Millions of women in America wear makeup every day, but even natural and mineral beauty lines could contain naturally occurring micas that are mined by children in India. Gluten Free Beauty's natural, color cosmetics contain no micas, favoring cosmetic grade iron oxides instead.
Online PR News – 23-September-2011 – – All of Gluten Free Beauty's small-batch, natural skin care and cosmetic products are formulated to help improves skin's moisture balance, prevent acne, and diminish the signs of aging. So simply covering up the skin was never the primary drive behind development of the four color cosmetic products of the natural, gluten-free, mica-free line:
-Natural anti-aging Foundation Set
-Natural Lip Gloss
-Cover Me (Moisture Tint, Concealer)
-Shadow Eye Liner
All ingredients have been carefully selected for their anti-aging and nourishing skin-benefits, so that wearing them actually helps to improve the quality and texture of the skin. So when choosing a color source, purity was of the utmost importance.
That's why Gluten Free Beauty uses minute quantities of cosmetic grade iron oxide pigments in favor of shimmery micas. However, cosmetic grade iron oxides are not natural, but lab-produced for purity, as natural iron oxides can contain unhealthy contaminants.
But why use synthetic iron oxides instead of natural micas? This week's popular new educational site SlaveryFootprint.org puts it quite simply: Every day tens of thousands of American women buy makeup. Every day tens of thousands of Indian children mine mica, which is the little sparkles in the makeup.
GlutenFreeBeauty.com offers consumers the access to pure, mica-free cosmetic and skin care products that are always free of gluten, parabens, fragrance, phthalates and common irritants.