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Ok, So I read on here that Clinique has a book that lists what has what... so I went to the store. They had a book, but didn't say that these were gluten free...

So read labels, and more labels, and then tried some stuff...

I got a cleanser and a foundation.

I got

"Comforting Cream Cleanser"

and

"Super Balanced Make-up"

I also go free samples of:

Extra Mild Face Soap

Dramatically Different moisturizing lotion

Clarifying lotion

Anyone use these products? I read the ingredients over and over, I see nothing, but I'm worried still!

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I know the last 3 things are gluten-free (I use them and confirmed with Clinique), but not sure about the first 2. I think the "list" they have at their counter will say the ingredients, but not necessarily in plain English (so you can't really tell what is wheat, etc.). You can email Clinique with the specific items and they will respond fairly quickly to say if it is gluten-free or not.

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I know the last 3 things are gluten-free (I use them and confirmed with Clinique), but not sure about the first 2. I think the "list" they have at their counter will say the ingredients, but not necessarily in plain English (so you can't really tell what is wheat, etc.). You can email Clinique with the specific items and they will respond fairly quickly to say if it is gluten-free or not.

I went online to chat with a "consultant" and she gave me a number to call (there are no numbers on any bottle!).

I got a number but have to call at work tomorrow *grrr*

I jsut used the 3 step, it worked nice.

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I went online to chat with a "consultant" and she gave me a number to call (there are no numbers on any bottle!).

I got a number but have to call at work tomorrow *grrr*

I jsut used the 3 step, it worked nice.

Sunny: Please post phone number for Clinique as I have to call too...

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Sunny: Please post phone number for Clinique as I have to call too...

I think the place is called Global Customer Care or something like that, and I know the hours were something like the standard banking hours east coast. I didn't write all the details down, just the number. But the number is..... 1-866-707-2100

I hate when the companies don't post numbers... Grr.

Bah

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Yay!

Ok I just got off the phone with Clinique,

They don't have the Comforting Cream Cleanser, or the Clarifiying Lotion (number 1) tested, but she will e-mail the Chemists and e-mail me with the information.

The Super Balanced Makeup has Soy.

The Dramatically Different Mosturizer has Corn.

They also test for the presence of Rice.

But that number was great, didn't even sit on hold long.

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I e-mailed them about some more Items: This was there reponse

Thank you for your interest in Clinique.

While a formulation may contain no wheat, oat, barley or rye derivatives,

for the benefit of our gluten-sensitive consumers who may have

cross-sensitivities, Clinique takes the extra precaution of including corn,

rice and soy in our research.

Moisture Surge Extra Thirsty Skin Relief contains soy (glycerin, processing

aid for sodium hyaluronate, hydrogenated lecithin); corn (sorbitol)

Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief contains soy (glycerin,

processing aid for sodium hyaluronate, hydrogenated lecithin); corn

(sorbitol)

All About Eyes contains barley (phytosphingosine), wheat bran extract

Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser contains soy (glycerin, processing aid for

sodium hyaluronate)

As for the City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25 and the

Radiant Bronze Face & Body Tinted Self-Tanner SPF 15 we are checking with

our chemist. Once we receive the information we will forward it on.

We trust that the above addresses your concern. We hope you will look to

Clinique for all your skin care and makeup needs.

Sincerely,

Katie Morton

Global Consumer Communications

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More info!

Thank you for your interest in Clinique.

While a formulation may contain no wheat, oat, barley or rye derivatives,

for the benefit of our gluten-sensitive consumers who may have

cross-sensitivities, Clinique takes the extra precaution of including corn,

rice and soy in our research.

Extra Mild Liquid Face Soap contains corn (sodium pca, trehalose); soy

(glycerin, processing aid for sodium hyaluronate, tocophertl acetate);barley extract

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion contains soy

Superdefense Triple Action Moisturizer SPF 25 - Very Dry to Dry contains barley and wheat

As for the Exceptionally Soothing Cream for Upset Skin we are consulting

with our chemist, once we receive the information we will forward it on.

We trust that the above addresses your concern. We hope you will look to

Clinique for all your skin care and makeup needs.

