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Must-Have Vegan and Gluten-Free Makeup Products

By Wander Beauty | Jul 27, 2022
Opened beauty products from Wander Beauty

From beeswax in your lip balm to gluten in your shampoo, unwanted ingredients can be found hidden in the most unexpected places. Whether you're an environmentalist at heart or recently switched to a gluten-free diet, lifestyle changes need not be a source of concern with Wander Beauty in your makeup bag.


Understanding cosmetic labels and terms

Vegan Makeup


So, just what is vegan makeup? This refers to products that don't contain any animal-derived ingredients or traces thereof. Vegan cosmetics are free from conventional animal products and byproducts such as honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, carmine, gelatin, and many others. These are replaced by high-quality plant and mineral-based ingredients, making them safer for you, the animals, and the environment.


What's important to note is that just because a product is vegan doesn't mean it's organic, anti-allergenic, or not tested on animals, making it essential to check the ingredients before buying. That leads us to the next important label.


Cruelty-free Products


Cruelty-free products have not been tested on animals, and neither have any of the raw ingredients contained within them. It's common for companies not to test their final product on animals, but they will often use ingredients that have been animal-tested by a third party in the creation process. You also get cruelty-free products that aren't vegan and vegan products that aren't cruelty-free.


Rest assured that when you buy from Wander Beauty, you’re getting a 100% cruelty-free makeup brand. We’re Leaping Bunny certified, so neither our products nor any of their ingredients have ever, at any stage, been tested on animals.


Gluten-free Makeup and Skincare


Gluten-free makeup and skincare products don't contain any gluten or gluten byproducts. This protein, found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains, is often an ingredient in moisturizers and other makeup products, as it is hydrating to the skin.


Those who have chosen a gluten-free lifestyle, whether because of a celiac diagnosis or a sensitivity, need to look not only at what they’re eating but at their cosmetics and household products too. Seemingly innocent ingredients, such as vitamin E, may be derived from wheat germ, so even though the label may not reflect it, the product still contains trace amounts of gluten. Other times, products are free from gluten but were made in a factory that uses gluten, making it particularly important for those with an allergy to source high-quality, trustworthy makeup and skincare brands.


While gluten’s protein molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin, the danger for those with celiac disease and severe gluten intolerance lies in the accidental ingestion of cosmetic products, specifically through lipsticks, mouthwash and toothpaste, or when eating after having applied these products.


Understandably, individuals with food and skin sensitivities are likely to be vigilant about what they put on their skin. Fortunately, most gluten-free skincare products are rich in antioxidants and contain anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce redness and irritation, especially in people with eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, making them a safe option for a wide range of people.


Our favorite beauty products

Skincare


Wander Beauty offers an incredible range of vegan and gluten-free skincare products, from toners and serums to cleansers and eye masks. Here are just a few of our top-selling skincare products:

Drift Away™ Cleanser

Our go-to cleansing formula is suitable for all skin types. It’s enriched with mineral-rich seawater, antioxidant-packed açai fruit extract, and oil-busting coconut water.

Mist Connection Essence and Toner

This 2-in-1 mist boasts 8-in-1 multitasking power, blending together to balance the skin's hydration levels and prep your skin for your next skincare steps.

Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil

Delivering instant luminosity to bring out your skin's radiance, this potent blend of signature oils brightens, moisturizes, and improves the appearance of your skin.

Do Not Disturb Overnight Repair Concentrate

Taking beauty sleep to the next level; this retinol-inclusive concentrate helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone for healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

Pack Up & Glow Priming Mineral SPF 40

Sunscreen is essential to your daily skincare routine and we’ve made it easier than ever to include by creating a lightweight formula that acts as a priming base for makeup and sun protection, to give you a healthy glow.


Hair care


Scenic Route Hair Treatment is our fav 3-in-1 restorative formula that can be used as a conditioner, a hair mask, or as a leave-in treatment. Bilberry fruit extract is used in combination with a selection of oils for silky, frizz-free hair that looks, smells, and feels great.


Foundation and highlighters


Whether you're looking for the best powder foundation or a luscious liquid foundation, all of Wander Beauty’s foundation formulas, including Wanderlust Powder Foundation, Dualist Matte and Illuminating Concealer, and Nude Illusion Liquid Formula, are certified vegan and gluten-free. This means you never have to choose between quality and kindness.


Eyes and eyebrows


Do you prefer a smokey eye made easy with a gel eyeliner, or a bold and sharp wing that only a liquid liner could perfect? Either way, we’ve got you covered. Throw in a creamy eyeshadow duo and a good mascara, and you’ll be bright-eyed and ready to save the world in no time.


Lips and cheeks


Brighten your lips, cheeks, and life with this multitasking balm that soothes and moisturizes your skin while adding a natural glow. The Double Date Lip and Cheek is compact enough to pop in your purse and is easy to apply. It's also available in four gorgeous shades.


For lips that need a retreat of their own, our Lip Retreat Oil will provide nutrient- and antioxidant-rich ingredients to your lips in a single swoosh.


Application tools


Perfect your look with our cruelty-free eye makeup brushes. The Wandering Eyes Dual Eyeshadow Brush is a luxurious dual-ended foundation brush with a tapered flat brush on the one side for smooth application across the face and a dense kabuki brush for easy buffing on the other. Made with vegan bristle fibers, this brush is suitable for liquid, cream, gel, and powder formulas.


Beauty that goes beyond


Wander Beauty is part of the cruelty-free makeup revolution and we’re proud to be a vegan, gluten-free makeup brand with a wide selection of clean, cruelty-free products. We’re committed to keeping our products safe, simple and effective, which is why we’ve created our own strict beauty standards. Discover more about our Clean Initiative and shop Wander Beauty with a clear conscience.

