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I've compiled a list of gluten-free beauty products available on sephora.com.
Gluten: Gluten is a protein derived from wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. There are some cosmetics products labeled as gluten-free. If you are interested in these products look for statements like “gluten-free” or “no gluten” on the product package label. Because of periodic changes in product ingredient formulations and sources, for the most up-to-date information we recommend contacting brands directly regarding gluten-free status of their products.
Pacifica French Lilac Spray Perfume - http://bit.ly/j4LxnK
Pacifica French Lilac Perfume Roll-On - http://bit.ly/mxYWHp
Caviar Glitterati Shimmer Sparkling Shine Spray - http://bit.ly/mg9KvJ
Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo -http://bit.ly/m2VoJi
Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Conditioner - http://bit.ly/kXKjtG
Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil - http://bit.ly/kRwG5J
Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist - http://bit.ly/lujzjw
Nude has confirmed that their whole line is now "gluten-free"
Concentrated Reconstructing Serum - http://bit.ly/GFi0CR
Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer - http://bit.ly/GF2Hya
TOO FACED (with the exception of their Boarderline Lip Pencil)
The Healthy Baby Lotion -http://bit.ly/lHc5jm
The Healthy Baby Butter - http://bit.ly/jLkXon
The Healthy Baby Block SPF 40 - http://bit.ly/kWfvxN
Makeup Removing Water - http://bit.ly/zIahI9
Makeup Cleansing Oil - http://bit.ly/zVpAge
Mud Mask - http://bit.ly/xpH5Am
Nars has confirmed that their whole line is now "gluten-free"
Veil Mineral Primer - http://bit.ly/arTfuG
Illusion Tinted Moisturizer - http://bit.ly/l1NSrQ
Superficial Waterproof Bronzer - http://bit.ly/j4dE3a
Film Noir Mascara - http://bit.ly/jDdWsn
Calligraphy Liquid Liner - http://bit.ly/7ZhsDk
Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo - http://bit.ly/mVgoF
Trace Lip Liner - http://bit.ly/khSC9b
Smashbox has advised that the following products do contain gluten; the rest of their line (with the exception of seasonal items such as palettes and limited edition products) are gluten-free.
Smashbox items which contain gluten:
Bionic Mascara (Jet Black), Layer Lash Primer, Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder (all shades), Doubletake Lip Color (Praline, Sugar Spice, Cranberry), Lip Treatment SPF 15
We cannot claim that any of our products are gluten free. Some of our products contain ingredients/source of gluten [wheat germ oil, vit E etc]. As all our products are produced by the same production line and although a very strict cleansing procedure is followed after every production, we have not the possibility to check our products for traces of eventually allergical ingredients in low-value (high-ratio) proportions [parts-per-million (ppm)]. Thus we cannot claim for our products that are gluten free.
Products which do not contain gluten as an ingredient-
All color items except for Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder
Fig Body Butter - http://bit.ly/jeb8x9
Guava Body Butter - http://bit.ly/iqYwno
Quince Body Butter - http://bit.ly/kYgyw0
Yoghurt Body Butter - http://bit.ly/jf7cgj
Evening primrose Eye Cream- http://bit.ly/93EEiR
Milk Proteins Wipes - http://bit.ly/iymyf6
Pomegranate Balancing Moisturizer - http://bit.ly/kHBzNr
Pomegranate Cleansing Mask - http://bit.ly/mf83Na
Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes For Oily and Combination Skin - http://bit.ly/debj4C
Thyme Honey Cream - http://bit.ly/ld41fh
White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser - http://bit.ly/d1B8pE
Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizer SPF 6 - http://bit.ly/kHLuat
Wild Rose Mask - http://bit.ly/BIYon
Yoghurt Mask - http://bit.ly/lQF1Uh
As an additional precaution, you should start reading the fine print on labels.
Avoid any product with these ingredients:
avena sativa (oat) kernel flour, cyclodextrin, dextrin, dextrin palmitate, hydrolyzed malt extract, hydrolyzed oat flour, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed wheat flour, hydrolyzed wheat gluten, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed wheat protein/PVP Crosspolymer, hydrolyzed wheat starch, maltodextrin, secale cereale (rye) seed flour, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract, triticum vulgare germ oil, triticum vulgare gluten, triticum vulgare starch, wheat amino acids, wheat germ glycerides, wheat germamidopropalkonium chloride, wheat protein, wheatgermamidopropyl ethyldimonium ethosulfate, and yeast extract.
