Arbonne Ingredients


About Our Products

At Arbonne, beauty begins with premium botanical ingredients, innovative scientific discovery, and an unwavering commitment to pure, safe and beneficial products. Arbonne creates personal care and wellness products that preserve and enhance the skin, body and mind for an integrative approach to beauty. Working closely with scientists around the world and our Arbonne Institute of Research and Development (AIRD®) facility in Switzerland, we continually explore and develop scientifically advanced, botanically based proprietary formulas that meet our exacting standards for quality, safety and sustainability.

Arbonne Ingredient Policy

PureArbonne is committed to the development of unparalleled products free of harmful ingredients, using a combination of botanical principles and scientific discovery. Our commitment begins with research and testing to ensure that each of our ingredients meets or exceeds industry standards for purity.

Arbonne® products are vegan-certified: Our formulas are never tested on animals and do not contain animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products. We firmly believe that a full list of our formula ingredients should be made available to our consumers through published materials and product labeling.

Arbonne personal care products are formulated without:

  • • Animal products or animal by-products
  • • Parabens
  • • Formaldehyde donating preservatives
  • • The following petroleum-based ingredients:
    • • Benzene
    • • Mineral Oil
    • • Petrolatum
    • • Phthalates
    • • Toluene
  • • PABA

Arbonne nutrition products are formulated without:

  • • Artificial colours
  • • Artificial flavours
  • • Artificial sweeteners
  • • Animal products
  • • Animal by-products
  • • Cholesterol
  • • Saturated fats
  • • Trans fats

As part of our ongoing commitment to ingredient excellence, we have been successful in replacing parabens by using other safe and effective preservation systems. We have also put into place an ingredient policy to screen out gluten and ingredients that contain GMO. We will continue to bring to market top-quality products that are carefully reviewed to meet our high standards of purity.

SafeArbonne is dedicated to the safety of our products and our consumers. We review our ingredients and our formulas based on the most objective, conclusive, scientifically supported sources available.

In addition to our strict internal Purity and Safety Ingredient Policy, Arbonne abides by the global rules and regulations set by Health Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), the Personal Care Products Council (formerly the CTFA), the Cosmetics Internal Review (CIR), the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and by the two highest standards of cosmetic safety: The European Union Cosmetics Directive and the European chemicals agency known as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals). We also embrace the European Commissions Scientific Committee on Cosmetic and Non-Food Products (SCCNFP), which conducts safety evaluations on cosmetic ingredients. In addition, all our fragrances are formulated in accordance with International Fragrance Association (IFRA) standards.

Natural health products and non-prescription drugs are regulated in Canada by Health Canada under the Food and Drug Act. Products are subject to pre-market notification, and are assessed for their safety, efficacy and quality. Arbonne rigorously adheres to the regulations for all natural health products and non-prescription drugs including pre-market notification, strict labeling requirements, mandatory adverse event reporting, and ensures that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) as well as appropriate facility registration is followed.

Before Arbonne brings any products to market, we ensure all ingredients undergo rigorous safety assessments, and finished formulas pass strict safety testing to ensure their highest quality. These safety tests include irritancy and allergy testing for all products, ophthalmology testing for eye products, dermatologist testing for all beauty products, and additional pediatrician testing for baby products.


Arbonne offers premium quality beauty, health and wellness products with targeted results. We employ consumer and clinical testing to reinforce our research and ensure our proprietary formulas deliver unparalleled performance.

The Arbonne personal care product line was founded by Petter Morck in 1975. Developed in Switzerland, it came to the United States in 1980 and is today shared through direct marketing and personal consultants. There are many product lines included in the company, and those with specific ingredient needs can look up the product on the Arbonne website.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is one of the active ingredients in their acne treatment line, Arbonne Clear Advantage. Salicylic acid is from willow tree bark and is added to products to serve many functions. It can act as an anti-acne agent, anti-dandruff agent and as an exfoliant, according to Cosmetics Info. It has been reviewed by both the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, and the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, or CIR, for safety. Both show it fine for over-the-counter usage. As an exfoliant it helps in the removal of dead skin cells. Salicylic acid can also be called 2-hydroxybenzoic acid and is similar chemically to acetylsalicylic acid, or the active compound in aspirin.


Spirulina is a type of algae that is found in many of the Detox Spa line of products. Algae is used for several different things, but in cosmetics it takes on the role of a thickener, an antioxidant and a water-binding agent, according to Cosmetics Cop. Some algae contain plenty of beneficial vitamins and minerals that can help skin appear softer and smoother. As a thickener, it will bulk up products so they do not get too thin. As an antioxidant, it will keep free radical skin damage to a minimum, and as a water-binding agent it will connect with water and leave it in the skin as hydration.

Retinyl Palmitate

Retinyl palmitate is the ester of palmitic acid and retinol and is found in the Revelage Arbonne line of products. It is naturally occurring and is a form of vitamin A. Both the FDA and CIR have cleared it as safe for use in products. In skin products, it reduces flaking and restores a healthier appearance. It restores suppleness to damaged skin, according to Cosmetics Info.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is used in both the aromatherapy line of products and the Detox Spa line. It is a non-volatile plant oil, meaning that it is fixed and not a combustible oil. It typically is used in personal care products as an emollient, according to Cosmetics Cop. Sunflower oil will keep skin soft and smooth, moisturizing and hydrating the skin’s surface.

Titanium Dioxide

Titanium dioxide is found in the Arbonne primer and is used as a skin protector. It can have many different properties, such as a lubricant, sunscreen, thickener and whitener, according to Cosmetics Cop. Titanium dioxide is an inert earth mineral and doesn’t pose a risk of irritating skin. As a sunscreen, it will block both UVA and UVB rays.