Hey you! Guess what? Your eyes are stunning.

Seriously, go look in the mirror. Look at all the colors that twist and curl​ around your perfectly round, dark pupil. Look how it glows. Your eyes are amazing and don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

So on the days that you want to make sure that your eyes are shown off at their very best, what do you do? ​

​Wear the Right Colors

With a little color theory, you can find the perfect shades to bring out the very best in your eyes. Whatever shade you want to enhance, there's an eyeshadow out there that is perfect for you.

But which colors are those? Don't worry, I've got 'ya covered.

Make Your Eyes Pop: The Ultimate Guide​

I'm going to give you all the best eye shadows for your eye color. And here's how:

  1. Find your eye color in the list below. Whether Brown, Blue, Hazel or Green, there's something for the whole world down there.
  2. Choose if you want to go all out and bright, or would rather go more neutral and less "in your face". (no pun intended)
  3. Complimentary colors get the most oomph. Triad colors are great to play with when you want to change it up!
  4. Click on the colors you like to go straight to the purchase pages.
  5. BAM! You've created your own palette custom designed for your eyes!

And the best part? All of these eye shadows are 100% gluten free.

Brown

With more lyrics sung sweetly over you than any other eye color, you brown-eyed beauties are perhaps the most widely beloved of all the colors. Assuming songs represent the majority of humanity's opinions, which we'll just pretend that they do. Rejoice, because to enhance that look, you get some of the most vibrant shades of all.

find your color

Complimentary:

Triads:

Neutrals:

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Blue

Clear, bright blue, you tend to get picked out and loved on a lot. Your striking glance and vibrant shades make you a show-stopper. Warm colors will make you pop, but remember that too much warm can also overwhelm your cool blue shades. Try using it sparingly, or mixed with other, less overtly warm shades.

find your color

Complimentary:

Triads:


Hazel

Your lovely brown and green twists make your eyes some of the most complex in the world. Your layered colors seem to change with the light and the clothes you wear. You can take advantage of this by choosing which shade you want to play up. Try switching out your eye shadow colors for one or another of the triads!

find your color

Complimentary:

Triads:

find your color

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Green

Earthy, mysterious and captivating, you are made all the more beautiful thanks to your rarity. To make those without green eyes even more jealous, you get a wide variety of eye shadow colors that bring out the best in your shades. Both warms and cools will compliment you, so go nuts and have fun!

find your color

Complimentary:

Triads:

Neutrals:

Lily Lolo Truffle Shuffle

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Lily Lolo Brassed Off

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Intensify Your Eyes

With the colors here, you'll never be without something to enhance your natural glow. Grab one, a pair, or all of them! You can't go wrong.

Since I probably didn't get all of them, what eye shadows do you use to draw attention to your natural colors? Let me know in the comments! I'd love to hear!

Incredible illustrations done by my friend Erin Pickering, the Gluten Free Illustrator! Go find her HERE.

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Gluten Free Makeup List Update- 11th Edition

Hello friends! Today we have the latest edition of the Gluten Free Makeup List for y’all to grab!

We have a few new companies to add and some layout tweaks to the list itself. Fortunately no crushing removals this time around! Those are seriously the worst list updates ever…

Here are the new companies!

  • Bubble and Bee creates organic bath and body products, including a huge range of natural deodorants. They also have lotions, bath salts and basic skin care.
  • NEUMA is a salon available, sustainable hair care brand. They have a line for nearly every hair “problem” you can think of, including the rarest of the rare, volumizing hair care! It’s so hard to find volumizing hair care that’s gluten free and NEUMA has an entire line dedicated to it.
  • frank is a really cool company that specializes in coffee scrubs. With international shipping, fun branding and reasonable prices for long-lasting products, I’m dying to give frank a try. Can’t have too many scrubs now, can we?

So there ‘ya have it! Not a huge update this time around, but with some totally exciting companies to check out. I haven’t tried any of them yet, so if you have tried them already, let me know in the comments!

If you’ve already signed up for the Gluten Free Makeup List, you should have the new list update in your inbox right now. If you haven’t signed up for it yet, then what on earth are you waiting for!? Sign up below!

 

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Lily Lolo is a 100% natural mineral makeup company that hails from Merry 'Ol England and is just recently available in the US and Canada. Their promise is "no nasties, no parabens, no synthetic dyes and definitely no nano-particles and of course – fabulous healthy products!"

