Yahoo! - Dr. Joshua Zeichner: "What's the Deal with Gluten-Free Beauty Products?"
If you're avoiding gluten because you think it's unhealthy or to drop a few pounds, don't worry about it in your shampoo; but, for those with actual medical issues, such as Celiac disease, these products could be just what the doctor ordered.
"There's no data that shows that topically-applied gluten can lead to a reaction," said Joshua Zeichner, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at The Mount Sinai Hospital. "But there's also no harm in using gluten-free, on the off-chance any of the product left on your fingertips gets on your lips." Learn more