Check your labels

I never checked my labels, my thoughts were, well if its for sale in a shop that I like, feel good about and have confidence then it must be ok, right?

I guess I’ve always looked more carefully about what I fed, and put on my children, but myself I just got on with it. That doesn’t mean to say that I’d use anything, as I was, and I guess still am a label snob!

I’ve always spent money on “good stuff” and was horrified to hear that  Johnson & Johnson had had their license suspended by the FDA. My daughters were “johnsons babies” I loved that fresh bathed smell when I’d wrap them in towels and cuddle hem dry after their nightly bath. If I had known then what I know now I would have chosen more carefully.

Here are 10 reasons to choose carefully and its been taken from:

1. Lower Your Cancer Risk

“Most mainstream cosmetics contain ingredients that are carcinogenic (ingredients that cause
cancer).” -The Safe Shoppers Bible

2. No Artificial Fragrances

“Fragrance allergy is the number one cause of cosmetic contact dermatitis (skin inflammation that
occurs when the skin’s surface comes in contact with a substance originating outside the body such
as redness, irritation, breakouts, etc.) in the United States.

Studies suggest that there is a trend of increasing sensitisation to fragrances worldwide. In addition,
studies of contact dermatitis resulting from product exposure, lists fragrance as among the top 5
causative agents. The economic impact of allergic dermatitis resulting from fragrance exposure is
significant” – American Academy of Dermatology Association

3. No Parabens in Arbonne Skincare

“Preservatives in cosmetics and skin care products are the second most common cause of skin
reactions.” – Hecker Dermatology Group

4. No Artificial Colours

“Some artificial colours, such as blue 1 and Green 3 are carcinogenic.
Impurities found in commercial batches of other cosmetic colours such as d&c red 33, Fd&c yellow
5 and Fd&c yellow 6 have been shown to cause cancer not only when ingested but also when
applied to the skin. some artificial coal tar colours contain heavy metal impurities including arsenic
and lead which are carcinogenic.” – The Safe Shoppers Bible

5. No Phthalates

“Swedish scientists found high levels of a chemical blamed for causing infertility in some of the best known
perfumes and cosmetics. Chanel no 5, Christian Dior’s Poison, Eternity from Calvin Klein and
Tresor by Lancome were among 34 toiletries found by a Swedish study to contain
di(ethylhexyl)phthalate (dehp) or other phthalates.

The study found phthalates, which are already banned in toys, in 80% of products tested. women
ages 20 to 40 appeared to receive the highest exposures, up to 20 times greater than the average
person, and in some cases above the accepted safety standard. The European commission is now
proposing a ban on the use in cosmetics of two of the most potent forms of phthalates amid fears that
they are responsible for decreased fertility, reproductive defects and genital abnormalities.”
– Environmental Working Group (

6. No Mineral Oil or Petroleum

“Avoid products containing mineral oil. Petrochemicals, including mineral oil, used in mainstream
cosmetics contribute to hormone imbalance which in turn contributes to disease.”
– The Clarion Ledger in “How to Choose the Safest & Most Effective Skin Care”

The problem is that mineral oil is foreign to the human body and has many harmful effects,
especially on infants. It is difficult to absorb and clogs the pores, which slows the skin’s ability to
eliminate toxins. remember, the skin is the body’s largest organ and plays an important role in
maintaining overall health!” – Baby and Health Magazine

7. No sD40 Alcohols

“Alcohols dissolve the body’s own natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its own protection, leaving
it vulnerable to infection. alcohols destroy the skins ph balance, and since they absorb water, they
speed up the wrinkling of the skin.” – Natural Beauty Solution in “Ingredients to Avoid”

8. PH Correct

“Commonly used cleansers are soaps which have a ph value between 11-14. an ideal cleansing
agent should have a neutral or a similar ph value of the normal skin (5.5-6.5).”
– Web Health Centre (

9. No Animal Products, By-products Nor Animal Testing

All testing is done on human panels. If you care about “cruelty-free” then try these!
No tallow, no lanolin, no beeswax. In a letter to the department of agriculture by the physicians
committee of responsible Medicine dated Jan. 5, 2004, they recommend 5 things to help eliminate
Mad Cow Disease. One recommendation is to “prohibit animal by-products in all medications,
supplements, and cosmetics.”

10.Last, but Certainly not Least –choose a product that works!

Take a look at Arbonne. If you are not completely satisfied, Arbonne offers a 45-day money-back guarantee on all products!

Did you Know? National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (nIosh) analyzed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products, and the results were as follows:

• 884 of the chemicals were toxic
• 314 caused biological mutation
• 218 caused reproductive complications
• 778 caused acute toxicity
• 148 caused tumours
• 376 caused skin & eye irritations

– From The Cosmetic Cover-Up by Judith Berns in Human Ecologist vol. 43

The Arbonne Difference

Premium Skin Care Products

Arbonne’s premium skin care products are formulated in Switzerland at the Arbonne Institute of Research and Development (ALRD) and made in the U.S

Our proprietary formulas are:

• Botanically-based
• PH Correct
• Hypoallergenic
• Dermatologist, Ophthalmologist & Pediatrician Tested
• Never Tested on Animals
• Formulated Without Animal Products or By-products
• Vegan Approved
• Formulated Without Mineral Oil
• Formulated Without Dyes or Chemical Fragrances
• Paraben Free

Think about it and then check out Arbonne! 🙂






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