I’ve had the pleasure of trying Arbonne’s new RE9 Advanced Serum ($58). I’m in my late 40’s, have sensitive skin and rosacea, with some wrinkles yet I still have an oily T-zone and I break out occasionally. In the three weeks I used the serum, I’m happy to say that I only had two minor breakouts, which is fantastic for me.
This serum has a nice, slight orange scent, spreads quickly and is easily absorbed. The difference I saw with this serum is that it has a dry/matte finish to it. Even if I put my eye cream and moisturizer/daily sunscreen over it, it still feels smooth with a dry finish. I really don’t like having a shiny face, so I liked that part of this serum.
In my testing I tried using the Arbonne serum on half my face and my current serum (Lancôme Renergie Microlift) on the other half, the appearance was imperceptible, i.e., one side was no shinier, moister or drier than the other. So for me it just comes down to feel, which is nice and think this will be good in the summer.
After the seventh ingredient, there are 15 extracts in this serum! My goodness, I have no idea what they do, and not sure if they really help with firming and lifting the skin, but it does help create the nice fragrance without artificial fragrances. The fragrance seemed to dissipate within a few minutes.
I think it will be good for someone with normal to oily skin. If you have dry skin, this serum will make you feel even drier. Unfortunately it did nothing to reduce my wrinkles, around my eyes and lips. Perhaps if I used it continuously for several months it may help, but I’m forever searching for the fountain of youth and will move on to another product.