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Hello Bridget. I apologize for the delay in my response, but I wanted to thoroughly research the answer before I wrote back to you. Other customers have also asked us this same question, letting us know that occasionally extracts have a grain alcohol base, and if that alcohol base were a wheat alcohol, that would be a problem for those who are gluten intolerant. Therefore, we contacted the suppliers of our extracts and they have confirmed to us that our extracts are gluten free. Currently, all of the extracts that Badger uses are called Supercritical CO2 extracts. This is a harmless process, that does not involve hexane solvents, nor grain alcohol bases. It is the purest form of extract that you can find - after undergoing a process where the raw plant is mixed in a tight chamber with CO2 gases (CO2 is the same thing that adds the fizz to soda), the end product is just the essential oil of the product, plus the plant resins. So, it is actually a more complete product than just an essential oil alone.

Because none of our other ingredients, nor the packaging, have gluten, I can safely say that all of our products are gluten-free. Therefore, there is no need for me to send you a list of all of our gluten-free products, because that list would be too long! This also means that you do not need to worry about a "dirty" product line, as there are no gluten-containing products.

We understand your caution regarding the issue of gluten-free products, and we will soon be posting this question on our Frequently Asked Questions page on our website as we believe that other customers might share your concerns.

Let us know if you have additional questions.

Warm greetings from the Badger Mines,

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Schuster

Customer Service Representative

W.S. Badger Co, Inc.

625 Route 10 Gilsum NH 03448

1.800.603.6100, fax 603.352.4818

Powerfully Pure Body Care for Health, Fitness & Natural Beauty

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Proactiv Dec 1, 2005

Thank you for your e-mail. Proactiv Solution was formulated for those people who suffer from mild to moderate acne. I have enclosed a list of our ingredients at the end of this e-mail. You would want to check with your personal physician to see if our products would be effective for your condition. If I can be of further service, please feel free to contact me. You may also contact customer service at 1-800-950-4695. Sincerely, Brandy G Correspondence Specialist Proactiv Solution List of Ingredients: RENEWING CLEANSER Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Other Ingredients: Water, Disodium Dimethicone Copolyol Sulfosuccinate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentylglycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sorbitol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Polyethylene, Cetyl Esters, Sodium PCA, Chamomile Extract, Xantham Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance. REVITALIZING TONER Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycolic Acid, Polysorbate-20, Aloe, Chamomile Extract, Rose Water, Witch Hazel Extract, Glycerin, Panthenol, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium PCA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzophenone-4, Tetrasodium EDTA, FD&C Blue # 1, FD&C Yellow # 5. REPAIRING LOTION Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Cyclomethicone, Ethoxydiglycol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100, Stearate, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Diazolindinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance. REFINING MASK Active Ingredient: Sulfur 6.0% Other Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Glycereth-26, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Linolenic Acid, Arachidonic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Hydrated Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lemongrass Extract, geranium Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Ethoxydiglycol, Methylparaben, Glycerin, Fragrance. OIL-FREE MOISTURIZER Active Ingredients: Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide. Other Ingredients: Deionized Water, Diisopropyl Adipate, Cyclomethicone, Glceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Nylon-12 (Orgasol), Aluminum Starch Octenyl Succinate, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Triethnolamine, Propylparaben SKIN LIGHTENING LOTION Active Ingredients: Hydroquinone U.S.P. 2.0%, Octyl Methoxycinnamate Other Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Octyldodecanol, Glycolic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Kojic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Fragrance, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Hydroxide, Glyceryl, Dilaurate, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. Warnings: Keep away from eyes. Some users of this product may experience a mild skin irritation. If skin irritation becomes severe, Stop use and consult a physician. Do not use on children under 12 years of age unless directed by a doctor. This product is not for use in the prevention of sunburn. This product may bleach hair or dyed fabric. CONCEALER PLUS Active Ingredient: Sulfur, 8%. Other Ingredients: Water, Titanium Dioxide, Octyldodecanol, Tricaprylin Warning: For external use only. Using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation occurs discontinue use. If excessive skin irritation develops or increases, discontinue use and consult a doctor. Keep out of reach of children.

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that's good to know about the Badger Products, someone gave my daughter some Badger lip balm and I was afraid to let her use it

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Somewhere in that ProActive info was there a real statement on their gluten-free status? I could not get past all the names in the list to read it!

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I use ProActiv and I checked out the ingredients on the bottle when I first started the gluten-free diet. None of them appear to have gluten. Not when checked against the list of forbidden ingredients on this site anyways.

Lisa

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oooo badger...i had a post on that a while back--love their products, all are gluten-free and safe. i switched over to all their lip balms from chapstick etc...

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