Brands like #Tarte, #DermaDoctor and #RMSBeauty are capitalizing on the gluten-free skincare tend, but is just it a marketing ploy to get people to spend more? According to Dr. #Sa...

Brands like #Tarte, #dermadoctor and #RMSBeauty are capitalizing on the gluten-free skincare tend, but is just it a marketing ploy to get people to spend more? According to Dr. #saxondsmith from the #australiancoeliacmagazine, gluten proteins are considered too large to actually penetrate the intact skin directly to cause symptoms. The skin is a very effective barrier to keep the outside out and the inside in. As such, gluten-containing skincare products and cosmetics should not be a problem. There is the theoretical risk of exposure from accidentally swallowing gluten-containing products, but you will, however, need to ingest significant amounts! #laundrites, do you believe in the #glutenfreeskincare trend?๐Ÿค” (Full article linked in our Instagram Story.)

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Lauren ๐Ÿ’– @lovelaurlaur

As a coeliac the only products I make sure are gluten free are lip products for obvious reasons

๐Ÿฅ€ @hollyjoharris

Scientifically provenโ€”-60% of what you apply to your skin goes to your bloodstream. And think about all the lipstick and lip product we naturally consume as well. Not to mention our eyes being another entry way to our body. Yikes.

ERIKA WAR @erikawar

I work for Aveda and our Be Curly line has wheat in it - which have definitely caused reactions on people with a gluten allergy. I think labelling products for those who truly have an allergy is the the smart thing to do if theyโ€™re trying to sell to clientele who have a particular allergy or skin sensitivity.

Lila. @lilaramen

LOL ๐Ÿ˜ญ its not a marketing scheme. Wow.

Denise Atkinson @bigmomma644

Not gluten related but I have allergies to ragweed and seasonal plants/trees. This natural trend is problematic for me because just using things with these ingredients cause a reaction to me. Eye creams especially I wake up looking like I have cried all night. So I pick things with chemicals over products with those ingredients. I canโ€™t drink chamomile tea for instance. So I wouldnโ€™t discount anyone that wants to play it safe if they have a gluten intolerance. One mans pleasure is another mans pain as they say ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Julie Moore (Sleaford) @julie_sleaford

@anitanaik ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚

Denise Atkinson @bigmomma644

@hollyjoharris exactly. If there are colors and additives that affect people that are listed as a carcinogen, then why not label it and let people choose for themselves. Itโ€™s not hurting anyone to label it. Europe is so far ahead of the USA in terms of banning ingredients. And we are aware of the things that are found in some products made in China that keep popping up all the time. I find no harm in this.

Christopher Drummond @cdbeautynyc

Like almost everything in cosmetics, it's all about marketing. Most high end makeup is all the same!

Candace M G @candace_g23

@marielreilly only lip and eye products. Thank you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Mariel Reilly @marielreilly

@candace_g23 yup eye products too, almost forgot, thank you!

Candace M G @candace_g23

@marielreilly but thatโ€™s it๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

Abigail Newell @abbington

@christina_181_ ๐Ÿคฃ

Bridgett Vanderhoof @vandbrid

@mollymattaini I feel like we talked about this a while ago

Liz Graham @paris_is_my_wonderland

@ourpassportstamps I love that this topic was raised, as I learnt so much from the comments ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Amy @amyalisa

@hanajoste this is interesting

Bearable Lightness of Being @intothefutures

I dont even know what gluten is

Alicia Hannah Naomi @aliciahannahnaomi

You canโ€™t completely ignore anecdotal evidence but itโ€™s certainly difficult to run a study against. In any case, nobody has really brought up lip products here... gluten free lip balm/gloss/lipstick is a very real thing that ends up in your mouth... would be great to see a post about which fashion forward brands are doing gf lipstick... as a coeliac myself my lipstick collection is limited to BITE, Tarte and Jeffrey Star for now and I do feel uncomfortable about those JS products but I have a small pool to shop from if I want liquid/matte/or otherwise fashion forward lip colour.

Jill Elise Perdue (Hurst) @jilllittlemomma

I used to think it was just a fad concern. Till I realized the hard way it effects me a lot. It only takes a tiny amount ingested to bother those of us with severe intolerance. We ingest a lot more than we realize of body and especially face products. I had to learn the hard way by it's not just ingestion that causes reaction for some people. For one breathing in powders not only can enter your blood stream but, end up in you stomach. Any time blood (even microscope amounts) can get out, other stuff can get in. We constantly get tiny cuts, blemishes, hangnails, etc that we don't even notice. That is why when dealing with germs, contaminants we have to wear gloves. Even if the risk is low. For those more sensitive to gluten it is no different than dealing with a bacteria. It can completely knock us out of commission, or even put us in the hospital. Even those who aren't as sensitive may not want to risk accidental ingestion around important events or if they have additional health concerns.


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Kimberly @deadbirdparty

As a celiac I will say I have gotten very sick off a lip balm with gluten in it; so I do think it's important to have lip products that are gluten free.

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