If you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease you probably are used to looking for gluten in your food, but what about your makeup? Food labels almost always list whether or not it contains gluten, a type of protein found in wheat, barley and other grains. Packaging for your beauty products may not provide this important information. Most mainstream cosmetic companies don’t provide gluten information on their packaging.
There are an estimated 2 million people in the United States with celiac disease. If they consume gluten, their immune systems attack villi structures that line your small intestine which are crucial for absorbing food nutrients. The only treatment is to avoid gluten.
Studies have shown that anyone sensitive to gluten could experience symptoms and reactions to makeup, skin care, and lotions that contain gluten. Consumers need to be aware of potential inadvertent gluten exposure. These products can be accidentally ingested in small quantities if the product is used on their hands or around their mouth. Gabriel Cosmetics and ZuZu Luxe are one of the first cosmetic companies to have their products Certified Gluten Free. Not all labels list gluten even if it has a gluten based ingredient such as vitamin E.
So to ensure that you are getting a gluten free product, always purchase from a reputable company like Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc. that communicates that we understand what gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease are and our commitment to providing these products free of gluten. In conjunction with National Celiac Disease Awareness Day today we are offering 20% off of our products here using code glutenfree.