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Leaders in Organic Beauty Products

Founded by Gabriel De Santino in 1992, Gabriel Cosmetics Inc. originated as a botanical skincare company drawing on Gabriel’s personal influences and childhood experiences of homeopathic skincare and cosmetics. Today, the brand has vastly grown into a beauty empire with the addition of Gabriel, Zuzu Luxe, and Clean Kids Naturally, making up a diverse collection of cosmetics and children’s skincare products to join the existing Gabriel Organics Skincare. 

Gabriel Cosmetics Inc. started with a vision of natural beauty and has evolved with the philosophy of sustainable individual natural beauty while continuing to advocate healthy living. This philosophy is translated through their organic skincare and vegan and gluten-free cosmetics, both collections created to bring out a woman’s natural existing beauty. 

About Gabriel

Gabriel De Santino is the founder and CEO of Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc., a global natural beauty empire whose brands include Gabriel, Zuzu Luxe, and Clean Kids Naturally.

Born from Latin descent and raised off the coast of Mexico, Gabriel at an early age was naturally drawn to the coastal life and heavily influenced by his grandmother’s holistic practices. Playing freely in the water and strolling the beaches, he developed a strong connection to the ocean and saw a greater purpose for its natural healing properties- something young boys don’t often take notice of. Even then he was a thought leader and as a wide-eyed adolescent, sought after the opportunity and experience he’d need to become a successful entrepreneur.

At the age of 18, Gabriel moved to the Seattle, Washington area where he kept the water close and the sky the limit. He knew the Pacific Northwest had a rising fashion and beauty scene and joined the movement at a local beauty counter. It was there that Gabriel fell in love with makeup, but was also inspired to look past the made-up face. He soon secured a position at a salon & spa to learn more about the industry and how he may change it. After attending aesthetician school, he quickly discovered he wanted to first correct the skin before covering it up, a mantra he still practices today. As an aesthetician, he struggled with the fact that women were using toxic products on their skin, and given his background as a naturopath and familiarity with sea botanicals, his calling was loud and clear.

In 1992, he solicited the moral and financial support of his friends and family and started Gabriel Organics, a complete line of all natural, vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free skincare products made with seaweed as its hero ingredient. However, he realized that although women were now able to naturally clean and heal their skin, they were continuing to cover it up with toxic makeup.

In 1994, Gabriel created his first makeup line, Gabriel Color which was designed to be mistake proof. Each shade of eyeshadow, lip gloss, lipstick, lip liner, etc. was carefully curated so that even a beauty novice couldn’t blunder. Each goes with the other in a wardrobe of soft muted tones to bring out the natural beauty. Gabriel has always said, “It’s about correcting, not covering up,” and his products spoke to that in the 90’s and still do today, even decades later. It’s his Secret to Mistake Proof Beauty.

Gabriel’s makeup and skincare brands solved a problem within the marketplace by providing women affordable and results driven skincare and makeup. However, with the birth of his first niece, he wanted to provide moms with a healthy personal care solution for their kids. His empire was growing and there was no stopping it. Clean Kids Naturally joined the brand portfolio in 1996 to better round out Gabriel’s portfolio of better-for-you products.

Gabriel had more secrets to tell and healthy products to share. He wanted to engage with a younger demographic and compete with brands that while offering bright, bold colors, weren’t natural.  So, in 2001 he created Zuzu Luxe, a complete line of makeup that was also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty free and natural. This was his ammunition to bring the fight for green beauty to the masses. His Eco Chic Warriors became beautiful, courageous, loyal advocates for vegan beauty and Zuzu Luxe became their definition.

At this time, what was once a small health food store out of Austin, TX was growing into a notable chain across the country and Gabriel wanted to be a part of it. In 1994, Gabriel Organics and Gabriel Color were picked up by Whole Foods Markets in the Southern California region and were quickly catching the attention of like-minded retailers. Two years later, Clean Kids Naturally was on the shelves followed by Zuzu Luxe shortly after its launch in 2001. Today, Gabriel’s brands are sold at 400 Whole Foods Markets and at over 4,000 retailers including e-commerce partners such as Target.com, Costco.com, Amazon.com, to name a few, and international distributors in Canada and South Korea.

Gabriel Cosmetic’s Inc.’s prestige and diverse brand portfolio was created out of one man’s vision of clearly defining natural beauty and being able to provide affordable and accessible vegan beauty products to consumers worldwide. In 2017, Gabriel Color evolved into the “Gabriel” brand with Gabriel Organics to fall under its umbrella in 2018 as “Gabriel Skincare.” Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc. is headquartered in its original area of Redmond, Washington with over 25 employees and its fearless leader, Gabriel De Santino leading the charge every step of the way.

 

 

Men’s Warrior Kit

SET INCLUDES
Full size Zuzu Luxe Dual Powder Foundation
Full size Zuzu Luxe Concealer
Full size Zuzu Luxe Mascara

COLOR SUBSTITUTIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

COMBINATIONS
Dual Powder Concealer Mascara
D-4 C-3 Clear
D-7 C-7 Clear
D-10 C-20 Clear
D-14 C-20 Clear
D-17 C-50 Clear
D-20 C-50 Clear
D-24 C-40 Clear

INGREDIENT LISTING

Dual Powder Foundation: Mica, Cetyl Palmitate, Octyl Palmitate, Silica, Kaolin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Zinc Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lecithin, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Concealer: Aqua (Infusion of Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Silica, Xanthan Gum, Kaolin, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Potassium Sorbate

Mascara: Aqua (Infusion of Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice), Cellulose Gum, Sorbitol, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Panthenol, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxides, Hectorite, Titanium Dioxide, Potassium Sorbate.

 

War Paint

A $100 value, yours for $59.99.

