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If you are gluten intolerant, you know how miserable it is to inadvertently eat this sly and common ingredient. But while you may take great care when placing your brunch order, what about when choosing your skin care routine?

While the hype surrounding gluten-free cosmetics may be a bit exaggerated since gluten molecules are actually too big to penetrate the skin (making it unlikely that gluten containing skin care or make-up would have any adverse effects), experts agree there is a good chance of hand-to-mouth cross contamination. Since this happens more easily than you think—all you have to do is wash your hair with a wheat germ shampoo and then make breakfast—those with a severe gluten allergy should err on the side of caution and choose certified gluten free products

Luckily, all MyChelle products are verified gluten-free through independent tests by a third-party laboratory that confirm they have gluten levels that do not exceed 5 ppm. These testing documents are available upon request.

In addition, MyChelle is proud to be a partner of the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO), the leading gluten-free certification program in the world. The GFCO logo stands for the independent verification of quality, integrity, and purity of products. Products carrying the GF logo represent unmatched reliability for meeting strict gluten-free standards. GFCO requires periodic gluten testing in the manufacturing facility, periodic plant inspections, and random product pulls and testing to ensure products meet the GFCO standard of less than 10 ppm. GFCO is a program of Gluten Intolerance Group (GiG).

Nature didn’t cut corners when it created the ingredients we use in our botanically based skin care products, and we didn’t take any shortcuts either. In addition to being gluten-free, all MyChelle products are Vegetarian, Cruelty-free, and Free of Phthalates, Parabens, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances and Colors, Petroleum, and GMOs.