Of course, as you've probably already guessed since they are on my website, the products are gluten free. All that is, except for the mascara. When I asked why they did not consider the mascara to be gluten free, the very nice and helpful gal said that the mascara was processed in a different facility in which they could not guarantee a lack of cross contamination.

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you may already know that having a company cite cross-contamination as an issue for makeup is extremely rare. I very nearly freaked out when she told me that all of her own accord.

Y'all- Lily Lolo gets it. They really do.

So I'm super excited to be able to share them with you today.


The products I got to try are:

Mineral Cover-Up- Blondie

Out of all the mineral powder concealers I've tried, this may be the very best. ​The coverage is surprisingly good, and has that silky texture that characterizes all of Lily Lolo's cosmetics.

As with all powder concealers, ​it's best used on smooth blemishes or discoloration. Any scabbing or flaky skin will only be enhanced by the settling of the powder. But again, that's typical across the board for this type of product.

The Blondie shade is ​very pale. Rather too pale for my complexion. However I've heard so many complaints about finding a concealer light enough for certain skin tones, that I think this shade will be joyously embraced by my paler pals.

Bronzer​- Waikiki

I'm in love with this bronzer. The golden tones, the satin texture, the manageable pigmentation...

​Truly gorgeous.

Designed for pale skin tones again, this bronzer works very well for me. I like my bronzer to be "barely there", and with the buildable formulation and golden tones, this looks remarkably natural on me.

​Thanks to the satin sheen, you definitely don't want to use this for contouring. However, using it as it was designed, it's hard to beat the sunshiny warmth it lends to your face.

Pressed Duo​- Platinum Perfection

Combing classic colors in an attractive compact, these duos are an easy addition to just about everyone's eyeshadow collection.

In the "Platinum Perfection" set, pink and gray combine for a girly, easy-to-wear color palette that works with the majority of skin tones. Even I can pull off this pink without looking like I've been crying all day (which is the typical way I look with pink eyeshadow- ha!).

These shadows are not extremely pigmented, but they are pigmented enough to still show up. With a silky feel, mellow sheen and easy-to-not-overdo colors, these are the kinds of shadows you can use daily without any fuss.

Loose Eye Shadow- Miami Taupe

Lily Lolo's loose eyeshadow colors range from utterly natural to bright and bold. I've been drooling over the colors on the site for weeks and I'm pretty sure there isn't a single one I'm not interested in.

This color, however, is not at all done justice by pictures. With faint purple and blue undertones, it's a dusky hue that looks natural on the skin, but has an added complexity and elegance that places it above your typical "natural" tone.

In the container it looks much darker than actually on the skin. That may be because like the pressed duo shadows, it's not terribly pigmented. For my skin, a casual application just a hint darker than my actual tone. If I build it up, then I can squeeze a darker shade out of it.

The description talks about using it as a defining color, however because of the sheen, use it in the crease with care. I think in this case, the satin sheen overpowers any definition it could give to the "receding" area.

Overall, I'm very happy Lily Lolo has crossed the pond to the US (and Canada, of course).

I love their color sense and the silky feel of all their products. In a market saturated with mineral makeups, they really do stand out with their quality.

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Products Reviewed:

Cover-Up
Blondie

Bronzer
Waikiki

Pressed Duo
Platinum Perfection

Loose Eyeshadow
Miami Taupe


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Ah, the ever neccessary gluten free lip balm. Everyone needs it and you can never have too many of them.

But in reality, it can be​ hard to find a truly safe gluten free lip balm. ​There are a few out there, but just like everything else in gluten free skin care products, many of them tend to be a very basic. Then we have 8 different basic lip balms, none of which particularly stand out from each other.

Not that basic is a problem. It's just nice to get a breath of fresh air every once in a while.

Having already reviewed Keeki Pure & Simple's Nail Polish, I couldn't wait to introduce you guys to Keeki's lip products. Because... I'm really enjoying them.

I got to try two different products of theirs, in several flavors and colors:

(I had way too much fun with this. Those fun label colors! Pin if you like them too. 😉

I just have to say real quick, overall I'm completely and utterly in love with these products. They are beautiful, smell lovely, look lovely and are super moisturizing. Best of all, they're reasonably priced.

