Demand Your Gluten-Free Makeup and Be Proud of Your Own Genetic Makeup

By Zach

What if we were to tell you that gluten-free is no longer just a rising demand in the food industry, but one that is tiptoeing its way into the $1 billion cosmetic industry as well? Well, its true. Just like nutrition enthusiasts demand more detailed descriptions about nutrition facts and ingredients, “A growing number of people are demanding the same thing of their cosmetics,” says Kristi Krueger of Local 10 news in Florida.

Gluten-free consumers are now requesting everything from lotions to lipstick to be labeled in a more easy-to-read fashion for their own health benefits. Although gluten-free makeup and skin care products certainly aren’t as much of a hot topic as gluten-free foods, there has certainly been measures taken to cater to customers who are sensitive to gluten-containing beauty products. Research in this area is still in its cocoon stage, but companies like Afterglow Cosmetics and Jane Iredale are definitely responding to their clientele’s wishes.

As one can understand, people who don’t want any kind of gluten in their food are just as likely to not want it anywhere on their skin. Some of the hottest beauty products today are those that are guaranteeing wheat-free and gluten-free products on the shelves. Lipstick is a huge concern for customers who are severely intolerant to gluten as lipstick has the likelihood of becoming ingested, in turn being dangerous to the individual. The same concept can be applied to toothpaste, gum or any other items that can ultimately be harmful if swallowed due to traces of gluten.

On the other hand, it should be noted, that not every skin irritation from beauty products like makeup and moisturizers are caused by gluten ingredients. Dr. Mark Nester, a dermatologist from Skin and Cancer Associates, suggests that other ingredients such as formaldehyde and silicone are also standard causes of rashes and break outs, as well as the common mistake of using expired cosmetics.

Of course, there’s always going to be those skeptical people out there that think the gluten-free phenomena is just going to be another way for a billion-dollar industry to take advantage of people’s hypochondria, but there really seems to be a serious need for people with gluten intolerance to feel fairly treated and not ostracized due to their genetics. So for all you advocates of gluten-free cosmetics and clearer labeling of ingredients, demand your gluten-free makeup and be proud of your own genetic makeup!

5 thoughts on “Demand Your Gluten-Free Makeup and Be Proud of Your Own Genetic Makeup”

  1. I like to support small companies with dedication to GF products. There’s a small company in Florida that does GF makeup (founder and I think her mom are GF) and they were very responsive to questions I can’t recall if all their products are GF so you may want to ask. I liked what I got – mascara, eye and lip pencils, powder foundation. – you can also get their product through some 3rd party sites like vitacost and luckyvitamin. Trying to do more natural cosmetics AND GF is challenging – especially if you don’t want to pay $$$. For skin/hair, I have found glutenfreesavonnerie at

  2. There is a company that started in Arbon, Switzerland called ARBONNE. They are vegan, eco friendly,gluten-free. Their products encompass cosmetics, skin and body care,anti-aging and health and wellness products. You can check them out at They promise to deliver pure,safe, and beneficial products.

  3. When I went gluten free, I wanted to make sure my makeup was, too. In researching this, I was amazed to learn about all the chemicals that are in many makeup brands’ products. Now I use Afterglow foundation and blush, Tarte mascara, Larenim eye color and Burt’s Bees lipbalm. Some of these products cost more than drugstore brands (and about the same as department store brands), but the quality is much higher, too.

  4. I searched for gluten free cosmetics once I was diagnosed with celiac disease last year. As someone who also likes to try before I buy, this was not an easy task! I found Arbonne while at a conference this past fall. They are committed to formulating all of their products without gluten and dairy as well as many other harmful additives. I liked the skin care and cosmetics so much I became a consultant for them! It’s nice to know that some companies really do care about what is in their products. It actually made me cry because it was so frustrating trying to get information from other companies! Thank goodness for Arbonne!

  5. It would be better to follow the organic products rather than following the brands one which is much costlier than the non based brand. Try to focus on the dedication of the product is.

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