Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Review: Arbonne Aromassentials Awaken Sea Salt Scrub

While my mother loved a good tupperware party as much as the next housewife, she was always wary of Mary Kay. She had sensitive skin and swore loyalty to a certain brand, never to waver despite the lure of free samples and neighborly gatherings.

I never really thought much of the Mary Kay model until I heard about a company called Arbonne, who basically took the sales rep model and started using it to sell green and vegan cosmetics and skin care. While I don't think I'd be able to make a living as a saleswoman, I was definitely interested in trying out some of their products, such as this Aromassentials Awaken Sea Salt Scrub.

  • Sea salt helps exfoliate gently
  • Pleasant citrus scent
  • Scent won't linger too long past bath or shower
  • Made with gentle ingredients
  • Size of full-sized product is quite generous
  • Will leave skin soft and moisturized
  • May need to mail order unless you know a local rep
Arbonne's Aromassentials Awaken Sea Salt Scrub is a nice sea salt scrub that will help exfoliate and keep skin soft. I love how it is vegan-certified (along with the rest of the line) and is made with relatively gentle ingredients. It only rates a 3 on EWG's Skin Deep database. However, I found it odd that full ingredients are not clearly listed and likely must be requested. I would love to see the ingredients listed, especially since Arbonne goes to great lengths to sell their products as green and vegan. For your convenience, I have listed the ingredients for this product below.

I enjoyed using this scrub and found it to be a nice weekly treat to help exfoliate. It left me feeling refreshed and I found the scent to be pleasant. For the $30 price, I would love to see organic ingredients included in the future, although a full-sized product will last through many uses. If you're looking for a good vegan scrub, especially one that looks pretty enough to gift, Arbonne's Awaken is definitely a nice option.

Sea salt, safflower seed oil, crambe abyssinca seed oil, passiflora edulis seed oil, passiflora incarnata seed oil, avocado oil, sclerocarya birrea seed oil, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, lemon peel oil, coriander seed oil, musk, rose flower oil, citral, limonene, linalool

Product Ratings (out of 5)


UPDATE: The consultant I've been in contact with, Linda Lederman, wishes to inform readers that you may "place an initial qualifying order through me, and use [Kaylin Johnson] as a referral" to become a Preferred Client. "This would entitle [readers] to receive a minimum 20% discount on all orders for a year (as well as getting free bonus products on qualifying orders). Once a person is a Preferred Client (there are no obligations associated with this status) they will receive their own I.D. and Pin # and then they can place all their future orders online (at Arbonne.com) by themselves." In other words, you can get at least 20% off for a year after placing an initial order through Linda, if you contact her through her website or email Lynled (at) aol (dot) com

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