Beautify Me, Please!

Update 4.12.12

I know it’s been a while since my last post. We’ve been busy moving and…well…with life surrounding that.

I’ll be posting more updates in the coming weeks. Stay tuned and thanks for your patience and continued support!

Arbonne RE9 for Men: Redux, a Review

Yesterday, my friend S sent me his review after testing out the Arbonne RE9 for Men products:

I am writing to you about the Men’s product samples you gave me. Overall, they are fantastic and outstanding. You can see the difference in the first time use.

1. Exfoliating Wash – The label says use before shaving. But I know everyday exfoliation is not good, and I shave every day. I think this is good for weekly once or twice use. It does a great job.

2. Shaving Gel – I was a little skeptical when I saw there was less foam when I lathered. But I was mistaken. After a few glides with the razor, I saw my face smooth, nice and soft.

3. After Shave Balm – I never used commercial after shave lotions, because they sting. And this was very different.  I was expecting it to cool down the skin like menthol. On the other hand it did a better job. It relaxed the skin and made it more supple.

4. Moisturizer – I use moisturizer everyday and mine is 15% SPF. This being 20% SPF is an added benefit. And this is not greasy at all and is absorbed quickly.  It feels very light.  I was able to feel the difference after a couple of uses. It’s a wonderful moisturizer and is great for everyday use.  I also found out that you don’t have to use it always with the exfoliating wash or after shave balm. It works great even when used alone.

In all, I was able to see a difference in 2 days. Really.

I am not sure if I have to use all these 4 products together all the time. Will just the balm and moisturizer do the job? I will find out with the little of what is left over.

Let me finish this line of products. I will then start with the women’s products you gave me. I thought of using them together. But I was afraid of some skin reaction :) Also, using them separately will help me review them individually.

Honestly, I use the same SPF moisturizer before going to bed. I was looking to replace this with something else.  Once I am finished with the samples, let me know the prices of all the products and I will decide which one I want to buy.

Feel free to post them.

Let me go through the products and decide.

Thank you for introducing me to Arbonne.

* Sujesh

RE9 for Men

Special thanks to S for trying these out. I gave him samples to try because I wanted an unbiased opinion from someone who hasn’t heard of the products yet.

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Arbonne Revelage (for Age Spots)

After alternating the RE9 Advanced Face set with the FC5 N/D set, I opted to go for something else. In the past years, I have been getting more and more age spots/freckles on my face. I’ve tried using hydroquinone-based products but have not been successful. After using hydroquinone-based products for a month, I experienced some side effects: mild burning, drying, and redness.

I switched to a combination of the following (descriptions from their website), after four weeks of use:

  • Cerave Face Cleanser / FC5 Purifying Toner + Cleanser (depends if skin feels oily or dry)
  • RE9 Advanced Intensive Renewal Serum (can’t live without)
  • Revelage Concentrated Age Spot Minimizer-Highly concentrated formula precisely targets and delivers powerful antioxidant and brightening ingredients to skin to diminish the appearance of stubborn age spots and skin discoloration.
  • RE9 Advanced Corrective Eye Crème
  • Revelage Age Spot Brightening Day Cream with SPF 30-Lightweight moisturizer provides luminosity and a brightening effect to the appearance of age spots and helps prevent signs of premature skin aging due to sun exposure.
  • Revelage Intensive Pro-Brightening Night Serum-High-performance serum contains proprietary, time-release Revelâge Complex to target dark spots, resulting in a more luminous, younger looking complexion.

Revelage DuoRevelage Age Spot MinimizerI noticed my age spots fading after a week, and it’s gotten even better lately. I am now torn between switching products because my one-month-cycle is coming up. Oy. Decisions, decisions.

Reminder: Make sure you know what you are allergic to, check the ingredients, perform  allergy patch tests, and take the necessary precautions when testing new products.