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.