P.S. I'll be modifying this list as items are constantly being added and taken off our website. Feel free to add othe items I may have missed. This is still a work in progress.
Also heads up on the list above. It simple reads HOURGLASS. Not all hourglass products are gluten free.
I know that two of their foundations contain gluten (wheat) so be aware.
I asked on their facebook page (Sept.19, 2013) before I purchased their immaculate foundations and this is the response I rec'd from them:
Hourglass Cosmetics commented on your post.
Hourglass Cosmetics wrote: "Hi Melissa, thank you for reaching out. Both Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation and Illusion Tinted Moisturizer are gluten-free - as well as Ambient Lighting Powder. The lip glosses are not. Let us know if you need more info, thanks!"
Hope this helps!
Thank you so much for providing all of this information! Ever since I was diagnosed I have been trying hard to find the right products. Unfortunately I have acne (my doctor said from the gluten probably), so I *need* makeup in my life right now (at least for work). But it's hard to find the right products.
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Pearlgirl7~ you are so very welcome. I too am a recent member to this "club". At the beginning of the year I was diagnosed and by mid July I had the food part under control, however couldn't figure out why I was still feeling ill....enter beauty products. Couldn't believe how much that was a factor...and my diagnosis led from a moderate to ZERO intolerance. In can trace my intolerance back 10 years.
I too had issues with acne, thought to be the result of gluten. And you know what, I seriously can't believe how much mine has cleared up. I have an occasional one or two break out cause monthly by hormones but that's it. And nothing I can't handle.
I have combo oily skin and although it's not a product sold at Sephora, I have actually been using coconut oil as a moisturizer, makeup remover and lip balm. Completely gluten free. And i know, you're probably saying, "Oil for acne? NO way!"...but it's a natural anti bacterial product. I swear by it. And I had really bad breakouts before going gluten free too. Within 3 months my face looks amazing. And although sometimes I don't like to admit, I'm 41, and the fine lines I was beginning to get around my eyes have gone away. I want to know how come I've never been told of this before. LOL!
If you need ideas: Here's my holy grail gluten free makeup products so far:
Now keep in mine, I am ZERO intolerant to gluten and I have had no issues with these items, but result may vary.
~Tarte's 24 hour blush. It's great for oily/acne prone skin, and I haven't had one issue with them.
~Hourglass Imacculate Powder foundation is great for oil control, but be forewarned if you have ANY dry patches, it will show up and not look appealing. So for everyday I use the Hourglass foundation as a spot "treatment" on acne.
~ Hourglass Primer for shine/oil control in my t-zone.
~ Cover FX cream foundation, works wonderfully as a concealer and a full-coverage foundation when I need it. However with a flat top foundation brush, I can apply a light coverage too. My everyday foundation trick. (for when your face clears up...and it will. )
~ Cover FX mineral foundation for when I want a light coverage or use as a finish/touch up powder to set cream foundation.
~ Too Face Chocolate Soliel bronzer (milk= fair skin) for contouring and brightening.
~Too Faced Shadows.
~I am in LOVE with Bite Lipsticks and glosses. Fig and Pepper are great everyday go with anything colors to try...and it I want to add color, I use their Lush fruit lip glosses in Apple or Peach. Surprisingly these lip glosses pack some color payoff. ♥
I,honestly, tried over the counter products and kept getting ill. I ended up paying so much more b/c I though I couldn't afford the high end (cost) products. All the items I've mentioned above are on the high end side, and I tried to go with drugstore products thinking I could use them, they won't make me ill...big fail. Best advice, be safe, go with the labeled "gluten free" options from the get go. They may seem expensive up front but it's better now than to have a closet full of "useless/I thought were safe, but made me ill" drugstore products filling your cabinets waiting to be donated later on. < Um, yep, that would be me. Best of luck to you! Have a safe and happy holiday!
You may want to add glycerin and fragrance(parfum) to your list to avoid to. I know it's found in so many things, but they are one of the "sneaky" ingredients that are known among the Celiac community to cause illness. Also those like my self with non-celiac severe (aka ZERO) gluten intolerance these ingredients have caused me grief more than once.
4favor- sadly I am not comfortable using philosophy products at all. there are too many mixed reviews and I at this time I do not think they are gluten free. I have either sold or donated ALL (sadly, there was ALOT).
