It was just in time too. I had become incredibly frustrated looking for a makeup that I could feel good about wearing. I was also angry about the possibility of having to give up on makeup because of all the hazardous ingredients found in them.
In case you don't know, common ingredients found in cosmetics have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption, learning impairments, birth defects, organ damage, brain toxicity, immune system toxicity, and more.
More detailed information can be found on the bottom of this page, but the bottom line is this -
There is simply no reason to have ingredients like formaldehyde, phthalates, parabens, and lead in products that go on our skin. We deserve better!
Afterglow Cosmetics feels the same way. Kristin Adams, the founder of the company, started making her own makeup after discovering all of the hazardous ingredients in the cosmetic products she was using.
Her organic mineral makeup line is nothing less than fabulous. I have been using her products exclusively for my makeup needs since 2007.
Visit the Afterglow Cosmetics website to find before and after pictures and more information including transformations and testimonials.
These products are easy to apply and stay put through the whole day. The product sizes are very generous and last a LONG time, making them a great value.
What I probably like best about them is that I can sleep in my makeup. For some reason I always hated removing makeup at the end of the day. Perhaps because some of the brands I used made me feel like they were plastered on.
The ingredients they use actually improve the tone and texture of your skin, so no worries about having to remove your makeup before bed. I wouldn't try that with other brands!
I also love how the mineral foundation and setting powders give you an almost airbrushed look. And without that weird glow that most other mineral makeups can cause.
I still remember the first time I applied my Afterglow products. I couldn't stop staring at myself in the mirror!
I'm not one to put on much makeup (I believe less is more), but even though I was wearing just a little foundation, blush and eye liner, I couldn't believe the transformation. I was instantly hooked.
A few weeks went by and I started noticing that my complexion was looking better and better. I had a nice complexion to begin with, but there was definitely an improvement. This makeup really does a great job nourishing your skin.
If you do give them a try, please let me know how you like them.
Thanks to Afterglow's organic mineral makeup, we do not have to choose between looking our best and being our healthiest.
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