Short answer is yes -but the “yes” requires some elaboration.
Our understanding is that the sources of allergenic gluten are wheat, barley and rye grains but the situation is not quite as simple as avoiding them as other grains are processed in facilities that also process these three troublemakers and can often be cross contaminated with wheat, barley and/or rye gluten.
To cause a problem to those who are celiac or gluten intolerant, gluten must be consumed. So typically this means ingested but you can inhale gluten through airborne particles like say if you tour of a bakery or milling factory. Knowing that, all of our skincare products are topical. While you could eat our products – they are that safe…they won’t taste good (yeah we’ve tried it).
That said, if your find yourself with your arm trapped under a boulder for 127 hours, then by all means eat some butter balm. OK, OK we’re making light of a really bad situation. Sometimes our minds wander.
Similar to the explanation for gluten, soy, or the allergenic protein in soy, causes an allergic reaction when consumed. Now, we do use a nonGMO lecithin derived from soy as an emulsifier in our products. Lecithin is a fatty substance that handily helps water and oils mix. In the production of lecithin, the allergenic proteins are removed, but there could be some residual proteins present. However, here again, the volumes would be very low and you are not eating our product (you may ingest some lip balm but we don’t use lecithin in it). You can read more on soy allergies here.
Nuts (including tree nuts):
None of our products contain peanuts (actually a legume) or tree nuts. That said, we do use a nut by product as an exfoliator in our Get Buff! Exfoliating Cleanser. Specifically, we use ground walnut husks because they are sustainable and their environmental impact is low – however these husks are the byproduct from the tree nut. We have reviewed several primary literature sources (starting with a general query in EWG’s database) on walnut husks cross referenced to allergenicity along with consulting with some physician specialists and we have not come across any reports of allergic reactions (of note, walnut husks have been used as a sanding agent in sand blasting for many years so exposure has been broad and tolerance well established). That said, it doesn’t mean that the potential isn’t there from residual allergens even though this is a topical product – you are exfoliating epithelial cells and increasing exposure. That’s why we have a note on the directions indicating that if a nut allergy is suspected or known, that people should avoid using Get Buff.
Dairy and Fish (Shellfish included)
That’s an easy one – none of these are present in our products
One final note – some of our products do have a “nutty” sent but they are indeed not free. The cold pressed nonGMO canola mixed with shea and coco butters causes this.