I promised you a comprehensive review of Arbonne’s RE9 range, and by now I’ve used the products consistently enough to fairly assess the situation. Let us start at the beginning of the recommended regime with the Smoothing Facial Cleanser. The Smoothing Facial Cleanser is a creamy one-pump face wash that suds when agitated with water. I’ve been using it with my Clarisonic and it works well enough for removing makeup. It isn’t overly drying, but it does burn my eyes. For a company that purports to be “natural,” there’s a lot of multi-syllabic mystery chemicals in the formula. Final Letter Grade: C. Profoundly mediocre with an unpleasant burning after sensation. The Regenerating Toner is one of the most surprising and underrated products of the bunch. The high-end spray bottle dispenses a gentle and refreshing citrus-infused mist. Even though most people think toners are useless additions to an already bogged-down regime, they can be valuable opportunities for depositing another layer of active ingredients on the skin. Final Letter Grade: B+. A delightful 30 second trip to the orange groves. Who doesn’t love a serum? Serum is like pizza – it’s hard to fuck up. Intensive Renewal Serum is light and penetrates quickly. It doesn’t have the heavy silicone feel of many other serums. My only complaint is that when used alone I need several pumps. To extend its reach, I mix it with a moisturizer. Final Letter Grade: A-By far my least favorite product of the pack is the Extra Moisture Restorative Day Creme. If this stuff gets in my eyes, they erupt in redness and a waterfall of tears. Final Letter Grade: F. Harsh Sauce.I’d characterize Arbonne’s Night Repair as a decent mid-level night cream with a number of beneficial ingredients including peptides and Vitamin A. It is decently rich and healing even for those with dry skin. Final Letter Grade: B. One of the few products that doesn’t set my eyes afire is the Corrective Eye Creme, and thank goodness for that. This is an above average eye cream that provides temporary visible results overnight. It softens, smooths, and pampers the tender, sensitive under-eye area. I enjoy that it isn’t as heavy as many eye cream formulas. Final Letter Grade: A-. Arbonne offers some highs and lows with the RE9 Advanced collection, but my feelings can be summarized as follows. First, I find their “green” and “pure” claims rather dubious. For a “natural” product line, I have an unnatural sensitivity to the products. Second, not one single product stands out as cult-worthy. Which leads us to number three, none of these products are fantastic enough to put up with the relentless hounding of the Arbonnettes. Ultimately, there isn’t a product in this spread that can be obtained elsewhere in a cheaper and more natural form. Ordering from Arbonne with all their schemes just isn’t worth the trouble.