As you may recall I was impressed with the Arbonne lash enhancer I tested last month, so I was down right giddy to start using Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced Firming Body Cream.
To be honest, I’ve always been skeptical about firming lotions, so I have never shelled out the cash.
My first impression? The scent is off. It’s like an old lady with too much perfume. But I pushed on with testing, scooped out a bit from the tub and it applied great! It wasn’t greasy and sunk into my skin quickly.
Second impression? Still not fond of the scent. However, I focused my testing on the firming benefits of the cream, so I applied it again… and again and again. With any body or face firming cream, you’ll need to test the product for at least six weeks before you know if it’s working or not.
After using the product a few days, I realized I needed to reapply often to keep my skin from feeling dry. It actually seemed as though every time the reeking scent finally went away, it was time to use some more. Awesome.
At the eight week mark, I did not see any noticeable benefits to my body – I parted ways with the cream and found love again in my old favorites.
Maybe I’m being a bit harsh, or maybe I’m not. A review is simply an opinion, right? I mean, there is one quite pungent scent I’m quite fond of- “it’s called Sex Panther by Odeon. It’s illegal in nine countries. Yep, it’s made with bits of real panther, so you know its good.” *wink* Let’s be real though, I need my delicious scents back.
FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.