Sincerely,

Katie Morton

Global Consumer Communications

2,671,059

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Thank you for posting about Clinique. I have had great luck with many of their products. A few have caused me problems and I didn't know why. One of them is the All About Eyes I'm sure.

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I'm working through the list of Clinique products I have, and have been trying to answers from the company. I'll post more when I know. I've written two emails and no answers yet.

Currently I am using facial soap mild, clarifying 1, foundation, make-up remover, eye make-up remover, tint for eyes and blusher that are gluten free as best as I can determine.

The long lash mascara is not, and the lipsticks I have are not. 7 day scrub has gluten. Repairwear and all about eyes as mentioned here. I think there may be one mascara that is okay and several lipsticks except that I am also trying to avoid bismuth. Looks like maybe one lipstick will be okay, still trying to figure it out.

I found a recipe about making a "scrub" with soap and soda. Tried it with ivory soap and it works pretty well. When it is gone I'll try with the clinique facial soap.

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Thank you for posting about Clinique. I have had great luck with many of their products. A few have caused me problems and I didn't know why. One of them is the All About Eyes I'm sure.

All about Eyes is a double whammy wheat bran and barley!

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I'm working through the list of Clinique products I have, and have been trying to answers from the company. I'll post more when I know. I've written two emails and no answers yet.

Currently I am using facial soap mild, clarifying 1, foundation, make-up remover, eye make-up remover, tint for eyes and blusher that are gluten free as best as I can determine.

The long lash mascara is not, and the lipsticks I have are not. 7 day scrub has gluten. Repairwear and all about eyes as mentioned here. I think there may be one mascara that is okay and several lipsticks except that I am also trying to avoid bismuth. Looks like maybe one lipstick will be okay, still trying to figure it out.

I found a recipe about making a "scrub" with soap and soda. Tried it with ivory soap and it works pretty well. When it is gone I'll try with the clinique facial soap.

I have found clinique to be really good about getting back to me, only problem is quite a few they still need to contact the chemist.... so that takes time. If you want to know right away, call the number posted above. Of course.. that's only if they arn't still checking with the chemist.

The I believe the Mild liquid Facial soap has barley in it. I think it's right on the list of ingredients. The bar is fine, and the best bar soap I have ever used on my face. I think I had a reaction to perfectly real foundation. It was kinda old, and it might have not even been that, so I just threw it out and got the Superbalanced foundation. That stuff is great, it absorbs sweat! I wore it on a 90 degree day, and it didn't run down my face! I got the rinse off foaming cleanser, I love it! Oh I VERY highly reccomend the Moisture Surge Thirsty Skin Relief if you have dry skin. It is totally not greasy, just soaks right in.

They haven't confirmed for me about clarifiyng lotion #1, but i am using it 2 times a day and no problems.

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Sunny: Please post phone number for Clinique as I have to call too...

Hi, I find it interesting that your hubby was misdiagnosed with IBS and Colitis. I was as well and one very rude doctor then went on to say if I had bowel problems it was because i was silly enough to live in India, AS IF IT IS HIS BUSINESS WHERE I CHOOSE TO LIVE! and how dare he discriminate against other countries anyway. I had to go to Bangkok, Thailand to get a proper diagnosis. They were very sweet, helpful and understanding as well. I'm sorry about your husband, I hope he can battle through...

sincerelySue

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I had no Idea! I use products all the time and have rashes...sorry to be ignorant, I'm new to the forum. Which products are bad and is clinique the only one we can use?? Sue

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I had no Idea! I use products all the time and have rashes...sorry to be ignorant, I'm new to the forum. Which products are bad and is clinique the only one we can use?? Sue

There are lots of Gluten free products, the trick is finding them! I use clinique because I have sensitive skin, very dry skin and hate fragrance (all clinique is fragrance free). They are more than just cosmestics, they are created by dermatologists. I also like how I can go to the counter and say, I need this... help! I just feel very overwhelmed when looking in a drug store.

