Arbonne ABC Product Line

Updated on November 05, 2010
K.C. asks from Elmhurst, IL
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My 11 month old son has excema on his face, arms and legs. I have heard that Arbonne ABC is a good product to use. Has anyone ever tried it or know anything about it?? Right now the dermatologist has him on hydrocotisone and we use Aquaphor and Eucerin, but it just isn't helping. I would love to get him off the steroid and find something natural that will help him.

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S.F.

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The Arbonne ABC product line works very well for kids with excema. I use it myself because my excema can become raw very quickly even in the summer. I have noticed that you need to use both the bath liquid and the lotion, not just one or the other. Ask for a sample if you want to try it out.

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P.K.

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I have mild excema which shows itself as dry patches on my face, neck or arms, especially when I'm stressed. My dermatologist also gave me products with steroids but nothing helped until I started to cut out as many chemicals in products (and food!) that I buy as possible-- this goes for cleaning products, soaps, make-up, etc. I now look at ingredient labels and go for items with the shortest lists and ones that use ingredients that I know what they actually are. Try to skip products with preservatives (aka parabens). For sunscreen, Badger is the only one that I can use that doesn't iritate my face and I use it on my 3 year old too. I also use organic extra virgin coconut oil instead of lotion and this has helped with any dry patches too.

Good luck!

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M.A.

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Hi KC~

I actually just had an arbonne party on Friday. My friend from work sells it. I haven't actually used the ABC on my daughter yet but my friend uses it on her daughter. She said it is THE BEST! She says she will never use anything else on her again! And her daughter has/had excema as well. Hope this helps!
ps...I have tried their shampoo and face products. They are awesome! So good for the skin!

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T.S.

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Hi KC,

Here's a thought that didn't occur to me until my son was 3. He had eczema his first 10 months of life--coincidently, the entire time I was nursing him--and after that, it cleared up. Long story short, we found him to be allergic to certain foods that I was almost certainly eating during the time he was nursing.

That said, if you're still nursing him, and even if you're not, his eczema may be a natural result of a food allergy. You may want to consider what is going in to his body to see if there are any particular times his eczema flares up worse than others.

Just a thought, I wish you best of luck with it, it is no fun!

If you have further questions, feel free to message me.

T.

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A.F.

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Hello - my name is A. Fogarty and I'm actually a consultant for Arbonne. The ABC line is fantastic and extremely gentle (I've used it on my 3 yr old since she was 1), and I've heard from many people about how the products have helped babies (and adults) treat or clear up skin conditions, including excema. There are 5 or 6 different products, including a hair and body wash, lotion, diaper rash cream, sunscreen and baby oil. Let me know if you'd like more info or if I can help you order.

Good luck in your search!

A. Fogarty
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C.C.

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I have the Arbonne ABC products but can't stand the smell, plus they are not totally natural.

I use California Baby and added fish oil supplements to our diet along with chiropractic and our skin issues disappeared. I had to eliminate dairy from my sons diet too for his eczyma to clear.

Good luck!

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D.W.

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Hello,
A good friend of mine, Niki Rairigh sells Arbonne and is very knowledgeable about the products. She has two young daughters and is into organic products and foods. Please email her and she can connect with you directly with information. Niki's email: [email protected]____.com

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M.W.

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KC
My son had excema when he was around 2. The pediatrician prescribed a steroid cream that lead to a horrible case of perioral dermatitis. We ended up taking him to a pediatric dermatologist who tried about 4 different creams before one finally worked. He said the perioral dermatitis was caused from the steroid use. That was about 4 years ago and recently my son started to get spots around his mouth again. Since we have moved here from Michigan in the last few years, I needed to find a new dermatologist. She did prescribe Klaron Lotion which is what ultimately worked for use in the past(I had to request it though). Then he had excema spots left over so she prescribed a NON STEROID cream called Eletone. It worked in about 3 days and cleared up the excema. Sorry for the long response, but I wish someone would have warned me against steroid creams. I did try the Arbonne ABC baby lotion, but it really seems too watery to mosturize effectively. I wasn't impressed. Good Luck!

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H.P.

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Switching to a natural baby wash and lotion without all the chemicals would help tremendously! I always check the skin deep database for toxicity before purchasing personal care products and Arbonne ABC products are shown as moderate hazard due to the chemicals used in the product (such as sulfates and parabens). Check out http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php for the type of baby care that you are looking for and do some research and check out some reviews! I like the California Baby products, which are very safe, reasonably priced, and readily available at Babies R Us, Target, etc.

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E.H.

