Arbonne party in 4 days. After trying the products and reading all reviews, I will politely purchase make up brushes only and the herbal tea. I do believe you ladies when you say that you had a negative reaction to the products. Women on Make up alley know their skin care and make up, they take it very serious. I'm not going to let the reviewers that devalue them for their negative comments about Arbonne deter me from the truth. I didn't have any reactions to the samples but I did notice that Arbonne puts oils in their products that I don't take orally so I'm not going to put them on my face. And there is palm oil in the protein bars and I'm sensitive to this. So again, Thank-you girls:-)
on 5/10/2015 8:30:00 PM
More reviews by Fuzzyellen
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I'm not a consultant and I'm not a professional anything. Just a middle-age woman not out to bash anybody. I've tried various products from Arbonne and they didn't impress me. As per my dermatologist's advice I have a very simple skin care routine which contains products from several different lines. Like many brands claiming to be naturally derived, of some of Arbonne's natural ingredients are actually skin irritants. Just because nature made it doesn't mean it belongs on your face.Overall a level 2 rating.
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 2/24/2015 9:41:00 PM
More reviews by cinderxlla
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Google Arbonne. It's a pure MLM scam. Overpriced and fake stuff. Just like Vemma Herbalife and Stella Dot and many BS MLMS out there. Educate urself first. Makeup alley here is the number one place to do research and buy high quality value products! Mix up your cosmetics with drugstore and dept store brands. Wet n Wild and Urban Decay. Simple.
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 11/26/2014 4:22:00 PM
More reviews by acorsaut
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I'm a makeup artist and I'm very familiar with so many brands of makeup and skincare, and what I do know is that makeup looks 100 times better when your skin is healthy and happy. That being said, I recently started working with a girl who sells Arbonne products and I demonstrate the makeup line for her at her openhouses/parties because she's not trained in makeup. In exchange for payment, and because we've been friends for a looooong time, she's given me product at steeply discounted prices; she has also given me products (not samples, full size bottles) to try for a couple weeks before investing my money into them. I don't use the RE9 line because I am in my mid-twenties and it's aimed at a slightly higher age group. My skin is pretty dry, going to normal in the summer, and RED!! Like rosaeca (sp) red. It's not sensitive but just dry and red. Although I have used products in the past where my skin gets really hot when I use them and then itchy during the day - so I guess a little sensitive. As a makeup artist, I will honestly say - not a fan of the makeup. It just cannot compare to brands like MAC and MUFE and even some Urban Decay products, but the skin care is better than most I've personally used. I use the calm line and I really like it. It's helped a lot with the redness and my skin has less bumps and dry patches on it. I also really like the ultra hydrating hand lotion because it doesn't leave your skin with that greasy feel a lot of other hand creams do. It also works really well in the winter for my skin - which gets really dry in the winter. I haven't used too many other products - I will say I tried the Pure Vibrance hair line (which my friend lent to me to try) and it was ok, but I already use a salon line (AG) anyways, so that isn't something I'm going to switch. Before using the calm line, I was using Simple and Live Clean products, which I thought were pretty good but after using this one I'm very happy with the line. I know this line, or even brand, isn't going to be for everyone but that's why there are so many brands out there so that you can pick the one that's right for you. If I didn't get a discount on these products, I may think twice about purchasing them but with that being said, can you really put a price on your skin? I know I sound sales-y and I don't mean to, however I've seen how women age who do not take care of their skin and sometimes makeup doesn't fix it so it boosted me to make sure I take care of my skin now before it's too late. I don't tan and am very cautious of sun exposure because I'm very, very fair (if you wear MAC foundation I wear an NW13 is Studio Fix Fluid). I didn't try any of the nutrition based products because I believe lines should stick to what they know best and this brand started out as a skin care brand, which is what I feel they know and do best. I think it's definitely worth a shot, and maybe it doesn't work for you but maybe it will. You won't know until you try, just like everything else. You didn't know your HG product was your HG product until you tried right?Further, regarding pushy sales. Since I know the person very well, she doesn't try to "sell" me on things. The first meeting we had