Gluten free skin care

The  term “Gluten-free” appeared on cosmetic products not so long ago to serve a particular consumer group: those who are sensitive to gluten, have a wheat allergy or celiac disease (a genetic form of gluten sensitivity).

Since then, there have been many discussions in the beauty and health community about whether it really helps to switch to a gluten-free skin care and makeup routine.

Many argue that the molecules that cause gluten intolerance are actually not absorbed into the skin (due to the size of the molecules), so that actually gluten-free cosmetics is just a marketing gimmick. However, they can be transmitted through lipsticks, hand creams or other products that come in contact with the lips.

On the other hand, there are those who get allergic reactions from skin care products with barley or wheat, regardless of what scientific research says about the type of gluten sensitivity.

Depending on how you design your life style around your gluten sensitivity, we want to make sure that you are able to make the best choice for you. Therefore, we have researched the list of ingredients that could potentially cause problems if you have some form of gluten sensitivity.

Ingredients that you should avoid

  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Protein
  • Barley Extract
  • Cyclodexrin
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrin Palmitate
  • Hydrolyzed Malt Extract
  • Maltodextrin
  • Phytophingosine Extract
  • Rye
  • Samino Peptide Complex
  • Sacale Sereale (Rye) Seed Flour
  • Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acid
  • Xanthum Gum (es kann aus Weizen stammen)
  • Yeast Extract
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
  • Semolina Triticum
  • Triticum Aestivum
  • Triticum Carthlicum
  • Triticum Durum
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol
  • Hydroxy Propyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein


  • Triticum Polonicum
  • Triticum Spelta
  • Triticum Turanicum
  • Triticum Turgidum
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipid
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract
  • Wheat Amino Acids
  • Wheat Germ Glycerides
  • Wheat Turiticum Monococcum
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil
  • Amp-Isostearoyl Hydrolized Wheat Protein
  • Barley Grass
  • Disodium Wheat Germamido PEG-2 Sulfossucinate
  • Hordeum Vulgare Extract
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein



Founder of The SKIN Stories and the indie-beauty shop, The Curated SKIN.

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