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Is There A Doctor In The House?
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RESPONSE FROM COVER GIRL:

Summary

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Requesting a list of products for people with gluten intolerance (

intoleranc...

Discussion Thread

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Response (Ali) - 03/04/2005 10:53 AM

Hi Erica,

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. Although we don't have a list of

products as you requested, I hope this response has been helpful to

you. For more information about Celiac, you may want to check out

http://celiac.com/ and http://celiac.org

Ali

CG Team

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