Must-Have Vegan and Gluten-Free Makeup Products

By Wander Beauty | Jul 27, 2022
Opened beauty products from Wander Beauty

From beeswax in your lip balm to gluten in your shampoo, unwanted ingredients can be found hidden in the most unexpected places. Whether you're an environmentalist at heart or recently switched to a gluten-free diet, lifestyle changes need not be a source of concern with Wander Beauty in your makeup bag.


Understanding cosmetic labels and terms

Vegan Makeup


So, just what is vegan makeup? This refers to products that don't contain any animal-derived ingredients or traces thereof. Vegan cosmetics are free from conventional animal products and byproducts such as honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, carmine, gelatin, and many others. These are replaced by high-quality plant and mineral-based ingredients, making them safer for you, the animals, and the environment.


What's important to note is that just because a product is vegan doesn't mean it's organic, anti-allergenic, or not tested on animals, making it essential to check the ingredients before buying. That leads us to the next important label.


Cruelty-free Products


Cruelty-free products have not been tested on animals, and neither have any of the raw ingredients contained within them. It's common for companies not to test their final product on animals, but they will often use ingredients that have been animal-tested by a third party in the creation process. You also get cruelty-free products that aren't vegan and vegan products that aren't cruelty-free.


Rest assured that when you buy from Wander Beauty, you’re getting a 100% cruelty-free makeup brand. We’re Leaping Bunny certified, so neither our products nor any of their ingredients have ever, at any stage, been tested on animals.


Gluten-free Makeup and Skincare


Gluten-free makeup and skincare products don't contain any gluten or gluten byproducts. This protein, found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains, is often an ingredient in moisturizers and other makeup products, as it is hydrating to the skin.


Those who have chosen a gluten-free lifestyle, whether because of a celiac diagnosis or a sensitivity, need to look not only at what they’re eating but at their cosmetics and household products too. Seemingly innocent ingredients, such as vitamin E, may be derived from wheat germ, so even though the label may not reflect it, the product still contains trace amounts of gluten. Other times, products are free from gluten but were made in a factory that uses gluten, making it particularly important for those with an allergy to source high-quality, trustworthy makeup and skincare brands.


While gluten’s protein molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin, the danger for those with celiac disease and severe gluten intolerance lies in the accidental ingestion of cosmetic products, specifically through lipsticks, mouthwash and toothpaste, or when eating after having applied these products.


Understandably, individuals with food and skin sensitivities are likely to be vigilant about what they put on their skin. Fortunately, most gluten-free skincare products are rich in antioxidants and contain anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce redness and irritation, especially in people with eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, making them a safe option for a wide range of people.


Our favorite beauty products

Skincare


Wander Beauty offers an incredible range of vegan and gluten-free skincare products, from toners and serums to cleansers and eye masks. Here are just a few of our top-selling skincare products:

Drift Away™ Cleanser

Our go-to cleansing formula is suitable for all skin types. It’s enriched with mineral-rich seawater, antioxidant-packed açai fruit extract, and oil-busting coconut water.

Mist Connection Essence and Toner

This 2-in-1 mist boasts 8-in-1 multitasking power, blending together to balance the skin's hydration levels and prep your skin for your next skincare steps.

Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil

Delivering instant luminosity to bring out your skin's radiance, this potent blend of signature oils brightens, moisturizes, and improves the appearance of your skin.

Do Not Disturb Overnight Repair Concentrate

Taking beauty sleep to the next level; this retinol-inclusive concentrate helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone for healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

Pack Up & Glow Priming Mineral SPF 40

Sunscreen is essential to your daily skincare routine and we’ve made it easier than ever to include by creating a lightweight formula that acts as a priming base for makeup and sun protection, to give you a healthy glow.


Hair care


Scenic Route Hair Treatment is our fav 3-in-1 restorative formula that can be used as a conditioner, a hair mask, or as a leave-in treatment. Bilberry fruit extract is used in combination with a selection of oils for silky, frizz-free hair that looks, smells, and feels great.


Foundation and highlighters


Whether you're looking for the best powder foundation or a luscious liquid foundation, all of Wander Beauty’s foundation formulas, including Wanderlust Powder Foundation, Dualist Matte and Illuminating Concealer, and Nude Illusion Liquid Formula, are certified vegan and gluten-free. This means you never have to choose between quality and kindness.


Eyes and eyebrows


Do you prefer a smokey eye made easy with a gel eyeliner, or a bold and sharp wing that only a liquid liner could perfect? Either way, we’ve got you covered. Throw in a creamy eyeshadow duo and a good mascara, and you’ll be bright-eyed and ready to save the world in no time.


Lips and cheeks


Brighten your lips, cheeks, and life with this multitasking balm that soothes and moisturizes your skin while adding a natural glow. The Double Date Lip and Cheek is compact enough to pop in your purse and is easy to apply. It's also available in four gorgeous shades.


For lips that need a retreat of their own, our Lip Retreat Oil will provide nutrient- and antioxidant-rich ingredients to your lips in a single swoosh.


Application tools


Perfect your look with our cruelty-free eye makeup brushes. The Wandering Eyes Dual Eyeshadow Brush is a luxurious dual-ended foundation brush with a tapered flat brush on the one side for smooth application across the face and a dense kabuki brush for easy buffing on the other. Made with vegan bristle fibers, this brush is suitable for liquid, cream, gel, and powder formulas.


Beauty that goes beyond


Wander Beauty is part of the cruelty-free makeup revolution and we’re proud to be a vegan, gluten-free makeup brand with a wide selection of clean, cruelty-free products. We’re committed to keeping our products safe, simple and effective, which is why we’ve created our own strict beauty standards. Discover more about our Clean Initiative and shop Wander Beauty with a clear conscience.

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