Aging skin requires a little extra effort to keep it looking plump and bright. If you are among many women who struggle to find the ideal product for your aging skin, read on. This Murad vs. Arbonne review examines two hydrating products to help you decide which one is best for you.
I am 52 years old and I have been struggling to deal with fine lines and crow’s feet for close to 8 years now. Over time, I have accumulated a cabinet full of anti-aging skincare products from different companies, which I have bought at different times because someone recommended it. Now I am afraid I might be combining ingredients that shouldn’t be combined, or getting too much of one thing and too little of another. It’s about time I found a set of products so I don’t have to go through the hassle of thinking about what products to combine to give my skin what it really needs.
What are the differences between Murad and Arbonne? How do they compare?
Murad Essential – C Night Moisture
Arbonne RE 9 Advanced Set
No. of Products
Set of 6 products
Night hydration and skin repair
Shea butter, Vitamin C
Sustainable orange stem cells, Alpha Hydroxy acids, sea buckthorn ceramide complex, stabilized vitamin C, peptides, brown algae extract
50 ml (1.7 Fl.Oz)
Cleanser – 90 ml ( 3 Fl.Oz)
Toner – 50 ml ( 1.7 Fl. Oz)
Serum – 30 ml (1 Fl.Oz)
Eye Cream – 15g (0.5 oz.)
Night Cream – 50g (1.7 oz.)
Day Cream – 50g (1.7 oz.)
Once a day (night)
Twice a day ( morning and night)
Murad vs. Arbonne. What are the differences?
Single Product vs. Set of Products
The Murad Essential – C Night Moisture cream is sold as a single product. The Arbonne RE 9 Advanced set is sold as a set of 6 products. This set consists of a smoothing facial cleanser, a regenerating toner, an intensive renewal serum, a corrective eye cream, a night repair cream and a restorative day cream.
Main Function of Product
Repair and rejuvenation of body cells takes place at night, and your skin is no exception. Murad’s Essential – C night cream is made to hydrate the skin and help in repair of skin cells during the night. The RE 9 Advanced set is made up of anti-aging treatments which help to reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as crow’s feet which develop around the eyes as a result of aging.
The two main ingredients in Murad’s night moisture are Shea butter and vitamin C. Shea butter is one of many skin super foods derived from the fruit of the Karite tree. It feeds the skin with essential fatty acids it needs for collagen production as well as vitamin A, E and F. It has natural sun protection ability with a sun protection factor of 6. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which helps your skin get rid of toxins. It also promotes production of collagen, a protein responsible for skin strength and elasticity.
The Arbonne set of products contains sustainable orange stem cells, alpha-hydroxy acids and sea buckthorn ceramide complex. Orange stem cells increase cell regeneration, improve skin tissue structure and increase collagen production. The result is a smooth, youthful skin. Alpha-hydroxy acids help to hydrate skin and give it a firm supple appearance. The sea buckthorn plant is a small shrub which grows in the northwest Himalayan region. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and omega fatty acids. Ceramides from this plant are used to strengthen the skin’s barriers to keep it hydrated by reducing moisture loss.
Murad’s Essential – C night moisture is packaged in a tube containing 50 ml (1.7 oz.) of the product. The Arbonne set of products are packed in containers of varying sizes. The cleanser is in a 90 ml ( 3 Fl.Oz) bottle, the toner in a 50 ml ( 1.7 Fl. Oz) bottle, serum in a 30 ml (1 Fl.Oz) bottle and the eye cream in a 15g (0.5 oz.) bottle. A 50g (1.7 oz.) jar is used to pack the night cream and a 50g (1.7 oz.) bottle for the day cream.
Murad vs. Arbonne Reviews. Pros and Cons
Your skin naturally repairs and rejuvenates itself when you sleep. It is a good idea to help it along using beneficial products. Murad’s night moisture essentially serves your skin a healthy meal which it absorbs gradually through the night. High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins provide proteins required for repair. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which help to sooth irritated skin. Vitamin C provides a much needed ‘drink’ to quench your skin’s thirst and assists your skin get rid of toxins leaving it bright, smooth and supple.
- Thick but non-greasy
- Absorbed quickly and easily
- Orange scent
- Packed in a tube not jar
- Takes long to see significant results
Arbonne’s RE 9 Advanced set are anti-aging treatments made from natural derivatives. This collection of products lays a lot of emphasis on vitamin C. It is referred to as the star ingredient. All products contain multiple forms of vitamin C, all with different age-defying properties.
Powerful peptides in this collection help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and enhance a smooth even appearance. Extract from brown algae, also used in these products help to diminish fine lines and add moisture to the outer layer of your skin. This set of products is formulated without butylene glycol, retinyl palmitate, polysorbate, urea, dismodium( EDTA) and PEG.
- Good for sensitive skin because it has few chemicals
- Set of products saves effort to find combination products
- Some products run out long before others
Hydration is essential for all skin types and people of all ages. As we get older, our skin required extra hydration and support. This Murad vs. Arbonne review examines Murad’s Essential – C night moisture moisturizer and Arbonne’s RE 9 Advanced set of products. Although Murad’s product very efficiently infuses that much needed moisture and food needed to help your skin repair itself, Arbonne’s set of products carry the day. This set is ideal for aging skin which requires extra support to deal with factors which cause fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Is Shea butter good for pimples?
Yes. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which are great for fighting acne. It is best to use pure Shea butter rather than products with the butter blended into other ingredients.
What is meant by broad spectrum sunscreen?
Broad Spectrum sunscreens protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Some sunscreens have a high SPF (sun protection factor) but are not broad spectrum. With these you are still not protected from all UVA rays.
What does a regenerating toner really do?
It helps to minimize the size of pores by cleansing the skin further. It refreshes skin and evens out skin tone.
Arbonne’s collection contains algae extract. Why is algae good for my skin?
It has the ability to instantly hydrate and condition skin. You will notice a more supple, moisturized feel when you use products containing algae. Algae is also an antioxidant which helps your skin protect itself from free radicals which cause premature aging.
Roughly how long will the Arbonne RE 9 Advanced set of products last?
About 2 months. The toner will probably run out first because you are spraying it on two times a day. The eye cream and day cream will last longer.