about working together she brought me a basket of things, said here try them out and see what you think. Then we can see if we will work together. She said if you don't like the line, you can't fake that you do around others and it's not fair to people buying it if you're faking it. I told her I still prefer MAC but not everyone can wear MAC because the ingredients make some people really break out bad. So as a botanical line, it's pretty good but not my favourite and not the best I've worked with makeup wise. But back to sales, I think with any network or direct marketing you're going to get pushy sales people, it's part of the business and it's how they make money. Some of them are over the top, some of them get that you said no and if you want to try it you will contact them. I am lucky in that it's a really close friend of mine who sells it so she doesn't try to "sell" me but if she didn't I imagine I might have one of those people who tries to get me to buy absolutely anything she can.Overall, I recommend trying it. It's not the most expensive out there but it's not the cheapest either. I think for the money, and if it works for you, you're making a great investment in the life of your skin.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 11/24/2014 8:23:00 AM
More reviews by prettypollyperkins
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Jayworldofbeauty - what a nasty review. Instead of bashing MUA reviewers you should stick to selling your Arbonne. Right, now that's out of the way ... I have three friends who sell Arbonne. One of them - being a very honest person who is not totally sold on the MLM thing - knows better than to try to sell to me and will only tell me about the product range if I ask her. Apart from the obvious angst that comes from occasionally feeling obligated to feign interest in what the other two are selling and being fought over as a cash cow (it being close to Xmas, I'm currently a cow with little cash to spare), I've tried various items but was never really impressed with any of them. The primer seemed good but it gave me tiny blisters after a few days' use. The RE9 line does not suit my skin at all and burned on contact. Wouldn't try anything else in this line for these reasons.
on 10/4/2014 7:11:00 PM
More reviews by NatachaXoxo
Arbonne is NOT "all natural" ladies... Familiarize yourselves with ingredients;)
on 10/1/2014 4:43:00 AM
More reviews by bridgie93
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
hmmmm okay, so if youd like to hear a non-biased view, read on.i rarely have skin problems, lucky me. ive used the entire skin care range and have had no problems...in fact its pretty good. i dont care about the whole organic/ paraben free / vegan stuff. HOWEVER for the crap price tag, there is a more than likely chance you can find an actual skincare range at a better price that actually works better. Arbonne 'consultants' to me just seem like money-hungry. if you claim that youre skincare range 'works', please show consumers your ingredients, and show us reliable, peer-reviewed information. i am gobsmacked to see how many people believe information that is just seen on the internet, or tv, or word of mouth, etc etc...Again, the make up range - SO average. Pigments arent that great for photographing either. Being brutally honest, you really are better off buying professional stage make up full of pigments, and you can most likely find that other labels have a better price tag.Do yourself a favour. BUY A DECENT SKINCARE RANGE, AND BUY REAL MAKE UP. All the hassle from buying from a consultant really isnt worth the hype it is. Sorry Arbonne.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 9/11/2014 1:39:00 PM
More reviews by hesperia
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
"Patrolium?" Oh, you mean "petroleum."I have a friend who swears by this brand. No, I can't afford it, but my friend has been using it for years and her skin looks pretty good. She's about my age. I'd give it a try, if I could pay for it.
on 9/11/2014 1:30:00 PM
More reviews by Jayworldofbeauty
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Ok some of these reviews are an absolute joke. The one comparing arbonne to what was it Mary Kay?Wow I have had extreme results using arbonne and love it! I've haven't had so many compliments since I was in my early 20s. Also I had a Mary Kay lady try to sell me her anti aging products, and I'm not exaggerating when I say she had the face of a prune. So why would I trust that???Don't even get me started on -kaylynncr89. You shouldn't be tooting your own horn because I am a established beautician and can tell you your testimonial was crap. U need to do a little more research honey. All these people lying on her and over exaggerating on her should be ashamed of yourselves. This is a vegan product and I love with it!And everyone else who is over exaggerating because of buyers remorse. Sorry u can afford to have the best for your skin :( stop being miserable and grouchy all the time and try to be a little more positive and positives will come your way trust me.
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