Bare Minerals Has Some Gluten Free Products – Check Disclaimer

by admin on March 16, 2011

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Please be aware that the Bare Minerals website says they cannot guarantee that each ingredient was process in a gluten free environment.  If you are highly sensitive to cross contamination issues, please consider Afterglow products instead GF products and facility).


Mineral makeup hit the cosmetics world by storm at the turn of the this century. Bare Escentuals has been at the heart of this popular trend from the beginning. You’ve probably seen their TV commercials at all times of the day, showing you how to swirl, tap,and buff. It certainly caught my attention when I was looking for something new.

I’ve tried several mineral makeups in the last few years, but the company’s Bare Minerals collection is what got me hooked on mineral foundation. One of my favorite reasons for using their foundation was to even out my sun damage. I could finally cover those blotches without looking like I spread spackle on my face. So natural and so easy. I was, and still am, amazed.

BE is one of the undisputed leaders in mineral makeup today. Besides just foundation, they have a dazzling array of intriguing products – brushless mascara, acne skin care, mineral veil, foundation, and some of the best makeup brushes around.

The best part about checking out gluten free makeup right here? It’s much more convenient than switching back and forth, comparing the gluten free list to the products on the website. No list, no hassle – just fun.

The products on their list do not have ingredients with gluten. However, they cannot guarantee that each ingredient was processed in a gluten free environment. As always, you make the choice that’s best for you! Have questions? You can contact them by phone: (888) 795 4747, Mon-Sat 8am -12am EST, Sun: 10am – 7pm EST Bare Escentuals Company FAQ page

Check out your favorite Bare Minerals Products below:

For Your Face -

Bare Minerals Matte Foundation

Bare Minerals Original Foundation - I’m using this now and I recommend it!

Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil

Bare Escentuals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush - I use this now and I recommend it!

Bare Escentuals Handy Buki Brush – I use this now and I recommend it!

Prime Time Foundation Primer

For Your Eyes -

Looking For Something Else On This Site? Check Out These Links:

Gluten Free Diet Guide – Home Page

Gluten Free Cosmetics Counter

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherri Jones May 1, 2011 at 4:35 am

I love this makeup. It’s true what they say. It goes on light. It doesn’t feel heavy. It’s better for your skin. It looks natural.


Suzanne June 20, 2011 at 1:37 am

I’ve been trying to find a GF makeup for a while and just tried Bare Minerals. I love it! So many of them looked caked on; this was very natural!


Katie Tighe September 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I have been looking at the Bare Escentuals Pure Transformation Night Treatment. One of the ingredients is: Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Extract.
On the site, I saw a list of cosmetic ingredients that have gluten in them , they include:
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Lipids
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Extract
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Protein
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Kernel Flour
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout
 Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch

Is there a difference between the above ingredients and the Triticum Vulgare Extract? I am confused. Thanks,


Shannon December 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Bare Minerals are not gluten free. I had become very ill again and my Dr. said to check my new make up last week. Their website says all are manufactured in a wheat facility. I stopped using their products and am in search of new make-up. Sheer Cover told me today that they are not gluten free either. All I have found so far today that are truly GF are Afterglow and Cleure. Please be careful. Cover girl told me it’s a gamble with their fragrance additives, as they purchase them from other sources. I did not think I had to be concerned about what I apply to my skin, but our skin is our largest organ and our bodies absorb all of the good & bad we put on it. Your heading on this article, “Bare Minerals are gluten free!” is very misleading and dangerous. Shame on you for putting Gluten sensitive & Celiac’s in harms way so carelessly & recklessly. I do see you make a little disclaimer that they can’t guarantee they weren’t processed in a Gluten Free facility, that means that they can NOT guarantee they are “GLUTEN FREE.” And Katie, you are right to have questioned this article and it’s “facts.” Best wishes!


admin December 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm


Thanks for sharing your story and I’m so sorry you became ill. I don’t want to be misleading and I do apologize if it has given the wrong impression. I will carefully reconsider how I present information for this company. Since there can be a wide range of sensitivity for gluten, I know not everyone will react the same.

Yes, I did put the disclaimer, but I will certainly change the headline to something less declarative, and I will make sure the disclaimer is as visible as possible.

Thank you again for your feedback and I’ll be making changes very soon.


Sarah January 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Can you link to where it says it is processed in a wheat facility? I tried the site myself but I can’t find it. I use the powder foundation and blush, and while the ingredients themselves are wheat/gluten free, I would like to look into the wheat facility issue.


admin January 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I can help you out there – It says on this page (It’s the FAQ link on their customer service page)
Which Bare Escentuals products are free of What, Oat, Rye and/or Barley derived ingredients?

While the list below shows the Wheat, Oat, Rye and Barely free products please keep in mind that these products may be made in an environment that handles Wheat, Oat, Rye and Barley derivatives.



Lisa February 10, 2012 at 12:39 am

As a registered nurse I learned throughout my years of nursing and text book courses that our skin provides a protection more than a means of transport for harm to our body. Our nasal passages, mouths, and genitalia are moist openings where most diseases opportunties and absorption of toxins occur. Medical professionals wear gloves to protect in case of open wounds and transfer of contaminant to others.

It is appropriate for those with severe cases of glucose sensitivity or celiac disease to be concerned about whether a makeup is made in a gluten free environment but for most this worry is unwarranted. The benefit from a pure mineral foundation– increased self esteem and SPF protection will outweigh the remote risk of cross contamination. The minerals are not being ingested. the minerals are being placed on a natural barrier, your skin.


Jen June 30, 2012 at 3:32 am

I honestly question if you are even an RN. You seem to not understand the difference between GLUCOSE and GLUTEN. It’s also FACT that many things are absorbed via contact with the skin, hence patches for pain control, birth control, nicotine, etc. Those would be useless if skin works as a barrier and not a sponge. If you are, in fact, an RN, you really need to go back to school.


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