Saturday, 13 March 2010

Arbonne NutriMinC REgain Illuminating Enzyme Peel

RRP: £24/30ml

--What does the promo say?--
"Illuminate your skin with an exotic cocktail of natural fruit enzymes from African papaya and Far East pineapple that gently exfoliate, revealing a more even complexion and noticeably smoother-looking skin. In just 10 minutes the peel purifies and revitalises the look of tired skin for a more youthful, radiant appearance."

--Packaging--
While I cannot comment on usability given the sample nature of my trial, I do love the bright orange colour of this bottle, which is pretty unusual not just for anti-ageing products but in the field of women's skincare generally.

--Application--
There are two ways with this - you can either apply it in a thicker layer to your face and wash it off after 15 minutes, like a face mask, or you can apply it at night using a smaller amount in place of your usual night cream, washing it off with cleanser in the morning. Do whatever suits you.

--Scent--
None in particular, which is slightly incongruous given the presence of papaya and pineapple.

--Appearance--
A pale orange-yellow cream.

--Texture/consistency--
Smooth, luxurious, and easy for skin to absorb and rinse off.

--Effects on the skin--
I'm not much of a fan of anti-ageing products generally, so cannot say I was feeling positive before the initial use of this product. However, my inner cynic was forced to shut up: after the night-time version of the treatment, skin looked visibly retextured, calmer, less red, and more even in tone, which is an effect that easily lasts during the day.

--Value for money--
A tiny sachet containing just a few millilitres of product will provide at least five treatments, so 30ml should go a long way. Given that the effects of the product are comparable to Crème de La Mer's Refining Facial (which is closer to £60), the price is even more reasonable than it first appears. I would definitely recommend this product for women age 17 and up: even if it doesn't act as an anti-ageing agent (and who really knows?), it is still a wonderful and affordable luxury from an up-and-coming brand that could even replace your trips to the beauty salon.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fabulous review ... I too have been blown away by Arbonne's entire anti-aging range! Find your nearest consultant NOW!

Anonymous said...

I tried it when a friend from the States introduced me - the whole range is wonderful and really works the eye cream even made a lump that I had under my eye completely disappear.

Debba said...

Hi

Agree with the review, use it weekly and it is great. You can get it in the UK now too!

Enjoy.

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