Q. Why is healthy aging important to achieve healthy-looking skin?
A. Healthy aging means that you have and are able to sustain healthy-looking skin by consistently utilizing effective skincare along with balanced nutrition. Your skin’s needs will vary as you age but the need for twice-daily, targeted care will always remain the same. Supporting healthy-looking skin must include maintenance and protection – critical steps to healthy aging at every life stage.
Q. Who is RE9 Advanced Prepwork for?
A. RE9 Advanced Prepwork was developed for people who have yet to see the signs of aging but want to incorporate a daily skincare regimen. These clients may not realize that most damage to skin is done in the early stages of skin life and as we age, those “past mistakes” begin to surface. To protect and maintain healthy skin, it’s important to start a regimen early and with the right ingredients that help preserve the youthful glow while safeguarding from external stressors. It’s never too early to start skin maintenance and support healthy aging.
Q. What is RE9 Advanced Prepwork?
A. RE9 Prepwork is our first millennial-focused collection developed specifically for the "girl on the go." The Collection includes 4 new products formulated with unique superfood cocktails to help skin maintain its youthful glow, without feeling like extra work.
Q. Why is the Prepwork collection a part of RE9 Advanced?
A. When looking at the RE9 Advanced franchise — including the RE9 Advanced and RE9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring collections — we found that we were missing a key area of care that’s necessary for healthy aging: effective skincare for the younger consumer. Skincare is important at every age, so we wanted to offer pure, safe, beneficial™ solutions that support healthy-looking skin at every life stage. With this in mind, we created a skincare line that includes key early maintenance ingredients grounded in the principles of the RE9 Advanced collection while also being lightweight, fun and effortless. With a thorough examination of botanical ingredients based on our Ingredient Policy, we handpicked Vitamin C as a skincare superstar that helps support healthy-looking skin across all ages. Kakadu Plum, which includes Vitamin C, was our answer for the hero ingredient that would bring these three lines together in the RE9 Advanced family of products.
Q. How much of the RE9 Advanced Prepwork proceeds will go to the Arbonne Charitable Foundation®?
A. For each product purchased within the RE9 Advanced Prepwork line (#4678, #4680, #4679, #4681, and #4686), $1 will be donated. We will donate $10,000 per year in each of the markets where we operate an Arbonne Charitable Foundation (United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia). Once the cap is hit, contributions will halt and resume the next fiscal year. Possible donations each year equates to $40,000.
Q. How long will the RE9 Advanced Prepwork regimen last?
A. Depending on the amount and frequency of use, the products should last you at least 30 days. We recommend using the products as follows:
- Cleansing Polish – Quarter size amount 2x per day, morning and night
- Gel Eye Masks – One mask under each eye 1x per day, either morning or night for 10–15 minutes
- Hydrating Dew Cream – Blueberry size amount 2x per day, morning and night
- Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen – Dime-sized amount 1x per day in the morning. For sunscreen use, apply before sun exposure.
Q. What is the order of use?
- Cleansing Polish
- Gel Eye Masks
- Hydrating Dew Cream
- Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
Q. What are the skin benefits of the superfood cocktail ingredients in each Prepwork product?
A. Superfoods are popping up all over the beauty aisle. RE9 Advanced Prepwork contains Kakadu plum with vitamin C, pea protein with phytonutrient and antioxidant properties, lingonberry stem cell extract with polyphenols, and raspberry ceramide to support the skin.
Q. What’s so special about Kakadu plum?
We are using a sustainable ingredient extracted from sustainably harvested native Australian Kakadu plum. This multifunctional plant-derived ingredient, which contains Vitamin C, boosts and maintains moisture, resulting in an improved appearance of baby lines while restoring a natural, youthful glow. Vitamin C is one of the gold-standard ingredients found across the entire RE9 Advanced franchise.
Q. How is RE9 Advanced Prepwork different from FC5® products?
A. Prepwork products are all formulated on a platform of gold standard multi-functional skincare ingredients, including vitamin C. The superfood ingredients each offer significant skincare benefits including Kakadu plum with vitamin C, pea protein with phytonutrient and antioxidant properties, lingonberry stem cell extract with polyphenols, and raspberry ceramide to support the skin. The key ingredients are at efficacious levels to deliver results, all while aligning with our strict, evolving ingredient policy. In addition, Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen contains mineral sunscreen as opposed to the chemical sunscreen used in FC5 products. Prepwork is a streamlined line focused on early maintenance designed to provide young skin exactly what it needs for the beginning of healthy aging.
Q. Can the RE9 Advanced Prepwork collection be used with other RE9 Advanced products?
A. You can incorporate your favorite products from other Arbonne skincare collections to customize your ideal skincare regimen! For example, you can use the Prepwork Gel Eye Masks at night alone or you can use them before applying the Corrective Eye cream. You can also use the Corrective Eye Cream every morning and Gel Eye Masks every night. The Corrective Eye Cream will give some extra TLC to the delicate skin around the eye, helping to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles with hydration. To help with cellular turn over, continue to use the Cellular Renewal Mask 1–2 times per week in the evening to gently remove dead skin cells and impurities through exfoliation, effectively unclogging pores and helping to create a fresh-looking skin canvas.
