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Gluten Free Beauty Tips

Gluten Free Beauty Product Checklist

Gluten-free products aren’t limited to alternative breads and pasta. Many beauty brands like Love Beauty and Planet are going gluten free. That means we’re not adding in gluten as an ingredient.

What Does Gluten Free Mean?

What are gluten free products and what does this term really entail? It directly translates to using no gluten, a substance that can cause a reaction or illness for those with an allergy or sensitivity. Gluten proteins are present in cereal grains like wheat, oats, barley or rye, and for some people these proteins are difficult to tolerate in the body. That is why they opt for gluten free cereal, gluten free snacks, gluten free foods, gluten free breads, and other gluten free options when it comes to their beauty brands.

Since gluten intolerance is super common (about 1 in 10 people!), better safe than sorry when it comes to your beauty routine- opt for gluten free products to avoid any potential sensitivities on your hair or skin. Many beauty brands’ gluten free products list often are more equitable and sustainable products in the first place. The best gluten free products across many beauty brands also happen to be cruelty-free and vegan, which means that gluten-conscious brands are more likely to list products that are good for you and for the environment than others. 

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Tips To Determine if a Beauty Product is Gluten Free

The best way to tell if a product is gluten free is to check the ingredients list at your local grocery or store. For example, any product that contains a wheat extract, malt extract or barley extract unfortunately contains gluten. There are also several ingredients derived from oats, like avena extract, which can also be sensitive to those with gluten allergies.

Going gluten-free can help you become more conscious about the ingredients in your beauty products overall. In analyzing the ingredients within your gluten free products list, you’ll start to become more familiar with what companies are using in their products. Being ingredient conscious will help you make more informed decisions about the brands you want to trust, like supporting companies that use sustainably sourced or naturally derived ingredients. Gluten free products tend to have certain ingredients consciously removed from their formulas, like parabens and silicones.

Love Beauty and Planet is gluten free, cruelty free and vegan. Our best gluten free products are also dye-free, paraben-free and silicone-free. Our products contain naturally derived ingredients, and our product formulas include a variety of sustainably sourced extracts like nourishing coconut water, Argan oil from Argan nuts, shea butter from shea nuts, tea tree oil from tea trees, murumuru butter from Murumuru nuts, rosehip from fruits and vegetables, and more!

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Is A Gluten Free Beauty And Hair Routine Necessary?

Not everyone has gluten sensitivities, so not everyone feels the necessity to use only gluten free beauty products. And that’s fine! Feel empowered to make the right choice for your lifestyle, but we’d recommend brands that maintain transparency with their ingredients. The best gluten free products are also products whose ingredient lists are free from many other nasties.

Experts say each person has a different kind of sensitivity to gluten, so while some people may choose to avoid gluten in both their diet and their beauty routine, others are less alert. Yet the “-free” movement is growing. Make the right choice for your lifestyle as we maintain transparency with our ingredients. No guilt, no harm. Who doesn’t want a more “free” beauty routine?

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