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Why We’re Taking 2 Weeks Off…

Even though we are a makeup company, there are three subjects more important to us than makeup….   Happiness, health, and sustainability take the (gluten-free) cake at Afterglow… because we know that there is no amount of makeup that can make you calm and glowing the way taking time to truly relax and reconnect with…Read More »

Frequently Asked Question #1

This is the first FAQ blog post in a series that will pull the veil back on some of the more mysterious aspects of Afterglow, our challenges, triumphs and the struggles we have as a small, natural, indie cosmetics brand. There’s no way for me to write this blog post without getting personal. And I…Read More »

5 Foods Linked to Premature Aging

The old adage, “You are what you eat,” absolutely holds up. The foods we choose to put into our body play a major role in how we look, feel, and even age. Let’s count down five skin aging offenders to avoid in order to look your youthful best. Sugar You’ve probably already got a million…Read More »

The GFCO Certified Gluten-Free Difference

What’s really behind that Gluten-Free logo and certification? Chris Rich, Vice President of Development for the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), explains why the “circle GF” is the most valued and trusted gluten-free certification and what brands go through to become certified.

Redefining Standards of Beauty

Image Source: everMaya / Graham Cowan via What makes a woman beautiful? Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old aspiring model from Brisbane, Australia, thinks beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and she’s aspiring to redefine the world’s beauty standards. Maddy has Down syndrome, and she’s struggled with her weight for years. She has been getting…Read More »

Random Acts of Beauty Adventure

Happy Earth Day! Here at Afterglow Cosmetics we’ve been celebrating this entire month with the launch of a new sustainable partnership and an eco option for eye shadows! But through it all we weren’t too busy to take our Earth Day efforts outside our office! Watch our video to see our team’s Random Acts of…Read More »

Easy Meditation

A few of us here at Afterglow agree our first inkling of meditation and its power came from the 1984 movie The Karate Kid. “Better learn balance,” Mr. Miyagi says. “Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up. Go home. Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.”…Read More »

Afterglow’s ABC of Cosmetics

Antioxidant Rich: Expect more from your makeup. It should improve your skin much like a skin care product. That’s why we infuse powerful antioxidants into each of our products, which help to nourish, balance, improve tone, and reduce the signs of aging. Bismuth Oxychloride: A bio-cumulative metal that can be found in most mineral cosmetic…Read More »

Color Crash Course

The temperature has risen and there are bold, inspirational colors everywhere. The trees have gained their gorgeous green hue; the flowers are blossoming in brilliant shades of orange, magenta, and yellow, while the birds are gliding by gracing us with vivid shades of royal blue and crimson. What do you do when there are dazzling…Read More »