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Hi Everyone!

This is my first post. I was diagnosed last month and I have been researching and reading like crazy. I have been reading these posts for weeks and decided it was time to participate. My question is this.... Is it necessary to use gluten free shampoo, makeup, cleaners, etc?? Or is this just a precaution. Has there been research done on this and if so where should I look? Look forward to chatting :)

Carly

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Welcome to the board Carly! Glad you're with us.

I can not point you to proven research regarding gluten ingestion through the skin. However, most people on this forum believe it does make a difference to try and get all the gluten out of their lives. However, I can tell you that my doctor told me to use topical progesterone cream for homonal balance. It's made a huge difference for me (I'm in a much better mood now) so I'd say since so many women get relief from topical creams, they must be obsorbed through the skin pretty well. Does reg. lotion and such do the same? I have no idea but I'm not going to take any chances. Why go on a diet where you have to stop eating many things you love only to possibly keep making yourself sick with non food items that are not gluten free? Remember to check your meds/vitamins as well.

Others will surely share their experiences about getting 'glutened' by non food things. I'd say some are more affected by them than others. As always, everyone reacts differently but I'd say it's better to be safe than sorry. Good luck to you! :rolleyes:

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I agree with floridanative too. Not wanting to take any risks, and knowing their are so many products out there that are gluten-free, I decided to switch out all of my products. Wheat was in so many of my hair/makeup type products, I was shocked, and did want anything to do with them!

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Welcome to the board Carly! Glad you're with us.

I can not point you to proven research regarding gluten ingestion through the skin. However, most people on this forum believe it does make a difference to try and get all the gluten out of their lives. However, I can tell you that my doctor told me to use topical progesterone cream for homonal balance. It's made a huge difference for me (I'm in a much better mood now) so I'd say since so many women get relief from topical creams, they must be obsorbed through the skin pretty well. Does reg. lotion and such do the same? I have no idea but I'm not going to take any chances. Why go on a diet where you have to stop eating many things you love only to possibly keep making yourself sick with non food items that are not gluten free? Remember to check your meds/vitamins as well.

Others will surely share their experiences about getting 'glutened' by non food things. I'd say some are more affected by them than others. As always, everyone reacts differently but I'd say it's better to be safe than sorry. Good luck to you! :rolleyes:

Carly,

Let me add my welcome, also!

I too watched the posts for weeks before doing one.

I can't say it any better than floridanative.

After 20 weeks gluten-free I still notice that if I get eat something in error that wasn't ok-- I itch. I didn't know why I was itching before going gluten-free. For me, shampoo and esp things on my lips REALLY CAUSE ME PROBLEMS NOW. I really have learned alot from the board and now call companies for these items. You can go back and do a search for savonnerie. There have been so many posts re: the items you are concerned with. I think this one will help for a start.

Good luck, it gets easier once you find what works for you.

Judy in Philly

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Carly, i agree with everything that was said, but just wanted to add that this. i dont have any skin rxns to gluten, but i use my hands to apply things like shampoo, makeup, lotions, etc. So if i then eat something, i dont want to accidentally ingest gluten, in any amount. So i personally dont use any products that contain gluten and i find there are enough that dont so its not really a problem!

Welcome to the board!

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creid-- it WILL get easier--promise! the first go away is definitely the hardest. after that, its just maintaining. anything you're struggling with right now especially?

PS--I pasted a list of the products I use below to help give you ideas. This year I switched over to more natural products, which you may or may not be interested in, but just in case, ck out below!

I definitely recommend Aubrey Organic products (fav is the Rosa Mosqueta shampoo). Just be sure to ck ingredients, I think most of the shampoos are gluten-free, but not the conditioners. They have lotions too.

There is also Giovanni Hair Care products--their entire line is organic and gluten-free. (Even their Golden Wheat Shampoo--it actually has no wheat in it!) They have gel, mousse, hairspray, shampoo, conditioner etc. You can buy them online or at a natural Wild Oats type grocery store. Good stuff ! http://www.giovannicosmetics.com/

For body washes, shampoo, bubble bath, sunscreen, conditioner, face lotion--another good line is california baby. http://www.californiababy.com

For lotions I use a few from Burt's bees (ck their gluten-free list) or Tropical Traditions. http://www.tropicaltraditions.com

For my face wash, face lotion etc I use Juice Beauty. www.juicebeauty.com or www.sephora.com

