There is a lot of debate about gluten in skin care products. Most Celiac experts and organizations advise staying away from any body products that contain gluten. (See this post for more information.)
The question then becomes where to find products that are safe for Celiacs. I’ve recently discovered Arbonne, which offers gluten-free skin and body care, cosmetics, and healthy lifestyle products. (Note that the gluten-free list on their site is outdated – it indicates incorrectly that four of their products contain gluten. In fact, all of their products are gluten-free. You can read their statement about gluten here.) Arbonne uses a process similar to the one that beer companies are currently using: take gluten-containing ingredients, remove the gluten, add it into the product, and test to ensure that the gluten has been removed. (My Arbonne consultant, Janice Nieforth, has been extremely helpful in answering all my gluten-related questions! If you have questions about Arbonne’s policy, or specific products, you can contact her at janicenieforth(AT)ns.sympatico.ca.)
Some other beauty product lines that I’ve heard Celiacs recommend include:
If you’re looking for gluten-free weight loss products, check out Isagenix. Most of their items are gluten-free; you can read their gluten-free statement here.
Last but not least, if you have any other suggestions for gluten-free body care and fitness products, we’re happy to hear them as always!