I've E-mailed Several Companies Re:gluten
Posted 16 January 2004 - 09:51 PM
We know Celiac is a serious disease, so we want to give you clear information regarding the use of our beauty care products. If wheat and/or gluten aren't directly added to a product by us, these ingredients won't be listed on our packages. Like many companies, we often purchase the scents for fragranced products from outside suppliers, and the components of these substances are proprietary information belonging to those companies. Therefore it's possible that a very small amount (generally parts per million) of gluten may be present.
We sought advice from physicians; they told us it would be very unlikely a person with Celiac disease would have a reaction from a trace amount of gluten coming into contact with his skin or hair. This is because wheat, rye, barley and/or gluten generally cause symptoms when they're ingested. Since our beauty care products are designed to be used externally on the skin, their use shouldn't be an issue for someone with this disease.
Since gluten sensitivity can vary among people, it would be best if you consulted with your physician about the use of all types of consumable goods, if you haven't already. You might even consider using one of our fragrance free products that doesn't list gluten or wheat extracts on the label.
Thanks for getting in touch with us. I hope this response has been helpful to you.
Beauty Care Team
Posted 15 February 2004 - 01:58 AM
Posted 15 February 2004 - 10:27 AM
I came to this site searching for help with this horribly itchy rash that I had and people suggested that I look at my bath products...sure enough there was wheat in it.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of companies that just don't seem to care.
Posted 15 February 2004 - 11:22 AM
Did your rash go away once you stopped using your soap or did you have to take something? How long did it take to go away? I am feeling extremely helpless so any advice you could offer would be extremely appreciated.
Posted 15 February 2004 - 09:45 PM
It helps me to use Vaseline Lotion with Aloe...but as soon as it rubs off I'm itchy again. I'm in the medical field and refuse to use a cortisone based product (even though I know it would help the itching) because it delays healing and I've scratched myself raw in places. I've also been on high dose oral cortisone (before they discovered that I was a Celiac) so I don't heal that well anyway.
A cortisone based ointment may help you though, as long as you don't have healing issues to begin with.
Sorry that I'm not more help.
Posted 16 February 2004 - 05:45 AM
Posted 16 February 2004 - 06:38 AM
Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:22 PM
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