Gluten-Free Skin & Body Care: What You Need to Know

Beauty Boss | The Upside Blog by

by | Updated: April 11th, 2017 | Read time: 2 minutes

For those with Celiac disease or serious sensitivities, gluten-free isn’t a fad – it’s a requirement for health and quality of life. Gluten is found in foods, but its prevalence doesn’t end there; it’s also present in many other products, from multivitamins to moisturizer.

Gluten-Free Beauty Products Facts
Tired of scouring labels? Try JASON certified gluten-free products.

There are several reasons why gluten-free skin and body care products make sense:

  • Accidental ingestion. Think about it: you slather your hands with lotion just before lunchtime, then you pick up that delicious (gluten-free) sandwich and chow down. Or you apply a quick swipe of lip balm, then mindlessly lick your lips. Depending on your sensitivity, ingesting even a seemingly harmless amount of gluten can have consequences.
  • Skin issues. Some (not all) who have gluten sensitivities that affect digestive function may also experience adverse skin effects from applying topical products (lotion, shampoo, cosmetics) that contain gluten.
  • Mystery ingredients. Artificial colors and fragrances are common in personal care and cosmetic products – but the specific ingredients used to make them are rarely listed on the label. If you’re on a quest to avoid gluten (or ANY specific ingredient, for that matter), this can be troubling.

JASON Gluten Free Products

Companies like JASON are recognizing the need for specialty skin & body care essentials. Each item in their new line of gluten-free products is fragrance free and independently certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) – in order to carry this logo and certification, products must contain no more than 10 ppm (parts per million) of gluten.

Shower essentials:

JASON Gluten Free Body Wash: A gentle cleansing wash with skin-soothing vitamin E, calendula extract and hydrating avocado oil.

Hand & body care:

JASON Gluten Free Hand Soap: With nourishing and soothing vitamin E, olive oil and aloe vera. Suitable for all skin types.