If you are here, its because you are concerned about the ingredients you are putting into your body – and are very aware of what the wrong ingredients can do.
Did you know that skincare and cosmetics that are 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 main stream lipstick brands tested by the FDA contained lead - more than 1/3rd exceeded the lead limit for candy.
- Its claimed 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.
We also recommend that parabens, SLS, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, dyes, preservatives, and a number of other common but harmful skincare ingredients (the "Dirty Dozen" ingredients) be avoided. None of the products sold at TrueNatural.com include these ingredients. By avoiding them, customers find that, in addition to being safer, the products are gentler on the skin and more suitable for those with skin sensitivities.
We carry only premium NATURAL skincare and AWARD-WINNING cosmetic brands from Germany and the US. All Lavera & Benecos Makeup is gluten-free. All True Natural Sunscreens, Self Tanners and Anti-Aging products are gluten-free.
Questions? Contact us at 1.877.515.8783 - We look forward to serving you!
Gluten-Free Skin Care Resources
CeliacDisease.About.Com is a great resource for Celiac Disease and has a number of articles about how Gluten affects the skin.
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness also has some great resources regarding Gluten and how it affects the skin.
Details regarding George Washington University study on the affects of gluten in skin care
Skin care ingredients to avoid - the Dirty Dozen.
Our blog on Ingredient Labeling rules for Skincare and Cosmetics.
Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredient Resources at TrueNatural.com.