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Gluten-free Hand Cream
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Does anyone know of a gluten-free Hand Cream. preferably fragrance free. My 6 year old daughter has really dry hands and I can't find a hand cream anywhere.

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I have horribly dry hands (to the point where they will crack and bleed), and I just started using Neutrogena's Body Lotion. It's not specifically for hands, and before going gluten-free, I've used better lotions for my hands, but I know this is gluten-free and I just apply it a couple of times a day--it's also very light, so a little goes a long way, which is great for cost reasons.

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I posted under the product section a list of Neutrogena gluten free products...if you can't find it email me and I will send a list to you.

I'm not sure if Dove had creams or not but they won't hide anything in their labels.

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Hi! I used the Neutrogena list that Kaiti was nice enough to post and share with everyone (thanks, Kaiti :) ) and have found that their Hand Cream is the most effective for very dry skin. You can use it anywhere (they say that you can even use it on your lips, but I haven't gotten up the nerve to do that); I like to use it on my face too...works great. I bought the scented, and it smells yummy, but they also make unscented. I also use the Neutrogena Sesame formula body lotion that jmengert mentioned. It is quite light and silky, so I use it once the severe dryness has been dealt with by using the hand cream. It is scented, though. (Don't know if they make a fragrance free version.) Another suggestion for VERY dry, cracked, bleeding hands is Eucerine, which is unscented. It is kind of pricey, but lasts a very long time and is really effective. I have found generic knock-offs for a buck (you can pay over $13.00 for a 16 oz. tub of Eucerin), that say "Compare to Eucerine" and all the ingredients are the same. This stuff is what you use to Nuke the dryness. It is very thick and messy, so you wear it when you go to bed and in the morning your hands are better. Also, a little dab of Neosporin Ointment on the bleeding cracks before putting on the Eucerine is soothing and helps them to heal sooner.

Paula

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Hi! I used the Neutrogena list that Kaiti was nice enough to post and share with everyone (thanks, Kaiti :) )

Your welcome...I'm glad it helped you out :D

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Another suggestion for VERY dry, cracked, bleeding hands is Eucerine, which is unscented. It is kind of pricey, but lasts a very long time and is really effective.

Paula-

I called the company Belersdorf Inc(1-800-227-4703) about Eucerine and Aquaphor. This is the brand we have always used. The woman I spoke to said it was not GLUTEN-FREE. Did you hear something different?

Thanks for the info about the Neutrogena products!

Katie-

THANKS for the list. I printed it out and have added it to my binder!

Jessica

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Mary Kay Cosmetics has a Satin Hands set that is gluten free. If you want to try it, but don't have a consultant, I am a MK Beauty Consultant. I became one so that I could look up all of the ingredients!

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I use Carmol 10 or Carmol 20, it is really good lotion that is 100% gluten-free, it really helps dry skin and works well.

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Hi Jessica!

Yes, I was told something different. I originally called the company to check on my brand new tub of Nivea not long after I had gone gluten free, last July. The woman told me that they could not give a guarantee that Nivea was gluten free because of the fragrance used and sympathised while advising me not to use it. BUT, she suggested that I try Eucerin, saying that it WAS gluten free. I've seen this sort of thing before on the discussion page. For instance, there was a thread about Aunt Jemima Grits. I had just called the mother company, Quaker Oats, about them and had been informed that they were not safe because of cross contamination. Yet, there were people that, after talking with the company, had been told that they were gluten free! This kind of thing is very frustrating. All I can say is that I haven't had a problem with the Eucerin and will continue to use it. Thanks for sharing your info....looking forward to the day when these mix-ups will be a thing of the unenlightened past.

Paula

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I have had problems with Eucerin. It makes me break out in a rash, so I would be careful, sometimes it is like this bottle yes, this bottle no, and you just have to try and fail, or in my case not use it at all.

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Jessica,

I just thought of something else. Eucerin cream, in the tub has been around for a long time, probably at least 20 years. I originally heard of it from my dad, who used it to help his eczema, as I recall, under the advice of his dermatologist. But I noticed that they have come out with a pump bottle style lotion. I saw it on display at Wal-Mart a couple of months ago, but never investigated it. Maybe it was that formulation that is not gluten free. Just a thought.

Paula

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I never thought that different types of dispensers would have different formulas, but it does make sense. Stuff in a pump bottle would have to be thinner than stuff in a tub, just so it can come out the pump. Thanks for the note, Paula. It is something I will have to remember. B)

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hold on a minute, i thought being gluten-free referred to the foods you eat, does it matter the same with a product you would apply to your hands?

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Well alot of contamination is possible if its on your hands it gets in your food....lipstick is a big concern too that is overlooked alot...alot of it is made with wheat starch. some people opt to have gluten free shampoos and such like me because of possibility of traces getting into your mouth.

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oh thanks for clearing that up

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