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 difficult.
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 important.
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 brand.
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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