About Arbonne International
Arbonne International is a California based multi level marketing company that has been in business for over twenty years. Arbonne International specializes in a variety of skin care and cosmetic products.
Their product line contains more than 200 hundred items used for anti-aging, acne, and general skin care for men, women and babies. For example one of their popular items is the Intelligence Genius Ultra Skin Applicator.
In addition to skin care products Arbonne International also manufactures aroma-essentials. A product line that includes: bath oils, massage oils, a variety of body lotions, candles, and soaps.
Arbonne International has been very successful and the company's profits have been consistently on the rise. They do approximately $35 million in sales annually and Arbonne is now considered to be a serious competitor to Mary Kay and Avon.
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 800-ARBONNE or by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact Us link.
The only drawback to Arbonne Products is their hefty price. Most people that try the items have good things to say and would generally buy more if not for the high cost. This also has consequences for resellers of Arbonne, as it is more difficult to sell expensive skin care products.
The business side of Arbonne International employs an MLM business model very similar to Quixtar. Arbonne consultants earn 35% commission on their sales but have to abide by strict guidelines of how to market and resell Arbonne products.
As with other MLM businesses most people do not make serious profits and not by any fault of their own. The structure of MLM's make it very hard to succeed once you get past selling to your friends and family.
Arbonne restricts consultants from using their own custom websites to sell online. If you want to sell online you have to purchase a pre-made Arbonne website. The problem with those is that its very difficult to get traffic to a cookie cutter website. Arbonne officials say that the nature of this business is to sell face-to-face but I know that many people would prefer to do business online.
These restrictions have led people to the only profitable online outlet they could find, auction sites. You can find thousands of Arbonne Products being sold by consultants on eBay. This level of competition has forced prices far below market value and makes profiting difficult.
If you are a regular user of Arbonne products or are an active independent consultant please leave a detailed review of your experience with the company below.
49 ‘Arbonne International’ Reviews
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I am an Arbonne Interdependent Consultant, I purchase only for myself and haven't made a business of the products.
I received an email asking me to 'Let’s complete your Arbonne Registration!'. Hmm, what registration!! I followed the link and it contains someone else's details. Name, address, date of birth and phone number. I can even change her password.
I have emailed Arbonne but of course have had no response.
My family is living of arbonne and it is helping so much, my Mum is now a RVP and has her Mercedes, 100% legit
I feel like I need to react to this nonsense about pyramid scheme and how bad the products are. I tried them as I've been contacted to become a consultant. I think the products are okay. I don't think they are any worse that any other premium brand. I mean do you look 10 years younger after you use serum from Estee Lauder? No! Even if you're going to swim in it. Comma. Do people go on about Estee Lauder claims? Not really.
Everyone's skin is different. How many other brands you tried and didn't like, just move on to different brand. If they are not plant based or whatever their claim is, c'mon look at the shelf in Sephora and what the claims are. Total industry is based on outrageous claims.
For the pyramid scheme, that's how any other organisation works, the people on the bottom work for the ones on the top, like in your local supermarket, most money go to people on the top. When they recruit you to work at the big corporation you'll probably not going to become CEO or VP, not many people will and that's life so why is everyone so upset they didn't get rich with Arbonne?
Now I don't know if I'll become the consultant or not because I'm simply not good at selling anything but lots of the comments make absolutely no sense.
Go to Wikipedia. Type PYRAMID SCHEME. Read. See any similarities? Next, go to Google. Type independent financial adviser opinions on Arbonne (experts in the field of money). Read. Now, back to Google. Type Exponential Growth (maybe ask someone who knows something about maths at this point for help); or look at the graph.
Unsustainable business model which only truly sustains the few. No money to be made from make-up, just from recruiting.
Education is what is needed, not skin deep sales tactics. And yes, it IS a pyramid scheme.
Is a Pyramid scheme the products are very expensive is a recruiting company. Not talk much about the product but the recruiting people.
Have not purchased the product but my experience with their sales people has been annoying to say the least. Nothing is worse that feeling "duped" by an old friend who says they want to catch up or asks you to help with marketing their new business only to find out it's a sales pitch. Like others who have posted on here, it seems like Arbonne encourage their sales reps to engage in these questionable sales activities.
I was asked to be a consultant. What is turning me off is not the people posting negative feedback; it's the consultants on here who blatantly vilify and disqualify everyone on here who doesn't brown nose these products/company. They bring up valid points and concerns that should be addressed. What if a potential buyer has similar questions or concerns? Will they be bullied as well? No company or business with ethics encourages aggressive bullying. Also for the mean consultants, I'm glad you're making money and are goal oriented. Yet is it just about your personal success, or is it about your customers and putting selling a safe product people are informed about? Is Arbonne tested on animals? I want your morals, not your greed.
Arbonne is a scam company this is all I have to say. Do not believe them dangerous all it is after your money your hard earned money. I was a victor last night by bunch of ignorant women.
My representative had a Champagne and Cupcake social to introduce her neighbours to Arbonne..I couldn't make the social so we set up an appointment to do a presentation in my home.
She rescheduled once and then allowed herself 1 hour because she had to pick up her children from school/childcare.
She read me the first few pages of the catalogue and I made a decision to try out the products. She left quickly. I didn't receive a receipt for the cheque I had given her and I wasn't even sure what I was ordering or what was included in my order.(RE9) That was frustrating and my first clue about the representative and the service she would be available for.
In her tight schedule she had to go home and retrieve some samples of colors Hardly prepared.
She made a substitute for my free $60.00 gift and only contacted me 10 days later to make the swap.
She didn't have time for questions. She had to go take her daughter to a mom/daughter dance class.
I have read the product info from the catalogue but still have some questions. I am SO disappointed with her Customer Service.
She has yet to contact me to see if I am enjoying the product.
I will continue using these products but only for the duration of their life.
I hope she enjoys her Mercedes
I'm currently divorcing my wife solely over her involvement with Arbonne. It is everything I feared it would be and she acts like a brainwashed zombie, phoning random people serving in shops, contacting ex friends, acquaintances, partners, etc. Our house is filled with products, (over 60 in one bathroom alone), and she is forever out on appointments so our down time at home had become non existent. I finally had enough after nearly 5 YEARS and by her own volition she has yet to make a profit.
I'm sure the products are wonderful so why not just sell them in Harrods or Harvey Nichs to help justify the prices?