Are "Organic" Beauty Products Worth the Hype?
Organic! Vegan! Gluten-free! You might feel virtuous buying products bearing these buzzwords, but what do they actually mean? We asked experts to define six of the trickiest terms in the book.
Unlike foods, cosmetics labeled "gluten-free" aren't regulated by the FDA. But do you even need gluten-free beauty products? Maybe, if you're gluten-sensitive and it's a lipstick, gloss, or balm, which you could ingest in tiny amounts. Otherwise, don't bother. "I've seen no evidence that a cream or lotion containing gluten is harmful," says John Zone, MD, chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. If you are gluten-sensitive, make sure your ingredients labels don't list wheat, rye, or barley.
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