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Gluten-free shampoo and shower gel with Green People

Are you sensitive to gluten? Discover beauty products you can trust with Green People’s gluten-free shampoo, shower gels and skin care.

Von Hannah Mepham

4 Minute read

Are you sensitive to gluten? Discover beauty products you can trust with Green People’s gluten-free shampoo, shower gels and skin care.

Every single one of our products is gluten free so you can shop for cosmetics with complete freedom.

Shop for gluten-free beauty products in the UK with these quick links:

Gluten-free shampoo Gluten-free skin care
Gluten-free shower gel Gluten-free moisturiser
Gluten-free sun cream Gluten-free make-up

Instead of using wheat gluten, we use gluten-free Quinoa protein. Read on to find out more. 

Why Quinoa protein? 

Green People chose Quinoa protein because it is a complete protein with a unique amino acid balance. It is also rich in vitamins E & B and suitable for ultra-sensitive skin.

We use 100% natural Quinoa protein that is grown specifically for use in cosmetic products. Green People offers over 100 certified organic, gluten-free and vegan products, all of which are suitable for those who may be prone to eczema.

Quinoa skin benefits

  • Improves skin elasticity, leaving it soft and nourished
  • Forms a protective barrier to maintain skin hydration
  • Increases the absorption of other beneficial plant nutrients
  • Soothes irritation and helps regenerate damaged skin

Quinoa hair benefits

  • Penetrates the hair cuticles to strengthen and boost shine
  • Locks in and enhances colour for those with dyed hair
  • Improves manageability, increases volume and adds softness
  • Soothes scalp irritation

Gluten-free Quinoa shampoo and conditioner

Gluten-free Quinoa shower gel

Is gluten in shampoo and skin care a problem?

Over the years in the beauty industry Green People has been witness to so-called ‘safe’ substances being widely used in food and cosmetics that would years later be either banned or restricted in use. With this in mind, Green People decided to follow the principle – “if in doubt – take it out

One can rightly ask the question; should we be concerned about gluten-based ingredients such as hydrolyzed wheat protein, which today are found in many skin and hair care products?

The general attitude is that gluten itself is too large a molecule to be absorbed through the skin, however more and more experts now exercise caution with gluten-containing ingredients in personal care products.

According to dermatologist Patricia Farris, M.D.: “While gluten is not absorbed through the skin, patients may be sensitive to compounds in extracts of wheat, rye, and barley that can actually penetrate the skin, and even though we’re careful with our beauty products, topical ingredients can still enter the body in trace amounts through the nasal cavities and mouth.”

Sensitivity towards hydrolyzed wheat protein (HWP)

There is some evidence that the hydrolyzed wheat protein (HWP) can trigger IgE-mediated allergic reactions such as urticaria.

It is thought that this is because the hydrolysis process changes the structure of the wheat protein molecules and exposes elements that would normally be contained within the complex molecule.

A French report in 2006 describes a case study of nine women who reacted in this way, six of whom also had a reaction to HWP in processed foods.

No one reacted to conventional wheat-containing foods such as bread and pasta.

This suggests that the process of hydrolysis is responsible for creating or exposing structures called epitopes on the surface of the wheat protein molecule that trigger the IgE response.

Give your shower routine a gluten-free make-over and explore our collection of gluten-free shampoos and shower gels today.

We hope that you have found this guide to gluten-free beauty helpful. For more help choosing the best gluten-free beauty products for you, why not give our friendly UK customer care team a call on 01403 740350 or DM us at @GreenPeopleUK.


Have you got a gluten allergy or intolerance? Leave a comment with any questions you have about gluten-free shampoo or skin care, or give our friendly UK customer care team a call on 01403 740350.

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