Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Review
Skin Deep Reveal Hazards!

Be wary of Elizabeth Arden Green Tea. According to Skin Deep, a database of skin care products and ingredients, their products contain significant hazardous chemicals.

Elizabeth Arden produces quality perfumes and fragrances. They have a great, classy corporate image-the type of product you’d get for your Mom on Mother’s Day.

They also produce a popular line of green tea-themed products. These products advertise themselves as being “natural” and “healthy” due to their association with green tea. Here is why you are better off leaving these products on the shelf:

How Much Green Tea?

They don’t contain enough green tea to benefit you.

Elizabeth Arden’s products do contain some green tea extract, but it’s almost always down toward the middle of the ingredient list. The products contain more artificial green tea fragrance oil than they do real green tea extract, and fragrance oil often hides potentially harmful petrochemicals like phalates.

Beware of Skin Hazards!

They have other potentially hazardous ingredients. For instance, the Green Honey Drops Body Cream and the Green Tea Shower Gel are both preserved with parabens.

Parabens may disrupt your normal hormonal balance by acting like estrogen inside your body.

The Honey Drops Cream also contains triethanolamine, which can react with nitrates in preservatives to form carcinogenic substances called nitrosamines.

Plus, the shower gel has both sodium laureth and sodium lauryl sulfate in it. We know these detergents can penetrate the skin on their own, but this stuff also has propylene glycol in it to help chemicals like the sulfates penetrate skin even more easily.

What Does Skin Deep Say?

Skin Deep rates all of the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea products as a high hazard. On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is no hazard and 10 is extremely hazardous, the Elizabeth Arden products all score from 7-9.

Ingredients in Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea Collection have been linked to cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergies, neurotoxicity and endocrine disruptions. Doesn’t that sound like a great way to pamper yourself?

Honestly, there is no need to choose green tea products that have this many potential hazards attached. You certainly don’t want to give that Elizabeth Arden Gift Basket to your mom anymore, do you?

Have You Been Misled?

Elizabeth Arden markets its green tea products as “natural”. As we can see from above, that’s a long way from the truth. In fact, although Elizabeth Arden Green Tea products do contain some natural substances and herbal extracts, the products themselves are anything but natural and healthy.


Elizabeth Arden Green Tea products may smell nice, but that’s the only good thing to be said about them. They are a perfect example of what happens when a company formulates its products without taking into consideration the possible side effects on consumers.

To be fair, it’s not just Elizabeth Arden that uses the ingredients. Many cosmetics companies do the same too. Remember, though, that they don’t have to test anything before they put it on the market. How do you like being a guinea pig?

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