Our ingredient selection makes the difference in our products. At Arlington Ave, we see skincare ingredients as food, and we are committed to using beneficial ingredients that are biocompatible to support wellness and deliver nutrition to the skin.
For this reason, our products are formulated with a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, and skin-friendly pH ingredients to provide a healthy, balanced "skincare diet”. By using a high percentage of biocompatible active and nutritional carrier ingredients that are naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants, formulations can deliver greater synergistic skin benefits. In this way we eliminate or minimize inactive ingredients, such as non-nutritional inert carriers (the bulk of most other brand formulations), preservatives and emulsifiers, which are used sparingly only to support formulation integrity as needed.
Skincare As Food
Like processed foods use artificial flavors and colors, some skincare products are disguised to look, smell, and feel good, with ingredients like silicones, fragrance, and colorants. However, these products do minimal good for the skin because of the high percentage of filler and additive inactive ingredients. While there may be some beneficial ingredients sprinkled in, the overwhelming selection of inactive ingredients outweighs the minimal health benefits. This is what we call the “junk food” of skincare. A few healthy ingredients act like the piece of lettuce and a slice of tomato on a fast food burger, but when it is surrounded by an overall meal containing more fillers and unhealthy ingredients, it is not doing the body any favors. And, just as in food, inactive ingredients in skincare can impact health and wellness.
What we do not use in our skincare products is equally important as what we do use. A vast majority of ingredients are eliminated from our selection because it does not pass our standards for promoting skin health, this includes silicones, parabens, SLS, colorants and fragrances, among many other ingredients.