Did you know that not only are Desert Essence products cruelty free, but most of them, in fact, 98% of them, are gluten free? At Desert Essence, we carry a range of gluten-free skin-care products to help you get radiant, smooth skin with peace of mind. For every step of your skin-care routine, we've got a gluten-free product to help you hydrate and soothe your face for a beautiful glow — read ahead to learn more. 

What You Need to Know About Gluten

So, what exactly is gluten, and why might you want gluten-free skin care? Gluten consists of two proteins: gliadin and glutenin. It’s predominantly found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley — it’s the ingredient that gives dough its sticky, elastic texture. But while gluten might be most commonly associated with food, it can also be found in beauty products such as hair and skin care

Gluten intolerance is a common health issue for many people, especially those with conditions such as celiac disease and wheat allergies. While gluten molecules are too large to be absorbed topically, they can be ingested indirectly as you touch your mouth when you eat or wash your face. Plus, products with gluten may cause skin irritation and rashes in some people — gluten can be used as a hydrating or moisturizing agent in some skin-care products. 

With all of that in mind, you can always opt for gluten-free moisturizers, cleansers and skin treatments. For every step of your routine, we’ve got a product to help you achieve radiant, soft skin without gluten. 

Step 1: Clean Your Face With Thoroughly Clean Face Wash

Harnessing the power of Eco-Harvest® Tea Tree Oil, castile soap and coconut oil, this gluten-free face wash brings clarity to oil-prone skin by removing impurities without stripping the skin. It also nourishes skin with antioxidants and vitamins from lavender, chamomile and calendula essential oils. All you have to do is moisten your face, apply the cleanser and rinse it off after a minute. 

In addition to enjoying Thoroughly Clean Face Wash, level up your cleansing game with other gentle face cleansers such as our:

Step 2: Boost Hydration With Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer 

After a face wash or scrub, level up your hydration game with Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer. This gluten-free moisturizer will soothe and soften, as it’s powered by ingredients such as jojoba oil and organic aloe. It feels great upon application, too, formulated to be lightweight and non-greasy. You can wear it during the morning or night; it can sit underneath your makeup, too. 

Gluten free balancing skin oil

Step 3: Apply Balancing Facial Oil

Get supple, touchably soft skin with gluten-free face oil. Because oils tend to be the heaviest face products, they should go onto your skin last— oils can penetrate moisturizers, but moisturizers can’t penetrate oils to absorb into your skin. Powered by organic jojoba oil, this facial oil deeply moisturizes oily and combination skin without leaving a greasy residue. The antioxidant-packed organic pomegranate oil blended into it also helps protect skin from daily environmental stressors.

Additional: Soothe Your Face With Skin Blemish Touch Stick

Besides face washes and moisturizers, supplement your skin care routine with a gluten-free and plant-based skin treatment. One of our go-to’s is our versatile Skin Blemish Touch Stick. Apply it to your skin to diminish and soothe blemishes, insect bites and other minor irritations. Tea tree oil deeply cleanses while chamomile, lavender, palmarosa, wintergreen and calendula provide comfort. 

For clarifying, nourishing gluten-free goodness, shop Desert Essence’s skin-care collection to give your face some TLC and a radiant glow.