Saturday, January 13, 2007

Beauty is Only Skin Freaking use Moisturizer

Time for another product review and this time, we stay in the family. My good friend Peter, and his wife Heidi asked me to review the Men's line of Arbonne.

I had heard of the product line but never had tried it out. So last month, the Tutu Boutique sent me out my very own NutriMenC kit. It's no secret I love facial products so I was thrilled to give it a try.

The NutriMenC REvolution Set comes with five products: shaving cream, an exfoliating scrub, a moisturizing sunscreen lotion, a toner and (deep breath)... the Intelligence Thermal Fusion Hair & Scalp Revitalizer.

My favorite two of the package were by far the shaving cream and the exfoliating scrub. The scrub was gritty, which is what I like. It had a great scent and you didn't need to put more than a teaspoon in your hand to get a good lather going.

The shaving cream disappeared the quickest since Larry put dibs on it as well. It also lathers up nicely and you don't need much to get a good, smooth shave. Unlike a gel, your face felt clean even before washing off the residue. Overall the best product in the bunch.

The moisturizing lotion was next on my list. I loved that it wasn't greasy and went on thick. Seriously, I mean thick. It took a good five minutes for it to absorb into the skin. My face wasn't shiny or oily all day. And the best part, it didn't smell. Sometimes the scents are overpowering or too much like perfume. This was prefect.

The Hair & Scalp Revitalizer was a product I'd have never tried. My hair is in pretty good shape and I still have all it, so I'm not sure how much more it could have done. This was probably the most fun to use of the five products. Every morning, I put this in my hair and would let it sit for five minutes. My scalp never tingled so much. So although I never saw too much difference in my hair, I could tell it was working.

The only product I didn't like as much was the toner. First, I like a toner I can apply using cotton balls. This comes with a spray and shoot it on your face in the mornings. The scent also wasn't my favorite. Given how nice the three other face products were, I was surprised at how different this smelled from the others.

Overall, a great buy and great products. I think the pieces compliment each other.

Arbonne gets a thumbs up from me.



Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I've heard good things from other people too, but I've never used it myself.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Jan S. said...

Hey, Steve, you won't believe this but I'm actually an Arbonne "rep" from my sister-in-law signing me up so I could get the products for a lot less. When you guys need anymore and you can't get it from your friends, let me know.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Arbonne person here. My hubby uses that men's stuff faster than I can buy it. But I love love love the regular NutrimIn products. Glad to see you like the stuff. I'm doing a party tonight :-)

3:55 PM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

Hey, you wouldn't happen to have any recommendations for SPF wipes or anything similar? Keen will not put lotion or sunscreen on his face; he can't stand the way it feels but he's racking up sun damage. I've heard of SPF wipes (sort of like Oxy pads but with SPF only) or sprays for men but I don't know anyone yet who has tried them. Have you tried anything like that?

4:21 PM  

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