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Gluten-Free Personal Care Market Sees Rapid Expansion


According to Mintel gluten-free personal care market has seen rapid growth. Photo: Lipstick on a rack. Credit: CC-pawpaw67

Celiac.com 03/16/2011 - The market for gluten-free cosmetics and personal care products seems to be enjoying some of the same rapid growth seen over the last several years by the gluten-free food industry.

As a result, many companies are moving to create new, gluten-free products and formulations for consumers who suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

From 2007 to 2009,  gluten-free cosmetics and personal care market saw the launch of seventeen new gluten-free cosmetics and personal care products, while the number of gluten-free lip products rose from one to 10, according to Mintel.

Gluten-free, Vegan, vegetarian and cruelty-free are all making strong headway in the personal and beauty care industry.

In 2007, a company called Symrise introduced a gluten-free alternative to common wheat- and milk soy-derived proteins. Symrise's two, gluten-free, plant-based moisturizing ingredients, Hydromoist L and Hydromoist O, are derived

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from lupine and oats, respectively. They make make a suitable ingredient in certain shampoos.

In 2009, color cosmetics and personal care manufacturer Logona Natural Cosmetics launched an all gluten-free line featuring 155 products.

Natural skincare product creator Natural Bodycare has introduced a line of more than 90 formulas is now 100-percent vegan and mostly gluten-free, with the exception of two products that contain Avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, which may have traces of gluten.

From cosmetics to body and skin care products and ingredients, the market for gluten-free personal care products is rapidly expanding. Because of this expansion, people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can now enjoy personal body care products that just a few years ago would have been unavailable. It looks like more gluten-free personal care companies, products and developments are just around the corner.

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Angie Halten
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28 Mar 2011 12:16:18 PM PDT
I certainly have noticed a rapid increase of products available for those on a gluten free diet...and that's great news!




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I was diagnosed in 2002 and I think I have had maybe 2 actual colds since then. I figured the same as you that with my immune system not having to try and 'save' me from gluten that it now is able to fight off the occasional virus. The only thing it hasn't been able to fight off is shingles. Thankfully those are clearing and I blame myself for that with lack of sleep and a very poor diet for a bit. Lesson learned, one does not live off crackers and cheese alone.

Welcome to the board. I agree with the previous posters that you are very likely looking at celiac. Please do keep her on gluten until all celiac related testing is finsihed. After that do give the diet a good strict try even if the biopsies are negative. Also keep in mind that celiac is genetic so it would be a good idea to screen others in the family even if they don't seem to have symptoms.

@jddh So...did the restricted diet you were going to implement work (FODMAP or Whole Foods)? I recall that you were mis-diagnosed at one point with refractory celiac disease, but it was later determined that you were getting trace amounts of gluten in your diet. If you are not catching colds, I assume that you have healed from the damages of celiac disease? I hope so!!! ?

Peter is correct. You do have a positive so that warrants further investigation. Here is a link supporting our comments: http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/are-raised-dgp-igg-levels-an-early-sign-of-celiac-disease/ http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/Celiac_Disease_Diagnostic_Testing_Algorithm.pdf Does she have celiac disease? You will never know for sure without an endoscopy. Even then, there is a chance the biopsies are negative, but keep in mind that she might just be starting to develop celiac disease or that the damage was not captured (the small intestine is the size of a tennis court if spread out). Personally, I tested negative on all but the DGP IgA, yet I had moderate to severe intestinal damage. The celiac blood tests are good, but they do not catch all celiacs, some celiacs can even test negative to ALL the blood tests. Consider yourself fortunate that your doctor ordered several of the tests and not just the screening TTG IgA (very good, keeps cost down, but does not catch all). The DGP is the preferred test in small children. I do not know why it caught me because I am old, but it did! Confusing, isn't it? I wish there was an easier way to diagnose, but we have to work with what we have available to us.

Thank you for your reply, though it's not necessarily what I wanted to hear, it is what I was thinking.