Arbonne’s first steps to bright and glowing: RE9 Advanced Brightening Cleansing Foam and Toner

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening Cleansing Foam and Toner

The first steps to bright, glowy skin are always a great cleanser and toner.  Obviously if skin isn’t cleansed well it can’t breathe, gets congested, and it looks dull and sad.  So bring on the cleanser and the toner, and get ready for happy, glowy skin!  Arbonne says it has the answer with their RE9 Advanced Brightening Cleansing Foam and Toner, so read on to find out if indeed they will bring you happy bright skin.

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening Cleansing Foam

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening Cleansing Foam

RE9 ADVANCED®BRIGHTENING CLEANSING FOAM ($44) isn’t what I expected.  Based on the name I thought it would come out as a foam, but it’s actually a pearlescent liquid that gently foams up with water.  It does have a light fragrance so if this is an issue take note – the rose scent is light and comes from natural botanicals.  I usually do not like rose scented skin care but this is quite light and doesn’t bother me.

The ingredients are excellent and interesting:

Cherry blossom extract promotes the appearance of skin radiance with hydration

Birch leaf extract hydrates to help promote luminescent, flawless-looking skin

Licorice root extract hydrates, leaving skin with a vibrant, healthy-looking, natural glow

Cucumber, watercress, and red clover extracts moisturize to soothe the skin

I do find that double cleansing is necessary when I wear full coverage makeup so I use makeup remover first.  Then this cleanser really shines, further removing dirt and oil and leaving my skin very soft and feeling fresh.  It has my skin looking young and glowy, and my darker areas of hyperpigmentation definitely look lighter.  I like using this cleanser in conjunction with the RE9 Advanced Brightening Toner.

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening Toner

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Brightening Toner

The RE9 ADVANCED®BRIGHTENING TONER ($39) is an alcohol-free toner that hydrates skin, exfoliates away any dead skin cells that may be left after cleansing, and brightens skin.  Like the cleanser, this toner has a light fragrance of rose, so if you are sensitive this wouldn’t be the toner for you.  If not, take a look – it has great ingredients.

Cherry blossom extract promotes the appearance of skin radiance with hydration
Birch leaf extract hydrates to help promote luminescent, flawless-looking skin
Licorice root extract hydrates, leaving skin with a vibrant, healthy-looking, natural glow
Prickly pear flower extract acts as an exfoliant, helping to reveal more luminous-looking skin while improving skin smoothness and tone
Cucumber, watercress, and red clover extracts moisturize to soothe the skin

Both products have what is called the ‘Arbonne Advantage’, the proprietary SakuraBright Complex, a blend of brightening ingredients that over time will brighten skin, increase luminosity, and lighten dark spots.

I like that the cleanser and toner do the job of cleansing and toning, and then some – the extra brightening and luminosity is always a plus.  I wish they were unfragranced, but the fragrance is quite light.  Otherwise, these are excellent products that really do a great job.  My skin is indeed happy and bright!  – Lisa

CLEANSING FOAM INGREDIENT LIST:  Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Triethyl Citrate, Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate, Glyceryl Oleate, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Hydrogenated Coconut Acid, Myristic Acid, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyquaternium-7, Decyl Oleate, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Prunus Lannesiana Flower Extract, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Sodium Gluconate, Citric Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Malic Acid, Dextrin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Rose Flower Oil.

TONER INGREDIENT LIST:  Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Prunus Lannesiana Flower Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Hydroxyacetophenone, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Carrageenan, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Dextrin, Arginine, Ascorbic Acid, Malic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.