Q. Can the Genius Ultra® be used with RE9 Advanced Prepwork?
A. Yes, you can use Prepwork Hydrating Dew Cream with the Genius Ultra, which will help to apply the product more evenly into your skin for amazing results.
Q. What are the exfoliants in the Prepwork Cleansing Polish?
A. The Cleansing Polish contains the superfood natural exfoliants lingonberry and apricot, derived from crushed lingonberry powder and milled apricot seed. These natural exfoliants evenly and gently remove dull surface skin cells and brighten skin tone, creating the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.
Q. Can the Cleansing Polish be used to remove eye makeup?
A. The Cleansing Polish contains natural exfoliants which are not intended for use on or around the immediate eye area. Eye makeup should be removed prior to cleansing with Easy on the Eyes Eye Makeup Remover.
Q. Why is there no toner in the RE9 Advanced Prepwork Collection?
A. RE9 Advanced Prepwork Cleansing Polish has toning properties that help to restore your skin's pH balance, eliminating the need for an additional product. If you would like to supplement with a toner, the RE9 Advanced Regenerating Toner can be used to enhance the appearance of skin’s radiance and help to further complete the cleansing process.
Q. What are the Prepwork Gel Eye Masks made of? Are they vegan?
A. Yes! This innovative material is a vegan hydrogel containing a blend of water-soluble polymer, glycerin and agar, which is a gelling agent extracted from algae.
Q. What is the glitter in the Prepwork Gel Eye Masks made from?
A. The glitter in the hydrogel is made from mica. Mica is an ingredient commonly used in mineral makeup and skincare. It contains no allergens that could cause sensitivity. Plus, the eye patches have been ophthalmologist tested, so they are safe to use in the sensitive eye area.
Q. How do I use the Prepwork Gel Eye Masks?
A. Apply the masks directly to clean, dry skin and leave on for 10–15 minutes. Discard each mask after use and gently pat the remaining serum into the skin. There is no right way to wear the eye masks – just make sure they cover the areas of concern for you. Feel free to use these masks in any facial area that is delicate and sensitive to baby lines, such as the corners of the mouth or on frown lines.
Q. Should I not leave the Gel Eye Masks on for more than 10–15 minutes?
A. There is no safety issue if you decide to leave them on for more than the recommended 10–15 minutes.
We recommend multi-tasking while wearing them! Here are some ideas:
- Make a shake or breakfast
- Prepare your lunch for the day
- Pick out your outfit for the day
- Blow-dry or style your hair
- Relax on the couch while reading or watching tv
- Cook dinner
- Fold laundry
Q. What is the purpose of the Prepwork Dew Cream?
A. This unique, lightweight, fast-absorbing cream-to-gel formula hydrates skin and controls oil while helping to keep skin clear and looking flawless. Lentil seed extract helps mattify skin and reduce the appearance of pores. It’s suitable for all skin types, even oily skin, which still needs essential hydration.
Q. What’s the difference between this cream and other Arbonne non-SPF creams?
A. The Hydrating Dew Cream is a unique formula because it’s dispensed as a cream but when applied to skin, it quickly breaks into a lightweight gel texture that is easily absorbed into the skin. It’s unlike any moisturizer ever offered by Arbonne. The formula contains raspberry ceramide that helps support the skin’s moisture barrier, sustainable lingonberry stem cell extract, which contains vitamin C and E along with polyphenols, to help improve the appearance of skin radiance and texture by conditioning the skin, and sustainably harvested Kakadu plum, with vitamin C, which boosts and maintains moisture to help with the appearance of baby lines.
Q. What is the Prepwork Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen?
A. Unlike BB creams or foundations, the Prepwork Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen provides a photo-filtered look. This tinted veil with 100% mineral sunscreen is perfect for a “no-makeup” look, blurring the appearance of imperfections and baby lines. This breathable, ultra-sheer formula is a great solution for anyone looking to protect their skin while also looking fabulous!
Q. Should Prepwork Soft-Focus Veil be used before or after Makeup Primer?
A. This product can be used on its own under makeup or it can be layered under primer to help you achieve a smoother, longer-lasting look with a flawless finish.
Q. Do I need to use makeup over the Soft-Focus Veil?
A. That’s up to you! This product is perfect to wear on its own or under makeup. It provides you with the SPF protection you need, so it can be used alone or underneath a foundation or CC Cream. The tint in the formula eliminates the white cast that most mineral sunscreens leave, making Soft-Focus Veil a great “no-makeup” option.
Q. Why do I need SPF protection?
A. The sun is the number one environmental aggressor to skin, damaging it below the surface before you can even see it happening. What this means is that even before you can observe the signs of aging, changes are already starting to occur. A skincare regimen with UVA/UVB protection can help minimize the appearance of aging.
Q. What’s the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreen?
A. There are two types of sunscreen actives available: mineral (often also referred to as “physical”) and chemical. Mineral sunscreens use UV filters that reflect and scatter the sun’s rays. Chemical sunscreens use active ingredients that absorb UV radiation, preventing them from penetrating the skin. Like a physical barrier over the skin, physical UV filters block from both UVA and UVB rays – that is why most mineral sunscreens will leave a white cast. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are active ingredients approved by the FDA for sun protection. They are known to cause less irritation on skin and are therefore very common to use for sensitive skin. Prepwork Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen contains 2.5% Titanium Dioxide and 7.2% Zinc Oxide.