Arbonne Review From A Cosmetologist

My Favorite Arbonne Products – Sneak Peek


Arbonne is one of those beauty lines that you know at least one person who uses or sells it, but don’t know much else about it. I am lucky enough to have a sister-in-law who sells it and is very knowledgeable about all of the products. While I don’t personally sell it, I do have my cosmetology license, so I can dissect the information she gives to me and understand the things I have learned through various Arbonne parties I have attended.

Let me help you answer all of your FAQ’s surrounding Arbonne, and we will take a peek at a few of my favorite products!

What is Arbonne?

Arbonne originated in Switzerland in 1975 as a skincare company and has since become a lifestyle company. It first came to the United States in 1980 and is now sold by a network of Arbonne Independent Consultants worldwide. What first started as an outer skincare line has now blossomed into inside health products as well.

It is recently an Official Participant in the UN Global Compact and holds a 75% success rate with their a zero-waste company standard, with the US division at 97% at zero waste!

Is it an all-natural company?

The terms natural, natural-based, and organic are thrown around everywhere nowadays without true meaning behind them. No, Arbonne it is not an all-natural company, but it is a “natural-based,” company which means it is not 100% natural but their products are all FDA approved!

Some of their products do contain hydrogenated castor oil, sunflower, safflower, and canola that are not certified to be GMO-free. Arbonne lacks a bit of openness with its products, but each ingredient IS labeled on the back of each individual product you purchase!

To be honest, the most “all-natural” company you will find is most likely going to be a local one ran by the hippie whose products expire within a few short weeks. This is because natural products are things that exist from nature and don’t have any types of additives or preservatives.

For a company to be all-natural, it can’t contain any ingredients that are typically needed to preserve products for an extended period.

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Working For Arbonne

Who are the consultants that work for this company?

Consultants consist of everyone and anyone! Your nearest consultant can be your neighbor, family member or even a current co-worker. There are currently an estimated 250,000 Arbonne consultants worldwide.

Can you work for Arbonne?

Yes! Arbonne DOES NOT require any of its consultants to be licensed in any prior education of cosmetology, aesthetics, or nutrition.

This is great for the consultant but can be scary for consumers. Consumers can end up purchasing products from someone who is great at talking people into buying things but don’t necessarily care if it works for them or not. I like to think you somewhat know your Arbonne consultant (or know a person who knows the consultant: example your friend’s sister) and they aren’t trying to jerk you around. They typically are people who care about you and your skincare needs.

How much does Arbonne pay its consultants? 

Arbonne is a commission type of company, so consultants make money from the items they sell to people. No inventory is required to be held at personal homes; all sold product is shipped from the manufacturer to the people purchasing the product. In other words, the role of the consultant is the middle man.

It is essentially like a ladder company. You get paid from the products you sell and can additionally earn money based off of what your team sells, which are the people that work under you. The better your team does, the better you do! It’s like people you may have known who has worked for  Avon, Mary Kay, Rodan & Fields, Young Living, DoTERRA, Juice Plus, or the old school Tupperware. You essentially want to be the first “rep” in charge of a long line of consultants so you can earn off of what your team earns.

Arbonne is a network marketing company and they have you follow their success plan through sales incentives and rewards, travel opportunities, and you can even earn enough to win your very own Mercedes Benz! I’ve seen a consultant with a badass Benz, so I know it can be done. It is like any other entrepreneur company, you get out what you put in; if you sit on your ass your going to make ass.


If you are a visual learner this is something to consider dealing with pay.

As you can see in the US alone, Arbonne had an average of 174,200 Independent Consultants in 2018, only 17% or 30,100 people, were active on a monthly basis; it’s these people only that Arbonne features in the table above.

In other words, if all Arbonne reps in the US during 2018, 83% (144,586 people) made no money.

When you factor the overall calculations using the table above, this is what ALL US Arbonne reps earned in 2018 ( Important to keep in mind these numbers are BEFORE any expenses, personal purchases and party cost have been deducted):

  • 144,586 people (83%) earned nothing.
  • 19,866 people (11.4%) earned $70 a month.
  • 7,224 people (4.1%) earned $321 a month.
  • 1,806 people (1%) earned $1,531 a month.
  • 602 people (.34%) earned $5,987 a month.
  • 301 people (.178%) earned $21,711 a month.

How to sign up to be a seller for Arbonne. 

