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Gluten-Free and Gorgeous

We strongly believe that every woman, including those who live gluten-free, should be able to wear makeup safely. That’s why all of our products are certified gluten-free. We want all women to be their most healthy, gorgeous selves every day. Why would cosmetics contain gluten?  While gluten is a main ingredient in breads and other…Read More »

5 Skincare Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Radiant

As your body’s largest organ, skin protects your body from the environment, helps to regulate body temperature, and acts as a filter. Your skin also makes you unique and beautiful. Proper skin care is essential for keeping your skin healthy and vibrant. Health and beauty experts agree that there are five main types of skin…Read More »

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 »

3 Powerful Reasons to Switch to Natural Cosmetics

You exercise to tone your body and strengthen your lungs. You eat right to protect your organs and immune system. What are you doing to take care of your largest organ, your skin? At Afterglow Cosmetics, we believe that how you care for, treat and adorn your skin has a profound influence on your health…Read More »

The ‘Naked’ Truth about Organic Makeup

The word “organic” is simultaneously the most buzzy and confusing cosmetic label of the last ten years for women. In the United States, as it relates to cosmetics, the word “organic” is defined in a few ways, taken advantage of by many and regulated by none. At its most high-level definition, Merriam-Webster defines the word…Read More »

Top 3 Cosmetic Endocrine Disruptors

Imitation is the most disruptive form of flattery. Many conventional cosmetics are formulated for performance at the risk and detriment of your long term health. Most conventional cosmetics contain one or more ingredients that are classed as ‘endocrine disruptors’, which means that when slathered on your skin, hair, nails, lips and is absorbed, these ingredients…Read More »

Makeup Guilt

Written by: Kristin Adams, Founder & CEO You know that moment when you open the refrigerator, reach for the milk and wonder how old it actually is? I’ll admit it, I usually have a flash of internal debate if I should even try the food in question to see if it “tastes bad” before acknowledging…Read More »

What is Squalane?

Written by: Kristin Adams, Founder & CEO When I first began my investigation into what was actually in my cosmetics, I was shocked. I never really questioned that there would be anything in my makeup that was simply gross. One of the ingredients I immediately decided to avoid in all its forms, not only for…Read More »

Rejection Isn’t so Bad

Written by: Kristin Adams, Founder & CEO It’s hard not to take rejection personally.  We do take it very personally…in a good way. Here at Afterglow Cosmetics, we have a 30-day open container return policy, which means our customers may open and use their product and return it up to 30-days later if they’re not…Read More »


Bamboo-zled By Afterglow Founder Kristin Adams Bamboo cosmetic containers have become really popular lately.  The suggestion often comes up that I should consider using bamboo cosmetic containers instead of the recyclable plastics we currently use. While I really do appreciate the sentiment, and the intent behind the request, it simultaneously makes me cringe. When I…Read More »