As I’ve mentioned in other areas of this website, I have allergies to gluten and soy, and I’m pretty health conscious, so, naturally, I’m picky about what I put on my skin, especially my lips. I don’t wear much makeup but I do like a little color on my lips, and I sometimes wear a little mascara (when I’m feeling frisky). Years ago, when I read that some makeup companies use gluten (and other not so healthy ingredients, such as lead, etc.), I got busy looking for an alternative. I tried a few companies that promoted themselves as "all natural" or "toxin free," but I was usually disappointed. Their products may have been better for me, but the quality was poor. Enter...Red Apple Lipstick (RAL). When I started using their products, RAL was a pretty new, fairly small, family-owned company. I liked them from the start and when I received my first order, I was hooked. The lipsticks are vibrant and smooth when applied and they stay on through the day. They provide everything I need in a lipstick, plus, they are gluten free, vegan, allergen free, paraben free, lead free, corn free, cruelty free, and non-GMO. Their lip gloss is moisturizing with color and sparkle. Their mascara is so healthy it’s supposed to actually improve your lashes. It's the only mascara I can use that doesn't cause various adverse effects. I’ve included some of my favorite RAL products on our website. Please let us know how you like them.