Gluten Free skincare - something else to look out for?

About 1 out of 100 people have celiac disease. It is a long term autoimmune disorder primarily affecting the small intestine that occurs in people who are genetically predisposed and the only known effective treatment is by switching to a gluten free lifestyle. If you're on a gluten free diet and also prefer to use gluten free products especially on your skin, you may find yourself looking closely at almost every product packaging label just to check if they contain any glutenous ingredients. 

These are some of these ingredients to look out for next time you try searching for gluten free nonfood products:

  • Avena sativa (Oat) 
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Barley Grass - Hordeum vulgare (Barley) 
  • Wheatgrass - Triticum aestivum (Wheatgrass)
  • Wheatgerm Oil - Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm)

Synthesis Organics skin care products are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and is prepared in a dedicated organic lab. We believe that skincare something so regularly applied and absorbed into our body had to be as pure as possible, with ingredients safe enough to eat. But can we really absorb gluten through our skin? The answer is no, according to the Mayo Clinic, unless you accidentally swallow them. 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or concerns about the ingredients we use. We'd love to make sure our products will suit your skin needs.