Going Gluten-Free? Check Your Lip Balm!
Going gluten-free? You probably already know that gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley and a number of other related grains. But did you know it can also be hidden in some less obvious products, such as shampoo, toothpaste and chapstick? While things like shampoo and most skin care products won't end up in your digestive tract since gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin, gluten-containing cosmetics and skin care products that you apply around your mouth – such as lip balm, lipstick and lip gloss – may be problematic if you suffer from serious gluten intolerance since small amounts can easily travel into your mouth.
The good news is that there are many gluten-free lip balms and lipsticks out there, and they come in a multitude of flavors and colors. Plus, many of the gluten-free lip balm brands use organic ingredients, so even if you don't suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, you might want to check out some of these brands. Below, we take a look some of these products to help you find the best gluten-free lip balm or lipstick to meet your requirements, whether it means going for an all-natural lip balm with certified-organic ingredients, a flavorful chapstick with a sunscreen, or a gorgeous red lipstick.
Note: This article was written in July 2015. As ingredients can change, always read the label in order to make sure the product is still gluten-free. Please also note that this article contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product using those links, the author of this article may receive a small commission (without any extra cost on your part).
Gluten-free lip balm with certified organic ingredientsLa Lune Naturals
Pamper your lips with La Lune Naturals' 4 pack of beeswax-based lip balms which includes four refreshing flavors: peppermint, raspberry, Asian pear and vanilla bean! La Luna Naturals' lip balms use non-GMO, USDA-certified organic ingredients so you don't have to worry about nasty chemicals getting into your body in case you accidentally ingest some lip balm. In addition to being gluten-free, these lip balms are also soy-free and petroleum-free, and have not been tested on animals.
Gluten-free, vegan lip balm with SPF (sunscreen)Sun Bum
Sun Bum's gluten-free, vegan lip balms come with a sunscreen (SPF 30+) and are available in a variety of yummy flavors, including coconut, mango, pink grapefruit, pomegranate, banana and key lime. In addition to being free of gluten, these lip balms are also free of PABA and petrochemicals. The added aloe vera and vitamin E will help ensure your lips stay soft all day long.
Top-selling gluten-free lipstickRed Apple Lipstick
According to the company's website, Red Apple Lipstick produces the #1 selling gluten free lipstick in America (as of mid-2015). In addition to being gluten-free, their lipsticks are paraben-free and made in the USA. Designed to moisturize your lips while staying put without sticking to your teeth, these mineral-based lip sticks are available on Amazon in a number of trendy shades of red, including Mauve Me, Petal Pusher, Red!, and Sunkissed.