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#1 Leonesse

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:12 AM

I contacted Aveeno.com (a Johnson and Johnson web site) specifically about their Aveeno Ultra-calming Foaming Face Wash and asked it if contained oats (like most Aveeno products).
Here is their response:

In regard to your inquiry, we do not have a list of products that do or do not contain the ingredient you mentioned. If there are specific products you are interested in we would be glad to check on those products for you. [?!] Also at this time we only test for wheat gluten.
[and make no claim on their products that they are wheat-gluten-free, apparently.]

Again, thank you for your interest in our company. Should you have any comments or questions in the future, please contact us via our website or by calling our toll-free number, 1-888-638-5242. Our specialists are available Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM EST and will be happy to assist you.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 03:38 PM

This is really only a problem with products you use around your mouth, as there's the possibility that you can get the lather in your mouth and ingest it.

Products like a body lotion are not likely to be ingested, so they would not be a problem in spite of any gluten containing ingredient. Of course if you have a wheat (or oat-grain) skin allergy it's a different story.

http://www.mayoclini...disease/AN01623

N.B. Avenin is the protein portion of the oat grain (like gliadin in wheat) so I'm guessing it's the inspiration for the product name.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:50 PM

This is really only a problem with products you use around your mouth, as there's the possibility that you can get the lather in your mouth and ingest it.

Products like a body lotion are not likely to be ingested, so they would not be a problem in spite of any gluten containing ingredient. Of course if you have a wheat (or oat-grain) skin allergy it's a different story.

http://www.mayoclini...disease/AN01623

N.B. Avenin is the protein portion of the oat grain (like gliadin in wheat) so I'm guessing it's the inspiration for the product name.

I think that you should stay away from Aveeno, even if you are just applying to you body, you will get it on your hands, then if you touch your face or food you will be contaminted. Remember it only takes 20 ppm to cause damage!
Unilever lists explicitly and they make lots of brands of lotion like vaseline.
good luck.
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 02:58 PM

Products like a body lotion are not likely to be ingested, so they would not be a problem in spite of any gluten containing ingredient. Of course if you have a wheat (or oat-grain) skin allergy it's a different story.

I'm not sure why you would think that. Well, maybe I am thinking of hand lotion. You would not say the same thing there would you? Also, body lotion can get on your clothes, sheets, partner. The way I think about it is that we (especially women) eat our cosmetics, like it or not. Yes, that may be a bit hyperbolic. But I've been trying to give up all lotions that I know contain gluten.

And I respond to this post specifically because I dearly loved Aveeno lotion. It just worked so well on my hands which have a tendency to get eczema. I have it now. I miss the Aveeno, I really do. I wish they'd make it gluten-free. Right now I'm using Trader Joe's Moisturizing Cream extra dry formula for body lotion. And Borage therapy dry skin lotion for hands. It's been fine in the past, but my hands are just flaring up (stress and lack of sleep do not help).

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