For chapstick and skin balm I use badger products--all are gluten-free. http://www.badgerbalm.com/

For nail polish I use honeybee gardens: http://www.honeybeegardens.com/naturalcosmetics.html

For deoderant, floss and toothpaste I use Tom's of Maine. See their gluten-free product list online. Their orange flavored toothpastes are not gluten-free. http://www.tomsofmaine.com/faq/

For makeup I use Bare Escentuals. I buy from www.sephora.com

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Hi Carly and welcome :) --I agree with everyone that it is important to keep your personal products gluten free. My personal opinion on whether gluten can be absorbed through the skin is that if certain medicines can work by using a patch or cream on the skin then I would rather be safe and not chance it (I believe Floridanative already said the same thing, but I think so too :rolleyes: ). I do know that I was glutened early on by my wheat containing hair gel as I bit my nail. Jenvan's list is a great one--lots of ideas there. I have been using shampoo, conditioner and soap from The Gluten Free Savonnerie--www.gfsoap.com. As you search the boards, you'll find a lot of info. It does get a lot easier as time goes on.

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I've seen lots of posts about organic and all-natural products. Does anyone have ideas for cheap and synthetic? I am mainly concerned about makeup products (store brands-it'll be expensive enough to buy all new makeup!). Does anyone use Cover Girl pressed powder?

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Welcome to the board! I do not know of any research regarding gluten and the skin. However, I can tell you about my experience. Then you can deceide for yourself what is best based on all the posts.

I had been gluten-free for several months and was not getting better. It was then that I started researching and realized gluten was in everyday things (lipstick, nail polish, lotion). I decided that since I was not ingesting the items (minus the lipstick) that I could not be getting sick. Then one day I licked some food off my finger. I could still taste my lotion! Within two hours I was sick. Turns out the lotion had gluten. That is when I decided to get rid of those items and find gluten-free ones. It was just one less thing I had to worry about.

I am happy to report that I am feeling better. Read posts here, think about your habits, then make a choice that makes sense to you.

Hez

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I don't know about gluten getting absorbed into the skin but it can definately get on your hands and into your mouth if your products arent gluten-free. I was using Aubrey Organics lotion and got REALLY sick. It had wheat germ oil in it and it was getting all over my food and who knows how many times I was licking my fingers. :rolleyes: I lost weight in the short time I was using the lotion and it took me several weeks to feel better. :(

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Here is a list of Gluten Free Neutrogena products:

gluten-free NEUTROGENA

Active Breathable Sunblock SPF 30

Active Breathable Sunblock SPF 45

Advanced Solutions Acne Mark Eliminating Peel

Advanced Solutions Acne Therapy System

Advanced Solutions Facial Peel

Advanced Solutions Micro-Ocide Crystallized Cream

Advanced Solutions Skin Transforming Complex Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer

