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 cleaner 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:
We develop each product with meaningful ingredients from nature, chosen for their effectiveness and safety. We continually raise our standards to find the perfect balance between what is pure and what is efficacious.
All of our products are safe and nontoxic. We’re vigilant about the newest research regarding chemicals to ensure we’re being mindful and cautious. We proactively search for pure, clean botanical ingredients.
Our core commitment is to provide effective products that deliver a true benefit. Products everyone should have and will desire. As trailblazers, we must educate, empower and inspire people to make better choices for the beauty, health and wellness of their families and friends.
Our NOT ALLOWED List™ includes more than 2,000 ingredients — nearly 1,400 from the European Union, plus several hundred more — that we won’t use in any of our formulas across our categories including skincare, personal care, hair care, nutrition, and makeup.
Healthy living inside and out includes what we choose to include in a formula — and what we don't. This list directly reflects Arbonne’s rigorous screening of ingredients, our research, and enhanced safety requirements that ultimately result in safer ingredient choices and effective products in line with our pure, safe, beneficial™ philosophy and further defines what it means to be Certified Arbonne Clean™. We go above and beyond because we care.
We promise to always:
We are passionate about what we do. We develop world-class products with potent botanicals and cutting-edge science. And we continually look for ways to make our products better and better.
Dr. Peter Matravers | Chief Scientific Officer
Our ingredient policy guides our mission to deliver products with safer ingredients, for effective results you will want to share with your loved ones and the world.
The Arbonne Advantage is rooted in our history and validated by our formulation standards of vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, soy-free. All our products go through a strict process by an independent third-party certification body. Logos are provided by a third-party certification body.
Arbonne has been one of the leaders in the pure products movement since 1980. Our internal list of prohibited ingredients has evolved over time, based on our safety evaluation of ingredients using sound scientific principles. Arbonne was scrutinizing ingredients and establishing stricter guidelines from the beginning. Arbonne’s commitment to safer, cleaner products is stronger than ever and we applaud all brands that support this movement and join our mission.
Arbonne goes way beyond the nearly 1,400 ingredients restricted for use by the European Union and the several hundred by the US FDA. Adhering to the strict Arbonne Ingredient Policy, we maintain a list of over 2,000 ingredients that are NOT ALLOWED in Arbonne products. Our NOT ALLOWED List™ is defined by 4 clear attributes:
Ingredients that conflict with our pure standards of gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners are NOT ALLOWED. Arbonne will never test on animals.
Ingredients that have high levels of irritation or toxicity, a high allergen content, those that are known hormone disrupters, cancer causing, or have negative consumer press are NOT ALLOWED.
Ingredients that we hear are being considered by our existing countries as possibly banned in the future are NOT ALLOWED.
Ingredients that are harmful to the environment and have a negative impact on communities are NOT ALLOWED.
Here are the Top 20 ingredients that Arbonne has evaluated and defined as NOT ALLOWED according to the 4 attributes. For a complete list, please visit our NOT ALLOWED List™ page.
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. For more information on country-specific regulations, click here.
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 | 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).
Arbonne's list of prohibited ingredients has evolved over time based on industry knowledge, research substantiation, and smarter choices. Check out Ingredient List to see for yourself!Ingredient List