is lipstick gluten free

Introduction

I’m a pretty cautious person when it comes to beauty products. If you’ve ever read my reviews for makeup or skincare, you’ll know that I’m a stickler for testing them out before buying them in stores. One thing I’ve noticed over time is that some lipsticks are gluten-free while others aren’t; this can be problematic if you have an allergy to wheat or other allergens—like me! So what’s the deal?

If you’re allergic to gluten, you know the drill. You ask a lot of questions when you go out to eat and do the same research before purchasing new beauty products.

If you’re allergic to gluten, you know the drill. You ask a lot of questions when you go out to eat and do the same research before purchasing new beauty products.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It’s also found in many other foods—doughnuts, muffins and pizza dough are just some examples—but it’s not the same as gluten found in bread or pasta; those items contain less than 0.5% of the substance per serving (1). Gluten can be found in lipstick, lip balm, hair products like shampoo and conditioner; body wash or lotion; even vitamins tablets!

While some lipsticks are gluten-free and can be enjoyed by anyone, other lipsticks are made with wheat or other gluten-containing ingredients.

While some lipsticks are gluten-free and can be enjoyed by anyone, other lipsticks are made with wheat or other gluten-containing ingredients. The FDA lists these as “gluten-contaminated” products:

  • Lipstick (with an allergen statement)
  • Lipstick in a tube that contains oil or waxes which may come in contact with the skin during application. These include lip glosses, balms and other items that may be applied directly to the lips by consumers.

Gluten is most often found in lipstick as a binder, a substance that helps the other ingredients stick together. It’s also sometimes used as an emollient, an ingredient that gives your lipstick a glossy sheen and keeps it from drying out or breaking down over time.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It’s used as a binder, which helps other ingredients stick together. Gluten can also be used as an emollient to give your lipstick a glossy sheen and keep it from drying out or breaking down over time.

If you have a wheat allergy, you’ll want to avoid any product that contains gluten, which sticks around in lipstick long after it’s applied. However, even people with celiac disease may be fine using gluten-containing lipstick because their lips aren’t in direct contact with the intestine. Still, everyone’s body is different and some people might be sensitive to even small amounts of gluten on their skin.

If you have a wheat allergy and are worried about trying out lipstick, it’s best to avoid anything containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in many foods like bread and pasta—and even if your lips aren’t in direct contact with the intestine, some people may still be sensitive to small amounts of gluten on their skin.

But what if you don’t have an allergy? In that case, there’s no need to worry: A majority of commercial lipsticks contain enough gluten to cause an allergic reaction in most people (and safe products do exist). Still not sure? Check out this article from The Wall Street Journal explaining how much gluten is safe for use in cosmetics:

Some lipsticks have gluten but others don’t.

Some lipsticks have gluten, but others don’t. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley that can be used to make breads and other foods. Lipstick can also contain ingredients that come from these grains like wheat germ oil or wheat germ (which are sometimes added to lipstick formulas), so it’s important to know which ones are safe for you before buying any new tubes of color!

Conclusion

We hope this article has helped you to understand if your favorite lipstick is gluten-free or not. If you have celiac disease, make sure to read labels carefully, use only products that are certified gluten-free, and stick with brands that also offer a full line of gluten-free cosmetics and beauty products.