Advanced Solutions Skin Transforming Complex Nightly Renewal Cream

After Sun Treatment

Alcohol-Free Toner

Anti-Cellulite Treatment

Anti-Residue Shampoo

Blackhead Eliminating Astringent

Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub

Blackhead Eliminating Treatment Mask

Body Clear Body Scrub

Body Clear Body Wash

Body Emulsion

Body Lotion

Body Oil

Build- A- Tan

Clean Conditioners- All

Clean Replenishing Instant Shine

Clean Shampoos- All

Cleansing and Makeup Removing Towelettes

Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask

Clear Pore Oil Controlling Astringent

Clear Pore Treatment

Combination Skin Moisture

Conditioner for Permed/Color Treated

Deep Clean Astringent

Deep Clean Body Scrub Bar

Deep Clean Cleanser

Deep Clean Gentle Scrub

Deep Clean Mask

Extra Gentle Cleanser

Foot Cream

Fresh Body Herbal Body Wash

Fresh Finish Loose Powder/Healthy Skin Loose Powder

Fresh Finish Pressed Powder/Healthy Skin Pressed Powder

Fresh Foaming Cleanser

Hand Cream

Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

Healthy Defense Protective Powder SPF 30

Healthy Defense Sunblock Spray SPF 30+

Healthy Defense Sunblock Stick SPF 30+

Healthy Defense Trio

Healthy Defense UVA/UVB Block 30& 40

Healthy Radiance Exfoliating Wash

Healthy Radiance Eye Cream

Healthy Radiance Moisturizer SPF 15

Healthy Scalp Shampoo

Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Anti Blemish Cleanser

Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Anti Blemish Cream

Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Anti Blemish Scrub

Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Cream

Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiance Bronzer

Healthy Skin Blends Sheer Highlighting Blush

Healthy Skin BlendsTranslucent Oil- Control Powder

Healthy Skin Cream Powder Makeup SPF 20

Healthy Skin Enhancer

Healthy Skin Eye Cream

Healthy Skin Face Lotion

Healthy Skin Face Lotion Sensitive Skin/Delicate Skin

Healthy Skin Face Lotion SPF 15

Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20

Healthy Skin Smoothing Stick

Healthy Skin Visibly Even Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer

Healthy Skin Visibly Even Exfoliating Body Wash

Healthy Skin Visibly Even Exfoliating Cleanser

Instant Lip Remedy

Instant Nail Enhancer

Intensified Day Moisture SPF 15

Light Night Cream

Lip Boost Intense Moisture Lipstick SPF 20

Lip Boost Intense Moisture Therapy

Lip Moisturizer SPF 15

Lip Nutrition- All

Liquid Neutrogena

Makeup Correcting Stick

Makeup Correcting Stick

Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Maximum Strength Oil Controlling Pads

Moisture Boosting Body Wash

Moisture for Sensitive Skin

Moisture Shine Tinted Lip Balm- All

Moisture SPF 15

Moisture SPF 15 Sheer Tint

MoistureShine Lip Gloss

New Hands

Oil Free Acne Mask/ Scrub

Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover

Oil-Free Acne Wash

On the Spot Acne Patch

On the Spot Acne Treatment Tinted

On the Spot Acne Treatment Vanishing Formula

On The Spot Blemish Wand

Overnight Lip Therapy

Pore Refining Cleanser

Pore Refining Cream

Pore Refining Cream SPF 15

Pore Refining Mask

Pore Refining Toner

Radiance Boost Eye Cream

Rainbath Dry Oil Spray

Rainbath Shower & Bath Gel- All

Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion

Rapid Clear Gel

Razor Defense Daily Face Scrub

Razor Defense Face Lotion

Sensitive Skin Solutions Alcohol Free Toner

Sensitive Skin Solutions Cleansing Wash - Combination Skin

Sensitive Skin Solutions Cream Cleanser - Dry Skin

Sensitive Skin Solutions Oil-Free Foaming Cleanser - Oily Skin

Shimmer Sheers (all shades)

Skin Clearing Compact Foundation

Skin Clearing Concealer

Skin Clearing Face Wash

Skin Clearing Liquid Makeup

Skin Clearing Moisturizer

Skin Clearing Pressed Powder

Skin Smoothing Body Lotion

Skin Soothing Eye Tints

Skin Soothing Under Eye Corrector

SkinClearing Clean Tint

SkinClearing Trio

Soft Color Blush

Soothing Relief Anti-Itch Moisturizer

Sunless Tanning Lotion- All

T/Gel Conditioner

T/Gel Overnight Dandruff Treatment

T/Gel Shampoos- All

T/Sal Maximum Strength Shampoo

Transparent Facial Bars- All

Triple Moisture Active Soothing Conditioner

Triple Moisture Active Soothing Shampoo

Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo

Triple Moisture Deep Conditioner

Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask

Triple Moisture Healing Shine Serum

Triple Moisture Pure Strength Oil Therapy

Triple Moisture Sheer Hydration Leave- In Foam

Triple Moisture Silk- Touch Leave-In Cream

Triple Protect Face Gel

Triple Protect Face Lotion SPF 20

Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 30/ SPF 45

Under Cover Concealer Stick

Visibly Even Natural Look Makeup

Visibly Firm Eye Cream

Visibly Firm Eye Treatment Concealer

Visibly Firm Face Lotion SPF 20

Visibly Firm Lift Serum

Visibly Firm Moisture Makeup

Visibly Firm Night Cream

Visibly Younger Hand Cream

Hope that helps some..as they have face washes, body wash and makeup

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Here is a list of Gluten Free Neutrogena products:

gluten-free NEUTROGENA

Active Breathable Sunblock SPF 30

Active Breathable Sunblock SPF 45

Advanced Solutions Acne Mark Eliminating Peel

Advanced Solutions Acne Therapy System

Advanced Solutions Facial Peel

Advanced Solutions Micro-Ocide Crystallized Cream

Advanced Solutions Skin Transforming Complex Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer

