Yes, You Do Need Gluten-Free Beauty Products—Here's Why

A gluten-free diet might be the food plan du jour for anyone on a mission to trim their waistline, but if you truly suffer from gluten intolerance—roughly one in 100 people have celiac disease globally—you know just how painful the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye can be to your body. But what about when those ingredients show up in your makeup, skin, and haircare products? 

Being that most cosmetics either contain gluten or are manufactured in a facility that handles gluten, we recognize the concern many of those with celiac disease have. In an attempt to further understand how beauty products can affect those with celiac disease, we reached out to both a dermatologist and gastroenterologist for their expert opinion.

Before swapping out your tried-and-true makeup products for their gluten-free alternatives, read on to find out how beauty products containing gluten might affect people with celiac disease.