Hello 2nd Quarter! We greet thee with another update of the list!
What’s that you say? The 2nd quarter began at the beginning of April? Shhhhhhhh… Speak no evil, my friend. 😉
In all seriousness, it’s been a crazy month for GFMG. We moved to a new server and had to iron out a ton of bugs. Who knew our old servers had so many band-aids and frayed duct-tape holding it all together? Anyway, everything should be fixed now. We're faster, cleaner and smarter than ever before! So call this a “celebration” list.
Wait. No. That's totally not what we should call it. Here we go:
The "Kiss Band-Aids & Frayed Duct-Tape Goodbye" Gluten Free Makeup List
Ha! That's much more like it!
Anyway, despite running around doing technical stuff, there are some significant changes to this edition of the list.
Removed from the List
One company: Goldfaden M.D.
Their customer service assures me their products are gluten free. However, at least one of their products does contain hydrogenated wheat germ oil.
This would hardly be the first time a company has told me their wheat germ was gluten free. However, y'all rarely hear about those companies because I manage to catch them before they go on the list. But this time, Goldfaden M.D. insisted their products were free of all gluten ingredients, even in the face of my usual questions.
Technically, the FDA would allow hydrogenated wheat germ oil to be considered gluten free if it tests below 20 ppm. But in the experience of my readers, this is NOT SAFE. Thus I won't allow it on my list.
Added to the List
I'm super excited about both of these companies. Like, seriously.
Epic Mineral Beauty is the first mica-free mineral foundation on the Gluten Free Makeup List. Gotta admit, I didn't even know mica allergies were a thing until a reader asked if I knew about any mica-free foundations. I didn't. So I looked. And thus we have this awesome company added to our collection!
R+Co is a professional quality hair care and hair styling line. Customer Service was super nice and helpful, and their products look amazing. Dry shampoo? Thickening spray? Yes and YES! Also, no bearing on their safety, but their packaging is on point. Very pretty and stylish.
Also re-added to the list is Arigato Skincare. Somewhere in all the list rewrites I've done, they vanished for no particular reason. They're not unsafe and they are still in business. So not sure how they got lost? Anyway, they're are officially back now. I wrote a review a long time ago and really enjoyed them!
And that's it for updates! If you're already signed up for the list, you probably have the update in your inbox right now. If you aren't signed up- why not?? Grab your copy of the updated list below!