Keeki's Gluten Free Lip Balm​

With a slightly waxy texture, strong scent and fun packaging, these lip balms are a huge hit in my household.

Since I prefer a waxy lip balm, this is pretty much my favorite texture around. Maybe it's because I'm in Texas and any cosmetic that has too much oil and not enough wax will melt into a fragrant puddle on just about any given afternoon.​ But one way or another, these balms leave a smooth coat, stay on and moisturize much longer than the initial application.

The scents are strong, but not overpowering. I tend to lean towards wanting less scent than more, but I do enjoy these.

  • The Pineapple Delight smells sweet and fruity. Fresh, summery and dessert-like, it does
  • The Root Beer Float smells just like it sounds; sweet, vanilla-y, carbonated. I almost feel like I should brush my teeth after application. 😉 But no worries there, it's sweetened with stevia.
  • The Minty Vanilla Cooler is not something I've seen before, but I absolutely love it. Smelling of mint and vanilla (surprise!), this is probably the most androgynous of the flavors. It's also instantly familiar, but with a Keeki twist. I love how the vanilla sweetens the overall feel and tones down the mint.

There is very little flavor in these balms, despite the scent. With only a bit of beeswax and stevia flavor involved, there is not much to taste.

Keeki's Gluten Free Lip Shimmer

In a nutshell, this is a tinted lip balm with light shimmer. It's not highly pigmented, nor is it very shimmery and yet it's perfect.

I keep finding myself picking one or another of the two colors I have and dropping it in my purse. If I have a little makeup on, or even none, they are an excellent compliment to a natural look. Or if I've gone a little heavy on the eyes and don't want much added color to my lips.

It feels somewhat similar to the regular lip balm, but it is less coating and a little more oily. Not my favorite texture for a balm, but not at all an issue either.

For the days when you want just a tiny something, or for the little girl in your life who wants to wear "lipstick" too, these hit the bullseye.

I'm seriously enjoying Keeki's lip products. Whether for pure moisturizing or a touch of color, these should be your next addition to your kit!

Grab your own Keeki's Gluten Free Lip Balm and Shimmer!

Ooh La La (3 pack)

Flirty (3 pack)

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I'm a sucker for bright colors. Happy, vibrant, glowing, exuberant- these kinds of colors speak to my very soul. But have you noticed that many gluten free and all natural companies tend to stick with more conservative shades? Not that there's anything wrong with that, but sometimes a gal wants a little brilliant something to break the monotony... Like maybe gluten free nail polish. 😉

Keeki Pure & Simple is a company as vibrant as their colors, started by a Mom on a Mission: To make safe, fun, beautiful, all natural products that she could feel good giving to her daughter.​

Their products are entirely:

  • ​Gluten free
  • Earth friendly
  • Cruelty free
  • Paraben free
  • Acetone free
  • Soy free

And did I mention colorful?

Pictured above, from front to back:

  1. ​Nail Polish- Orange Sorbet
  2. Nail Polish- Raspberry Sorbet
  3. Top Coat
  4. Base Coat

Aren't those colors fabulous? So bright! And they really do translate that same color to the nails! But I'm getting ahead of myself...

Gluten Free Nail Polishes​

I'm so in love with Keeki Pure and Simple's colors. They have everything from these neon shades to traditional nudes. From kid-friendly to true adult shades. And to make it even better, both of the colors above end up pretty much the same color on the nail that they are in the bottle. There is very little darkening, or taking an off color.

Check out other photos from my Instagram!

​However, they are not entirely opaque. When I follow the instructions to the letter, with two thin coats of polish, you can clearly see where the white of the nail begins. But if you keep piling on the polish to cover that entirely, pretty soon you'll have a far too heavy glob that will peel almost immediately. I've found that three coats is the best depth for still staying on and reducing the "white line" at the end of your nail (like on the right).

When applying this polish, it has very nearly no scent. There is nobody walking by and yelling "Someone's putting on nail polish!" because the stench has drifted through the house. No chemical headache that drives you out to the fresh air to clear your head (just me? M'kay...). And that's so nice. It takes half the pain out of applying nail polish.