You need to be careful of all personal products. If you have just celiac, if you ingest some, it will make you sick, if you have Dermatitis Hepaformis (sp?) it will cause a rash. I found out about a month in from being gluten-free that the shampoo I was using because my hair was thinning and falling out, had wheat in it... making my hair thin and fall out! (that is also attributed to malnutrion from celiac).

Anyway, don't feel like you have to use Clinique, most brands have gluten free options, and what brand you like best is up to you.

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Here's info I just got from Clinique today, it took weeks to get it not days. I put a star by the ones that have gluten.:

*Long Pretty Lashes Mascara Black contains hydrolyzed wheat protein and

sorbitan sesquioleate (corn).

Long Last Lipstick Bamboo Pink Touch contains soy (lecithin) and corn

(PEG-20 sorbitan beeswax).

Touch Tint for Eyes 06 Nude Sparkle contains hydrogenated vegetable oil,

sorbitan stearate and ascorbyl palmitate (corn).

Quick corrector 13 Moderately Fair contains lecithin and caprylic/capric

triglyceride (soy) and polysorbate 85 (corn).

Superbalm tinted Lip Treatment barley extract and wheat germ extract.

Lip Shaping Pencil 01 Raspberry does contain soy

Different Lipstick Mauve Crystal contains ascorbyl palmitate (corn) and

tocopherol (soy)

Superbalanced Compact Makeup 04 Fair Petal contain soy (lecithin,

octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, hydrolyzed soy protein).

Soft Pressed Powder Blusher 21 Plus Gorgeous does not contain any gluten

ingredients

Facial Soap Mild contains soy (glycerin)

Comforting Cream Cleanser contains arginine (corn), glycerin (vegetable

derived, possibly soy).

*All About Eyes contains barley (phytosphingosine), wheat bran extract.

*Repairwear SPF 15 Intensive Day Cream - contains wheat germ extract &

barley extract.

Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion contain soy

*7-Day Scrub Cream contains wheat germ glycerides

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Thanks

I was wondering about the Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion

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I have seen several references on this forum that dramatically different moisturizing lotion is gluten-free. I have been using it without obvious problems so far. So that matches this information Clinique just sent me.

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Thanks for finding out about the comforting cream cleanser! I have it, but been afraid to use it. Waiting on Clinuque for a few things!

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Thank you for your interest in Clinique.

While a formulation may contain no wheat, oat, barley or rye derivatives,

for the benefit of our gluten-sensitive consumers who may have

cross-sensitivities, Clinique takes the extra precaution of including corn,

rice and soy in our research.

Clarifying Lotion 1 contains alcohol denatured (various grains); soy

(glycerin, processing aid for sodium hyaluronate); corn (trehalose).

We trust that the above addresses your concern. We hope you will look to

Clinique for all your skin care and makeup needs.

Sincerely,

Katie Morton

Global Consumer Communication

Should I be worried about the alcoho!l?

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I don't know. Maybe ask in a new thread as people who don't use Clinique might not view the thread here. Somebody probably knows. I think it is pretty likely the grain is wheat, corn or barley.

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Here's further information I just received from Clinique:

Clarifying Lotion 1 contains: alcohol denat. (various grains); soy

(glycerin, processing aid for sodium hyaluronate); corn (trehalose)

City Base Compact Foundation 01 pale contains - corn (aluminum starch

octenylsuccinate)

Naturally Gentle Eye Makeup Remover contains - corn (arginine)

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Thanks to everyone that did the research on these products. I have now pinpointed that the "all about eyes" cream is what has been causing this rash on my face. Ive been using it for years, but the rash just showed up about a month ago, so I didn't connect the two until I went to my dermatologist and she said it looked like an allergic reaction to something. Then I started to research.

Thank you again!!! Does anyone have any suggestions on a replacement eye cream? I know Arbon has good stuff, and it's all gluten-free, but it's really expensive.

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I have used Cinique products since I was 16 (so over 30 years!) I was diagnosed with a wheat allergy/gluten intollerance back in 2008 and have been gluten-free since that time. I have had no issues with any of the clinique products. At this time I use the Perfectly Real Makeup. I have tried many of their samples as I always purchase my clinque during bonus times. I hope this helps.

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