Aging is a scary thing, especially to people (like myself) who are hitting mid-twenties and wondering when I’m going to magically wake up one day with wrinkles starting to show. I started using a pretty fantastic anti-aging line that fits all my standards of vegan, gluten-free, dermatologist tested and suitable for all skin types. Of course, I didn’t think it was so important to start with anti-aging products early, but here’s why you should:
Why it’s important to start young
The skin ages both biologically and environmentally, where production of collagen and elastin slows down by 65% between the ages of 20 and 80. 10% of aging comes from intrinsic factors such as genetics, and the other 90% comes from environmental factors such as alcohol and the sun; with UV rays playing a huge role in speeding up the aging process. Visible aging can start as early as 25 when the natural regenerative process begins to slow down. Around age 30 is when environmental aging begins to take its toll, with external factors such as the sun, alcohol and smoking; and 35 is when genetic aging begins where collagen and elastin production begins to slow.
The RE9 Collection & Arbonne
The RE9 Advanced collection was developed to address the specific needs of aging skin. When used consistently as a twice-daily skincare regimen, the products help to improve the appearance of skin firmness, elasticity and tone, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve hydration, helping skin look visibly rejuvenated and youthful.
- Sustainable orange stem cells
- helps improve the appearance of skin radiance, elasticity, firmness and texture while minimizing the appearance of wrinkles
- Stabilized vitamin C
- boosts and maintains moisture to restore a natural glow and improved appearance of fine lines
- Brown algae extract
- helps diminish appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Sea Buckthorn Ceramide
- replenishes skin’s moisture
- enhance the appearance of skin smoothness, diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve the appearance of skin tone, firmness, and suppleness by adding moisture
Based on the ingredients, you can probably tell why I love this miraculous line of anti-aging products (and all other products, really) from Arbonne and why its so great to use products that are formulated with natural ingredients. Arbonne originates as a Swiss brand and thus has a much higher standard for which ingredients are added to products (North American health care standards are lower). The products are also hypoallergenic, so if even ONE person is allergic to an ingredient, the products will be re-formulated so everyone can use them. All products are vegan and naturally made from ‘green science’; there are no parabens, mineral oils, artificial colours or fragrances, benzene, preservatives, phalates… the list goes on! (Click here to check out Arbonne’s Ingredient Policy)
Colour: The colour of each product (except for the toner which is a spray and is seen as the second product in the picture), is a neutral creamy-white colour. Once put on the face, it disappears into your skin tone.
Texture: All the products except for the toner are an extremely light, creamy texture that goes on the skin extremely smooth. None of the products are heavy, and you only need the smallest amount from each bottle to achieve optimal results.
Scent: Arbonne is known for having fragrance-free, vegan, natural products so as you can expect, you’re not going to smell any extravagant flavor when using these products. However, it is naturally flavoured with oranges which come from botanical stem cells and when you smell it, yes, you are ACTUALLY smelling real oranges. Pretty cool, right?
Usage: You don’t need to use large amounts of any of the bottles in order to achieve results. I have been told to use a dime-sized portion and considering this product is concentrated, you can just add some water and it will spread faster and better all over your face. For the spray toner, you only need one spray on the face; for this I would recommend holding the bottle out and spraying once in order to cover your entire face.
Shelf-life: After opening the anti-aging line products, it will last you up to a year, which is perfect because you can probably hold onto these bad boys for an entire year if you use the recommended amount. Unopened, they last 2 years.
*Drumroll please*…….. My skin has turned FLAWLESS. I took notes on how much more tanned I looked the next day (I am a VERY pale person), which is due to the fact that the product brings out your natural pigmentation of your face because you aren’t plastering chemicals all over it. After a couple of days, my skin was visibly smoother. My pores (which have always been giant) were still considerably large but there was definitely a difference in size. Considering I don’t really have any fine lines or wrinkles on my face yet, I feel like the product really worked out its other functions on my skin. It brought a natural glow to my face, helped to fight against my humongous pores and my acne scars, and made my face feel like a baby’s butt.
Regardless of your age, there is no limit on when you should start using products that contain ‘anti-aging’ in the title. I would much rather purchase a product that will last me longer and is much healthier for my skin than a cheap drugstore product swimming with chemicals that won’t have any long-term effects.
I can’t afford this anti-aging line, what do I do?
Because the products are extremely advanced and formulated with the highest quality botanical ingredients (and no yucky stuff), they tend to be on the more expensive side. While this is completely worth every penny, not everyone can make the financial commitment. If you really want to try out these products but money is an issue, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will discuss with you the various ways that you can get discounts on these amazing products!