Monday, June 03, 2013

Basking in the After Glow

It seems like more and more people have gluten allergies these days. Thankfully, I am not one of these people (because I love bread, pasta, and all things gluten), though I do suffer from my own weird food allergies.  According to some counts, as many as 1 in 133 people in the USA suffer from extreme wheat and gluten sensitivities.  I have never considered this before, but these folks have a tough time when it comes to personal care and beauty products.  I didn't know that there was a need for gluten-free beauty products, but there is.  Thankfully, companies are becoming more responsive to these unique needs.

Afterglow Cosmetics is the first (and only) cosmetics company to be certified gluten-free by the gluten-free authority, GFCO.  This is important to people with gluten issues because about 40% of the products we use are absorbed into our skin...and we apparently eat a ton of lipstick every year.

So...they may be gluten-free, but how are the Afterglow products?  Happily, they're pretty damn good.  I've received a few samples and am impressed with their quality.  The eye shadows have excellent pigmentation, and their lip products have plenty of shine and staying power.  Check out their website if you're looking for organic products, if you have a need for gluten-free products, or if you just want to add something new to your toolkit. 

Gluten-free girls: now you can have your lipstick and eat it too!

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