Pros: Really works!
Cons: Pricey, but it's easy to get a 35% discount (wholesale)
My neighbor introduced me to Arbonne when she hosted a skin care class. The reason she wanted to host was because she was very enamored with the Bio-hydria? line as it cured her severely dry skin. Right away, I was impressed with the products as I could actually see the immediate results of the NutriMinC? RE9 Transforming Lift (to be the subject of a future review).
Being a new mom that still wakes up with the baby two to three times per night, I was/am in need of a product to help with the dark circles under my eyes. Corrective Eye Creme to the rescue! Among other beneficial ingredients, the Corrective Eye Creme contains kojic acid, a natural skin lightening agent. I first tried this product under just one eye as a test to compare it to the other eye. I could tell a difference but could others? So I quizzed my mom, husband, sister, and co-workers to see if they could tell which under-eye area looked lighter. Everyone was able to tell a difference!
The product is white and fairly thin with a lotion-like consistency. A hint of citrus fragrance (from the ingredient orange oil) can be detected, which I happen to like. The scent dissipates quickly. It comes in a 0.6 oz (17 g) pump bottle. A little product goes a LONG way. It took me a while to get accustomed to using such a small amount as I was pumping out too much at first. But now Ive realized that a drop about the size of a lentil is enough for both eyes. I apply it to the entire under eye area, after washing and applying a light day/night serum, and before moisturizing with my SPF product. It feels a bit slick going on but absorbs quickly. The cucumber and the other fruit extracts help to reduce puffiness, which is great for me. Like I mentioned earlier, I am dealing with a chronic sleep deficit!
Product labeling states: Visible firming, moisturizing and corrective benefits that are so immediate, you wont belief your eyes! Reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, while beneficial RE9 elements are transported to protect and repair the delicate tissue around the eye. For all skin types.
Instructions for use: Use ring finger to apply product. Dot around eyes and gently pat until product is absorbed.
The Corrective Eye Creme is part of the comprehensive NutrinMinC? RE9 anti-aging skin care line which consists of 6 products for the face (wash, toner, day/night serum, this corrective eye creme, night creme, and a day creme with SPF), plus 4 treatment products (the Transforming Lift mentioned above, a scrub, mask, and an essential fatty acid dietary supplement). Then there are products for the body and a line called Before Sun, consisting of sunscreens, self-tanner, etc.
The retail price of the REpair Corrective Eye Creme is steep at $44, but thats less expensive than similar brands like Chanel, Lancome, and Murad. You can easily become an Arbonne wholesale buyer to get 35% off all Arbonne products. That would bring the price of the eye creme down to less than $29.
Other things to know about Arbonne products in general:
-never tested on animals
-no animal products or by-products
-no dyes or chemical fragrances
-no mineral oil
The ingredients of the REpair Corrective Eye Creme are: water, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Cucumis Sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, Nasturtium Officinale extract, Betula Alba leaf extract, Trifolium Pratense (clover) flower extract, Panax Ginseng root extract, Hypericum Perforatum extract, Sodium PCA, polyamino sugar condensate, urea, butylene glycol, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, PEG-4, lactic acid, Kojic acid, morus bombycis root extract, arctostaphylos Uva Ursi leaf extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, squalane, camellia sinesis (green tea) leaf oil, glycerin, decyl oleate, stearic acid, phospholipids, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C), retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), lecithin, borago officinalis seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, phosphatidyl choline, panthenol, carnitine, caffeine, coenzyme A, polysorbate 20, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3, palmitoyl oligopeptide, copper gluconate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (active vitamin C), thioctic acid, phytonadione, allantoin, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, sorbitan stearate, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, TEA-carbomer, xanthan gum, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylbaraben, trisodium EDTA, ctrus aurantium dulcus (orange) oil