Through a friend of my husband’s I was passed a sample of some Arbonne products. I tried them without doing any research first. To be honest, the products work very nicely. I like them. The trouble is whether I should be using them.
I pride myself on being as “nourishing” to my and my family’s body, mind and soul as possible. The foods we eat are the best quality (pastured, fermented, cultured, free of GMO’s, raw…you get the point), why would I want to stop there? I googled is Arbonne safe: I got lots and lots of damaging reports back.
This post is not out to bash any company, sorry if it seems to be going that direction: however, it seemed it was quite challenging to discover the true ingredients in the products, and once you found them…oh, boy. My spider senses prickled right up, and I’m quite convinced I’ll no longer be using (or buying) the products.
So which products do you use? I have seen on many real food blogs the company Miessence, which gets a great rating on Skin Deep (a great site to check the safety of many cosmetics and skin care items). There seem to be some people not very fond of the site, but those are probably the same folks that think MSG is “safe”.
I have, however, had the good fortune of using Jane Iredale cosmetics. After checking them out on Skin Deep, I breathed a sigh of relief on their very high marks!! They are down in the ones and twos on all products except their sunscreen (won’t be buying that). The lower the rating the better and Miessence gets the same ratings.
My daughters and I use Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Powders, eyeshadows, blushes and lipglosses. Love, love, love them all! They go on beautifully, their color palette is very flattering and the fact that they are non-toxic, truly safe products makes them a win-win in my book!
The Pure Pressed Powder goes on so smoothly and makes your skin look lovely. I have some rosacea going on (too much fair skin in the bloodline, LOL) and the powder covers it quite nicely, while feeling totally natural and light as air. Apparently, it is the best makeup for allowing the skin to breathe, too.
I highly recommend the products, and if you wind up buying them, hope you will buy it using these links. Blogging is lots of work for almost no pay. When you buy a product through my site, you are basically giving me a small tip without taking a dime out of your pocket.
I only recommend products that I personally use and love.
What beauty lines do you suggest? Love to hear about it!
This post is part of Real Food Wednesdays at Kelly the Kitchen Kop!