Want Arbonne Ingredients? You'll have to work for it.

NancyM on 27 Jan 2009 at 12:00am

I've given up looking for the ingredients in Arbonne's NutriMinC RE9 REtaliate Wrinkle Filler.

I'm far from alone in this frustration.  Read this Arbonne post with over 16,000 reads to get a flavor of the complaints about Arbonne ingredient information.

Arbonne's ingredient listings feels out-of-place in this age of transparency and customer-centric marketing.  Arbonne makes consumers work to gain insight into the Arbonne product ingredients.

To get the ingredient list of any Arbonne product you must contact an Arbonne consultant.  Why does Arbonne make this an arduous process when  consumers are accustomed to Googling a product to get instant information?  To make a sale.

Arbonne - a love, hate relationship

If you're an Arbonne consultant, you either love Arbonne (i.e., you've made it to the top in sales and can feel the love as you drive off in the latest sales incentive) or you hate Arbonne (i.e., haven't sold diddly and got stuck with tons of product).

Ditto the Arbonne customers. Love the product, got a great deal, always get samples. Hate the product, can't find a consultant, can't escape the consultant. 

Love it or hate it?  Share your thoughts about Arbonne?

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I can't speak about other consultants, but mine has gotten me everything I've asked for as far as ingredient lists, and is not at all pushy. Worth trying her- heika@myarbonne.ca
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I'm allergic to lavender and all I'm trying to do is figure out which products have lavender in them and I can't find an ingredients list anywhere. I won't use any products until I know what's in them and I won't promote any product I can't find ingredients for. If anyone has a list or knows where I can get a list please post a comment here.
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Hi Maria, I am an indepenant arbonne consultant feel free to like my facebook page in which I can provide a list of ingredients for you. Unfortuneatly this page will not allow my to attach links. "Tara Bedford's Arbonne"
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be careful trusting all of these comments! Many are self promoting
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Yeah Choley!!!! You Go girl...Im online now with Arbonne researching the products for my step-mom who has a rare auto-immune disorder which she has almost died from twice. We have been looking up alot of the ingredients so far so good all the sources are showing are from plants sources. I think the only one they cannot find from a plant source is a small trace amount of zinc which is in sunscreen but is is less then 1 percent so it never enters the bloods stream...therefore making it safe for my step-mom. Anyhow there are so many factors to research and you cannot go on here and take a product and than label it toxic unless you know the true ingredients source, the percentage etc. Its not a matter of copy and past people!!! Also this wrinkle filler
thing....in they are bashing never heard of it?
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Wow....people I cannot believe how many bashers are out there. You can see there are some reps on here trying to help you yet you continue to try and bring the company down. I have been an esthetician now for over 15 years and have worked with many lines chemical and non chemical....all natural American and European lines. I even worked for Wild Oats as the main buyer for our skin care and natural body care line and yes that includes hair products. I have tried it all and travel constantly and still pick up natural products in other countries to try. The fact of the matter is I stay constant with my arbonne products ...why because they work wonderful for anti-aging. I wish they had a professional like I would love to use it on my clients. They have extremely high standards in regards to approval...they have european standard which are 10 times higher then American standards are when it comes to chemicals and product claims. I have been using Arbonne now for over 10 years and quit happy with it even after all the other products I have tried and been trained on in my field of work and I have worked in France and in America. I just can never believe the post I find in regards to this company it is shameful that so many people put so much energy and anger into bashing a line. You will never find an Arbonne Rep doing that..you will simply find that they will explain the difference in their company and the other company...and it never is with intent to bash the other products or company just to educate. Thats what they are all about..see for yourself reach out and ask as you have here and they will do their best to help if they can't they will get somebody to help. You can see that with some of the post here. Arbonne is a family its a great company that works hard to improve the enviroment by constantly working on their packing for the envioement, it is certified Vegan and that is not an easy accomplishment. As for the brushes what else are you suppose to use to put your blush on or eye shadows? They claim to be free of animals products in their skin care, body line, supplement line etc. If that rep told you yes it is pig hair then well at least she was being honest...and you bash the company for that!!! Crazy ...just crazy. Latch on to all you want to bring the company down if you want but there are those of us that do know the Arbonne difference I am one of them. Oh and yes Arbonne also has a money back guarantee if you don't like the product you can return it. Doesn't sound like a company thats just after your money to me.
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I suggest you all check out a real company with a conscience that is sulfate free, paraben free, cruelty free, vegan friendly, gluten free, irritant free and environmentally friendly. mybeautysociety.com/kimberlyk. Has an incredible Treasure Not Trash program, 12 month money back satisfaction guarantee and has the most cutting edge, non toxic, skincare products on the planet. And Beauty Society truly cares about makings women beautiful on the inside and out...not just turning a profit. Anyone who knows the founder, Jeannie Lorin, and her vision knows how true this is! Check it out!
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Just so you all know, CoNaturGrl doesn't give facts in FACT she is here Trolling the internet just bashing other companies so she can drive business to herself. Unlike you Girl Friend, Arbonne has a strict codes of ETHICS. They take pride in the things they do, they don't go around bashing other companies and neither to their Consultants.
Her post back in 2011, talk about self interest.

