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Arbonne RE9 Advanced Serum- reader reviewed

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
May 8, 2010 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 10 Comments
Tested by Bev

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.


Water, cyclopentisiloxane, polymethyl methylacrylate, acrylates/dimethicone copolymer, polysorbate 40, polyacrylate-13, butylene glycol, sugar can extract, fagus sylvatica bud extract, orange fruit extract, lemon extract, lavendula extract, apple leaf extract, cucumber extract, hypernicum performatum extract, nasturcium extract, panax ginseng root extract, pueraria lobata extract, clover flower extract, betula alba extract, laminaria digitata, aloe leaf juice, borage seed oil, hippophae rhamnoides oil, orange peel oil, caprilyc capric triglyceride, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, magensium ascorbyl phosphate, thioctic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, glycerin, magnesium aluminum silicate, sodium lactate, allantoin, sodium hydroxide, dimethiconol, carbomer, polysobutene, polysorbate 20, polyamino sugar condensate.
  • November 12, 2012

    by mary

    i have the opportunity to use this product but not until i was able to see the ingredients ....i have just chosen not to use it as i am a soap maker and sodium hydroxide (which is near the end of the ingredient list for this product) is caustic soda/lye which is what i use with oils to have the soap go through a process called saponification which is how natural soap is made.but no caustic soda is left behind as it has been used up in this process. I am not sure how this fits into a cream i am supposed to put on my some research people and make your own decision. I am about to call the person i know in regards to this ingredient and am continuing my research into the balance of the ingredients.

  • January 22, 2012

    by Sara

    I would be nice if everytime users reviewed Arbonne objectively- a consultant didn't jump on the site and regurgitate the sales pitch! I would have tried more products if they weren't so agressive. I stopped the serum after 6 months. It was causing redness for months, and I was in denial. I have slightly dry skin and kept at it because it did get rid of flakiness I had around my nose. After process of elimination the serum is what was causing the redness. Kudos though for the cleanser and toner.

  • October 28, 2010

    by Colleen

    I agree with Betty. I have been using Arbonne products for over 10 years. I used to love the original RE9 line. My face always felt soft with a beautiful glow. I had used the RE9 advanced line for for over 4 months & was disappointed from day one. I didn't feel that my skin was as soft & there is no longer a glow.

    I will also say, that I am not thrilled with their new foundation either. Though a little goes a long way, I am not happy with the coverage. I don't feel that my complexion is as flawless as with the previous liquid foundation. I will no longer be purchasing either of these new products from Arbonne again. I am now happy to be using an organic skin care line that has brought back the youthful look of my skin.

  • October 21, 2010

    by Betty

    I have used the RE9 Arbonne products for about 6 years and my skin never looked or felt so good. The "new" RE9 Advanced products (which came out this year)are a huge disappointment. I have dry skin and nothing made my skin feel moist and glow like the older longer can I say that because my skin is back to feeling dry and looking dull. I am in the market for another product that worked as well.

  • June 4, 2010

    by Melanie

    I've been using Arbonne's anti-aging line for about 2 years with great results, but just started taking the collagen support supplement in the past 2 weeks. WOW. The few pimples that I normally have are gone, and my face looks fantastic. I highly recommend the supplement to boost the results from within.

  • May 12, 2010

    by Bev

    Right - I did use it for three weeks. Unfortunately I didn't have the entire line to try either, just the free full-size sample Marta graciously provided to me.
    Glad the website is back up and running, Marta!

  • May 11, 2010

    by Laura

    It says she used it for 3 weeks.

  • May 9, 2010

    by Monica

    The Serum is a part of a system. While great by itself, you see better and faster results with using the whole system including the Collagen supplement.

    Here are the clinical results of the whole line:
    83% of participants reported increased skin firmness within 24 hours

    96% reported improvement in skin moisturization within 24 hours

    92% reported a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles within 1 week

    96% reported a refinement in skin texture and smoothness in 1 week

    and 100% would recommend Arbonne's Re9 Advance to their friends in family

    Thank you so much for trying the product.

    Take care and God bless!

  • May 9, 2010

    by patty

    @Erica - totally agree... it would be interesting to see how long she used the serum for... then a better assessment could be made.

  • May 8, 2010

    by Erica

    Hey, I appreciate the helpful review. Maybe I am wrong and please correct me if I am, but I had heard you need to use a product for at least six weeks to see full effects. Is this true?

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