A few years ago, a friend invited me to an Arbonne party. She knew I was trying to incorporate as many natural, vegan products into my skincare as I could, and she thought this would be ‘right up my alley’. I’d never heard of Arbonne, so I went in thinking that they might have a few things I could try. At that point I’d been ordering products from small vegan makeup and vitamin lines off of the internet, and it was becoming a bit of a pain to have to research every single product line and item before I tried it, and expensive to boot! I was ordering products from Denmark – imagine how that postage was adding up!
Lo and behold, that first party opened me up to a huge line of vegan, safe, botanically-based products that are created to the Swiss standard. The North American standard for makeup and supplements is that things have to be proven harmful before they must be removed. Now read that sentence again….. (I’ll give you a minute). Yes, companies can put whatever they want into these products, and it’s up to consumer organizations to test them all and prove them to be harmful before they’ll remove the ingredient. Do you have any idea how many new products come onto the market every year? There is no protective body with the money or resources to test them all. The Environmental Working Group does a great job, but even they can’t cover them all.
The Swiss Standards are the strictest in the world, much more so than those of North America, meaning Arbonne imposes far higher standards on their products than the government mandates. In Switzerland, an ingredient has to prove its safety and effectiveness before it can be used in the final product.
The products are all botanically based and use the purest of botanical ingredients, with the safest of science to create beneficial products that work.