We've searched long and hard for a skincare line that's at once natural, vegan, cruelty-free, and made without harmful chemicals like parabens or sodium laureth sulfates. Oh: And one that actually performs, too! It's a tall order, but we just found a company that meets all of our expectations: Arbonne. How did we not know about this brand sooner?! We spoke with our local Arbonne consultant Erin McCarthy about what makes the brand so special, and why it's a great choice for discerning vegans who care about quality skincare. We loved what Erin had to say!
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You're an independent consultant for Arbonne; how did you discover the brand and what made you want to join the Arbonne team?
I discovered the brand through a friend who introduced me to both the skincare and nutrition lines. I immediately loved the products and felt a difference in my skin and overall health. I decided to join the Arbonne team because it truly is a team and I never have seen such tremendous support for others' success. Knowing I could feel good about the company's ethics and the ingredients policy made all the difference in my choice. I enjoy helping others take an active role in their health and that of our world by sharing these products and the business opportunity with others. I have witnessed lives being changed for the better. And the compensation plan is incredible!
The term "botanically based" is used to describe your products. What does this mean, exactly?
Arbonne's products are botanically based, which means that the ingredients in our products are sourced from plants and include leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, or roots and are formulated to have results. These ingredients are a foundational component to botanically based products. Arbonne uses both science and nature to formulate products that are pure, safe, and beneficial.
Arbonne has stringent quality standards that are on par with European standards. Tell us about that.
European standards are the strictest in the world. The standards eliminate over 1400 ingredients from personal care products, including toxins found on the national toxicology list. Adhering to these standards is safe and allows us to be sold in many countries as well. There are no parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde donating preservatives, artificial colors, sweeteners, or fragrances in our products and are free of gluten. Arbonne's motto has always been "Pure, Safe, and Beneficial". Not only are the products all vegan, but Arbonne is PETA approved, as no animal testing has ever been conducted. These are all things that I feel good about.
Describe the typical Arbonne customer.
The Arbonne clientele is very versatile because we have something for everyone. We carry nutrition, anti-aging skincare, sports nutrition, men's skincare, shampoo and conditioner, baby care, deodorant, acne line, and even a new Ultra Genius skincare device. Anyone who showers, eats, and breathes can benefit from our products and many people are now looking for safer alternatives to typical over-the-counter personal care products.
In terms of pricing, how does Arbonne compare to department store brands?
Arbonne is very comparable to department-store brands and salon-quality haircare in price, yet contains no animal byproducts, fillers, and toxic ingredients. Our nutritional lines are comparable and even less expensive than many leading products in both sports nutrition and general health, but are all vegan and are approved by the Banned Control Substance Group.
Besides skincare, Arbonne offers other fun products that are similarly high-quality, plant-based, and cruelty-free. What are some of these products that you're excited about?
What I love about all Arbonne's products is that the ingredient policy is for the entire catalog and I know that I can shop safely without reading every label. I continue to enjoy each new product I try. One set that I love is the Phytosport line and I use it regularly as a runner and hot yoga enthusiast. Electrolytes and recovery drinks that are vegan and free of all the additional artificial sweeteners, colors, and additives is important to me. In addition, the Clear Future skincare has been a perfect fit for my two teen sons and I know it does not contain harsh chemicals and yet is effective. I also love the deodorant, men's cologne, and our Awaken salt scrub. I actually love every product I try, so it is difficult to pick even just a few!
For someone interested in trying out Arbonne products, what is the best way to find a consultant?
If they do not already have a consultant, they can always contact me, I am happy to help! Through my website or email me. Due to the nature of an online business, we don't need to be in the same town or country!
Now we have a Q for you! What's your favorite cruelty-free vegan skincare company or product? What do you love about it? We'd love to hear from you!