Did you know that skincare and cosmetics free of gluten, Parabens, SLS and other toxic ingredients are as important to a healthy lifestyle as the food you eat? Here’s why:
- Your body is your largest organ – it absorbs 60% of what you put on your skin
- Over 20 mainstream lipstick brands tested by the FDA contained lead – more than 1/3rd exceeded the lead limit for candy.
- It’s claimed that the average woman consumes between 4-9 pounds of lipstick over her lifetime
Ingredients to avoid in Skincare and Cosmetics
There are quite a number of ingredients that contain gluten. Obviously, anything derived from wheat (triticum vulgare) – hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat germ extract, etc., but barley (hordeum vulgare) and rye (secale cereale) derived ingredients also contain gluten. Oat (avena sativa) may be cross-contaminated.