Gluten-free skincare: should you be using it?

Gluten-free skincare: should you be using it?

Natural beauty

Text: Anna McClelland

The skin is the body's largest organ, so it makes sense to be careful what you feed it with

We're all familiar with gluten-free bread, cakes and even beer, but skincare? With even (or especially) the most diehard beauty buffs looking to reduce their chemical load, it's surprising we haven't heard more about it.

"Wheat-based ingredients are very common in skincare," says Shannon Wylie, editor of Buro 24/7 Middle East *insert clapping hands emoji* and co-founder of new natural beauty line, Onne. "With a gluten intolerance myself, it was essential to develop an entirely gluten-free range to ensure the skin, which is the body's largest organ, didn't suffer the same symptoms."

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Onne is also 100% naturally derived, vegan and PETA-certified cruelty-free - not that you can tell by the slick monochrome packaging designed by the brand's co-founder, Carlia Ashton. "Carlia struggles with extremely sensitive skin, while I suffer from eczema, dryness and a gluten intolerance, [and] we have always found it impossible to find a skincare solution that suits our own skin conditions without compromising on quality, ethics, natural efficacy or beautiful packaging," Wylie explains.

Instead, the Onne range is made from coconut oil and coconut milk, with hard-working natural extras like honeysuckle extract, adzuki beans, Kakadu plum, chamomile and cocoa butter. The current collection includes both face and body products, from a coffee body scrub to a clever, naturally exfoliating Skin Sparkling Sponge for face, plus cleansers, moisturisers and body balms. Shop it at

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