Advanced Solutions Skin Transforming Complex Nightly Renewal Cream

After Sun Treatment

Alcohol-Free Toner

Anti-Cellulite Treatment

Anti-Residue Shampoo

Blackhead Eliminating Astringent

Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub

Blackhead Eliminating Treatment Mask

Body Clear Body Scrub

Body Clear Body Wash

Body Emulsion

Body Lotion

Body Oil

Build- A- Tan

Clean Conditioners- All

Clean Replenishing Instant Shine

Clean Shampoos- All

Cleansing and Makeup Removing Towelettes

Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask

Clear Pore Oil Controlling Astringent

Clear Pore Treatment

Combination Skin Moisture

Conditioner for Permed/Color Treated

Deep Clean Astringent

Deep Clean Body Scrub Bar

Deep Clean Cleanser

Deep Clean Gentle Scrub

Deep Clean Mask

Extra Gentle Cleanser

Foot Cream

Fresh Body Herbal Body Wash

Fresh Finish Loose Powder/Healthy Skin Loose Powder

Fresh Finish Pressed Powder/Healthy Skin Pressed Powder

Fresh Foaming Cleanser

Hand Cream

Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

Healthy Defense Protective Powder SPF 30

Healthy Defense Sunblock Spray SPF 30+

Healthy Defense Sunblock Stick SPF 30+

Healthy Defense Trio

Healthy Defense UVA/UVB Block 30& 40

Healthy Radiance Exfoliating Wash

Healthy Radiance Eye Cream

Healthy Radiance Moisturizer SPF 15

Healthy Scalp Shampoo

Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Anti Blemish Cleanser

Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Anti Blemish Cream

Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Anti Blemish Scrub

Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Cream

Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiance Bronzer

Healthy Skin Blends Sheer Highlighting Blush

Healthy Skin BlendsTranslucent Oil- Control Powder

Healthy Skin Cream Powder Makeup SPF 20

Healthy Skin Enhancer

Healthy Skin Eye Cream

Healthy Skin Face Lotion

Healthy Skin Face Lotion Sensitive Skin/Delicate Skin

Healthy Skin Face Lotion SPF 15

Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20

Healthy Skin Smoothing Stick

Healthy Skin Visibly Even Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer

Healthy Skin Visibly Even Exfoliating Body Wash

Healthy Skin Visibly Even Exfoliating Cleanser

Instant Lip Remedy

Instant Nail Enhancer

Intensified Day Moisture SPF 15

Light Night Cream

Lip Boost Intense Moisture Lipstick SPF 20

Lip Boost Intense Moisture Therapy

Lip Moisturizer SPF 15

Lip Nutrition- All

Liquid Neutrogena

Makeup Correcting Stick

Makeup Correcting Stick

Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

Maximum Strength Oil Controlling Pads

Moisture Boosting Body Wash

Moisture for Sensitive Skin

Moisture Shine Tinted Lip Balm- All

Moisture SPF 15

Moisture SPF 15 Sheer Tint

MoistureShine Lip Gloss

New Hands

Oil Free Acne Mask/ Scrub

Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover

Oil-Free Acne Wash

On the Spot Acne Patch

On the Spot Acne Treatment Tinted

On the Spot Acne Treatment Vanishing Formula

On The Spot Blemish Wand

Overnight Lip Therapy

Pore Refining Cleanser

Pore Refining Cream

Pore Refining Cream SPF 15

Pore Refining Mask

Pore Refining Toner

Radiance Boost Eye Cream

Rainbath Dry Oil Spray

Rainbath Shower & Bath Gel- All

Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion

Rapid Clear Gel

Razor Defense Daily Face Scrub

Razor Defense Face Lotion

Sensitive Skin Solutions Alcohol Free Toner

Sensitive Skin Solutions Cleansing Wash - Combination Skin

Sensitive Skin Solutions Cream Cleanser - Dry Skin

Sensitive Skin Solutions Oil-Free Foaming Cleanser - Oily Skin

Shimmer Sheers (all shades)

