This post is slightly different from anything iv’e ever done but I think it is very important for anyone to know, especially make-up artists and anyone that is gluten intolerant. Recently I talked to an old friend of mine from school, and as we talked about how things have been with us for the past 2 years, I found out that she is Gluten intolerant. There are plenty of people which are gluten intolerant, and it’s a pretty normal thing, however in order to live a healthy life they have to avoid any food which contains gluten, like bread, pasta and much more.
Being that this type of disease it revolved around the food it is eaten, little did I know that they also have to be careful what type of make-up to use. Some people report not getting 100% relief just by going gluten-free in their diet and it is possible to ingest gluten from some of the cosmetic products we uchcse. Luckily there are cosmetics companies who make quality gluten free cosmetics and are aware of the risks of gluten.
Check out some of the cosmetics which are suitable for everyone including gluten intolorent:
1. ECCO BELLA
Ecco bella is an american make-up company that have a range of gluten-free makeup, skin care, hair care and fragrances. Apart from that they have a variety of vegan product and well as cruelty-free, non-comoedogenic and paraben-free products. These are available in Taiwan, Denmark and Canada, however they also do international shipping on their on website, so do check out.
2. Bare Minerals
I have heard of bare mineral about a year ago and I have always wanted to try them out. Knowing that their product are gluten-free gives me an extra reason to do so. However they have a disclaimer on their website stating that they cannot promise that each ingredient in their products was processed in a gluten-free environment. Unfortunately they do not ship to Malta on their own website , but there are available from the UK website Chemist Direct.
3 Afterglow Cosmetics
Afterglow is the first certified gluten-free makeup line by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. They have tons of gluten-free beauty products on their website however I am not sure if it is available for shipping in Malta but it definitely available in Canada, for more info check out their website here. Some of their known favorites include organic blush, lip gloss and mascara.
4. Zuxu Luxe
Zuxu Luxe is another gluten-free makeup company that specialized in creating luxury cosmetics. It is said that the collection were inspired by the European spas tradition, all of products are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, corn-free and their ingredients are all natural. Also the packaging is eco friendly. All of the ingredients are natural, such as spring water, herbs and vitamins as well as rare and exotic essential oils with sophisticated, fresh colors designed for women in the know. Just like at the European spa, ZuZu Luxe will make your face look healthy and refreshed. They don’t have their own website but they are available trough various sites one of which is called The Nature of Beauty, check it out.
6. Joelle Cosmetics
Joelle Cosmetics, which is also known as My Mineral Glitters, are also celiac friendly and have the largest gluten-free makeup and skin care solutions store! I have browes their online store and they have tons of option and not only make-up, they even have skin care, hair care and even products for the baby. Not sure if they do ship to Malta because their website is not so clear but you can try to contact them and hopefully they will. Check their website here.
7. Monave Mineral Make-up
Monave makes gluten-free, cruelty-free, 95% vegan and organic makeup that is made of only the highest quality mineral makeup. Choose from a variety of gluten-free lipsticks, concealers, eye shadows and skin care products. Monave prides themselves on creating superior cosmetics that suit women of all ages, complexions and lifestyles! You can find these available on their website, check it out here.
Lily Lolo is another British brand which offer a great range of high quality mineral make up that is also Gluten free. They are also free from any parabens, synthetic perfumes or dyes and also BUAV approved. Whether your skin is dry, oily or anywhere in-between, Lily Lolo makeup will give you a light, flawless and seamless finish without clogging or irritating. The awesome things is that they are available in the Uk and Malta, from their own website and even from CrueltyfreeMalta, check them out :D.
9.LCN Nail Polish
LCN has a wide range of nail polishes that are also gluten free, vegan, and free from the big 5 toxic chemicals which are found in most polishes. The are also pretty reasonable in pricing being that an 8ml bottle the costs about €4.15 at the Melita Skin and beauty Clinic in Malta. They have a good 4 to 5 days wear before it chips and they have new colours every season. They are available in various outlets including Steph Luarie Melita skin and beauty clinic more info here.
I hope this post was helpful to anyone that is gluten intolerant and even make-up artist which do encounter clients that are celiac. Would appreciate a thumbs up on this post and even on my facebook page 🙂