Gluten-Free Skincare - Moisturizers & Other Face Products

Gluten can be found in more than just your feeds, even to be present in some moisturizers, soaps, cosmetics, toothpaste, and other products that we regularly put on (or in) our bodies.  Luckily, there are also gluten-free skincare and wellness alternatives readily available if you’re willing to look. 

Even if you don't suffer from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, many high-quality gluten-free skin products include clean ingredients that are safe and effective for many beauty purposes, from adding moisture to preventing breakouts and decreasing wrinkles. 

Here, we’ll highlight high-quality gluten-free facial products and some of the best ingredient options to consider. 

The Best Gluten-Free Skincare Products

Vitamin C & CBD Skin Elixir

With one of the most potent natural healing ingredients available, Vitamin C can minimize inflammation, reduce redness, and decrease the presence of dark spots. Vitamin C & CBD Elixir utilizes squalene, known for making the skin more subtle and moisturized, added to potent CBD and Vitamin C for a best-selling skincare product. In addition to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, this trifecta of gluten-free skincare ingredients is also well-known for its anti-aging benefits and natural hydrating and repairing qualities. 

Plant Stem Cell Skin Elixir

Packed with antioxidants, omegas, and replenishing marula oil, Botanika Life’s Plant Stem Cell Skin Elixir combats external toxins and irritants, creating a protective layer for your skin. Known for creating a silky-smooth surface, the unique ingredient PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica sets this gluten-free skincare product apart. With epigenetic factors and metabolites, this plant stem cell component assists the longevity of skin cells. Combined with CBD, grape seed oil, and marula oil, these potent ingredients help your skin retain moisture. A bonus includes the age-defying glow and decrease in fine lines and wrinkles. 

Elite Elixir 

With dual uses, Elite Elixir can be used topically on your skin and internally to lessen inflammation and promote a calming sensation throughout the body. Elite Elixir includes a simple gluten-free formula with 1500mg of full spectrum CBD and pure hemp seed oil to alleviate breakouts, decrease signs of redness, and balance out skin discoloration. CBD is the ideal gluten-free hydration boost for any skin type. By locking in moisture and increasing collagen production, many people find the firmness of their skin to improve using Elite Elixir. Another benefit of this power-packed duo is its ability to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. 

Lash & Brow Growth Serum

Anything that comes in contact with the area surrounding your eyes must be natural and clean. Botanika Life’s Lash & Brow Growth Serum utilizes plant-based ingredients, free from gluten, sulfates, and parabens, to safely stimulate the length and growth of your eyelashes, brows, and hairline. With a well-known hair growth ingredient, AnaGain, along with PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica, this CBD-infused hair growth product comes in a convenient roller ball applicator that can be used for various purposes. If you want to improve the length, fullness, and appearance of your lashes or brows, this will be your new go-to favorite. 


Benefits of Gluten-Free Skincare & Moisturizing Products

There are several undeniable benefits of choosing gluten-free skincare, namely the fact that you are more likely to buy a clean, natural product. Gluten-free skincare generally utilizes natural ingredients free from chemicals, pesticides, and other pollutants that can cause permanent damage to your skin. These natural products contain anti-inflammatory properties that are especially healing for individuals with psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea. 

The increasing popularity of gluten-free moisturizers and skin care products is likely due to more people realizing that their skin is the body's largest organ, making it important to be purposeful with what caliber of creams and serums are used.

Many skincare products contain gluten as a thickener, volumizer, moisturizer, or exfoliant. In many cases, it can be hard to tell if gluten is included just by reading the label. The only way to know for sure is to choose high-quality gluten-free products and ensure they are third-party lab-tested for quality. 

So, is it worth buying gluten-free skincare products if you don't have a gluten allergy? It sure can't hurt. Many gluten-free moisturizers are known for having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can aid in cell turnover, protect your skin from free radical damage, and improve hydration. 

