1 in 133 Americans suffer from celiac disease, an auto-immune condition that renders a person unable to digest gluten, a protein found in certain grains. It’s only about 1% of the population, but I would guess it would be much more given the gluten-free food craze, don’t you think?
In response to the gluten-free demand, a few skincare brands have come out with gluten-free version of everything from shampoo and conditioner to face scrubs and lotions. I did a fair amount of research on this and was surprised to learn how many common skincare ingredients contain gluten, beyond the obvious wheat germ and oats. For example, some versions of vitamin E are extracted from wheat germ oil.
While the jury is still out as to whether people with celiac disease really need to avoid gluten on the outside of their bodies, you really can’t go wrong with this lovely line from JĀSÖN. In addition to being certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (“GFCO”), it is also chock full of certified organic ingredients like vitamin E, avocado oil and calendula xxtract. To boot, it is free of all parabens, phthalates, petrolatum and artificial colors—like all their products are— I’m a long-time JĀSÖN fan and use a bunch of their products.
What do you think of gluten-free skincare?