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Gluten Free Skincare

Generally people with allergies are often more conscious about the ingredients used in the products they consume as food and also use on their bodies. If you have a food allergy, gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity then you may be looking for gluten free skincaremyroo-gluten-free-skincare

The understanding of the spectrum of gluten-related disorders including coeliac disease, non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and wheat allergy is increasing everyday but there is much further research to be done.

Some coeliacs for example have reported to have had skin reactions when using beauty products which have ingredients containing gluten. So for the sake of their health some people choose to try to eliminate gluten entirely from the products they use.

Sometimes gluten containing ingredients can be found in shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, moisturisers, eye make up and lip balms. Often the vitamin E extracts used in beauty products can be derived from wheat.

Gluten proteins can lurk in a number of ingredients used in skincare and cosmetic products so if you want to make sure that your skincare products do not have any gluten containing ingredients then study the label and look out for the following list of ingredients:

  • Triticum vulgare (wheat)
  • Hordeum vulgare (barley)
  • Avena sativa (oats)
  • wheat bran extract
  • wheat germ oil is an emollient
  • wheat protein 
  • wheat starch or hydrolysed wheat starch
  • hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • wheat hydrolysate 
  • enzyme-modified gluten
  • wheat peptides

Synthetic chemicals and ingredients in personal care products which can cause irritation or inflammation can enter the body in a number of ways when we bath or shower. For example they can be absorbed through the skin and the mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth and nose as well as inhaled.

If you are trying to avoid gluten in your skincare or other cosmetic products then you may also want to check for other ingredients which can cause issues such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate SLS, Isothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone.

