Arbonne RE9 Advanced Product Review

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Product Review

A couple weeks ago, I was a approached by my friend Katie about getting some samples of the Arbonne RE9 Advanced skincare line. I am always up for trying new products and brands, and I had never heard of Arbonne before (even though they’ve been around since 1975 in Switzerland and in 1980 in the U.S.) so I decided to give it a go.

In case you’ve never heard of Arbonne, here’s a quick background snippet on the brand. Arbonne is a network marketing company that markets and sells health/nutrition products and skin care products through direct sales (think Mary-Kay or Avon.) Arbonne is a company that strives to produce pure, safe and beneficial products with premium botanical ingredients. (Ingredient Guide)

The idea to provide skin care products unparalleled in quality and effectiveness developed in Switzerland in 1975, when one man, Petter Mørck, together with a group of leading bio-chemists, biologists and herbalists, fulfilled his vision and founded Arbonne.” See more.

According to the website, the RE9 Advanced skincare system is “clinically proven to begin working on skin firmness in just 24 hours and is Arbonne’s #1 anti-aging line. Equipped with nine major age-defying elements plus botanicals, RE9 Advanced is a clinically tested, botanical-based skincare regimen.”

The products I received were a part of Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced anti-aging skincare line: Smoothing Face Cleanser, Regenerating Toner, Intensive Renewal Serum, Corrective Eye Creme, Restorative Day Creme Broad Spectrum (SPF 20 Sunscreen), Extra Moisture Restorative Day Creme Broad Spectrum (SPF 20 Sunscreen), Night Repair Creme.

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Product Review

Before I begin my review on each product, I should state that I have clear, mostly blemish-free skin. I consider myself to have “normal/combination” skin type, which means I am oily in my T-zone area but dry and normal elsewhere. Also, I was unable to test the packaging, due to having samples of the products.

Step 1. Arbonne Smoothing Facial Cleanser: This cleanser is for use in the morning and evening. It has a light citrus/orange fragrance, which I found refreshing. When washing my face, I felt the product was gentle on my skin and went on smoothly, like the name says. Overall, I thought it was a gentle cleanser that I feel would be fine for everyday use, for my skintype anyways.

Step 2. Arbonne Regenerating Toner: This product is also used both in the morning and evening, if desired. Strong, astringent-like smell, but seeing as how this is a toner, that’s to be expected. I applied some of the toner to a cotton ball and gently swabbed it across my face, making sure to really hit my T-Zone. After using both the smoothing cleanser and the toner, my skin was left really soft and citrusy-fresh smelling.

Step 3. Arbonne Intensive Renewal Serum: The serum is textured more like a lotion, and has the same citrus fragrance as the previous products. This product, also like the previous ones, is okay to use both morning and evening, everyday. I like this serum because it is very light and doesn’t feel really heavy or thick on your skin.

Step 4. Arbonne Corrective Eye Cream: Pretty much fragrance free, there is just a small taste of that citrus smell the RE9 Advanced product has been consistent with.

Step 5 DAY. Arbonne Restorative Day Creme/ Extra Moisturizing Day Creme: These products follow the Intensive Renewal Serum. These are both ‘true’ lotions and left my skin feeling soft. The citrus smell is consistent, but honestly both of these lotions felt the same to me, so I would say to only use one instead of both (the sample pack came with both so I tried both.) I would probably use the normal day creme versus the extra moisturizing one due to my skin type.

Step 5 NIGHT. Arbonne Night Repair Creme: To me, this smells and feels the same as the day creme (above.)

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Product Review

Did I feel like my skin became firmer overnight as the packaging suggests 83% of women report? I did feel like my skin was tighter and smoother. I liked how the RE9 Advanced system smelled and I did like the idea of a step by step process. I liked the cleanser, the toner and the serum. However, I think this system is a bit much, both price wise (pretty expensive) and product wise. There is an overwhelming amount of products here for one system, and I often thought to myself “which one do I use first?” Plus, according to an Arbonne clinical study, 72 women using the RE9 Advanced system received optimal results while using the skincare line ALONG with the Arbonne RE9 Advanced Collagen Dietary Supplement. To me, it’s just another thing to buy and to keep track of (even though I’m sure you don’t have to buy it.)

Overall, I would recommend this product for someone who is looking for a gentle, cleansing care system, but only if their skin type was the same as mine, seeing as how I had mild results. (I can’t speak for others with harsher  or various skin types.) When it comes to skin care, all skin types react differently with various products. In reality, I could see myself probably only using steps 1-3. I wouldn’t recommend this product if you’re looking for a skincare line and you’re on a budget, or if you just prefer having one go-to, do-it-all cleanser.

Have you used the Arbonne RE9 Advanced skincare line, or any other Arbonne Products, and what are your thoughts on them?

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  • Hi!

    I thought you did a great review. I know everyone will think I am biased, because I get a paycheck from Arbonne…but I wouldn’t have become a consultant IF the products didn’t fix my problem skin. You can’t sell what you aren’t passionate about!

    I think with every skin care product, not everything works on everyone. I personally fell in love, and super loyal, to Arbonne because I had broken capillaries and rosacea on my cheeks. (from many years of using a harsh acne-type product). I saw a difference within a couple of days after using the RE9 line. And even more difference after using the Intelligence Genius retinoid pads. It really calmed my skin down, and made it healthier and more hydrated than ever before.

    Anyway, I just wanted to share. 🙂

    Have a good day,

    • Carla DeMarco

      Hi, I tried this product for the first time yesterday and forgot about it. Later in the day I looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe how great I looked! I used the cleanser, toner and extreme day repair creme, it was amazing! I have problem skin and woke up with two blemishes but it was very hot yesterday and I was very active and sweaty :/ today I’m trying the restorative day cream in place of the intensive day cream but the decrease in my wrinkles and the way my skin looks softer is amazing!

      • Karen K.

        Nice!! Yep, every time I did spa parties, the guests go on and on about how velvety their faces feel. I am so grateful a friend introduced me to the RE9 line!

        You will love the Intelligence Genius pads too if you like the RE9 line. I can’t afford them right now…super bummed.

        • Carla DeMarco

          Ok Great, I will check those out! Thank you!

    • Kerry Fowler

      Hi Karen,
      My friend has been using Arbonne for 2 years and recommended it to me. She has just ordered the RE9 line. I also have rosacea and lots of redness and little red “pimple-like” spots. I’m also 49 years old, so looking for anti-aging. Does the citrus in the product not aggravate our condition? I sure hope not, but am concerned that it might because I am sensitive to vitamin c.

      Any advice you could give would be appreciated.

      • Karen K.

        Hi Kerry,

        It is hard to say. Skin products seem to work so differently for each person. I didn’t have the pimple part of rosacea, more like broken capillaries. I don’t think it would though, because it is very gentle. Could your friend give you a sample or let you try hers a few times?


        • Kerry

          Thanks Karen.
          I live in Russia right now, so it’s not possible to try in advance. I have gone ahead and ordered it and will give it a try!

          • Karen K.

            Wow! That’s far! Haha I hope you love it like I do!