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Gluten Free Makeup

Laurelle Adjani

Posted on April 14 2019

Gluten Free Makeup

What is Gluten Free makeup? 

Gluten free makeup is a real thing and can be very scary for someone with an allergy to gluten.

According to experts, gluten is not directly absorbed through the epithelial tissues, so speculatively, foundations, eyeshadows and anything else that doesn’t go on the lips should be okay. But hold on. Think about all the places gluten can be absorbed. Eyes, nose, and lips. If you wash your face and foundation runs down your skin into your mouth, then you’ve just ingested gluten. Rub your eyes with eyeshadow on and it gets into your eyes? You’ve just ingested gluten. Most people who are allergic to gluten, will have an allergic reaction to any type of makeup that contains gluten.

Cosmetic companies will list a wheat product in the ingredient description. Such names as hydrolyzed wheat protein or hydrolyzed malt extract will contain gluten. Most Vitamin E contains gluten. Other keywords are wheat, barley, malt, rye, oat, triticum vulgare, hordeum vulgare, secale cereale, and avena sativa.

Lioness Beauty’s lipsticks and lip glosses are all gluten free and made in a lab that doesn’t use any gluten products, so there won’t be any cross contamination.  

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