Those interested in selling can follow this link here! It is important to know that you’ll need to either already know an Arbonne Consultant or one will be appointed to you. If you don’t know anyone then you will have to search for one on their website and they will give you one within the closest proximity.

Once you have a consultant, you will go through six short steps filling out primary details like your name, email, address, confirming your consultant again, adding the registration package to your shopping bag and accepting the terms and conditions.

If you already know an Arbonne Consultant they will be able to walk you through it and it will be a much easier process.

The Cost 

The cost to become an Arbonne Consultant is $79 and after one year there is an annual renewal cost if you do choose to remain a consultant. The registration fee comes with your starter kit which includes a start guide and product samples. Currently, there is an offer in which you can register and get your starter kit for $49, provided you purchase products worth 250 QV in the same order before checkout is completed.

What Can You Purchase From Arbonne?

Arbonne is fully evolved into a wellness company and you can purchase things for skincare, bath & body, nutrition, and makeup.

Arbonne Skincare Products

Arbonne skincare is what they are most known for. Within the skincare product line, you can find things such as:

  • Cleansers + Toners
  • Moisturizers
  • Eye Gel
  • Serums
  • Creams
  • Neck Cream
  • Masks
  • Shaving Lotion + Cream
  • Acne Treatments
  • Anti-aging Treatments
  • Brightening Treatments
  • Advanced Lifting + Contouring
  • CC Cream with SPF

My favorite products are the RE9 Advanced Line! I love the RE9 Advanced Extra Moisture Restorative Cream with SPF 20 Sunscreen. It is the only sunscreen that doesn’t make me break out, I have sensitive skin, and it moisturizes my dry skin at the same time. I love that it has enough SPF in it to prevent me from burning but allows me to still get tan. I’m a quarter Mexican and my skin loves absorbing the sun and this makes sure I can get golden but not fried which results in burning and peeling.

The RE9 Advanced line has collagen in it which supports reducing fine lines and wrinkles; it is the anti-aging line. Pair it with a beauty roller and I promise you, you will take years off your [email protected]


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Arbonne Bath & Body Line 

The bath and body line can work hand in hand with the skincare line. Products in this department include:

  • Soap
  • Creams – Hand + Body
  • Body Wash
  • Lotion
  • Essential Oil
  • Detox Products
  • Deoderant
  • Toothpaste
  • Baby Care Products

Out of this department, I am a big fan of the RE9 Body Firming Cream. This is great for reducing the appearance of stretch marks, burns, and even scars. I use it on the stretch marks on my legs and have additionally used it to help my husbands surgery scars around his wrist. While this hasn’t gotten rid of them I do believe it has helped the appearance of them.

Arbonne Makeup

I just recently played around with the Arbonne makeup at my sister in laws party and I liked how natural and smooth it all felt. It is a very minimalistic approach to makeup and is great for those who want a natural or barely-there type of look.

Makeup items include:

  • Mascara
  • Contouring Palettes
  • Lip Balms
  • Eye Shadow
  • CC Cream (lightweight foundation with SPF)
  • Lip Gloss + Lip Stick
  • Facial Cleansing Cloths
  • Finishing Spray
  • Eyeliner
  • Primers
  • Highlighters
  • Concealer
  • Brushes
  • Eye Liner Pencil
  • Tinted Brow
  • Liquid Foundation

I do fancy their lipstick. It felt nice on my lips and lasted for a few hours, including a few cocktails, so it is kiss-proof.

Arbonne Nutrition

This portion of their industry is by far the newest and most recently expanded on. It is a great alternative for those who truly care what they put into their body. Their nutrition line includes things such as:

  • Protein Snack Bars
  • Skin Elixir Collagen Packs
  • Multivitamin and Mineral Boos Powder
  • Protein Powder
  • Tea
  • Fizz Sticks
  • Antioxidant + Immunity
  • Cleanse
  • Snack bars
  • Fit chews
  • Drink mixers

Fizz sticks are like crystal light on crack! Super flavorful and give you a much-needed boost of some feel-good power.

Arbonne Hair 

Arbonne hair is, in my opinion, one of the most expensive lines with major competition. Example: An 8 fl oz shampoo product will run you $26. What other products are in the hairline?

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Leave-in treatment
  • Masque
  • Mousse
  • Hairspray
  • Color Serum

Full disclosure I have not tried any of their hair products.

 

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