Product: Today we are reviewing another serum, Arbonne Intensive Renewal Serum 813 RE9 Advanced. Is this one going to work wonders for you?
Overall Rating = 3 Stars – Good
Cost: $62.00 for 1 Fluid Ounce Price Category: Expensive
Sold By: Arbonne Website or Arbonne Independent Consultants
Container: Plastic pump bottle with outer plastic cap. The pump does screw off.
Description: Arbonne was formed in Switzerland in 1975 and began selling products in the USA in 1980. The company’s headquarters are now in Irvine, CA. Many of you may not be familiar with this brand as it is a direct-marketing brand. You can only purchase the products directly from the website or independent consultants, similar to Amway, Avon or Mary Kay. I was introduced to this brand about 10 years ago from a consultant who wanted my professional opinion of the line.
The company claims to be environmentally conscious and their vegan products are primarily botanically based without toxic chemicals. Their website is pretty impressive.
Regarding Arbonne Intensive Renewal Serum, the company states, “It’s called “intensive” because it’s concentrated. The collagen-supporting ingredients are clinically proven to hold in moisture and help visibly firm and lift, while lessening the appearance of fine lines.”
I used almost a full bottle of this prior to posting this review to see if there are any long-term benefits.
Morning Review: As with any serum, they should be applied after cleansing and toning and prior to any other products such as sunscreen, moisturizer or makeup. Arbonne Intensive Renewal Serum is slightly thicker than some serums I have used. It is primarily clear with a slight milkiness. It feels silky to the touch due to the high concentration of silicone derivatives. The scent is difficult to describe but it definitely has a plant-type scent. This is a fragrance-free product so the scent is naturally occurring due to the ingredients. It did not make my nose run or my eyes burn, but I did sneeze the first time I sniffed it. After application my skin has a more velvety texture and it feels slightly smoother. Would I say my skin looks any different? Not really, but it does feel nice. The serum absorbs quickly. My makeup goes on nice and smooth on top of this serum.
Evening Review: At the end of the day my skin does not feel tight. I did not experience any sensitivity or irritation issues from this product. I have sensitive combination skin. The oily parts did not get oilier. The serum does seem to keep the dry parts of my skin hydrated rather well. When I rinsed it off, my face felt silky. After repeated use, I had the same results each time. I did not notice any major changes whatsoever, positive or negative.
I did not notice any change in pore size, dark spots, sagginess, fine lines or wrinkles. It did not make any of those issues worse or better. Also, this serum did nothing to firm or lift my skin. While it was on, my skin felt slightly tighter, but the effects were temporary and as soon as I washed it off, my skin felt the same as it always does.
Overall Review: Arbonne Intensive Renewal Serum 813 RE9 Advanced is a good botanically-based serum for all skin types, especially those with fragrance allergies. This is suitable for both women and men and my male tester said it made his skin feel “moister”. It is a good product with enough beneficial ingredients to warrant adding it to your regime. It provides moisture and an improvement in texture without irritation. It did not work miracles, but then what does? I have yet to discover a fountain of youth in a jar.
Suitability: This serum is suitable for the following skin types:
- All ethnicities;
- All ages;
- All sexes;
Morning Rating = 3 Stars;
Evening Rating = 4 Stars;
Average from Other Testers = 3 Stars;
Value Rating = 2 Stars;
Overall Rating = 3 Stars – Good. (Please review the About 365 Cosmetic Reviews page for the rating info.)
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Polysorbate 40, Polyacrylate-13, Butylene Glycol, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Stoechas Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Thioctic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Lactate, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Dimethiconol, Carbomer, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Polyamino Sugar Condensate, Urea, Panthenol, Lecithin, Salicylic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Pca, Stearamine, Silica, Tetrasodium Edta, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
Formulated Without: animal products or by-products, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, benzene, bisphenol-a, carbon black, formaldehyde-donating preservatives, hydroquinone, mineral oil, parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, sodium laureth sulfates (SLES), sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), synthetic dyes, talc, triclosan, triethanolamine (TEA), and so much more…
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