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I'm confused - I just got this list from Loreal of the ingredients in their products that contain gluten - maltodextrin being one of them. I thought maltodextrin was one of the "safe" things we could eat (I remember thinking it was not safe b/c of the word "malt" but then being corrected that it WAS safe) - what's the deal?

The following list of ingredients that are used in our products, are those that contain wheat and other grains. This list may also be used by the celiac patient to identify gluten-containing ingredients. This list gives the standard industry names for ingredients as found in the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary.

I think maltodextrin is only generally safe when its used in food. When it's in cosmetics or medication, I believe that's a whole different situation. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, because I'm not entirely positive on that one.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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I believe that maltodextrin used in 'food' products in the U.S. is usually made from corn. However it is common for it to be made from barley and usually is in foods from other countries. You MUST ALWAYS check with the manufacturer. Even brands that you know, if produced in a facility outside the U.S. can have different ingredients. Cosmetics and meds are totally different. Ingredients come from all over the world.

Wendy

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Just got the okay on Outlast Lipstick & gloss by CoverGirl. (It was like pulling teeth to get it, but I just love this lipstick-- it has no perfumey taste & stays put all day. You do have to reapply the gloss frequently, but you can do that without looking in the mirror!)

Leah


The Queen of Hearts,

She made some tarts

All on a summer's day.

The Knave of Hearts,

He stole the tarts

And took them clean away.

Diagnosed at age 49 by biopsy 31 May 2006

Learning how to bake those tarts gluten-free!

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I contacted Bobbi Brown about their lip products, which I love, and got the following response:

Thank you for your interest in Bobbi Brown.

In response to your inquiry, the following Lip products do not contain

gluten:

Lip Color, Lip Gloss, Lip Liner, Lip Sheers, Lip Shimmer, Lip Tint SPF15.

We trust that the above addresses your concern. We hope you will look to Bobbi Brown for all your essential beauty needs.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Soriente

Global Consumer Communications

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I'm confused about Cover Girl then. Aren't they owned by Proctor and Gamble who sent many of us a form letter stating that they could not tell us what products in any of the cosmetic lines were gluten free? How did you get someone to tell you the Cover Girl Outlast l/s is gluten free?


Dx'd with anemia - March 2005

Positive blood tests - Sept. 2005

Positive biopsy - Jan. 2006

Gluten free since 1-23-06

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So far two companies have told me they have some gluten-free lipsticks - Lumene and Neutrogena. I have 6 from Lumene and two from Nertrogena. I have to mix several together to get the color I want. I think Bare Essentials and Bare Minerals have some gluten-free lipsticks (but not all) but does anyone know of some other cheap (drugstore brands) that you found out were gluten free? My Mother told me today she'd neglected to get new lipstick after being gluten-free for a week. I know none of Lumenes colors are dark enough for her and she can find hardly Neutrogena ones in stock anywhere in her town.

If you don't know of cheap brands, then tell me about any department store brands that you know are gluten free. We need all the help we can get.

I spend half a day reading ingredientes, I bought Revlon as cheap brand, and last week end I bought Elizabeth Arden. REvlon has a lot of nice colors.

DONT BUY Clinique, DONT BUY Estee Lauder.

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I am terribly sorry that you guys have gotten the response from Mary kay that you did. I am a Mary Kay Consultant and have been for 13 years. I was diagnosed in August and that was the first thing I did was check with the company. And the lipsticks are safe as are most of their products if not all. They do list all of their ingredients for every product that is available to us consultants. And going through everything, and working with medical relations, are products are safe. I never stopped using them, and I am doing great! I hope this helps clear up some information.

Sandy Curley

I want to ditto this! I am also a consultant, and currently, the only products with any kind of wheat or oat ingredient listed are 1) Nail Polish 2) Advanced Moisture Renewal Cream 3) Concealer 4) Eye Primer. (I poured through my ingredient book!) So the Concealer is a bummer, but I don't need it when I use their foundation, it is pretty covering.....but I just wanted to put this info out there. The consultants have a book called "Comsumers Guide to Ingredients" that list every ingredient and what it does, so whoever you call should be able to tell you exactly what is in it, and what that product does. I think that letter was a legal mumbo-jumbo way of making sure they don't get sued (and that happens all of the time!), and also old, as they haven't sold vitamins for at least 4 years!


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DQ2 and DQ3 sub type DQ7 in December 2005

Gluten-free since Enterolab test, December 2, 2005.

Lame Advertisement Test positive for gluten intolerence in Sept 2005.

THEN found out that my fathers mother had nontropical sprue, she passed away at 40 from (stomach) cancer, had holes in her intestines when they caught it. I had no idea....

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I'm confused about Cover Girl then. Aren't they owned by Proctor and Gamble who sent many of us a form letter stating that they could not tell us what products in any of the cosmetic lines were gluten free? How did you get someone to tell you the Cover Girl Outlast l/s is gluten free?

Kind of a loophole... they will not guarrantee any product with outsourced components, but I pestered them until they finally divulged the info that there were no outsourced components in this product... why they couldn't have told me that in the first place... but never mind. I have a thread on this subject with all the messages (ever increasing in frustration level!) that it took to get them to tell me this simple fact.

In my brief experience as a Celiac, I have found that in order to get information from CYA companies, it is best to pester them mercilessly, ask for executives' addresses, & stress the number of Celiacs they are likely to offend by refusing information. (I always mention that I will post their responses on Celiac.com!)

I've also found that some companies will tell you things over the phone that they won't put in writing. Of course, that means if the info is wrong, you'll have no proof. I'm thinking of getting one of those phones that records calls!

About the lipstick, I should caution that this okay only applies to the Outlast variety. I didn't ask about any of the others since I don't use them.

Leah

Are all burt's bee's shimmer colors Gluten Free?

YES! I asked Burt's Bees for info & they sent me this wonderful list!

They are among the good guys!

Leah

Appropriate List For Gluten Restricted Patients

Products NOT containing wheat, Oat, Rye & Barley derived ingredients

Updated: March 24, 2006

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The Queen of Hearts,

She made some tarts

All on a summer's day.

The Knave of Hearts,

He stole the tarts

And took them clean away.

Diagnosed at age 49 by biopsy 31 May 2006

Learning how to bake those tarts gluten-free!

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