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I thought that I read my make-up thourghly but I guess I didn't. My revlon foundation has right in the middle of the ingredients there it was WHEAT PROTIEN YUK also my maybelline blush OAT FLOUR Well I guess now that I will have my son read all my make-up since he can see better than me. I thought I had covered my make-up, but i guess not good enough.

So watch out newbies check everything. I still new at this but I thought I would pass this along. :)

rebecca

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I read in the book "Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic" that the only make up you need to check for is lipstick or chapstick becuase it can go into the you GI tract. Make up suchs as foundation or blush cant get into your GI tract, so your make up should be okay, but I still avoid make up with wheat, Im scared!

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I read in the book "Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic" that the only make up you need to check for is lipstick or chapstick becuase it can go into the you GI tract. Make up suchs as foundation or blush cant get into your GI tract, so your make up should be okay, but I still avoid make up with wheat, Im scared!

With all due respect to Dr. Green (I own, and have read his book), I don't think that really works very well in the real world.

Many of us have found out the hard way that it is important to keep our personal care products and makeup gluten-free. It's just too easy for these products to find their way into our mouths.

I managed to get glutened early on by a hair gel I was using. I happen to be a nail-biter, so that's how it got me. But think about preparing your food, licking your finger, etc.

I'm glad that you are avioding makeup with gluten--I think that's very wise B)

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Well I guess now that I will have my son read all my make-up since he can see better than me.

My Presbyopia diagnosis came right about the same time as the Celiac dx. so, just as I have to start reading allthese labels, I need the reading glasses to do it. talk about adding insult to injury!

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My Presbyopia diagnosis came right about the same time as the Celiac dx. so, just as I have to start reading allthese labels, I need the reading glasses to do it. talk about adding insult to injury!

OMG--me too :D As soon as I started having to read every word of every label :blink: , I needed reading glasses, too!

I keep a pair in my purse ;)

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OMG--me too :D As soon as I started having to read every word of every label :blink: , I needed reading glasses, too!

I keep a pair in my purse ;)

I have a little magnaffire (now i cant spell either) that i usualy take with me, but i cant find it. arghh !!! i need to go to the eye doctor next ? :ph34r:

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http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/

this website might be helpful. not all ingredients are 100% up to date, due to the mass amount of cosmetics there are out there. but if you search a product, a 12 font ingredient list will appear for the most part. its helpful to me, and i also like to avoid other carcinogenic ingredients if i can.

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The skinstore and sephora also list ingredients online in a bigger font.

Remember that NARS and Shisheido are 100% gluten free lines. Smashbox is also pretty good (only a few products have gluten) as is 100% pure (sold online at Makeup.com, their own website and QVC.) You have to watch out for their mascaras.

I also had to get bifocals a few months into reading labels! Dr. green should list that as a side-effect :lol:

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I can usually read labels...but some are so stinkin small...I now take reading glasses into the grocery store as it makes all the labels easier to read.

Thanks Celiac -- making me wear those pesky glasses prematurely!

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I get a RASH from topical wheat products. Since developing gluten intolerance, and having a friend DX with advanced cancer, I've gone almost 100% organic. Finding organic hair products w/no wheat germ oil is very difficult. :(

I use Physicians Formula products for makeup. The foundation and mineral powder are great.

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I read in the book "Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic" that the only make up you need to check for is lipstick or chapstick becuase it can go into the you GI tract. Make up suchs as foundation or blush cant get into your GI tract, so your make up should be okay, but I still avoid make up with wheat, Im scared!

The book is 100% correct.....you have to ingest a product for a reaction to take place. However, for many people, this may not work if you put your hands into your mouth or have other habits which may result in continued ingestion. I only screen products that go onto my lips and it has worked very well for me for 5 years. As I was diagnosed through blood work, it's easy for me to tell if I am ingesting anything, plus I would become very ill again. For those without an offical diagnosis, this is very problematic and it may be best to avoid all products containing gluten.

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Let us not forget that many makeups are extremely toxic (regardless of gluten) and the skin being a major organ has our livers flitering out the crap and junk we put on our skin. Personally, I use Larenim http://www.larenim.com/ Besides being gluten free, it also lacks the other chemicals that are harmful.

A friend of mine shared a website with me that changed my life http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/, ladies if we are trying to take care of our tummies, we should also think about our skin too.

Just trying to help. :D

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Thanks for the larenim link!

Yes, that skindeep database is really scary. When I first found it I spent hours logging in all the products I use on a regular basis. Woo! It's a wonder I did not spontaneously combust from all those chemicals!! It definitely changed some of the products I use (I now have a "toxicity limit" that I allow for individual items. The problem is, there are some things you just cannot live without. For example, it is extremely hard to find a shampoo that does not have SLS. Or a hair styling product that isn't somewhere like a 9 out of 10 on their scale.

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On 11/18/2009 at 3:18 PM, Lisa16 said:

The skinstore and sephora also list ingredients online in a bigger font.

 

Remember that NARS and Shisheido are 100% gluten free lines. Smashbox is also pretty good (only a few products have gluten) as is 100% pure (sold online at Makeup.com, their own website and QVC.) You have to watch out for their mascaras.

 

I also had to get bifocals a few months into reading labels! Dr. green should list that as a side-effect :lol:

I thought these lines were safe, too,until I found this lady's website.  She's constantly tracking down the truth about makeup ingredients, and her whole blog is filled with details about makeup lines and products, which ones are truly gluten free and which are not.  I feel so relieved to have found this site:  http://www.glutenfreemakeupgal.com/category/gluten-free-product-reviews

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1 hour ago, Oceana said:

I thought these lines were safe, too,until I found this lady's website.  She's constantly tracking down the truth about makeup ingredients, and her whole blog is filled with details about makeup lines and products, which ones are truly gluten free and which are not.  I feel so relieved to have found this site:  http://www.glutenfreemakeupgal.com/category/gluten-free-product-reviews

I haven't been to the site in while.  It's fun to read.  I do use Gabriel certified gluten-free lipstick.  I am able to purchase it at our local Sprouts (cheaper version of Whole Foods).  I usually wait for the quarterly sales of personal care products (I love a deal).  I love that they have testers so I can visually see the colors.  I am boring, so I just use two colors (same for years).  One for daytime and the other for evening.  

I do want to say that I tried Physician's Formula Organic mascara recently.  I got an allergic reaction (not a gluten thing) from it and good old "chock full of chemicals probably" Maybelline never causes a rash for me.  (I do not worry about mascara being gluten free.)  So, just because something is "Natural or Organic" doesn't mean that it's safe for you.  Everyone is different! 

I wear makeup sparingly (except for lipstick).  I am old (liberating not to have to be at my best all the time) and I have a nice complexion naturally, but for those younger girls who are masters of applying makeup and wear it daily, I would look into more gluten free items.  Some ladies apply it so heavily that chunks of it could be swallowed, I suppose!  

A good watch dog for consumed products is The Gluten Free WatchDog.  They are the "Consumer Reports" for the gluten-free world.  They test products independently.  I subscribe to both the gluten-free Watch Dog and Consumer Reports.  I think it's money well spent.

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In Canada almost all Mary Kay products are gluten free and produced on their own lines. The only products that don't are the lengthening mascara and concealer. They are produced in the same building but the gluten ingredients are liquid based (so really unlikely to be airborn). I received this info from my rep (who is my cousin in law). I have not had any issues from these products at all (I couldn't figure out why I was feeling crummy after special occasions when I was using my old makeup). I don't have an official communication from the company. 

 

I would not feel comfortable using a foundation that isn't gluten free - it is to close to the lips!

 

As always, check with your rep!

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