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**This post was updated April 27, 2020**

Finally summer’s right around the corner!

Time to bust out those flip-flops, swimsuits and get out there!

We all apply sunscreen before heading to the beach, to the pool or just going outside to get some yard work done.

But wait – not all sunscreens are created equal.

Believe it or not, sunscreens can contain gluten.

Ugh, not again. Not another thing to worry about.

Rest assured, we’ve got you covered!

The Mayo Clinic states that individuals with Celiac disease are still able to use gluten containing  lotions, shampoos, etc. as long as they are not ingested. Interesting news. This holds true even with dermatitis herpetiformis, a form of Celiac disease that causes an itchy rash. This form of Celiac disease is exacerbated by ingesting gluten, not by being absorbed through the skin.

With that being said, it’s still best to use caution when choosing a sunscreen for people with Celiac disease or for those who have a gluten intolerance. The risk for potential ingestion of sunscreen is greater because sunscreen sprays can inadvertently become consumed. Or when sweating in the sun something is bound to get in your mouth.

It would be best to opt for the gluten free ones.

After extensive research, we’re bringing you the top gluten free sunscreens to keep you having fun in the sun!

Sun Bum (my personal favorite)

The tried and true go-to for my beach bag. It’s easy to apply and has a great scent. Not only are they gluten free but they’re paraben free, oil free, cruelty free, and vegan. I have peace of mind putting it on my kiddos so they’re safe in the sun all day long.



A great sunscreen from a family owned company that boasts their products are certified gluten free, non GMO and cruelty free.

Alba Botanica

Not only are their products gluten free but they’re organic too. Alba Botanica® offers a wide range of products from skin care to hair care.


Blue Lizard

All Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen formulations are gluten-free with no wheat proteins found in any of the products

California Baby

California Baby® products are allergy tested and free of gluten, soy, dairy, and nuts – except coconut.


Banana Boat

Banana Boat® sunscreens are tested to stay on in the sun, sand, pool, ocean, wind, sweat and even extreme heat – all while protecting you from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Impressive!



An organic sunscreen made from plant-based ingredients by a reputable company who focuses on safe products and sustainability.


Coppertone® products are reliable with their proven track record for over 73 years. They focus on innovation and quality assurance to make safe products for their consumers.

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