You already know gluten could be lurking in your makeup. That’s why you’re here. But do you know how to find where that gluten is buried?
There are literally hundreds of ingredients that could contain wheat, barley, rye, or oats. Figuring out which ones are the danger ones is a tricky business. Some of them are obvious, like Wheat Germ Oil. Others much less obvious, like Triticum Vulgare. Some are definitely gluten-grain-derived, like Hydrolyzed Barley Protein. Others may or may not be gluten-grain-derived, like Vitamin E.
Just like in food, just because a product is made with “gluten free ingredients”, doesn’t mean it’s safely gluten free. Cross contamination can happen even in makeup products.
That said, it can still be useful to have an idea which ingredients to keep an eye out for.
Whether because you’re not incredibly sensitive to cross-contamination, or you just want to cut out the biggest sources of gluten, this list can help you get started.
Just for the record, I am not a chemist, nor do I formulate makeup products. This list is as accurate as possible, but there may still be errors and it almost certainly is not complete. Still, it’s a good place to start and will hopefully be helpful!
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