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How We’re Different

All mineral cosmetics are not created equal.

The majority of mineral cosmetics on the market are still heavily loaded with synthetic preservatives like parabens, dyes, and fillers which may be harmful to your skin and health. Afterglow Cosmetics are free of synthetic dyes, paraben preservatives, and free of irritants like bismuth oxychloride.


Many popular mineral brands include a natural ingredient in their formula called bismuth oxychloride. This ingredient, while natural, can produce a ‘glowy’, unnatural finish. This ingredient is also notorious for making the skin itch. We refuse to use bismuth oxychloride, paraben preservatives, and synthetic dyes in any of our formulas.


Not only do we choose the most natural and the safest ingredients, but we carefully select the source of those ingredients to ensure the purest product of the highest quality. This means triple jet-milled, pharmaceutical grade minerals and pigments, as well as certified organic botanicals.


Minerals are good for your skin, but minerals infused with the age-defying properties of
Certified Organic antioxidants
like organic grape seed extract and organic pomegranate extract take Afterglow’s mineral cosmetics to a whole new level of natural beauty and botanical adornment.

Need more reasons to ❤ Afterglow? Here are 19!

  1. Made in the USA. All of our cosmetics are made in the USA.
  2. Organic whenever possible. We use Certified Organic ingredients whenever possible. read more >>
  3. Ideal for sensitive skin and bodies. We avoid ingredients (even natural ones!) that are sensitizers. Our formulas are also gluten-free! read more >>
  4. Very natural. We focus on formulating the most natural & effective products available. read more >>
  5. Full disclosure – we disclose every ingredient in every product we sell. Since the FDA allows companies to conceal and not list the true ingredients in items listed as “fragrance”, “flavors”, and any ingredient under 1% of the total formula – you never know what you might be using. With Afterglow you always know! read more >>
  6. No bismuth oxychloride. Bismuth oxychloride is a common ingredient found in many mineral cosmetic brands. Unfortunately, it makes many women itch and break out. We never include this ingredient in our cosmetics. read more >>
  7. Paraben-Free. All our products are paraben-free.
  8. We only use Pharmaceutical Grade Minerals to ensure the most pure products possible. read more >>
  9. Our Triple Milled Formulas ensure our powders are super soft and that the color is even and well distributed for optimal coverage and color. read more >>
  10. Nourishing ingredients. All of our products are infused with skin nourishing Certified Organic botanicals. Our Organic Infused Lip Love Lipstick, for example, has a organic jojoba and organic aloe vera base to nourish and moisturize your lips. read more >>
  11. Beautifully easy to apply. A quick swirl with your brush, a sweep across your face and you’re done. No more worrying about the tell-tale ‘mask’ left by liquid foundations. read more>>
  12. Exclusive newsletter. Get the latest info on Afterglow product launches and information about safe cosmetics, tips & tricks, and exclusive newsletter subscriber promotions. Scroll to the bottom of this website to sign up for our newsletter!
  13. Woman owned and woman formulated.
  14. Never Animal Tested. Afterglow Cosmetics is PETA and Leaping Bunny approved. Just saying we never animal test is not enough. We are third party approved by the Consumer Information on Cosmetics and PETA.
  15. We ship your order quickly and offer knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt phone and e-mail customer service. read more >>
  16. Color Matching Services. Simply e-mail us the brand/product/shade you are currently wearing, and we will tell you the closest Afterglow shade to make your transition easy. read more >>
  17. Secure Ordering: Our website is secure for your protection with 128 bit encryption on all pages that ask for your login or personal information.
  18. Privacy Protection: Your privacy is very important to us. We will never sell, rent, or trade your personal information or e-mail address.
  19. FREE USPS First Class shipping on all purchases of $50 or more. read more >>