"In sharp contrast, here's a company with amazing, life-changing skin and wellness products that are 100% natural. The complete ingredient lists for all products are found prominently throughout their website: myhavvn. com/ catherine workman"
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Here you go, in case you can't find it:

After entering the ingredient list for NutriMinC RE9 REtaliate Wrinkle Filler on the SkinDeep Cosmetics Safety Database, here's what I found out (please keep in mind this is a preliminary report and has not been verified by EWG). Considering the toxicity of a lot of the other things on the market, I would actually consider purchasing this product, since my personal cutoff point is things ranked 4 and above:

Overall toxicity rating (3) of 10

POLYSORBATE-20 (4) Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)

PEG-12 GLYCERYL DIMYRISTATE (4) Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)

Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions

AMINOBUTYRIC ACID (3) Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

POTASSIUM SORBATE (3) Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Use restrictions

Neurotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Enhanced skin absorption

SILICA, AMORPHOUS (1) Biochemical or cellular level changes

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards

AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL (2) Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)

ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL (0) None Identified

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE (1) Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE (1) Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN (1) Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

None Identified

SODIUM HYALURONATE (1) None Identified

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

None Identified



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Yeah, these seem like Vegan ingredients to me....
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Thanks for sharing. People should know the truth of what is in their skincare, etc.
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Agree - Good points! I'd love to hear about the products you represent!
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Hi CoNatureGrl,
This post won't let me include a link, but if you'd like to e-mail me at: alan@relaxintowellbeing.com I'd be happy to send you some information.
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We are more toxic than we think.... The solution I found is 100% botanical, organic, and completely chemical-free and exceeds the so-called standards of the U.S. and Canada. Ask me about Product B.
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Great ANOTHER TROLL self-promoting. Arbonne products are 100% Botanically BASED and they are SWISS standards. Seriously, stop smack talking a company just to get the word out for your products. Talk about unethical. BTW Arbonne revamped ALL of there products Thanks to Arbonne's VP of Product Development, Peter Matravers(He LEFT AVEDA for ARBONNE..Look him up), They sell SAFE products.

Many of our personal-care products contain carcinogens, "hidden carcinogens", allergens, hormone disruptors and damaging nano-particles. The ingredients found in PCPs and cosmetics haven't just been linked to cancer, but also infertility, birth defects and developmental disorders. YET:

"The National Cosmetology Association gives out more than 1 million cosmetics and personal-care products each year to about 30,000 breast cancer patients."

- Dr. Epstein MD

Arbonne was among 44 companies named to the list. Arbonne's recognition reaffirms the company's pledge to practice the highest standards in business ethics.

Arbonne's SKIN CARE was rated #1 By the American Model Association advantagemodel.com
Arbonne's Power Packs are seen on page 47 in Alternative Medicine as one of their top picks!
Some of there awards are as follows SeaSource Detox Spa 5 in 1 massage Oil UK Beauty Award 2010
FC5 NIght Cream UK Beauty Award 2010. RE9 Corrective Eye Cream & Tinted moisturiser SPF 20 Natural Beauty Award 2012

And the Ingredients are available online on the site.

This site is about the Re9 which was FEATURED IN FORBES MAGAZINE!!!!! This site is not for Trolls who want to smack talk the company. If you don't like the products. DON'T USE THEM. Arbonne standards are higher than US standards and the products are sold in the US, CANADA, UK, AUSTRALIA and they are about to launch to 2 NEW countries.

