Before you click away in annoyance and proceed to launch another exhaustive search for the purpose of fulfilling your most ambitious skin and body dreams, please be informed that this article may not be what you think it is. I do not sell Arbonne products, do not plan to anytime in the future and, therefore have zero incentive for writing this article.
I ventured down that road once about six years ago when I was in college. I made a moderate effort at being a consultant, but it wasn’t long before all of my family and friends suddenly began ducking, hiding and screening their calls.
I even tried more discreet tactics such as strategically dropping my fizz tablets (which have now evolved into “fizz sticks”) into my logo’d water bottles anytime a female in my ideal demographic was watching. I always hoped they’d inquire, freeing me from having to “break the ice”. Sometimes they did, in fact. However, as soon the word rolled off of my tongue, they usually dismissed me, oftentimes mid-sentence. Once or twice I’m quite sure I even talked to a hand.
My girlfriends would say, “Ooh, Lacey, that eyeshadow is so pretty. What is it?” I’d passionately light up, ready to gorge on such a perfect opportunity laid out on a platter before me. I’d sort of morph into a cartoon character before replying, rather exuberantly, “It’s Arbonne! Wanna try?” I was often then met with an emphatic “no” swirled into an irritated groan. It was quite a defeating chapter.
I quickly abandoned the notion of selling it. Besides, I’ve always been too commitment-phobic and product-promiscuous with my vanity- and health-related ventures to commit to representing one solitary brand anyway. I require the freedom to love, hate, flaunt, praise or poke fun at whichever products I please. Therefore, I do.
Such admission leads me to the sole purpose of this article: I wish to introduce those who have yet to be introduced to the magnificence of this brand, even if it just provokes a faint spark or two.
Arbonne Products Are Game-Changing
I am not a fan of everything they offer, but I am a fan of the majority. Their products are skin-changing, body-changing and outlook-changing. Their integrity and research are evident in the quality of their products, and I always feel confident knowing the use of them offers no risk of harming my health.
I’m somewhat like the prodigal daughter who always ventures back home, with a lowered head, a depleted bank account and congested skin, upon straying. I always return because there seems to be some type of indescribable magic to it. Every time I step back onto the Arbonne train, I begin to look and feel better almost immediately.
Allow me to provide you with a few of my most treasured examples…
“Pure, Safe & Beneficial”
- No mineral oil
- No parabens
- No animal by-products
- No phthalates
- No chemical fragrances
- Certified vegan
7-Day Body Cleanse
If you try this product and are confined to your bathroom for an hour each day for the first few days, I ask that you consider yourself warned. You may find yourself on the toilet, howling into the night. However, it will prove to be worth it. This cleanse will unleash a multitude of demons confined to your colon. It will also gently detoxify your body of some heavy metals. I find that I sleep much more soundly and my emotional outlook is brighter while on the cleanse.
Herbal Detox Tea
I’ve tried the majority of popular detox teas. I’ve even tried the little known ones with impressive ingredient lists, hoping I’d discover a hidden jewel. I’ve read all of the labels, tasted all of the blends and compared all of the results.
I’m an advocate for gentle daily detoxification (even though I have a fondness for the occasional indulgence of naughty food). I’ve often yawned and shrugged, however, at the lack of results the majority of teas provided me. However, seven consecutive days of consuming Arbonne’s detox tea has consistently provided three specific benefits, time after time and year after year: clearer skin, brighter eyes and a less “puffy” face. It’s almost in the realm of voodoo. Its benefits have been more reliable than the majority of my friendships, in fact.
Re9 Advanced Skincare
This line of anti-aging skincare products is quite popular among Arbonne devotees. Although I do not use this line consistently, I continue to be astounded by them. I’ve witnessed benefits on my own skin as well as the skin of others.
When I was a traveling makeup artist for a well-known cosmetic brand for several years during college and shortly thereafter, I encountered several women, young and old, with strikingly clear, poreless, plump and well-hydrated skin. Such women often confessed to being users of Arbonne’s Re9 products. Although my skin is quite oily and is not yet ready for some of the products in the line, I adore the eye cream, facial serum and body wash.
The eye cream never irritates my sensitive eyes, there is no risk of it causing milia from the use of it (which I’ve experienced with several other emollient eye creams) and it smooths the skin around my eyes to an addictive degree. The facial serum is lightweight and nurturing (it contains a generous amount of hyaluronic acid), while also encouraging optimal clarity and tone. The body wash is so hydrating, it leaves my skin feeling as though I applied a light veil of moisturizer. It is also one of my most-preferred products for shaving.
Perfecting Liquid Foundation & Primer
After trying the Smashbox pore refining primer earlier this year, I was convinced that nothing would every again compare. I was wrong. Arbonne’s primer glides on like velvet, spreads considerably well, and seals every tiny hint of an imperfection. It also appears to “plump” the skin somewhat.
The texture and finish of the foundation is in a league of its own. I only discovered its magnificence this year, but continue to be impressed with every application. I have read some claims that the finish is matte, however I disagree. In my experience, the finish is a true satin. It in neither moisturizing nor oil-controlling, thus is quite versatile. It provides a subtle glow to the skin, and there is absolutely zero risk of breakouts from its wear. In fact, you can wallow in it for days and are not at risk of it contributing to skin issues.
The lasting power is good, but not certifiably “long-wearing”. Therefore, if you have oily skin, as I do, periodic touch-ups may be required. Still, I remain undeterred. It is truly one of the most phenomenal foundations I’ve ever experimented with.
Most notably, the wear is so “clean”, I feel as though I have nothing on my face. Truly, I cannot detect a trace of it on my skin until I stare closely at myself in the mirror.
Awaken Sea Salt Scrub
This smells like joy in a jar. I warn you, though; it’s quite messy. It contains a copious amount of oils, which separate from the salts. It is necessary to stir the product fairly well prior to each use.
Not only does it exfoliate to perfection and leave my skin smelling divine for hours, I’ve found it seems to prevent issues with ingrown hairs caused by shaving. However, please use it prior to shaving; never immediately after. I once used it after shaving, and felt as though the flames of hell were devouring my legs. Regardless, use of this product provides my skin with a level of softness that stretches on for days after.
These sticks contain a moderate amount of b-vitamins for energy as well as chromium for blood sugar control. They also contain rhodiola, which is nourishing to the adrenal gland. However, my most beloved benefit is in regards to the boost of hydration I receive during the periods I consume them daily. They taste so refreshing, dissolving them into my water encourages me to drink much more than I would otherwise.
Are you convinced yet?
Find a consultant who isn’t a pushy cartoon character, will not resort to stalking you and, ultimately, will not pressure you to sell (if you are uninterested). Please do your skin, your face and your colon a favor by merely sampling the products. I am not being compensated for sharing the products with you, however I will be anxiously awaiting your love letters.
©TheDailyDoll.com / Lacey Johnson 2015
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