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Why Afterglow Cosmetics for Gluten-Free Cosmetics?

It's said that women inadvertently ingest up to four pounds of lip products in a lifetime! Many lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip balms available today contain wheat based ingredients that could negatively affect the stability and health of someone with Celiac Disease when ingested. Additionally, those that suffer from Celiac Disease also report experiencing a topical reaction due to internal exposure of gluten-laced cosmetics or externally coming in contact with gluten.

AfterGlow CosmeticsAfterglow Cosmetics offers a full range of certified gluten-free natural makeup. Since 2004, Afterglow's founder, Kristin Adams, has been on a mission to create safer, more natural beauty products that honor your health and beauty. Kristin's mother and sister are Celiacs and struggled to find gluten-free makeup. It just made sense that Kristin would formulate and certify her products gluten-free to be safe for those she loved and the millions of women looking for certified gluten-free cosmetics.

Even if you have gone gluten-free, you may still be unintentionally micro-dosing yourself with gluten via your cosmetic routine. Wheat based ingredients are common in makeup, skin care, and shampoos. Gluten based ingredients often serve as preservatives, emollients, and binders and often lie hidden under ingredient names like "tocopherol". The very commonly used cosmetic ingredient Tocopherol, also known as vitamin E, is frequently derived from wheat.

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@cyclinglady thanks for checking in Restricted diet didn't do much. Still had some VA last time they checked. Heath still otherwise fine, so RCD remains unlikely. My sxs kick in lockstep with life stress, so that kind of points to some general IBS stuff on top of celiac disease. Very doubtful I'm getting any gluten in, but fingers crossed my system is just a little hyper-vigilant, as I ponder on this thread.

I have always noticed that the table wine in Europe is pretty damn good! I am a wine lover and so is my husband but he does like his Green's beer.

The reason they set the limit at 20ppms is that through scientific study, they have proven that the vast majority of people with Celiac Disease do not have an autoimmune reaction to amounts below is a safe limit for most. Also, just because that limit is set at 20ppms, does not mean that gluten-free products contain that amount of gluten. Testing for lower levels becomes more expensive with each increment down closer to 0-5ppms, which translates into higher priced products. Unless you eat a lot of processed gluten-free food, which can have a cumulative affect for some, most people do well with the 20ppm limit.

I'm in the Houston area so I'm assuming there are plenty of specialists around, though finding one that accepts my insurance might be hard. This might sound dumb, but do I search for a celiac specialist?? I'm so new to this and want to feel confident in what is/isn't wrong with my daughter. I'm with you on trusting the specialist to know the current research.

Hi VB Thats sounds like a good plan. Would it help to know that a frustrating experience in seeking diagnosis isn't unusual With your IGG result I'm sure a part of you is still wondering if they are right to exclude celiac. I know just how you feel as I too had a negative biopsy, but by then a gluten challenge had already established how severely it affected me. So I was convinced I would be found to be celiac and in a funny way disappointed not to get the 'official' stamp of approval. Testing isnt perfect, you've already learned of the incomplete celiac tests offered by some organisations and the biopsy itself can only see so much. If you react positively to the gluten free diet it may mean you're celiac but not yet showing damage in a place they've checked, or it may be that you're non celiac gluten sensitive, which is a label that for a different but perhaps related condition which has only recently been recognised and for which research is still very much underway. We may not be able to say which but the good news is all of your symptoms: were also mine and they all resolved with the gluten free diet. So don't despair, you may still have found your answer, it just may be a bit wordier than celiac! Keep a journal when you're on the diet, it may help you track down your own answers. Best of luck!