What happens to your skin when you switch to cosmetics with less chemicals?

I was shocked after recently reading a study that showed after just a 3 day break from various personal care products, there was a substantial drop in the levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals present within the body.

Read this post– it is truly insightful and will definitely make you second guess what you are spending your money on!  I try so hard to look after my body by exercising frequently and eating well, however I never thought about what I was putting into my body on a daily basis when showering, putting on makeup and even brushing my teeth.

What to look out for?

For a start if any of the products you are using contain phthalates, parabens, and phenols– get rid of them! These chemicals are regularly used in almost all conventional personal care products such as cosmetics, soap, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, and animal studies have shown that they directly interfere with the body’s endocrine system. Associated effects are estrogen hormones, behavior changes and thyroid hormone homeostasis! Parabens which are used in all these products as a preservative and antibacterial agent, were found present in malignant breast tumors in 2004 by British cancer researcher Philippa Darbre, Ph.D

What am I doing about it?

Enter Arbonne– a botanical based luxury vegan skincare and nutrition brand, with a Swiss flag of approval on all its products. (Swiss approved stands miles apart from the rest of the products out there).  Introduced to me by a friend who is an incredible makeup artist in London (LoLo&Co), I instantly fell in love with the goodness of this brand.

The products ( there are some award wining products!) are free from mineral oils , free from phalates, toxins and chemicals.  I love the fact that Arbonne has never tested on animals in 35 years and are even the number 1 approved beauty brand by PETA.

Arbonne tree

Why are the products different from other skin care ranges?

Preservatives are at a 0.01% level – we believe the lowest on the market today
All alcohols are plant alcohols not chemical.
All of the ingredients are FDA approved, meaning they’re safe for edible consumption
Our skin has a natural affinity to plants & accepts the ingredients down to the base of the dermis level of the skin, just above the subcutaneous fat layer.
85% money goes into product research at AIRD.
The quality of the plants are from the highest, purest source & therefore very active & work!
Exceptionally high concentration of plants contained in each product – the hand cream alone has 52!

Why are the products not sold in store?

Retail stores require all products have between a 5-8 year shelf life. For that to happen, there has to be a considerable level of preservatives in the products and Arbonne is completely pure safe and beneficial – no nasties at all in the products.  In my eyes, trust plays a big role in  Arbonne’s  amazing reputation and growth  . Ofcourse the products and results are brilliant, but with no formal advertising, network marketing is how we spread the awesomeness of Arbonne, and through trusting the person who recommends the products to you.

They even often a 45 day money back guarantee- this shows just how confident they are!


I have just purchased the “Calm Collection”, this has yummy ingredients like cucumber, flower extract, aloe leaf juice, and root extract!

I can honestly say I have never had such clear skin, and have now got my partner and family using the products as I just can’t believe all the unhealthy stuff chucked in ordinary day to day products, and want them to look after themselves too!

Please check out my website to view the incredible range of products for the whole family and feel free to get in touch with any questions or for recommendations, I would love to help 🙂

Have an amazing and positive day! I am not only passionate about learning, but about sharing my knowledge and that of others too. I welcome any comments and further information about this topic.



“Despite 30 years in the skincare game, Arbonne is still flying relatively under the radar in the UK. However, with an award winning range of wonder products and an army of loyal fans across the globe (including a few Vogue Magazine staffers). One has to ask: How long before the secret gets out?.”


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jen says:

    Sounds good! I’ve been searching for such a brand for a long time. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jen thanks for commenting! I love the pure goodness of the products- all made with fruit and veg and yummy natural ingredients – feels amazing to know what you are putting on your skin. I was horrified to learn of all the chemicals we put into our body with every day products! Have a wonderful day and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

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    2. Hi Jen, I hope you are well! I just wanted to follow up and ask if you had given any of the Arbonne products a try 🙂 I just like to get any feedback so thought I would just check . Have a great day


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