Here lately I feel like I’m not tolerating foods with gluten as well as I used to. I seem to have some stomach issues that I didn’t used to have. Many people have a gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity to foods that contain it. So there are several new food products on the market that are gluten free. Something I never thought to look for, gluten free, is skin care. It never even dawned on me that it might exist or that wheat/gluten may be causing some of my skin sensitivity. But it does exist.
Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are strictly my own.
There is a cruelty free, vegan, gluten free skincare line for those who say #ICANTWHEAT called derma e. It is perfect for anyone with skin sensitivities, allergies, or for those that are looking to complete the gluten free lifestyle. And for those that just want to cut out as much gluten as possible. Clay’s young, teenage cousin was diagnosed with Diabetes a few years ago. He kept losing weight and was later diagnosed as also having Celiac Disease. So, not only does he have to count his carbs, he can’t have products with wheat or gluten either. I bet they never thought about skin care products with gluten in them. He may have some sensitivities due to wheat in topical products that we’ve never even thought about before!
Something that I love about derma e is that you can customize your products so suit your needs. They have a derma evaluation that you can take that will recommend the products you need based on your skin type, needs, etc. It will then give you a list of the products that will be most beneficial to you. The products I need may not be the same as what he would need or even what you would need. The derma evaluation solves that problem. I have combination skin with some signs of aging beginning like fine lines. I also have very dry hands and feet.
The derma evaluation recommended several products in my evaluation and the ones I chose to try first are:
- derma 3 Anti Wrinkle A Glycolic Cleanser w/Papaya
- derma 3 Anti Wrinkle A Glycolic Toner w/Papaya
- derma e Age-Defying Antioxidant Eye Crème
- derma e Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Hand Crème
I’ve been using all 4 products for about a week now and so far I’m loving the results. I use the cleanser and toner at night before applying my favorite moisturizer. Then I put the eye crème and hand crème on. I like using them before bed. I feel like that is when my skin is ready to really absorb and heal. During the day I have make-up on, I may sweat, rub my face, etc. So I use them at night.
Since I’ve been using the cleanser and toner, I’ve noticed a brightness to my skin. It doesn’t look dull but it’s not overly oily either. I haven’t had any breakouts, other than one or two around my nose. Those cleared up within a few days. The Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Cleanser with papaya is a naturally exfoliating formula so it works to help remove dead skin, dirt and oil. It is clear, not too thick or too runny and has a scent reminiscent of baby lotion. It has a very light lather that is creamy but not fluffy. It has no sulfates. It is also for normal to oily skin. The toner is a bit watery. You use it on a cotton pad and just swipe it over your face and neck after cleansing. It is pH balanced and alcohol free. I didn’t notice any burning or irritation with it. I simply helps to re-balance my skin after cleansing.
My hands and feet feel wonderful after using the Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Hand Crème. It is thick and creamy. I can’t place the fragrance but it contains a lot of different oils and extracts, many of them certified organic. To me, the fragrance is almost peppery, which I’m not really a fan of. But it works so well on my hands and feet and makes them feel incredible, regardless of the scent. Keep in mind that I have problems with strong fragrances, though, so you may love it.
My favorite product that I received is the Age Defying Antioxidant Eye Crème. It is thick but a little bit goes a very long way. I just dab it all around my eyes, including on the lids. It has a nice, soft, clean scent to it. I feel like it is working as soon as I put it on. The skin around my eyes feel fresh and light and super soft. It is a little greasy feeling but really locks in the moisture.
It’s only been a couple weeks since I got the products so I can’t say that my skin looks any younger, yet, but I can honestly tell you that it feels good. It feels soft and does have a brighter appearance. I’ll keep using the products and see how they do over time.
Take the derma evaluation and see what products will work best for you. Then, use coupon code ICANTWHEAT to take 25% off your order (expires 11/20/15)
About derma e
derma e® didn’t start out in the beauty aisle or the board room.
Instead, we started out in a local health food store in Southern California. Our first product was a jar of 12,000 I.U. Vitamin E Moisturizing Crème. People were amazed at the results it had on their skin, and word caught on.
Over the years, we’ve introduced many extraordinary products, each one rooted in our belief that skin health can be visibly improved through the right combination of potent vitamins, wholesome nutrients and good, clean hydration.
Today, we’ve grown to become one of the largest natural facial care brands in the US. We attribute our success to honoring our customers with products that promote healthier looking skin and business ethics that promote a healthier world.
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Crystal is a stay-at-home- mom, living in KY with her husband and children. She is a travel and lifestyle blogger encouraging folks to live their life one adventure at a time while also focusing on beauty, health and lifestyle. From time to time she also likes to showcase her adorable fur-babies along with her family. Along with Cinnamon Hollow she can be found at The Martin Family Adventure … read more