Oh and speaking of the pains of nail polish... This stuff dries to the touch ridiculously fast. ​ Such a big bonus. I hate sitting around without the use of my fingers for a full 15 mins before everything is dry enough not to rub right off. I know, I'm an impatient gal. But that is the #1 reason I don't paint my nails more often. This nail polish dries to the touch after a minute, each coat. With 5 total coats (base + polish x 3 + top), that brings this up to a five minute manicure. Now of course you still need to be gentle with it and yes you have to wait an hour before getting it wet. But hey! I can read a library book and not stain it! It's the little things, don'tcha know. 😉

Base Coat​

The base coat is so thin on the brush that it is almost like water. When dry, it leaves a matte finish that has more visual presence than when it's wet.

This base coat really seems to work well. It does not stop chipping around the edges entirely, but it does keep it from happening right away. ​Peeling, however, is pretty much out of the question when this base coat is on. To make it even better, there is no chemical stench that I typically associate with base coats!

Top Coat​

I was vaguely worried when I saw how cloudy the top coat was. Would it hinder the color of the polish below it?

Nope. Not at all.​

The top coat does a beautiful job of lending high shine and a rubbery feel to the finished polish. It really helps to keep the polish from chipping right away. And just like everything else of Keeki's, there is no icky scent when applying! It does have the strongest scent of all three nail products, but it's still nothing that is troublesome.

Overal Wear and Removal​

When every layer is applied together, it lasts only a few days before chipping. For me, I get the first chips by day 3. But I'm also a notoriously bad nail polish applicator (don't laugh OK, but whenever my sisters catch sight of my painted nails they shake their heads at me). So who knows, maybe someone else would have better luck.

Also, make sure you follow the removal directions to the letter. This polish can be a real pain to take off, so soaking it with the cotton pad is vital. And it's not like you can just let it chip away into oblivion, because it will cling to the center of your nail with surprising tenacity. Perhaps with the Keeki Nail Polish remover it would come off easier than with a traditional remover. But since I didn't try that, I'm not sure.

All in all, Keeki Pure and Simple Nail Polish is an exuberantly colored, stink free and gentle nail polish.

You just can't beat this kind of safety in a nail set. The colors are fun, the fast drying time is total win and I will never not adore being able to breathe while applying nail polish. Whether for yourself or for your child, these are nail polishes you don't have to worry about.

Try the products for yourself!


This is Part 1 of a 2 Part Review. Stay tuned for more about Keeki Pure and Simple!

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I noticed that Physicians Formula says that they are gluten free. At the bottom of the page they mention it more than once. Would you feel it's safe enough to use as a Celiac?

Sharp Eyed Seeker

Hey Seeker,

I have been trying to get an in-depth reply from Physicians Formula about this for years. Despite multiple emails spread out over time, I have yet to get a satisfactory answer. But that page you linked me to is really helpful! Thank you for that!

Since I do not have a direct reply from them about anything, I can only go by what they publicly state on that page. So...

From those answers, plus the answers on the "Ask Joanna" page, I would not consider Physicians Formula gluten free, or safe.

The reason for this is two-fold:

  1. They talk about "most of our products in [X] line are gluten free!"
  2. Their continual avoidance of the question "is your tocopheryl gluten grain derived?"

    In my experience, these two vague answers together means at the very least they are using gluten derived tocopheryl and using the <20 ppm gluten argument to call it "gluten free". If the FDA regulated makeup as well as food (which they don't), then this definition of gluten free would be fine by their standards. But there is no regulation for gluten in makeup. Nobody holding these companies accountable. So if a gluten derived ingredient is used in a product, you simply have to trust the company to be using a truly <20 ppm version of it. You have to trust that no slip-ups have been made and that the natural gluten is actually mostly gone, like they say.

    That said, I do not agree with the <20 ppm level anyway. I've spoken to far too many Celiacs who have issues with any gluten, internal and external, for me to feel comfortable saying "Oh sure, you should be OK with it".

    <20 ppm works for some people, but it doesn't work for others. I've seen it both ways time and time again.

    At the end of the day, I believe if you don't have to risk getting sick, don't risk it.

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    If there's a chance you'll get sick, it doesn't make sense to take that chance if you don't have to.

    So no, I do not consider Physician's Formula gluten free, or safe for Celiacs. In fact I highly recommend you stay away from them, even more so because thus far they refuse to straight up answer certain questions.

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    Splash some Orange in your look!

    Hello lovely Gluten Free Friends!

