Arbonne 'Calm' Skincare Range | Review

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Hi Beauties! I hope your all doing well and loving this summer weather that we've been having! I made the mistake of taking all of my summer clothes home thinking that we wouldn't get any hot weather before I moved out of London - how wrong was I?! Anyway, with this change in weather, my skin has also started acting up, which lead me to testing out some of the samples I've had stashed away for ages, and I thought it would be a nice idea to let you all know how I've got on. Of course, these are samples so I haven't been able to test them out for as long as I would normally like to test skincare, so please bear that in mind when you read my thoughts. 

With all of this hot weather, my skin has been reacting to some of my current skincare and has been getting slightly dry and a bit irritated (funny how the heat didn't make it oilier?!) so I thought I'd start off using the Arbonne 'Calm' skincare range*, which is designed to help calm sensitive skin and help to keep it hydrated. 

The range includes a gentle daily cleanser, a gentle daily moisturiser, a soothing facial serum and a soothing eye gel. The range doesn't really have a scent which is perfect for any of you ladies with sensitive skin, as scents and sensitive skin rarely mix well. The Gentle Daily Cleanser has a lightweight gel consistency which I like to use in the mornings as I never like putting anything heavy on my skin underneath my make up, which lathers up when massaged into your skin with water. After using this, my skin felt refreshed, without any dryness. This is always something I look for from my cleansers as I have oily but dehydrated skin, so any drying products tend to irritate it and increase the dehydration. 

Next up, I used the soothing facial serum (however I only used this at night time). The serum has a watery gel consistency and skinks into your skin really quickly without that heavy product feeling that some serums can leave behind. I've been really getting into serums recently and this one from Arbonne is great if you like a lighter serum which will still give you the hydration that you need. I then followed on by using the gentle daily moisturiser, which I found a little thick for my liking. I love light weight moisturisers which leave my skin feeling fresh but still give me loads of hydration, and although this one did help with the dry patches - it was just too much for my skin. But by all means, if you love a more creamy moisturiser, go for it! 

And lastly, I finished off with the soothing eye gel. For me, this was the stand out product of the range. It is a light gel consistency which sinks in really quickly and instantly has a brightening and cooling effect on my eyes. I get very tired eyes so a cooling and soothing eye cream or gel is a must for me, and so far this one has really worked for me. 

Overall, I found this range to be amazing for when my skin was irritated as it kept it clear and fresh while also helping calm and soothe the irritation. I don't think I would purchase full sizes of all of these products, but I'm pretty sure I'll be getting the soothing eye gel pretty soon!

Lots of Love, 

Becky x


  1. I'm so on the fence about Arbonne, so many people have tried to talk to me about it (sell me it!). I have a stash of samples I really must try so I can be objective!


  2. great review very detailed! just found your blog and followed :) xx

  3. I feel like this brand is doing a hell of a lot of sponsoring/PR samples right this minute, and I guess that puts me off. You seem honest, but I don't really like the brand's way of doing things.

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle


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