Skin Clearing Compact Foundation

Skin Clearing Concealer

Skin Clearing Face Wash

Skin Clearing Liquid Makeup

Skin Clearing Moisturizer

Skin Clearing Pressed Powder

Skin Smoothing Body Lotion

Skin Soothing Eye Tints

Skin Soothing Under Eye Corrector

SkinClearing Clean Tint

SkinClearing Trio

Soft Color Blush

Soothing Relief Anti-Itch Moisturizer

Sunless Tanning Lotion- All

T/Gel Conditioner

T/Gel Overnight Dandruff Treatment

T/Gel Shampoos- All

T/Sal Maximum Strength Shampoo

Transparent Facial Bars- All

Triple Moisture Active Soothing Conditioner

Triple Moisture Active Soothing Shampoo

Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo

Triple Moisture Deep Conditioner

Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask

Triple Moisture Healing Shine Serum

Triple Moisture Pure Strength Oil Therapy

Triple Moisture Sheer Hydration Leave- In Foam

Triple Moisture Silk- Touch Leave-In Cream

Triple Protect Face Gel

Triple Protect Face Lotion SPF 20

Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 30/ SPF 45

Under Cover Concealer Stick

Visibly Even Natural Look Makeup

Visibly Firm Eye Cream

Visibly Firm Eye Treatment Concealer

Visibly Firm Face Lotion SPF 20

Visibly Firm Lift Serum

Visibly Firm Moisture Makeup

Visibly Firm Night Cream

Visibly Younger Hand Cream

Hope that helps some..as they have face washes, body wash and makeup

Doesn't Delphi say to be careful with Nutragena because the Swiss have different standards for Gluten? I just got Tropical Traditions Citrus Body Cream and it is great ( Doesn't give me a rash like Burts Bees Did). Clean and Clear is all gluten-free and you can read their written response as well as over a hundred other companies from the last 5 weeks in varios postings of mine under headings of "product info" or "product updates".

Hugs

Bridget

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For Dove Products if it contains wheat, rye, barley or oats the label will day it.

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I think products that are designed to be absorbed through your skin are specially formulated to make them absorbable - your skin is a really effective barrier to the outside world. Some ingredients are just irritating to the skin for some people. The major problem in celiac disease/gluten intolerance is getting these products in your mouth. When you become aware of how often you touch your mouth it seems right to avoid products with gluten in them.

Best wishes,

Matilda

Hi Matilda.

I got your PM and here is the thread. Your so RIGHT about what you said to me. I didn't mis-understand you, guess i just wanted some sympathy for my hair dye situation. You said it was a common reaction..that helps me as I DIDN'T KNOW THAT. Maybe people who aren't celiac disease even get the reaction, right?

I kept thinking that when I got healthier maybe i could keep dying my hair...maybe not...any thoughts???

Thanks so much for you info...I'm open to anything at this point. Maybe when I'm gluten by accident, my skin itches and THEN I really have to be careful with the lotion i put on. Using the salvonnerie products now becasue i learned about it here and it has really helped and use it ALL THE TIME now.

thanks again for your time and expertice....Judy

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Hi Judy,

No claims to expertise here. :) We were just talking about how not every skin reaction is gluten related, although I think when your immune system's gone haywire other reactions might be more common.

Here's a little snippet about reactions to hair dye from the fda:

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2001/101_hair.html

Hair Dye Reactions

As with hair relaxers, some consumers have reported hair loss, burning, redness, and irritation from hair dyes. Allergic reactions to dyes include itching, swelling of the face, and even difficulty breathing....

.... the law does not allow FDA to take action against coal tar hair dyes that are shown to be harmful, if the product is labeled with the prescribed caution statement indicating that the product may cause irritation in certain individuals, that a patch test for skin sensitivity should be done, and that the product must not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or eyebrows. The patch test involves putting a dab of hair dye behind the ear or inside the elbow, leaving it there for two days, and looking for itching, burning, redness, or other reactions.

"The problem is that people can become sensitized--that is, develop an allergy--to these ingredients," Lambert says. "They may do the patch test once, and then use the product for 10 years" before having an allergic reaction. "But you're supposed to do the patch test every time," he says, even in salons."

There's masses on google about hair dye reactions.

Going back to absorbing products through your skin, my husband was just telling me that in the days when cocaine was cheap and legal, people used to sprinkle it in their shoes before going dancing. When their feet got hot and sweaty they would absorb it and get extra energy. Cocaine is one of the few things absorbed through the skin apparently!

Best wishes,

Matilda

Wow thanks Matilda--I didn't know how to go to the website for this.

My hairdresser gave me the co name to contact but just havent'gotten to it yet.

Alot to think about whether Yes or No ....

Always helps to have the info to make the decision on.

appreciate all the time it took to send me this info.

Your the best.

Judy in Philly

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