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 to ingest it, or if you don’t want gluten anywhere near you, this list of gluten-free moisturizers is just for you.
What is the best way to tell if your moisturizer has gluten?
The best way to determine whether the cosmetic company used gluten-containing ingredients to make a product is to read the label, which will carry a “gluten-free” or “gluten-free certified” designation if the product has been tested and found to be gluten-free.
The other way is to check the ingredients and make sure there are no gluten-containing or derived ingredients. This might be a bit tricky because cosmetic companies tend to hide names under not-so-obvious scientific names. In this case, I suggest contacting the company and asking if there is any gluten in their product. They will be transparent and tell you the truth.
Gluten-Free Face Moisturizers
Yes to Cucumbers: According to the Yes to Cucumbers rep, “The Yes to Cucumbers face 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 a 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 face moisturizer not only claims to be gluten-free, but the Burt’s Bees rep mentioned that ALL products would 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 like 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 accommodating 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 Night Renewal Cream: It’s always a plus to have a night-renewal gluten-free cream and reduce fine lines and discoloration. You will be safe with this face moisturizer from Avon, which is easy to order either online or through an Avon consultant.
Neutrogena Naturals: Neutrogena’s rep stated that this particular cream is a gluten-free moisturizer but is not tested after the product is manufactured; therefore, there is always a possibility of cross-contamination.
Olay Regenerist: “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 deficient 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 fragrance-free options. Just make sure to check the label for NO gluten and NO fragrance.
Dakota Free Baby Your Skin Balm: To simplify the story, I slathered my baby in this after her first bath, and she has never had one diaper rash since then. Not only is it a great moisturizer for babies, but it also soothes dry or chapped skin on adults with “proudly gluten-free” ingredients such as organic jojoba oil. It also doubles as an ointment for small cuts when applied daily to aid healing time, which can be beneficial if you live in a warmer climate like myself!
Ecco Bella Anti-Aging Moisturizing Face Cream: I’ve been wearing this for years. Now it’s time to share this oldie but goodie with you guys. Ecco Bella Anti-Aging Face Cream is the best plant-based moisturizer out there, in my opinion, and I’m delighted with its results on my face. This stuff really penetrates your skin, so you’ll never have dry patches again, and the consistency is nice enough that a little goes a long way too. One of the things I appreciate about Ecco Bella Plant-Based Moisturizer is how well it combats wrinkles and fine lines, which are inevitable over time.