    In a perfect world where everyone has Simply Gluten Free Magazine subscriptions, you already know that this is the companion blog post to my article in the latest issue. But since it's not a perfect world, you may not have seen the latest issue yet. If you don't have a subscription, you'll either have to stage a black ops break-in to your SGFM subscriber friend's house to steal their issue, or wait until the first of May when it hits newsstands so you can buy it yourself. I recommend the latter, but each to their own...

    In the article, I gathered awesome products that follow the vibrant orange trend of Spring and Summer. As fun as it was, it was kinda hard too! Turns out orange products are a rare breed in the gluten free makeup world. Despite the challenges though, I'm super excited to share the products I put together.

    Jamberry Nails Southern Flare

    These nail wraps are ridiculously fun and easy to apply. After trying them, I'm officially in love. This is a great way to venture out into the orange trend without committing to something super bright or bold.

    Get it here Check out my Review

    Mirabella La La Lips Pop Velvet

    Out of all the new products this article brought to my attention, I think this one may be my ultimate favorite. No joke. Creamy, pigmented, moisturizing and easy, these chubby lip pencils are outrageously fun and gorgeous!

    Get it here | Review coming soon!​

    Raw.Skin.Ceuticals Cheek Crème Orange VI

    Take your experimentation to the next level and try this ultra smooth cream blush! Orange blush is a little harder to pull off than something on your nails, but if you have warm skin than you're in luck. Keep an eye out for these shades coming soon!

    See their products here  |  Review coming soon!​

    Keeki Pure and Simple Orange Sorbet

    If you get stuck on the side of the road while wearing this nail polish, you can use your safety vest orange fingertips to flag down help. Seriously though, this bright polish is great fun to wear! Vibrant, bold and fresh, it's an easy way to be daring.

    Get it here  |  Check out my Review!

    Concrete Minerals Napalm

    Hot hot hot hot is probably the best way to describe this. As in seriously, the color is heat-hot looking. With incredible pigmentation, gorgeous shine and a surprisingly universally wearable shade of orange, you need to check this shadow out.

    Get it here  |  Review coming soon!​

    Don't be afraid of orange this season! Go out there and get your heat on with this vibrant trend!

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    Step right up, ladies and gentlemen! The latest edition of the gluten free makeup list is here!

    I've been busy as a bee this time around, but thankfully nothing earth shattering happened. Just a little clean up and some new additions to the list.

    • Gluten Free Beauty has been removed from the list. The company is out of business, though word on the street is that they may come back. If you have any products of theirs left, they're still safe, no worries! I just don't want to leave a dead link in the list.
    • Lily Lolo has been added to the list. Everything of theirs is safe except for the mascara. It's processed in a different facility, so no worries about cross contamination!
    • Nourish Organics has been added to the list! Cool skin care company that can actually be found in some stores, such as Target.
    • Savvy Boheme has been added to the list. And there may or may not be a review of them coming soon... 😉
    • Sensible Organics has been added to the list.
    • Shea Touch has been added to the list. They have all kinds of skin care and hair care.
    • TEMPTU has been added to the list. I'm really excited about this addition because they're an AIRBRUSH COMPANY Y'ALL!!! They make an at-home airbrushing system that looks really cool. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm kinda dyin' to.

    So there 'ya have it! Pretty good update to the list and I'm really excited about several of these companies in particular. Check 'em out for yourself!

    If you have already signed up for the Gluten Free Makeup List, then it’s in your inbox right now. If not, grab it through the form below!

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    I'm gonna be real honest about something. It's something that's actually kept me from doing reviews like this in the past. Well, no, not reviews. It's kept me from doing pictures like this before.

    Because... I have horrible nails.

    This is partly my fault, because I always forget to use the nail oils that I have that I know work, and partly because I'm just really hard on my nails. But as a result, I tend to keep them short and leave them be.

    But when I got these Jamberry Nail wraps in the mail, I just couldn't say no. They were so pretty. So cute. So lovely. And so I grew my nails out just for this picture.​

    Actually I meant to take a lot more pictures than that, but I chickened out. Oh well. 

    Bask in the glory of my beautified nails.

    As a quick note, Jamberry Nails is not a 100% gluten free company.

    They also sell nail care and nail polish and these products are not gluten free. However, all of the 200+ nail wrap designs are totally safe.

    So how did I like it?

