May is National Celiac Awareness Month. Celiac Disease is an auto-immune disease that affects approximately 300,000 Canadians. The disease is an intolerance or sensitivity to gluten that is a protein found in food and products. When ingested, gluten triggers an immune response that damages the inside of the small intestine resulting in an inability to absorb nutrients.
With celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten you will avoid foods containing gluten however some people are also sensitive to gluten found in personal care products. Common Ingredients to avoid include: wheat, rye, barley, malt, rye, oat, triticum vulgare, hordeum vulgare, secale cereale, and avena sativa.
At ORESTA, we cater to those with celiac disease and carry a unique selection of gluten-free organic personal care products as well as offer gluten-free, organic spa services.
Afterglow Cosmetics Founder Kristin Adams was on a personal mission to create a gluten-free cosmetics line for her mother and sister who both have Celiac Disease. Afterglow is the first makeup line to be certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization.
Laurel Whole Plant Organics is an organic and gluten-free skin care line created with the purity and potency of whole plants which in their unrefined, pure form contain high quantities of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and up to 40% more antioxidants.
Eminence's Sun Defense SPF30 Minerals offer natural, gluten-free, weightless mineral sun protection with soothing, anti-inflammatory properties in a convenient brush applicator. Suitable for both men and women and available in 6 shades.
ORESTA Gluten-Free Organic Facial: We individually customize our facial treatments to suit the clients sensitivities, allergies and specific skin care concerns to achieve a bright, clear and nourished radiant complexion.