Jafra Review

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Jafra is a Direct Selling Company, otherwise known more frequently as Network Marketing. Founded in Malibu, California over 50 years ago, this internationally known company operates using the same business model as familiar cosmetics brands like Mary Kay and Avon, offering skin care and beauty products for women to sell as a home based businesses. Jafra Dynamics is the skin care line that Jafra sells.

Product Details

There are four different lines of skin care produced by Jafra. Each line is formulated to address different types of skin. There is the Balance Line for combination skin, the Control line for oily skin, the Calming line for sensitive skin, and the Hydration line for Mature or Dry skin. For our purposes we will focus in on the Hydration line.

The products in the Jafra Hydration line are:

  • Hydrating Cream Cleanser.
  • Hydrating Toner.
  • Hydrating Moisture Replenishing Cream SPF 15.
  • Hydrating Night Cream.

Some of the ingredients in these products are things such as Shea Butter, avocado butter, oat proteins, and natural cleansing oils. The products also contain the blends specific to the Jafra name, which are the Intellisheild and Hydrasmart complexes. Unfortunately, ingredient lists are not available for these complexes.

The Good

  • Jafra is well known and has been around for a long time. Staying power is important for building a brand.
  • The website is user friendly. There are many different video selections you can make that allow you to hear about the products and the business without having to squint reading small print.
  • The hydration line of products is meant to be a 3-step program, which is easy for most women to keep up with on a daily basis.

The Bad

  • There is a negative connotation that can be associated with Network Marketing that most people are not interested in. Many would like to pay for their products and move along, without having to hear about the business itself or feeling awkwardly pressured into buying products from a friend or business associate.
  • There is a lot of talk about cutting-edge technology and innovative research, but no one goes on to explain where the research is taking place and who is doing the research itself.
  • The website does not offer a full list of ingredients. This can be problematic for the consumer that needs to have all of that information disclosed due to allergies or adverse reactions to their skin.
  • It is unclear what kind of money-back guarantee is in place with Jafra’s products.

The Bottom Line

Jafra is comparable to heavy hitting cosmetic companies like Avon and Mary Kay. Well known, but nothing new. The products are probably a good bet for the budget minded woman and the daily routine is simple enough to stick with. Jafra would benefit from offering more clinical research and a list of the full ingredients in their products. We’ve all heard about active botanicals and special blends from far off places, but the informed consumer wants to see the facts and exactly what they are putting on their face.


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21 Comments/Questions/Answers to Jafra

  • 1

    Aileen

    Hi,

    Im Jafra customer. If the customer has questions on what is it they are placing on their faces, all they have to do is just ask their consultant. They would be more than happy to explain what is it that the product contains.

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    Sara Reply:

    Thank you, Aileen! You are right! That goes along with answers to the money back guarantee. Just ask! Jafra created this business with high quality products so that women could stay at home with there kids. There wouldn’t be much of a business, if everyone could just order off the interenet. That’s why we do parties. It’s more fun and personal anyway. But the most important thing we stress is NOT to pressure anyone to purchase anything! So, I don’t know what consultant you had, or where PL got this info, but that is certainly not true.
    I hope that in the future, the writers of this article have a MUCH better experience with the Jafra products, and more importantly, with any Jafra consultants! I, for one, would LOVE to answer any questions. :)

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    sadie Reply:

    Guinot is essentially a skin care line that was developed with spa treatments as a model. These products are focused on anti-aging and youthful radiance. Although they offer a considerable amount of skin treatments for the face and body, their official website is lacking. Potential customers will not only have trouble acquiring the products without going to the spa anyway, but they can’t even see what sort of prices they’re sold for in these “finer” salons and spas. Another downfall of this website is the fact that it lacks ingredient lists and testimonials. There is really nothing for consumers to go on other than the notion that Guinot has been in the business for over 40 years. In the end, it may be wise to choose a skin care regimen that offers more information and a money-back guarantee.

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  • 2

    vicel

    Hi, Jafra is not Botanical its Ayurvedic- focus on harmony and a bodily balenced system. Moreover I’m afraid its not at all old news, in fact you forgot to mentioned Jafra’s key Product line- ROYAL JELLY which is used to maintain a youthful appearance by working directly with your skin’s cells in oder to keep them behaving younger! Avon or Mary Kay does not offer Such unique product line, nor do they offer an amazing infant care line, adolesence skin care line , and Man skin care line all which JAFRA DOES Offer and MORE! There’re plenty new school in Jafra, Just Find out More, start by trying it out! xoxox

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    Naliny Reply:

    AVON does in fact offer an anti-aging line called Anew which is in itself broken down into families by skin needs. They have 4 families plus a Clinical version and ALL are cheaper than the Royal Jelly treatment. Plus they actually show you the years of research, testing, and ingredients are listed on the back of each item.

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  • 3

    Laura

    I tried selling AVON. Within the first 5 months of doing it, I was the 5th TOP seller in our district. I could NEVER make any $$ because I had to invest every penny I might have made, into selling tools. It ended up costing me more than $1000. My family NEEDS extra income, not to have something COST US!! How is Jafra (by the way, I have never herd of the company before!!) any different?

