All About Arbonne Nutrition
Here’s something easy to take: Arbonne plant powered nutritional products provide all the nutrients you need with high quality formulas for every body. What is plant powered nutrition? It’s formulas with phytonutrients, which are unique, beneficial botanical compounds. Most Arbonne Nutritionals are formulated with standardised botanical extracts so you get the same nutrient amounts every time.
Our vegan certified products are developed with premium blends of vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and antioxidants for maximum product effectiveness.
Good for your whole family, and good for you. Live an extraordinary, healthy life.
* Arbonne PhytoSport products are analysed for substances banned by sports. No substances were found above the stated detection limits.
** Arbonne Essentials Protein Shake Mix is certified low glycemic.
What makes Arbonne products superior?
They are naturally inspired, and scientifically tested. By integrating the most beneficial botanical ingredients from nature with the principles of green chemistry — we craft products with integrity, expertise and innovation. And we do it responsibly, taking care of our earth at the same time.
Arbonne Ingredient Policy
Arbonne is healthy living, inside and out. From the beginning, Arbonne has developed pure products with botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested formulas. We combine the best of science and nature to produce formulas that deliver incredible results.
Being Certified Arbonne Clean™ begins with the ingredients that we use, taking the best from nature, and embracing the idea that healthy living starts from the inside out — what we choose to include in a product is just as important as what we choose to put on our skin or in our bodies. We choose carefully, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that we’ve done the research.
The advantage of Arbonne products is in our promise to deliver a holistic approach to healthy living, inside and out, with clean formulas for better skincare results and plant powered nutrition.
Arbonne products are formulated according to our pure, safe, beneficial™ philosophy. Here’s what we mean:
Arbonne has evaluated and defined a list of ingredients as NOT ALLOWED according to the 4 attributes. Here are a few to look out for when choosing products. A complete list is on the Arbonne website.
Animal products or by-products
Since our products are certified vegan, we do not formulate with animal products or by-products, including, but not limited to, dairy, honey, beeswax, and silk. This also contributes to the dairy-free status on our nutrition products.
Artificial flavours and sweeteners
We do not formulate with artificial flavours or sweeteners in our products, choosing instead for naturally derived flavour and sweetener components.
Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen that is also linked to asthma and developmental toxicity, therefore we do not use formaldehyde-donating preservatives. This includes, but is not limited to, quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, and methylisothiazolinone.
Hydroquinone is a skin lightener that causes skin irritation and may be linked to certain cancers.
Some parabens have been linked to endocrine disruption, which may increase the risk of certain cancers. Therefore, we do not use any parabens, including ethylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben.
Petrolatum, commonly known as petroleum jelly, is a skin protectant that is a by-product of petroleum. It typically contains the impurity polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have been linked to cancer.
Phthalates [i.e., dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), diethylphthalate (DEP)] are plasticising ingredients commonly used in fragrances as a solvent and skin fixative. Phthalates have been linked to endocrine disruption and may cause birth defects.
Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) are harsh surfactants that can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. Moreover, SLES often contains the impurity 1,4-dioxane, a by-product from its manufacturing process, which is a potential carcinogen.
Synthetic fragrances and dyes
Since many synthetic fragrances and dyes are petroleum derived, they may contain components which are potential hormone disruptors, allergens, and environmental toxins.
Triclosan is an antibacterial agent which causes skin irritation and has been linked to endocrine disruption. It is also bioaccumulative and potentially toxic to aquatic organisms.
Frequently used in cosmetics as emulsifiers, foaming agents or pH adjusters. Based on studies, they are linked to organ system toxicity, cancer, and environmental concerns of bioaccumulation.
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)/Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Petroleum derived antioxidants used to extend shell life of product, BHA and BHT can induce allergic reactions in skin. They are also likely carcinogens and hormone disruptors.
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCT)
Together commonly called as Kathon CG. Chemical preservative widely used in cosmetics that are the most common irritants, sensitisers, and causes of contact skin allergies. Also linked to lung toxicity and possible neurotoxicity.
Ingredients such as wheat, rye, and barley contain gluten protein may cause major health issues to those with gluten intolerance, sensitivity or allergy. Oat may contain gluten if exposed to cross-contamination from gluten-containing crops, so all oats used in Arbonne products are certified gluten free.
Peanuts and tree nuts
Ingredients derived from peanuts and tree nuts can cause potential allergic reactions in many people, and we opt to avoid such ingredients in our nutrition products. A number of our skincare products are formulated with extracts from coconut or shea seeds.
Soy and soy derivatives may contain protein which may cause potential allergic reactions in many people.
High fructose corn syrup
High fructose corn syrup has been utilised often in sodas and other beverages, and researchers are now questioning whether it can contribute to obesity and other health concerns. Until there is clear evidence of its safety, we choose to avoid its use in Arbonne Nutrition products.
Canola oil is derived from the rapeseed plant, and while there is still no clear indication of health risks associated with this material, there is a strong potential that sources of canola oil are GMO-derived.
Trans fats are well researched for their detrimental effects on cholesterol levels — namely, increasing LDL (bad) cholesterol and reducing HDL (good) cholesterol — and increasing the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Talc is used in cosmetics as an anti-caking or bulking agent. Talc can be contaminated with asbestos fibers which possess risks for respiratory toxicity and cancer.
Our NOT ALLOWED List™ has evolved over time as new research is made available in the industry and scientific community. At Arbonne, we are vigilant in sourcing ingredients according to our strict standards of safety and quality. However, trace levels of a chemical may inadvertently be introduced into a product due to the complex nature of supply chain and manufacturing processes.
As a global company, Arbonne fully complies with the regulations of each country that our products are distributed in. As determined by each country’s regulatory bodies, specific claims that can be made in country may vary, but our strict standards do not.
Arbonne Product Manufacturing
Arbonne products are developed by a diverse and talented team of product developers, chemists, senior scientists and other experts in the formulation of skincare, personal care, color and nutrition products. The Arbonne Quality team ensures our products meet industry regulations as well as Arbonne’s stringent standards for quality and safety. And because we’re always thinking about how our actions affect the world around us, our Green Commitment keeps our focus on carbon neutral, zero waste, and sustainability.
Arbonne adheres to the standards of the United States Food and Drug Administration | Health Canada | Australia Department of Health, NICNAS & Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) | New Zealand Cosmetic Group Standards New Zealand Ministry of Health | United Kingdom Food Standards Agency | European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) | Australia National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme | International Fragrance Association (IFRA) | European Commission Cosmetics Regulation | European Registration, Evaluation, Authorisations and Restriction of Chemicals Agency (REACH) | Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR).