Podcast Episode 61: Why Gluten-Free Skincare is Important

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The latest episode of Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live!

Episode 61 “Gluten on Your Skin?” Features:

  • Gluten in skin care products
  • Why do we need gluten-free products?
  • How can we identify gluten in products?
  • Labeling of gluten in skincare products
  • Jay of Red Apple Lipstick joins us
  • Red Apple Lipstick on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest
  • What do YOU think of the HTG Podcast? Leave your feedback wherever you download this.

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Rock on Celiacs!

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Maureen Stanley was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2005. Way back before gluten-free was “mainstream“. Maureen created Hold The Gluten blog and podcast in 2008 as a way to connect members of the gluten-free community across the world.


  1. As a relatively recently diagnosed coeliac I always listen to your podcast with interest, but your guest this time asserted scientifically indefensible positions with great authority. I wouldn’t care, except that we are ever at risk of the perception that the gluten-free diet is merely another fad diet, a la South Beach, Atkins, etc.

    To illustrate allow me to explain that the analogy between nicotine and gluten is fundamentally flawed. Gluten cannot be absorbed by the skin, not least because it is a very large molecules. A nicotine molecule is 162 Daltons (a measure of moelcular mass). It contains a mere 26 atoms. The components of a gluten protein molecule range between 300,000 and 1,000,000 Daltons.

    This is not to say that someone with coeliac disease cannot have a contact allergy to gluten, or ought not be careful about using gluten-containing products that could be inadvertently ingested when, for example, eating with their hands. You cannot, however, have a coeliac immune reaction to gluten applied to the skin.

    I have every reason to believe you both when you say that the Red Apple Lipstick products are excellent. As such, they will presumably sell without their developer making things up.

  2. Hello! thanks for the tips and the information! For me it has been really difficult to take care of my skin, especially due to financial problems and my skin is really dry. The treatment that I’ve been using is DermalMD make skin glow serum. It’s fantastic!

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