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Gluten Free Sunscreen

0 Comments 16 June 2011

Gluten Free Sunscreen

It’s that time a year to enjoy days at the beach and out by the pool, but don’t forget the sunscreen!

But which sunscreens are safe for those of us who are also avoiding topical gluten–and aren’t filled with awful chemicals?


  • Badger’s sunscreens are not only natural and gluten-free, but they are also top rated by the highly-discriminating Environmental Working Group. But please note, while their sunscreens are made in a gluten-free facility, their lip balms are not.
  • Gluten Policy: Badger products contain no peanuts, peanut oils, wheat or gluten. However, the facility that fills our lip balms also uses wheat amnio acids and wheat protein, so there is the possibility of cross-contamination. Our facility is not certified as “gluten free”, but uses no wheat or gluten containing ingredients. As always, when using a new product for the first time (and have allergies or sensitivities), it is always a good idea to perform a Skin Patch Test*.
  • Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (20.5%) (sunscreen)
    Inactive Ingredients: Oliva Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Extract

California Baby

  • When we were living in San Francisco, Whole Foods Markets couldn’t keep California Baby sun protection products in stock! It is one of those brands that I truly admire. Created for children with allergies, their products are gentle and natural, and every one of them is gluten-free.**Note, some retailers do not update ingredient lists and list parabens for California Baby, current ingredient lists can be found here.
  • Gluten Policy: All California Baby┬« products are allergy tested, concentrated and free of gluten, soy, dairy, sulfates, parabens and synthetic fragrances.
  • Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 9.6%
    Inactive Ingredients: Purified water, alkyl benzoate (coconut/moisturizer), cyclomeythicone (silicone/water repellent), *vegetable glycerin (coconut), dipolyhydyroxystearate (coconut/works to emulsify), candelilla cera (candelilla plant wax/protects against moisture loss), tocopherol (vit. e/antioxidant), *squalane (olive oil/emollient), *cocos nucifera oil (coconut oil), magnesium sulfate (epsom salts), panthenol and allantoin (vit. b complex factor), magnesium stearate, capryloyl glycine and undecylenoyl glycine (amino acids). No fragrance or scent masking agents. *organic, sustainable or renewable.

Kristen Campbell - who has written 84 posts on Gluten Free Fox.

When Kristen and Taylor created The Gluten-Free Search Engine years ago, they never dreamed that just a few years later they would be sharing their lives with a beautiful, gluten-allergic dog named Waylon. Not too long after adopting their new "dog child," they headed closer to home and found themselves in the mountains of North Carolina. It was here that Kristen realized her lifelong dream of creating healthier, gluten-free beauty products and launched Gluten Free Beauty. Having shared her finds for the safest and best natural, g/f beauty products via her first-ever website,, she is thrilled now to be putting out products that she can enjoy and that she knows are safer than alternatives!

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