Examples of High-Quality, Gluten-Free Skincare & Moisturizer Ingredients


If you are looking for a natural, gluten-free ingredient offering intense hydration and a mix of skin-nourishing factors, your search can end at CBD. With anti-anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties, CBD is a one-stop-shop for moisturizing any skin type. 

Across the globe, CBD has swept the skincare and health world away with its many benefits, including anti-aging properties, redness reduction, as well as assistance with rosacea and acne. CBD does not possess any psychoactive properties, meaning that you will not feel high by using it on your skin or ingesting it. You will, however, reap benefits such as calming your skin, reducing inflammation, improving dullness, and hydrating. Included in many high-end gluten-free facial moisturizers, CBD is a natural option for skin hydration that won't clog your pores. 


Horse Chestnut

This gluten-free ingredient may have a strange name, but its natural benefits are numerous. Horse chestnut is a tree found in Asia, Europe, and North America that produces spiny-shelled fruits with seeds called conkers. The extract, or oil, from this seed, contains a substance called aescin, responsible for its immense medicinal healing properties. 

Horse chestnut seed oil is known for treating varicose veins, minimizing the appearance of dark circles, and balancing out redness. Packed with powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, aescin is commonly used for preventing water retention, reducing swelling, and other skin-healing qualities.


Vitamin C

Vitamin C is known as one of the best gluten-free skincare ingredients on the market for maintaining a glowing complexion while aiding in numerous other skin benefits. Facial products with vitamin C promote collagen production, protect against skin damage, and can smooth out the skin's surface to decrease dullness. 

One of the primary desired results of a high-quality vitamin C serum is its skin-brightening effects. The hydrating boost of this natural, gluten-free ingredient helps your skin stay hydrated, protected from external damage, and glowing. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents in Vitamin C can alleviate hyperpigmentation and dark spots, along with acne scarring. No wonder vitamin C is a staple ingredient in so many gluten-free beauty products.   


Niacinamide is a type of vitamin B3 important in keeping skin healthy and moisturized. The benefits this natural ingredient can offer are almost endless. Niacinamide helps the skin create a lipid barrier, which assists in retaining moisture and is especially helpful for those with eczema or mature skin. 

Gluten-free skincare products containing vitamin B3 are known for reducing blotchiness and redness while minimizing the appearance of pores. Some evidence shows that niacinamide can repair the function of the outer protective skin layer. This helps treat hyperpigmentation and can reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Another benefit of this natural ingredient is that it can help prevent and treat acne due to its oil-regulating properties. 

Shea Butter

A common ingredient in moisturizing skincare products is shea butter, a creamy fat found in the nuts of shea trees. Used to naturally boost the moisture level of skin, shea butter contains fatty acids that lubricate the skin and create a barrier keeping moisture in. 

Used worldwide for its anti-inflammatory properties, shea butter can ease redness and irritation, especially for dry skin. Known for offering relief for sunburns and chapped lips or skin, shea butter can also help with minor wound healing. With high levels of antioxidants, shea butter is a common ingredient in anti-aging skin products and acts as a gluten-free acne preventer. There are a number of good reasons why shea butter is included in so many face gluten-free moisturizers and skincare products. 


Marula oil is the best-kept secret in high-quality skincare. Rich in antioxidants, this naturally occurring oil seals hydration and softens the skin without using any gluten. It also includes a high percentage of oleic acid, meaning it can help penetrate the skin more efficiently while also enhancing the absorption of other products. 

The fatty acids contained in marula oil make it an essential ingredient for combating inflammation and redness, even helping with the look of blotchiness on the skin. An added benefit is that this oil is ideal for any skin type since it is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores. In addition to not clogging pores, marula oil may minimize the look of pores by keeping your skin smooth and hydrated.



By Emily Wegener

With a unique background as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Masters Degree in Teaching and experience in Psychology, Emily spends much of her time researching and trying out new holistic healing modalities.