Gluten Free Face Moisturizers – by Kara from the Diva Team
As a former Mary Kay rep, I know how important it is to cleanse AND moisturize your skin. I was anxious to dig into this particular area to find out what many of our most popular brands contain in their moisturizing products and whether or not they are safe for those who avoid topical gluten. So, if you live with the topical form of Celiac Disease (DH), you don’t want to chance ingesting it, or if you just don’t want gluten anywhere near you, this list is just for you.
Yes to Cucumbers – According the Yes to Cucumbers rep, “The Yes to Cucumbers moisturizer is gluten free, but with that being said, there are other products processed in the same factory that contain gluten and soy, so there is a possibility of cross contamination.” This delightful product is certified organic, 97% Natural, and is free of Parabens, Phthalates & SLS, which is always an added bonus! The website is chock full of great information, so I would recommend taking a moment to check it out!
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion – This 99% Natural product not only claims to be gluten free, but the Burt’s Bees rep mentioned that ALL products will clearly state whether gluten is present. The rep also added, “It is produced in a facility with gluten, so therefore cannot be certified gluten free as it travels on the same manufacturing line as other products.”
Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer –“There is NO added gluten in this ‘Simple’ moisturizer and all products will be clearly labeled, including barley, oat, rye, and other possible gluten contaminants,” said the very helpful rep from Simple. This particular moisturizer is targeted for sensitive skin, with no artificial fragrances, no dyes, and no harsh irritants. It also doesn’t hurt that it is dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic, and hypoallergenic!
Avon ANEW REVERSALIST Renewal Serum –This product, according to the Avon representative, does NOT contain gluten. He did not specify if there was a chance of cross contamination, but did confirm that it is gluten free.
Avon ANEW REVERSALIST Night Renewal Cream –It’s always a plus to have a night renewal cream that is gluten free and also reduces fine lines and discoloration. You will be safe with this product from Avon, which is easy to order either online or through an Avon consultant.
Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer – Neutrogena’s rep stated that this particular moisturizer is gluten free, but is not tested after the product is manufactured; therefore there is always a possibility of cross contamination.
Oil of Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free – “If we add gluten to any product, it will be listed in the ingredients. However, if the product is NOT fragrance free, it could have a very low level of gluten added towards the end of manufacturing,” quoted the Olay rep. This is great knowledge to have if you enjoy Oil of Olay products, because they produce many options that are fragrance free. Just make sure to check the label for NO gluten and NO fragrance.
May your skin be supple and soft, while you remain safe and feeling great! What a good combination! Happy moisturizing!
Kara (Diva Team)
*If you have a gluten free face moisturizer that you love, please dish it!