Gluten, a nasty protein found in grains (including corn), can wreak havoc on the bodies of those people who are intolerant and/or sensitive to it. Besides causing harm to our bodies in the form of many auto-immune diseases, along with inflammation, fatigue, and joint pain, to name just a few, gluten can also have a negative effect on our skin. So, what is the connection between gluten and our skin? The presence of gluten activates our immune system and can trigger all kinds of inflammation. This can lead to acne, eczema, dermatitis, etc. Our skin can become very irritated and angry—because it is! Going gluten-free can be one of the best things we can do for our bodies and our skin. Imagine having clearer and more radiant skin! Kudarat’s 100% gluten free and grain free skin care products are our commitment to a more beautiful and healthy you!
Ingredients Including Gluten & Grains
There are many ingredients in skin care products that contain gluten and grains. Some of these are obvious (e.g. hydrolyzed wheat protein), but many are not (e.g. tocopherol acetate). These culprits hide out behind the scenes and slip by the unsuspecting eye. The following list is not exhaustive, but it will help you learn what to look for when checking out the ingredients on labels.
*A word of note, these items are commonly derived from corn, but not always. However, if you can’t determine the source, it is better to err on the side of caution.
Anything with the words “wheat” or “tritium vulgare”
Anything with the words “oat” or “avena satvia”
Anything with the words “barley” or “hordeum distichim”
Anything with the words “ rye” or “secale cereale”
Anything with the words “rice” or “oryza satvia”
Beta glucanCalcium stearate*
Calcium stearoyl lactylate*
Caprylyl capryl glucoside*
Caprylic capric triglycerides*
Glycerin* (Kudarat’s glycerin is NOT derived from gluten)
Hyaluronic acid (commonly corn or soy)*
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose pthalate (HPMCP)*
PEG-20 acetate copolymer
PEG-7 phospate copolymer
Polysorbates (e.g. Polysorbate 80)*
Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (and) Lauryl Glucoside*
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)*
Zea mays (Modified Corn Starch)*