Is there gluten-free labeling on personal care products such as shampoos and conditioners, lotions, cosmetics, etc.?
Personal care products are not part of the FDA gluten-free labeling regulation. Most individuals on a gluten-free diet don’t need to be concerned about gluten in products applied to the skin (e.g., lotion, shampoo). From a scientific standpoint, the gluten protein is too large to be absorbed through the skin. Anecdotally, some people report skin sensitivities that they attribute to gluten in products, although the reactions could also be attributed to other ingredients. If you prefer to use products that are gluten-free, look for GFCO–certified versions by searching the GFCO Product Finder. Read: 5 Facts About Gluten-Free Skin Care.