Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue”) is protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye.

Gluten cannot be consumed by sufferers of celiac disease (CD), whose main manifestation is inflammation of the bowel lining when gluten is eaten. The most common symptoms are of course, gastrointestinal, including diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and bloating, but CD can also manifest itself in a number of other symptoms, including skin rashes, weight loss and fatigue, oral ulcers, joint pain, anemia, and depression.

There’s no cure for celiac disease its typically managed by eliminating gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, as well as many common food additives. But sufferers are discovering there may be more to a gluten-free lifestyle than making dietary changes: Gluten is sneaky. It may also be lurking in the makeup and toiletries you count as daily staples. It's used as a binder to help ingredients stick together and to add moisture to products through gluten-derived oils.

“If you are sensitive to gluten, you should be using gluten-free cosmetics and toiletries. Even if you don’t experience any symptoms, you could be doing damage on the inside.”

Little is known about exactly how much gluten popular cosmetic products contain, and how much it takes to cause harmful side effects. Some people are so sensitive that they might experience symptoms after swallowing a bit of gluten-tainted lipstick, while others may not.

Experts believe that gluten can’t be absorbed directly through the skin. But if a gluten-containing product, such as lotion or sunscreen, touches the mouth or lips it can be ingested that way. So, it’s better to use gluten-free products to be safe.

We, at GoAyur, do not use any ingredient derived from wheat, barley or rye.