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I use Arbonne on my kids and love it! I don't know how it would be on problem skin, but it is all natural botanicals no animal products or by products. I am a consultant if you wish to message me privately. I can get you a catalog that has the glossary that explains what each product in the lotion does (there are not additives, everything is in there for a reason) The lotion include the following if you already have a catalog or if you know your child has allergies to things. Good luck! Also, Arbonne has a money back (45 days) and you would not have to keep something that does not work for you.

It the ABC lotion: water, glycerin, cetyl Lactate, Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Rectita (Matricaria) Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Plantoga Major Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja (soybean)oil, Carthamus Armeniaca (apricot)kernel oil, Oleic Acid, Carbomer, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol,Buylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 61,Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea,Disodium EDTA, Essences of Lemon, Orange, Orange blossom, and cedarwood.

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S.T.

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Yes, Yes, Yes, get him off the steroids. It's just not fighting off the cause for the eczema. My daughter has been in the same situation with her arms and legs too. We use the bath, laundry, and lotion from Melaleuca. It's all natural, and the kids really love it! In terms of the previous responder, and her info about gluetin and dairy sensitivities, I think she may be on to something. Like I said, my daughter has had this since she was born and just started to develop sensitivities to either dairy or gluetin this summer-we're still trying to tease out which, if not both, that it is.

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T.V.

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Hi KC-Actually you have to be very very careful with products. Get an organic baby line for him that is on vitacost.com such as the avalon or jasons. These are guaranteed pure products. Eczema is 95% a food intolerance such as dairy and/or gluten. And actually the eucerin and aquaphor are the WORST for skin because it has mineral oil (aka baby oil which is a nasty crude oil derivative) which is very toxic and seals the skin shut. And yes you certainly do need to get him off of the steriods.

One of the best products in the world is called miessence and you can get that online by going to www.dorothyf.onegroup.com. These products have certifications and are from farms never touched by chemicals from Australia and are rated the purest in the world.

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V.C.

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Hi K C
My Daughter is 5 now and also has excema, our pediatrician suggested cetaphil wash and lotion, it has worked so well, we have only had to use hydrocortizone a handfull of times thru the years.
you don't even have to rinse off the wash (however i do), hope it works for you.
V.

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M.C.

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I don't know much about Arbonne ABC, but I want to share a little something. Do what you want with the info. My son has severe eczema (now under control) and we did have to use some prescription creams to get it under control. But now we just use Cetaphil soap (bar soap) and the Cetaphil cream. You'll soon find what works best for your son, I'm sure. Anyway, here's my 2 cents of something to think about with "natural" remedies. If the skin issue is tied into allergies (a lot are, my son is allergic to nuts, peanuts and sesame seeds, plus several environmental allergies) then he may not be able to tolerate a natural remedy. I know a lot of things use natural oils and plant based ingredients. If you've got allergies, then these may irritate skin more. Yes, it's nice to go all natural and not want to use something that has processed ingredients, but sometimes that is the only alternative with allergies. But with all that said, each person is such an individual with skin issues and allergies, you'll just have to test stuff with your son. I wish you the best of luck...hope this helps with your trial and error!

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K.R.

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Please take a look at an awesome product recommended especially for eczema---Renew Intensive skin lotion from Melaleuca,Inc. read about it at www.melaleuca.com/productstore
or www.rmbarry.com
Renew has been clinically proven to outperform Eucertin--is 7X more effective & starts healing the skin within 24 hours!
Moms use it to heal--& to prevent diaper rash as well.
Hope this info helps!

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A.W.

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Arbonne has an excellent line of products for babies. Give them a try. I would highly recommend using the belly butter, ya know the stuff for your belly when you're pregnant. I think Palmers makes it. Works absoulte wonders!

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M.E.

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KC,

My son (now 4) had excema on his cheeks and arms as an infant and we used everything (Arbonne, Aquaphor, etc.) to try to get rid of it. Nothing worked. It turned out he had food allergies, so that might be a possibility. You could have him tested at an allergist. Once we found out and quit trying to give him those allergens, it cleared up and he's had great skin ever since.

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M.S.

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I use Melaleuca as well. Their products are great and the prices are so good. Renew from Melaleuca does wonders with eczema.
Let me know if you need how to get it. I can help you with that!

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M.L.

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PLEASE PLEASE try this first!! My daughter developed excema around 1 and the dermatologist put her on a steriod but did recommand going to an allergist - he was wonderful - he said do this and it will clear up and it did within days. He said dont believe everyone who says baths are bad -they are the best - they hydrate the skin so twice a day once in the morning and night do this - I was leary but he said it was studies though the U Of C so I thought it is naturally and free - why not - in three days it almost went away completely!!! And she loved being in the bath - win- win... it is almost a year later her skin is baby smooth - but we are still soaking her- we tried stopping it and the excema came back.......It is the best Doctor advice I have EVER recieved - please let me know if it works!!

