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 Post subject: A thread about Arbonne
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Has anyone ever ordered from Arbonne before, or tried any of their products? I tried a few samples and was pretty happy with them, but I wanted to hear some feedback before I spent a lot of money. My cousin is a sales rep for the company and I'm happy with their policies so far...

http://www.arbonne.com

(from the website:)
Arbonne® products are vegan-certified: Our formulas are never tested on animals and do not contain animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.* We firmly believe that consumers have a fundamental right to know every ingredient in our products and we will continue to offer full disclosure through our published materials.

Arbonne personal care products are
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• Animal products or animal by-products
• Parabens
• Formaldehyde-donating preservatives
• The following petroleum-based ingredients:
• Benzene
• Mineral Oil
• Petrolatum
• Phthalates
• Toluene
• PABA

Does anyone regularly use their products and how do you like it? I'm looking to maybe buy the face moisturizer/cleansers and maybe the make-up.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:28 am 
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I have used some in the past and I feel like it's wayyyyy overpriced for what it is and how good it feels/ works. See if you can get some samples first.


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Honestly I walked right past their stand at Pro Beauty because I've heard it's super over-priced.

But no I've never tried anything, so that's a bit unfair of me really. I should have stopped and looked but generally I have a one-track mind at those shows because if you don't have a planned stand agenda you get barged by wheelie trollies!

Edit: now that I know it's all vegan, I will take a look if I spot them at future shows.

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I have used some in the past and I feel like it's wayyyyy overpriced for what it is and how good it feels/ works. See if you can get some samples first.

yeah, same. I tried a mascara and a lip gloss years back, and was not impressed particularly. And a couple years ago i tried a lip balm with SPF and it smelled so nasty, like chemical sunscreen, I had to throw it out.

I never tried any of the skin care or hair care though, so I'm sure they have some good products if you can try them out before committing.

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I haven't tried anything because I haven't seen reviews from anyone who isn't selling Arbonne, which obviously means they're more than a little biased.

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 Post subject: Re: A thread about Arbonne
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I was able to try a few samples and was really happy with how the face care products, particularly the anti-aging wash/toner/cream etc. worked...my skin felt great! But it is soooo expensive. I think I need to decide if I can afford to spend that much money on something like that for myself. I might be hijacking my own thread here...but is there anything comparable to this type of product that is also vegan/ethical and a little bit better price?

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 Post subject: Re: A thread about Arbonne
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loolie wrote:
I was able to try a few samples and was really happy with how the face care products, particularly the anti-aging wash/toner/cream etc. worked...my skin felt great! But it is soooo expensive. I think I need to decide if I can afford to spend that much money on something like that for myself. I might be hijacking my own thread here...but is there anything comparable to this type of product that is also vegan/ethical and a little bit better price?

If you're looking for a line of products with a nice feel/anti-aging, I used to really love Peter Lamas skincare:

http://www.peterlamas.com/skincare.php

Their stuff is all vegan too and the prices are a bit better than Arbonne (not super cheap, either, though). I don't use it anymore as I really simplified my skincare but I remember it being really nice.

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 Post subject: Re: A thread about Arbonne
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
I haven't tried anything because I haven't seen reviews from anyone who isn't selling Arbonne, which obviously means they're more than a little biased.


Same. I think it's awesome that Arbonne exists- to me, it's like the vegan, more ethical version of Mary Kay or Avon- but it's still just not a product I'm terribly interested in. Their business model feels like a pyramid scheme to me, and the number of people selling it seem to vastly outnumber the number of people wanting to buy it.
But I'm kind of getting off on a tangent here, aren't I? I do hope your cousin loves selling for them and has some great success with it.
As for alternatives, well, I used to work for LUSH and I really like their products, and they do have a makeup line now which I've heard good things about it but haven't yet tried.

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mrsbadmouth wrote:
I haven't tried anything because I haven't seen reviews from anyone who isn't selling Arbonne, which obviously means they're more than a little biased.


Same. I think it's awesome that Arbonne exists- to me, it's like the vegan, more ethical version of Mary Kay or Avon- but it's still just not a product I'm terribly interested in. Their business model feels like a pyramid scheme to me, and the number of people selling it seem to vastly outnumber the number of people wanting to buy it.
But I'm kind of getting off on a tangent here, aren't I? I do hope your cousin loves selling for them and has some great success with it.
As for alternatives, well, I used to work for LUSH and I really like their products, and they do have a makeup line now which I've heard good things about it but haven't yet tried.


She does love selling for them! But it doesn't mean that I really want to spend a small fortune on the products. I liked how they felt but I'm not terribly keen on spending that much money. I may look into Lush skin care products though, thanks! I love Lush stuff.

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Quarantined wrote:
If you're looking for a line of products with a nice feel/anti-aging, I used to really love Peter Lamas skincare:

http://www.peterlamas.com/skincare.php

Their stuff is all vegan too and the prices are a bit better than Arbonne (not super cheap, either, though). I don't use it anymore as I really simplified my skincare but I remember it being really nice.


Thank you! I'm going to check it out right now!

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My mom uses their stuff all the time and she seems to really like it. However, the only Arbonne product that I've used was the self tanner I borrowed from her. It worked alright, made my legs a nice color and didn't smell terrible, but I didn't feel compelled to go out and buy some for myself.


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i used the arbonne vitamin c eye cream & really liked it! never tried other products because i have really acne prone skin & they don't have ingredients lists on the website. arcona & mychelle are really nice, & the online stores that carry them always have sales:)


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I have the liquid foundation. I echo what others have said in that it's over-priced for the quality. I love that it's vegan, but it slides off of my face halfway through the day.

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Just be careful never to get any of the face cream in your eye because it stung like a mother hubbard. I had some samples. I totally agree about the pyramid thing and that weirds me out too. Cool that it's vegan, bonus points fort hat. If II had a lot of expendable income I would maybe order a bunch of stuff to try, but I wasn't impressed with my samples.


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I have a friend that works for Arbonne (software, not sales). I need to get some samples from her.

I have heard GREAT things about the skincare line from people before. But...those were people that had money haha

I am more interested in their vegan protien powders and supplements and stuff. I wonder how those are.


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I used to use their Intelligence skin care line all the time, it was priced better than some of their other lines and I loved it…but then they discontinued it. My skin has been really bad lately so I just bought the FC5 line to try, if I like it I’ll buy the replacements from Ebay because I just can’t justify spending that much on face junk. I have the foundation and it’s ok but I won’t buy it again when I run out.

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Meh. They are just like all those other "home parties" companies. I haven't tried any of the products, but I did sit through their spiel at a friend's house and peruse the catalog. Way overpriced. I think the only way people can afford these things is by hosting a party or selling them themselves and getting a discount (at the expense of their friends).

The icing on the cakes was when the woman selling the items started talking about their progesterone cream, which will supposedly cure your "hormonal imbalances," whatever those might be. Oh my...


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I can't stand Arbonne. I've tried a ton of their products and all of the skin care products kill my eyes and I never even get any into them. It's like fumes that come up from the product and sting my eyes so I can barely open them. Their makeup isn't good at all and the prices are nuts.

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