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    Mary Reply:

    Yes Jafra is a lot much better, I tried Avon myself and It did’t work for me, I am a jafra consulant now, with Jafra you make 50% profits, Be your own boss, choose your own hours, earn fantastic income, work from home, earn rewards and trips, it is amazing, during May 1-31, 2011 we have 2 Great ways to join jafra our starter special for just $35 ad the $60 entre opportunity The #1 way to turn dreams into realityis through Jafra Parties. The regular entry provides the party essentials and the complete Unlock Your Dreams Trainin Kit.

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    ZULAY Reply:

    Mary, I have been out of JAFRA for close 10 yrs. I would like to find out what changes have they done since the purchase by german owners. I can not find that much info on the internet neither publications. do they still offer the wonderful carrying/cosmetic bags? I appreciate your info. thanks

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    Karla Reply:

    Jafra Is a really good company not like Avon and marykay and you make a lot of money by selling it

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  • 4

    Leida Rivera/myjafra

    Things have changed a bit with Jafra! We now have two starting kit, a $99 starting kit, which include everything you need to start your business, and a $49 kit (this is mostly for old consultants that have not been active for a while). The products are wonderful! I really recommend Jafra! The Rewards Are Endless
    As a JAFRA Consultant, not only will you earn extra income, but you’ll have
    the opportunity to earn fabulous trips, amazing gifts and attend world-class meetings.
    You can also turn your JAFRA activities into rich rewards, by selling JAFRA products,
    sponsoring others, and promoting to leadership, your personal transformation is endless.

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  • 5

    visedelie sophie

    why am i charged more when i ordered recently ,i try to make contact but was denied instantly?

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  • 6

    Christin

    Jafra has worked on the wrinkles around my eyes like nothing I’ve ever tried before. And I’ve tried products which are far more expensive. Also, they have a 30 day money back guarantee, and are very forthcoming about it, so you should correct your mistake in this review.

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  • 7

    Norma

    I recently used the •Hydrating Moisture Replenishing Cream SPF 15 and it has burned my face. It has been 6 days and it is still red. I have never had a problem before, and i use your moisturizing cream nightly. Did they change something on the cream? I am very upset….

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  • 8

    Linda Kinsman

    I have been a JAFRA Consultant for 5 months now and love their products and how the company offers incentives but is not in your face to sell/recruit.
    Also, like Laura, reader 3 said, I was with Avon for 4+ years and I never made much profit because you are constantly having to purchase brochures etc.
    JAFRA’s seasonal brochures are good for 60 days and the main brochure with complete product line is good for a year! And they are very affordable.
    While JAFRA is working on implementing a new e-commerece system, overall I am thrilled to be a part of the JAFRA family and I’m not alone.
    Most consultants stay with JAFRA for decades, not months so I know I’ve made a great career decision and I feel proud to offer JAFRA products. Plus I want to build a team with JAFRA, something I never even considered with Avon.

    I hope this helps potential customers and/or those interested in joining a direct sales company make an educated choice.

    Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance!

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  • 9

    Debbie L.

    I have been a Jafra Consultant for 32 years and know the product quality is much higher than others. I have tried others periodically and have been allergic, getting itchy blotches. I am happy with the texture and look of my skin using Jafra and using Royal Jelly for 33 years now. No one ever guesses my age. These products speak for themselves. This is what made me decide to become a consultant way back in 1981. I will be a Jafra Consultant till I am 90 or pass away, whichever comes first.

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  • 10

    JAFRA Cosmetics International, Inc.

    Hello All,

    Thank you for your comments and feedback. JAFRA has a 56-year history of creating innovative, quality products that are backed by a customer satisfaction guarantee. Our company is built on an incredible history and we are dedicated to our marketplace, our products and our commitment to excellence.

    The global direct selling industry is sized at over $132 billion in estimated retail sales, generated by over 87 million individual direct sellers around the world. One of the benefits of shopping through direct selling is the ability to try products before buying, in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Even better, customers can ask for tips and ingredients information from knowledgeable personal consultants.

    JAFRA is a member of the Direct Selling Association, which requires companies to abide by a strict Code of Ethics that’s designed to protect consumers and consultants from unethical business practices and consumer service.

    Our mission is to enable women and their families to realize their full potential by sharing unparalleled personal development and income opportunities, quality beauty products and our passion to serve our customers.

    Best regards,

    JAFRA Cosmetics International, Inc.

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  • 11

    Claudia

    Do the clear Jafra bottles have the uv light protectant?

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  • 12

    Bea

    I’m in my 70s and use JAFRA daily. My skin looks so soft and smooth because it is. No alergic reactions. Excellent products reasonably priced.

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  • 13

    Jacque B

    I have tried to submit information to a consultant but it keeps telling me the “code” is incorrect! I was a Jafra Consultant 30 years ago but list track of them when I had to quit to go to work full time. I live in Colorado and would like a consultant close by to contact me.

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  • 14

    Fabiana

    Hi I was recently introduce to jafra products by a consultant. She showed me the products for the face to help with aging. I asked for samples to try for a week or two to see if the products really work before purchasing. I am one of the millions of women that can’t really afford to purchase the product if it doesn’t work for me. She said she’s been using jafra for years and yes her skin was soft and she was pretty but she was young. My question is does jafra have samples of the beauty products or a trial package that I can afford before I buy at full price. If someone can help me with this I would really appreciate.

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  • 15

    Fabiana

    I would like to know why I never received a response back regarding your products in a trial package. Before I purchased for the full price I would really like to try your products. Thank you.

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