    After staring at the rows upon rows of stunning patterns on the website, I only had two concerns:

    1. Application Process
    2. Length of time it stays good

    1. Process

    My #1 concern with a nail wrap was pretty basic: Application process. Would it be easy to use for everything-nail-challenged me? Well. Take a look at that photo again and you tell me. See how smooth they are? First time to ever apply a nail wrap and that's what I got. Pretty sweet, huh?

    A few days later I rapidly saw where skill could have improved the application, because it began to crease at the tips a little. It was barely noticable, but I wondered if it would have a bearing on how long they lasted.​

    Which brings me to...​

    2. Lasting Power​

    The wraps are said to last two weeks on fingernails. I thought 'Aw sure, if you're good at it. Bet it won't last that long for me.'

    Well. It did. It lasted a full two weeks! As the wraps wore on, the tips began to fray and want to peel, but it wasn't until right about the two week mark I finally decided it was the end of their lifetime. ​Only afterwards did I realize that "moment" was exactly two weeks after I first applied them.

    All in all, I love these nail wraps! They are gorgeous, easy to apply and loads of fun! ​

    At $15 a set with enough wraps for two applications, they're an inexpensive manicure you can do at home that just so happen to be totally adorable.

    Interested in seeing more Jamberry designs on my poor little nails? Keep an eye on my Instagram!


    Meanwhile, go check out their website to get a few wraps of your own! Or, you know, maybe a lot of wraps.

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    Can you please help me to understand if Tocopheryl Acetate and Tocopherol are forms of gluten that should not be applied topically? The internet has conflicting stories.

    Confused about Tocopheryl Acetate

    tocopherylsafeThat’s a very good question. The reason that there are conflicting stories about tocopheryl acetate’s safety is because nobody really knows the answer to it. Thanks to a lack of scientific study, we’re left to speculate on what little data we have. That said, there are some pointers to help us come to a conclusion.

    First off, we do know that tocopheryl acetate is a form of tocopherol. And we know that tocopherol can be derived from gluten grains. In fact, in my experience, most tocopherol is gluten grain derived.

    But here’s where it starts to get messy and where nobody agrees:

    1. Is there any gluten actually left in the tocopheryl acetate after all that processing?

    Yes. Yes there is gluten left.

    But it’s unfortunately not that simple anymore. Officially, the FDA has said that anything that is derived from gluten can be considered gluten free if it is tested under 20 ppm. Much of tocopherol is now being tested below 20 ppm, so it can be considered gluten free.

    While the rulings technically only apply to food products, this standard is being adopted across the board. Therefore you can find “gluten free meaning <20 ppm” tocopherol in all kinds of makeup.

    About that <20 ppm… The FDA says this should be perfectly safe, but they said that after admitting that some sensitive Celiacs may be able to react to gluten all the way down to 10 ppm. Weird, right? Except when you start to realize that wheat based ingredients are some of the cheapest ones out there… Things start to fall into place. Once again, it looks like the FDA isn’t purely interested in keeping every Celiac safe. This ruling is for the benefit of the companies who want to jump on the bandwagon as cheaply as possible.

    It might be OK for you to use <20 ppm gluten products, especially on your skin where you’re not ingesting it. But I’ve heard from countless people that it’s not just good enough for them. They still get sick from it

    2. If there is gluten, is it OK to put it on your skin?

    The fact is, there are nearly no scientific studies about the effects of topical gluten on Celiacs or gluten sensitive individuals.

    Everything you hear is personal experience and speculation that goes around. It’s educated speculation, but speculation nonetheless. They say it’s fine to use, because gluten cannot penetrate the skin’s barrier. But they also say Celiacs do not react to topical gluten at all. So how do they justify those who do react topically to gluten? Because some people do, without question. I have personally spoken to countless people who finally narrowed down their issues to topical gluten in their makeup, skin care or hair care. Without definitive evidence giving us the why or the how, we cannot make a set standard that will work for everyone

    At the end of the day, the only thing we can know for sure is how you and you alone react to all these products. Some people can handle the <20 ppm, even internally. Others cannot handle that topically and would be put in bed for days if that were taken internally. If you don’t already know for sure what your tolerance level is, why risk getting sick if you can avoid it?

     

    So… Is any tocopherol safe?

    Not all tocopherol and tocopheryl acetate is derived from gluten grains. It can be derived from rice and soy as well. So yes, some of it is safe! Same end product, but different source. And that’s the tocopherol that I personally feel comfortable recommending to y’all.

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