Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:00 AM
Depends. Some react, some don't. You're going to get forty opinions here ...be prepared.
In short, a Celiac reaction shouldn't happen unless gluten hits a mucous membrane; however, some people react from cosmetics/beauty products for unknown reasons (allergy, etc.) and some people refuse to believe those people are having 1) a gluten reaction (Celiac or not) 2) or that a body product could work itself inside the body via hands on food, etc.
I was using a Devita eye product that was similarly labeled - for years. Shortly after going gluten-free I woke up with swollen eyes - to a level I've never seen before. Looked like I'd been punched. I stopped using that product and swelling went away.
I may risk it for hair products but I wouldn't risk it on lipstick - does that make sense? perhaps the best test is to try another product for a while, and if you notice a positive change in how you feel, perhaps you shouldn't go back?
Personally, I prescribe to the idea that gluten in beauty products is like cc in my kitchen. I don't want gluten on me in any form, because I don't want it to end up in my body.
There has been at least one small study feeding "de glutened" products to Celiacs. The result was that there was "no statistically significant negative result". Translation: some people reacted, some didn't, and some dropped out of the study because the reaction was so bad - and they weren't counted. So, like I said before, some people react and others don't.
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Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).
Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!