Gluten Free Cosmetics and Gluten Free Lipstick
Are you searching for gluten free cosmetics that are
safe for the gluten free diet? Getting an ingredient list
that accurately tells you what is in the product can be
Are you aware that the government does not regulate cosmetics
or their ingredients like they do foods? There are very few
government studies to determine the safety of most
ingredients. Cosmetics manufacturers are not required to label
their products with the ingredients. There are no standards of
what terms mean from one manufacturer to another. We are left
to simply take their word for it that their products are
Most cosmetics are made primarily of synthetic ingredients,
some of which are known to cause cancer, birth defects,
and health and skin problems. The amounts may be small, but if
you wear them every day, it will still mean long term exposure.
What About Natural Ingredients?
Even some natural ingredients, like bismuth oxychloride, can
be very irritating to skin. The vitamin E in the vast majority
of cosmetics is derived from wheat. Natural is not always the
same as healthy. Wheat based vitamin E is natural, but for
those with gluten issues, it is not a safe ingredient. Some
ingredients are natural but still cause harm to our bodies.
So what is the answer? How do we find something that will be
safe to wear? Gluten free cosmetics are of course mandatory.
But I feel that the safety of a product, beyond whether it
contains gluten or not, is just as important. Especially gluten
free lipstick, because we consume it when we eat or drink.
Much of what goes on the skin is absorbed into the body.Think
about a skin patch used for birth control, pain control, or
nicotine addiction. They all go right to the bloodstream.
Much of what we put on our skin is absorbed into the body. So
it does matter.
If you, like me, found out late in life that gluten was causing
most of your health issues, the last thing you want to do is
compromise your health even more with unsafe ingredients. And
if you are still at the age to bear children, it is even more
What About Other Food Allergens?
Then there are those of us who react to other food allergens as
well, like soy, casein, nuts, or corn. A gluten free cosmetic
doesn't cover those of us with additional allergens.
The cosmetic that I use is called Afterglow. This mineral
makeup was developed by the founder of the company because she
has family members with celiac disease. She watched them
struggle to find a brand that was gluten free and natural. She
began researching cosmetics and their ingredients in part to
help them. What she saw made her decide to create her own
Afterglow Cosmetics are free of gluten, casein,
soy,nuts, synthetic dyes, parabens and fillers,
mineral oil, and also bismuth oxychloride.
Corn derivatives are only used in 2 products, the Pure Soul
Mascara, and the Organic Color Lock. All other products in the
line are corn free. They are also fragrance free.
They use certified organic ingredients where possible. Their
vitamin E comes from cottonseed oil and olive oil. Their
minerals are pharmaceutical grade. And every single product
has every single ingredient listed.
Take a look around the Afterglow website. Read the information
under the Resources tab. Find your perfect color shade. If
you pick the wrong one, they will exchange it within 30
days.(Be sure to use their form for an exchange). If you try
their products and you are not satisfied, they have a 30 day
money back guarantee (except shipping).
Gluten Free Cosmetics: gluten free, natural color cosmetics including lip gloss, lipstick, foundation and eye liner.
Quality ingredients, food allergen free, and a money back
guarantee...what more could we ask for?
By the way, I do have an affiliate relationship with Afterglow
Cosmetics, and so if you make a purchase through my link above,
I will receive a small commission. This commission will help
to support this website. I do thank you for your support.
I am affiliated with the company because I feel this is the best
quality, safest, and most allergen free cosmetic out there. I
bought the products and use them myself. The color is
fantastic. The lipstick is creamy and holds up very well. I
know I won't have to worry about a reaction to gluten, casein,
soy, etc. And a little goes a very long way. I think if you
try it, you will agree with me.
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