I am zero tolerant to gluten and I need to shop for ONLY 100% Gfree items. Sephora is pretty good about bringing up those items if I use the search box at the top left of the Sephora site/ Type in "gluten free" and only items that are g-free will appear.
However I have noticed some brands that I've gotten email/written/phone confirmation from the company itself, do not appear by doing this type of search. But that is something Sephora would have to modify on their side. But for the most part it's a search that will get you started in the right direction for gluten free beauty items.
Hope this helps you out!
Thanks for letting me know about this feature! That is a nice list that popped up, but as you mentioned, I believe the search is missing some products. For example, some Tarte products are listed, but I thought all Tarte products are g-free.
I'm not sure how sensitive you are to gluten. But there are very few companies I think are completely safe now a days and run the risk of cross contamination. I know that Tarte's waterproof foundation IS NOT g-free, but I use their blush and haven't had any issues. And they no longer carry the CG - certified gluten free label on their packaging. My older products had this on the packaging or box. So heads up on this.
And Nars use to be gluten free but as of April this year has lost that status of being safe among the g-free beauty gurus.
But then again, Celiac's and gluten intolerant fit many different ranging from somewhat sensitive to severeness...so as I'm sure you're aware. Call/email and double check if you want to avoid becoming ill.
Take care and wishing you a safe and healthy holiday.
Woooo!! Thank you for this list! I am just finding out about the importance of gluten free makeup now and I have been a coeliac for about 2 years! I only came across it while researching about why my skin reacts so badly to lavender so this is great! Thank you
JUST TO LET YOU ALL KNOW ABOUT ANOTHER BRAND!! I used to work for Bella Pierre makeup in House of Fraser (department store in Northern Ireland) and they have possibly the best and most reliable, pure and long lasting products I have ever come across. There are so many advantages and it's definitely better than the ever popular brand 'Bare Minerals' as it actually has (one in particular) harmful ingredients! I'm not a sales woman for them now but it was the only makeup I was actually sold on and was able to sell because I believed in it. People with cancer can use it. They use it for X-Factor (not sure if it's USA, UK or both) and use it in the top medical care facilities in the UK along with the Legally Blonde Broadway shows USA. It never expires, each product lasts about a year and they use about 5 ingredients (actually good for your skin) in most products and it doesn't melt off your face because your skin accepts it I can't believe I remembered any of that but seriously, i'm buying it now! I opted for slightly cheaper products but after finding this gluten free malarkey out I will most definitely be going onto this. It's more pricey (not extortionately) and will last WAY longer than the others, plus, the coverage was great (again, I demonstrated on customers and was so nervous when someone with Rosacea came along who was told by her doctors to NEVER use toner, I looked over at my boss and thought 'oh s***' this is going to backfire horribly but guess what? It was perfect)!
I will go now and buy this today actually, i'm sold!
Hope this helps
This list is great. I was confirmed zero gluten intolerant the beginning of this year (2013). Bummed b/c I am a makeup "collector".
Please update this list. As of April 2013, NARS is no longer 100% safe for us with any gluten intolerance or Celiac disease.
Just want to help keep all of us well. Would really appreciate this. Thanks!
I have a severe allergy to wheat, so can use products containing oat/oatmeal. I have found Maltodexterin is not a problem for me, but tocopherals that are wheat sourced are, even though there is supposed to be no protein left. If I see ingredients like soy protein and then tocopherol and then guar gum or xanthum gum, I will try the product providing it doesn't cost an arm and leg! The two gums are used as thickening agents in gluten free baking.
I have been using Maybeline Great Lash regular. I was told all waterproof mascaras have wheat, my eyes no longer stay red.
I got a severe reaction from Nars. their corp office was disgraceful in responsing about Nars, Shiseido and Cle de Peau which they previously emailed me were all GF and no CC. basically they lied and just updated their online statement.
Sunday Riley..well they assured me GF and read the ingredients closely and I found products using gluten so their credibility is gone with me.
Tocopherol: i've had huge reactions when it was not veg or soy based. companies can say they don't include gluten but you MUST insist they tell you the source of tocopherol, and when they can't assume it's from wheat.
Actually, while Maltodextrin can be made from wheat (though the FDA requires wheat-Maltodextrin to be labeled as such), it's gluten free if you just see the single word "Maltodextrin." It's safe. (there's more info on that on celiac dot com)
You did leave two things off: tocopheryl and tocopheryl acetate. They can be made from wheat, corn, or soy and unless a product is listed as gluten free, you should assume it's made from wheat.