afterglow-newWhen you’re on a strict gluten-free diet, it’s not only food and drink that you have to watch out for. Anything which goes in you mouth, such as toothpaste, mouthwash and lip products, must also be checked for gluten. Many lip-sticks contain wheat-based oils and proteins so watch out! You don’t want to be strictly gluten-free, just to be keep poisoning yourself with a little bit of lipstick every day.

There are a few company on the market which offer gluten-free cosmetics but Afterglow Cosmetics are the first line of cosmetics to be certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).

CEO and Founder, Kristin Adams, set out to develop a safe line of gluten-free cosmetics since the company began in 2004. Both her mother and sister have celiac disease, so she understands cross contamination and the serious consequences when celiacs consume even the tinniest amount of gluten.

As well as being completely gluten-free, Afterglow Cosmetics are also soy free, mercury free, paraben free, GMO free, synthetic dye free, fragrance free, carmine free and petrochemical free. They are also certified cruelty free by Leaping Free. That’s a lot of free!

Have you tried any of the Afterglow Cosmetics range? What is you favorite gluten-free cosmetics company?