Should Skin Be Gluten Free
There is a growing phenomenon of gluten free foods, and now it has started to cross over into the world of skin care.
Even with only 1% of the world population diagnosed with Celiac disease many are making this a life style choice naming gluten as the main cause for their gas, abdominal pain and bloating, although these are symptoms of eating gluten not putting it on our face, so should we extend this to our skincare and beauty regimes too?
According to Coeliac U.K the risk of reaction from gluten in cosmetics is minimal as the gluten molecules are too large to be absorbed through the skin, so there is no need to panic unless of course the product is used on the lips or in the mouth. I think it is personal preference and surely can only be a good thing that sufferers have the choice should they want to cut out gluten once and for all in all areas of their life.
To help you screen your products for gluten here is a list of ingredients that are primary sources of Gluten listed as Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil or Extract and Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids.
Our gluten free ranges available at John and Ginger are Suki Skincare where all products are gluten free and REN Skincare, with the exception of Keep Young and Beautiful Firming and Smoothing Serum, Keep Young and Beautiful Firm and Lift Eye Cream, Sirtuin Phytohormone Replenishing Cream and V-Cense Revitalising Night Cream.
Suki Concentrated Strengthening Toner 100ml
This toner is a powerful antioxidant for dry, mature, combination and normal skin, offering protection from environmental aggressors and daily stress.
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser 120ml
An award winning facial exfoliant reducing the appearance of toxic and dry skin build up, most types of blemishes and flare ups.
Ren Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel 150ml
Light and foamy, gently removes all traces of make up, dirt and pollution, formulated for sensitive skin to leave it calm soothed and hydrated, without any tightness, irritation or discomfort.
Ren Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic 250ml
Brighten your complexion with this resurfacing toner. Your solution to dullness, uneven skin tone and uneven texture, leaving skin smooth, refined and bright.
Ren Clean Screen Mineral Mattifying Face Sunscreen SPF30 50ml
No shine sunscreen, chemical free, silicone free and sensitive skin friendly and protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays, plus blue light rays to prevent ageing and pigmentation.
Suki Transformative Purifying Masque 30ml
The ultimate stress reducer for when your skin is at its worst giving real results long term without irritations.
Ren Evercalm Anti Redness Serum 30ml
This serum actively trains skin to be less reactive and keeps it looking younger for longer by protecting it against the causes of premature ageing.