I Just read the other responses - YES check what you use for your laundry - we use ALL Free - see if that clears it up. I did try taking her off of milk - she was off for 2 months it did clear up and then it came back. Just dont put he on Soy - too high in hormones.

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T.H.

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I don't know about Arbonne, I can just tell you what worked for me - first, tepid baths using a tbsp of oats in a (clean) nylon to wash. Then I would alternate two creams, Chamomile Forte and Silica Pentas (they are homeopathic) by True Botanica - this worked on both my boys (I would apply 3x's a day alternating each one). Good luck!

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J.W.

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T.L.

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you need to determine what is causing this to appear on your child? food allergies? food sensitivities? external factors? medications? then go to cosmeticdatabase.org and look up your skin care products as most of them are highly toxic, change those to something more natural. If that doent help you need to first check into the food issue. When you use ointments and creams to "suppress" the eczema the body willl find another way to release whatever it is trying to release and your child will end up most likely with asthma. Good luck

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L.M.

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Try Shikai for children: Whole foods and probably Fruitful Yield carry it or order online at Vitacost.com Their regular lotion is one of the few things that works for me for my skin issues. & it's supposed to be one of the best for eczema. You can see more on their site: http://www.shikai.com/publications/borageChildrenSkin.htm

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S.D.

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I used it with my son & his excema cleared up, but then came back about 1 month later. eventually his excema went away as he aged, but my daughter now has it. Nothing worked with her (including hydrocortisone or Aquaphor) so with trial & error discovered Burt's Bees Healing Body Butter. It works great. Its all natural no parabens etc. You can get it at Target now & it's about $12, but it lasts awhile.
Good luck

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J.E.

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you shold really try an elimination doet inseated of putting a bandaid on the problem. The number one excema culprit is milk/dairy, I woudl oull that ofr two to three weeks if you can even a month and see if it clears up on it own if not try wheat next or see what your allergist htinks food wise. you can always try the creams and I know it is bad allergy season right now like ragweed is another bad culprit, he might need the steroid cream to get though the seasons, you will know more next year at this time, document what yu can now ot compare for next year so you can help him more each year.
good luck
J.

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C.A.

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I became an Arbonne consultant in June 2010.... My daughter has a form of excema on her arms and legs!! We too tried Aquaphor and Eucerin. When I tried Arbonne ABC baby care products they worked really well!!! Also NO mineral oils or parabans which I have since discovered are terrbible ingredients to have in children's creams!!

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S.W.

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I have 2 daughters with excema and the ONLY thing that has ever worked is the cetaphil ....not the lotion but the heavy cream type. its cashy (12 a jar) but a little goes a long way, and you can sometimes find it on sale at walgreens for 7 or so.
good luck!

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J.W.

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Hi KC,

Eczema is typically a sign of a secondary food allergy to either milk or peanuts, most likely milk. What we eat often comes out onto our skin, which is a reflection on how the body is working on the inside. Here is one article about the correlation: http://www.allergyescape.com/milk-allergy.html

You can google Eczema and milk allergy and find tons of info, Dr. Greene a pediatrician put this together nicely...most docs often miss this as a big clue to potential food allergies....once you treat the body on the inside, you will not have to worry about what type of products you use this is why the other stuff is just not helping...but if you want to save some $$ California Baby is the best line out there for kids skin...I use to do Arbonne myself, until I found out many of their products are not good for us (including their baby line..sorry folks) You can purchase CA baby at Target.

I wrote about signs and clues to allergies in our kids in my family health column...colic, dark circles, chronic runny noses are naming a few...but feel free to scroll the column:
http://www.examiner.com/x-7158-Chicago-Family-Health-Exam...

Good Luck,
J. W. MPH
Maternal and Child Health Educator
Chicago Examiner Family Health Expert

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J.V.

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Hi K C!
I thought I'd let you know that my son had mild excema when he was less than 1yr and I used melaleuca Renew lotion on my son daily and gave him a bath with Renew Oil and it cleared right up! It worked so well that I have been doing the same routine for me and my family to keep our skin healthy! I also agree with the previous posts that it would make sense to look at nutrition too, I have taken courses on nutrition and what we eat has a huge impact on our overall health! One last element to consider--what are washing your clothes/laundry in?? Skin is our largest organ and so I found that removing chemicals/formaldehyde/bleach from our laundry regimine also helped my son (and my entire family!) in reducing our bodies' contact with chemicals. I switched all of my home products, including laundry to melaleuca and love it! Good Luck, you have already recieved a lot of good advice!
J. Voss
Mom to two energetic kids and Licensed Daycare Provider in Rolling Meadows.
[email protected]____.com

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S.A.

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Hi KC
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