Below is also a list of gluten containing ingredients to look out for

  • AMP-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • AMP-Isostearoyl Wheat/Corn/Soy Amino Acids
  • Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Barley Ferment Extract Filtrate
  • Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Extract
  • Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate Extract
  • Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Wheat Lees Ferment Filtrate
  • Avena Sativa
  • Avena Sativa (Oat)
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Flour
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Leaf Extract
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Protein Extract
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Starch
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Straw Extract
  • Bacillus/Wheat Bran/Phaseolus Angularis Seed/Prunus Armeniaca Seed/Artemisia Annua
  • Barley (Hordeum Distichim) Extract
  • Barley (Hordeum Distichum) Flour
  • Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Extract
  • Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Flour
  • Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Juice
  • Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Leaf Juice
  • Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Powder
  • Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Root Extract
  • Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Seed Extract
  • Barley Extract
  • Barley Juice
  • Barley Leaf Juice
  • Barley Lipids
  • Barley Seed Flour
  • Cetearyl Wheat Bran Glycosides
  • Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides
  • Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Cyclodextrin
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrin Palmitate
  • Disodium Wheat Germamido MEA-Sulfosuccinate
  • Disodium Wheat Germamido PEG-2 Sulfosuccinate
  • Disodium Wheatgermamphodiacetate
  • Ethyl Wheat Germate
  • Extract of Barley
  • Extract of Barley Seed
  • Extract/Glycine Soja Seed Ferment Extract
  • Extract/Xanthium Strumarium Fruit
  • Extraxt of Barley Root
  • Fagopytum (Buckwheat) Leaf Extract
  • Fermented grain extract
  • Hordeum Distichin (Barley) Extract
  • Hordeum Dostichin (Barley) Seed Flour
  • Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract
  • Hordeum Vulgare Extract
  • Hydrogenated Wheat Germ Oil
  • Hydrogenated Wheat Getm Oil Unsaponifiables
  • Hydrolyzed Barley Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Malt Extract
  • Hydrolyzed Oat Flour
  • Hydrolyzed Oat Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Oats
  • Hydrolyzed Rye Phytoplacenta Extract
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Bran
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Flour
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten Extract
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Hydroxypropyl Plysiloxane
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG – Propyl Methylsilanediol
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG – Propyl Silanetriol
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol Copolymer
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Dimetgicone PEG-20 Acetate Copolymer
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Dimetgicone PEG-7 Acetate
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Dimetgicone PEG-7 Phosphate Copolymer
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
  • Hydroxypropyltrimonium Corn/Wheat/Soy Amino Acids
  • Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Siloxysilicate
  • Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
  • Hyrolyzed Malt Extract
  • Kluyveromyces/ Lactobacillus/ Lactococus/ Leuconostoc/ Saccharomyces/ Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Ferment Filtrate
  • Lactobacillus/ Oat/ Rye/ Wheat Seed Extract Ferment
  • Lactobacillus/ Rye Flour Ferment
  • Lactobacillus/ Rye Flour Ferment Filtrate
  • Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Amino Acids
  • Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/ Siloxysilicate
  • Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
  • Malt Extract
  • Maltodextrin
  • Oat (Avena Sativa)
  • Oat (Avena Sativa) Extract
  • Oat Amino Acids
  • Oat Beta-Glucan
  • Oat Fiber
  • Oat Flour
  • OAT FLOURSODIUM LAUROYL
  • Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Pantoea Agglomerans/Wheat Flour Ferment Extract
  • PG-Wheat Protein
  • Phytosphingosine Extract
  • Polygonum G
  • Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein
  • Potassium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids
  • Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Potassium Olivoyl/Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids
  • Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein
  • Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Potassium Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Propyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Quaternium-79 Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Rye Extract
  • Rye Flour
  • Rye Seed Extract
  • Rye Seed Flour
  • Saccharomyces/ Barley Seed Ferment Extract
  • Saccharomyces/ Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate
  • Savena Sativa (Oat) Flour
  • Secale Cereale
  • Secale Cereale (Rye) Extract
  • Secale Cereale (Rye) Phytoplacenta Placenta Culture Extract Filtrate
  • Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Extract
  • Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Flour
  • Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl
  • Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl Wheat Protein Sulfonate
  • Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl Wheat Sulfonate
  • Sodium Capryloyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Sodium Capryloyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Glutamate
  • Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Glutamate
  • Sodium Cocoyl Oat Amino Acid
  • Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids
  • Sodium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Sodium Stearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Sodium Stearoyl Oat Protein
  • Sodium Wheat Germanphoacetate
  • Sodium/ TEA-Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Soyamidoethyldimonium/ Trimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein 
  • Soydimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Steardmnonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Streptococcus Zooepidermicus/ Wheat Peptide Ferment
  • Tocopherol Acetate
  • Tocopherol/ Wheat Polypeptides
  • Trimethyksilyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol Crosspolymer
  • Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Flour
  • Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Germ
  • Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Germ Oil
  • Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Leaf Extract
  • Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Peptide
  • Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Seed Extract
  • Triticum Turgidum Durum (Wheat) Seed Extract
  • Triticum Vulgare
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Lipids
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Extract
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil Unsaponifiables
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Protein
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten Extract
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch
  • Undecylenoyl Wheat Amino Acids
  • Vitamin E
  • Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Bran Extract
  • Wheat Amino Acids
  • Wheat Bran Extract
  • Wheat Germ
  • Wheat Germ Acid
  • Wheat Germ Extract
  • Wheat Germ Glycerides
  • Wheat Germ Glycerides
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Wheat Germ Oil PEG-40 Butyloctanol Esters
  • Wheat Germ Oil PEG-8 Esters
  • Wheat Germ Oil/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters
  • Wheat Germamide DEA
  • Wheat Germamidopropalkonium Chloride
  • Wheat Germamidopropyl dime thylacine Lactate
  • Wheat Germamidopropyl Dimethylamine Hydrolyzed Collagen
  • Wheat Germamidopropyl Dimethylamine Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Wheat Germamidopropyl Epoxypropyldimonium Chloride
  • Wheat Germamidopropylamine Oxide
  • Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Wheat Germamidopropylkonium Betaine
  • Wheat Germamidopropylkonium Chloride
  • Wheat Protein
  • Wheat Protein Hydrolysate
  • Wheat Protein Sulfonate
  • Wheatgermamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate
  • Yeast Extract
  • Zinc Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

The general view is that if there are ingredients which contain gluten in a skincare product then the molecules are too large to penetrate normal skin.

However there have also been some studies which have pointed to sensitised people with IgE-mediated allergies who have had an immune reaction triggered by using skincare products containing oats when they were applied to broken skin or skin with eczema.

In addition some skincare products can contain a mix of moisturisers, emulsifiers, stabilisers, humectants, emollients, surfactants and active ingredients all designed to help penetrate the skin in order for the product to work.

It is for this reason that more skincare brands, including Myroo, are making it easier for customers to see exactly what goes into their products and providing clear labelling.

All of the Myroo Skincare range is free from all 14 known food allergens and we offer a fragrance free version of every product which is free from the 26 known cosmetic allergens. They are also natural, organic, nut, dairy and gluten free.

Find out more about the Myroo range.