SET INCLUDES
Full size Zuzu Luxe Dual Powder Foundation
Full size Zuzu Luxe Blush
Full size Zuzu Luxe Mascara
Full size Zuzu Luxe Lip Gloss
Zuzu Luxe Mesh Makeup Bag

COLOR SUBSTITUTIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

COMBINATIONS
Dual Powder Blush Mascara Lip Gloss
D-4 Samba Espresso Dolce Vita
D-7 Nymph Espresso Divinity
D-10 Sunset Espresso Bronzite
D-14 Haze Onyx Tango
D-17 Bella Donna Onyx Liquid Bliss
D-20 Fascination Onyx Tempest
D-24 Nymph Onyx Mischief

INGREDIENT LISTING

Dual Powder Foundation: Mica, Cetyl Palmitate, Octyl Palmitate, Silica, Kaolin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Zinc Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lecithin, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Blush: Mica, Cetyl Palmitate, Silica, Kaolin, Zinc Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triclyceride, Lecithin, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Mascara: Aqua (Infusion of Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice), Cellulose Gum, Sorbitol, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Panthenol, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxides, Hectorite, Titanium Dioxide, Potassium Sorbate.

Lip Gloss: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Bisabolol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Iron Oxides, Mics, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract, Titanium Dioxide.

FAQ

Are there parabens in your products?

No, we do not use synthetic parabens in our products. We currently use a natural preservative, Potassium Sorbate (plant/sorbic acid/unripe berries).

Are your products vegan?crueltyFreeLogo

Yes, we do not use any animal by products in our products. With the exception of our makeup brushes which are cruelty free. When purchasing Gabriel, Zuzu Luxe and Clean Kids Naturally you are choosing cruelty-free products. Our products are made from 100% natural ingredients. No synthetic chemicals or animal by-products are utilized, and no testing is ever done on animals.

Are your products made in the USA?

Yes, all of our products are made in the USA, with the exception of our pencils.

Are your products lead free?

Yes. We have tight quality control policies and can assure that each product is tested during and after manufacturing for pH values, viscosity, microorganisms or any other contaminants.

Are your products Gluten Free*?gf certgig logo

Gabriel, Zuzu Luxe and Clean Kids Naturally have been certified gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group. According to GFCO’s website their certification seal, “stands for the independent verification of quality, integrity, and purity of products. Products carrying the GF logo represents unmatched reliability and for meeting strict gluten-free standards. GFCO is the leading gluten-free certification program in the world.”

Gabriel Organics Skincare and Gabriel nail polishes are gluten-free they are not certified.

Are Gabriel Polishes 5, 7 or 10 Free?

Gabriel non toxic nail polish are “10 free” Free of: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal ingredients.

Is your Mica Purchased Fair Trade?

Yes, the Mica that we use is purchased fair trade.

Where can I find ingredients?

A detailed list of ingredients can be found on each individual product page. Gabriel & Zuzu Luxe are formulated free of:

  • Animal Ingredients
  • Coal Tar Derivatives or FD&C agents
  • DBP
  • Formaldehyde
  • Gluten
  • Hydrogenated Oils
  • Lanolin
  • Lead
  • Mineral Oil
  • Nano/Micro sized particles
  • Parabens
  • Peanuts & Tree Nuts (Lip Gloss & Cuticle Oil contain Sweet Almond Oil, Banana Smoothie Conditioner contains Shea Butter)
  • Phthalates
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Soy
  • Talc
  • Toluene
  • Sulfa
  • Nickel
  • Corn
  • Castor Oil

Where can I purchase your products?

Our products are available at Amazon, Target.com, health food stores and vegan boutiques throughout the world.  Our products are also available online at www.gabrielcosmeticsinc.com.

Do you have a verified Amazon store?

Yes we do, we have Amazon stores for Gabriel, Skincare and Zuzu Luxe.

Do you ship outside of the USA?

Yes, we ship internationally via USPS. International orders do not qualify for free shipping.

How can I sell your products in my store?

Please contact us at 800.497.6419 for wholesale inquiries.

Do you use eco friendly packaging?plespiansoyincsfi

Yes, PELASPAN™ BIO packaging peanuts are made from 100% biodegradable material. Vegetable starch. PELASPAN™ BIO is totally biodegradable without any risk of ground water contamination.

What is your RETURN POLICY?

Gabriel Cosmetics Inc. accepts returns made within 30 days of purchase. Products must be returned in new or gently used condition. Merchandise purchased from gabrielcosmeticsinc.com excluding gift cards may be returned by mail. Shipping and handling fees are non refundable.

By mail: Mail your item(s) to P.O. Box 409 Redmond WA 98073.
We will credit you for your return once it is received at our warehouse.

Partners

When purchasing Gabriel, Gabriel Organics, Zuzu Luxe and Clean Kids Naturally, you are choosing cruelty-free, vegan beauty products. Gabriel products are made from 100% natural ingredients. No synthetic chemicals or animal by-products are utilized, and no testing is ever done on animals.

Oceanic Preservation Society

Gabriel is honored to partner with Oceanic Preservation Society. We are working together to advocate for ocean conservancy and doing so through creative and artistic channels.

 

Green Acres Farm Sanctuary

Zuzu Luxe is honored to be partners with Green Acres Farm Sanctuary. Together they are advocating for vegan and cruelty-free practices and “Creating Compassion Through Rescue, Education and Service.”

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Why is 10 Free Nail Polish Important?

In true Gabriel fashion, our polishes are vegan, gluten-free, cruelty- free, non-toxic and “10 free”. Free of: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal ingredients.

Why is 10-Free Nail Polish Important?
Nails are very porous, especially when wet. We are also exposed to toxins from polish when we rub our eyes or bite our nails.

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