And by the way Environmental working group is a site that was created BY Dr.MERCOLA he's a quack!!!
Mercola has been the subject of criticism from the business, medical and scientific communities. A 2006 BusinessWeek editorial criticized Mercola's marketing practices as "relying on slick promotion, clever use of information, and scare tactics."[3] In 2005, 2006 and 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Mercola and his company to stop making illegal claims regarding his products' ability to detect, prevent and treat disease.[4] The medical watchdog site Quackwatch has criticized Mercola for making "unsubstantiated claims and clash with those of leading medical and public health organizations [and making] many unsubstantiated recommendations for dietary supplements."[4]

Seriously PEOPLE do some research!!!!!
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We are more toxic than we think:

The solution I found is totally botanical, organic, and absolutely 100% chemical-free - going above and beyond the so-called standards set by the U.S. and Canada.
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Thanks CoNaturGrl. I recommend everyone read Samuel Epstein's book, Toxic Beauty. Just b/c companies have been supplying women with a full dose of daily toxins before we even leave our homes in the morning does not make it ok for them to continue. Cheap, synthetic, imported and highly toxic fillers plague our personal care and grocery non perishable products. These are simple decisions we can do something about. To an extent we can't do quite as much on an individual level about the air we breathe or the water we drink but we can limit what we expose ourselves and our families to in our homes. I work for a wellness manufacturing company who pays me to educate consumers on the toxins in their homes, how they affect their health and wellness and discuss, safe, effective and affordable alternatives. Because of my indepth knowlege of product ingredients and how they effect our health I want to point out a couple things...not all ingredients are treated equally. It's imperative to differentiate between a synthetically derived and a plant derived ingredient (ie butylene glycol in it's synthetic form is toxic, in it's plant form--often coconut derived--completely non toxic and safe). If you don't believe me, do the research. I have. That's just one example. For those of you who don't know about it, the cosmetics database by the enviornmental working group is a great resource to determine a product's safety. Just keep in mind they do not differentiate between plant and synthetically derived. The best way to find out about the ingredients in a product is to contact the manufacturing company. If you cannot EASILY obtain the information you are looking for DON'T BUY IT. Any company who stands behind their products will offer ingredient information to any concerned customer--trade secret or not.
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Thank you ToxicBeauty - Good information for ALL OF US!
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So, Ethylene Glycol Diacetate (Is that your real name??) Is your point that because companies going back 4 decades STILL choose to put chemicals in their products that it's perfectly fine, and we should buy them and hope we don't contract cancer or other fatal diseases?

There are plenty of companies who choose NOT to put these things in their cosmetics, hair care, and beauty care - there were three companies alone named above in this discussion - I'm sure there are many others.
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Complete lists of all ingredents can be found here... arbonne.body4u.us/product_info/
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Thanks, Botanical--Isn't it great how nature can provide what we need to look and feel healthy!
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I, too, have carefully researched the ingredient listings found on the Arbonne products and am dismayed how unhealthy and harmful they are for the skin. A product line I must suggest is: Sunflower Organics. The products are made from certified organic ingredients, top of the line natural oils, and packed with fresh nutrients and essential fatty acids for the skin. The website has a sign-up link to receive current product updates. Full disclosure on all ingredients. Currently the website is being updated with the new products. Some of the products I have tried and absolutely love are the Pink Grapefruit with Jojoba; Whipped Ginger Lime Butter (made with fresh ginger!); an antioxidant creme with avocado which is the best thing I've ever used on my skin; and a Hemp and Rosemary Lotion. The facial cleanser is made with organic olive oil, organic jojoba, green tea, white tea...to name just a few ingredients. This company is going places....keep your eye on it.
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In sharp contrast, here's a company with amazing, life-changing skin and wellness products that are 100% natural. The complete ingredient lists for all products are found prominently throughout their website: www.myhavvn.com/catherineworkman
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Erynne: Thanks for all of your hard work in researching this information, but I think for my own personal use and those I care about, I would not buy from a company that isn't willing to make an ingredient list readily available to the public. I see nothing "Pure" or "Safe" about any of these ingredients except water...I can get that for free!
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CoNaturGrl - I so agree with your, and I don't carfe where they rate I would not use this product, it is not safe. And A company that hides its ingredient list on all its products makes you wonder what else they are keeping from the consumer!
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