Just when I thought I had discovered the best CC creams for women of color, here comes along Arbonne 10-in-1 Beauty Benefits Complexion Control Cream ($40, arbonne.com), another a fabulous product and a personal brand favorite.
Of the newest Arbonne products that littered the bottom of a goody bag I received recently, ‘10-in-1’ immediately caught my attention. Described as skin care and color in one, ‘10-in-1’ is a lightweight, buildable coverage product that contains Arbonne proprietary complex Phytinol™, which hydrates, refines and leaves your skin feeling invigorated with an awesome glow to boot.
But, more specifically ’10-in-1’ does all of these wonderful things…
It Primes so you get a smooth texture.
It Protects your skin’s skin’s moisture barrier so you get a dewy-looking complexion.
It Conceals skin imperfections.
It Hydrates dry skin.
It Mattifies shiny skin.
It Brightens your complexion.
It Covers Blemishes.
It Refines your Pores.
It Comforts irritated skin.
It’s a Complexion Controller.
Of course, there are some who still question the effectiveness of these types of products and I was probably the most doubtful. But rather than forever question, the tester in me went to work to give you the lowdown on the above-mentioned 10 claims. After one week of steady use, ‘10-in-1’ proved its weight in gold to this nay sayer. Yes, absolutely every claim is true.
The One Drawback? It’s limited shade selection – only comes in four shades. The positive, however, is that the color I used – “Dark/Fonce” went on like a second skin…completely seamless.
Gregorie’s Grade: B+
Given this positive review, has Arbonne gotten your attention now?
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