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Here's Chanel's response to my inquiry re: gluten:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the ingredients used in CHANEL

Lipsticks. Ingredient listings are printed on the packaging of each

product.

I would like to assure you that all CHANEL products are based on

ingredients that are universally used by the cosmetic industry. All of

our products are thoroughly tested for safety and must pass very

stringent requirements.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please call

1-800-550-0005. Thank you for your continued interest in CHANEL.

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If you're looking for specific information from Chanel, I would call them. They verified the gluten-free status of a few products for me quite some time back, but I had to tell them specifically which product (including shade).

If you're looking for higher-end cosmetics with a more standardized response to the gluten question, I've had no issues (yet) with MAC's lipglass. Other products gluten free cosmetics:

MAC is not all gluten-free.

BELOW is confirmed gluten-free 5/2006 by phone.

All others call 1-800-588-0070

Bronzing Powder (Except any color containing 'Refined' in the color name)

Cheek Powder Blush

Iridescent Loose Powder

Studio Finish Powder

Concealer Select Moisture Cover

All eyeshadows (Except the ones with the Luxe Texture)

Eye PigmentLiquid Eye Liner

Regular Eye Pencil

Powerpoint Eye Pencil

Eye Kohl Pencil

Mascara X

ProLash Mascara

Lipglass

Lip Pencil

CremeStick Liner

All Lipstick (Except for any Texture Amplified Creme and Vitamin E stick)

All Nail Lacquer

Makeup Wipes

_______________________________________

NARS Cosmetics -- NARS does not make any products that contain gluten 6/06

_______________________________________

Smashbox Cosmetics

From: "Studio Specialist" studiospecialist@smashbox.com

The following contain nuts, soy or coconut:

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

That's a Wrap Mascara

Emulsion Lip Exfoliant

Layer Lash Primer

Lip Prism

Our products do NOT contain:

GLUTEN WHEAT or OATS

DAIRY/CASEN

CORN


Enterolab results: 14 October 2006

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0501

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,5)

(Yay!)

gluten-free since May 2005

Currently soy and dairy free !

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i use mac and nars too. i love that nars does not use gluten at all and mac is great if you call them about which products are gluten-free! laura mercier is good about it too!


Diagnosed in March 2006 after being in the hospital due to pancreatitis due to undiagnosed celiac

years of being told i had IBS, taking numerous IBS medications (since the age of fifteen)

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Why do we need to use gluten-free make-up? I understand lipstick. Please help, I'm still a newbie!


Jillian

Pearland, Tx by way of Lafayette, LA

Positive Biopsy - Dec 06

gluten-free - Jan 07

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Jesscarmel--all Nars products are gluten free? I didn't know that--that's great. I already love their blush but have been using MAC forever since I know which products of theirs are safe.


Diagnosed July 2004

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Why do we need to use gluten-free make-up? I understand lipstick. Please help, I'm still a newbie!

It really is a cross contamination problem. Even if you don't put foundation on your lips it is close enough to your mouth to cause problems. Think about when you are washing it off with water running down your face. It really becomes an issue if you have Celiac toddlers. Little ones love to check out mom's makeup and hug and kiss your face all the time.

L.


Michigan

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Jesscarmel--all Nars products are gluten free? I didn't know that--that's great. I already love their blush but have been using MAC forever since I know which products of theirs are safe.

hi

thats what they told me over email but i still check when i buy a new product. i also use the blush 'orgasm" and the bronzer and the eyeshadows, i love the due ones! i like mac lipglasses.

Jess


Diagnosed in March 2006 after being in the hospital due to pancreatitis due to undiagnosed celiac

years of being told i had IBS, taking numerous IBS medications (since the age of fifteen)

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Why do we need to use gluten-free make-up? I understand lipstick. Please help, I'm still a newbie!

I also discovered that I should be sure of cosmetics other than lipstick because my eyes tend to always tear, esp. in the winter, and some of my makeup will inevitably make it into my mouth (it gets picked up by the tears, and moves to my lips, I would imagine). I had to get really diligent about which products are gluten-free when my gastroenterologist told me that I was still ingesting gluten despite the fact that I thought I was on a gluten-free diet.

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hi

thats what they told me over email but i still check when i buy a new product. i also use the blush 'orgasm" and the bronzer and the eyeshadows, i love the due ones! i like mac lipglasses.

Jess

Thanks for letting me know; "orgasm" is a great blush shade. I actually haven't tried the MAC lipglass yet--I'll have to give it a try.


Diagnosed July 2004

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About Nars, their stuff is all I use since it's all gluten-free. Also, just an FYI, their skincare is all gluten-free, too. However, I haven't tried it as it's very expensive, but it's there if I ever want to splurge! They are the only company I've found where literally every product is gluten-free, so I feel really safe with them, even if it's costing me a fortune!


*Julie*

Gluten free since December 2004

Soy free since June 2005

Dairy free since July 2006

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I've mentioned this before but Mac, Chanel, Nars (and many others), they are all made by the same company. Not necessarily the same parent brand that you would be familiar with (such as Estee Lauder or L'Oreal - which own the majority of all the makeup brands), but there are only a few companies that actually produce the cosmetics for all these brands. They are simply tailored to their specifications. So Mac, Nars, Victoria Secret, Lancome, etc. etc. are all coming from the same place.

I believe there are some that actually make their own stuff.


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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They say that a large percentage of what you put on your body is absorbed into your body. They are finding all kinds of synthetic ingredients from cosmetics in our bodies now as well as in tumors... it's pretty crazy. So if you are only concerned about absorbing gluten into your system you might want to look at what else you are also absorbing with standard cosmetics...

that's exactly why Channel responded with such a generic "legal" response as to the 'safety' of their products. I HIGHLY recommend you all check out The Breast Cancer Fund's website www.safecosmetics.org They started a "Compact for Safe Cosmetics" that is trying to promote safe cosmetics in a system that is virtually unregulated.

Also, another must is the EWG's Skin Deep http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/ website which ranks all the cosmetics brands on the market in terms of safety: http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/

You can type in Nars and Chanel and see how they stack up (you will find they are not so healthy even though some of their products are Gluten Free). I personally use Afterglow Cosmetics which is an all natural mineral cosmetic brand - it's ranked as one of the safest on the EWG website and also doesn't contain all the junk found in many other cosmetics (my skin has improved too and I get tons of compliments on the finish!) Not only is Afterglow gluten free it also has no talc, no bismuth oxychloride, no parabens, no animal testing, no lake or FD&C dyes and no petrochemicals.

Check out those two sites! They are really eye-openers! :blink:

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They say that a large percentage of what you put on your body is absorbed into your body. They are finding all kinds of synthetic ingredients from cosmetics in our bodies now as well as in tumors... it's pretty crazy. So if you are only concerned about absorbing gluten into your system you might want to look at what else you are also absorbing with standard cosmetics...

that's exactly why Channel responded with such a generic "legal" response as to the 'safety' of their products. I HIGHLY recommend you all check out The Breast Cancer Fund's website www.safecosmetics.org They started a "Compact for Safe Cosmetics" that is trying to promote safe cosmetics in a system that is virtually unregulated.

Also, another must is the EWG's Skin Deep http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/ website which ranks all the cosmetics brands on the market in terms of safety: http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/

You can type in Nars and Chanel and see how they stack up (you will find they are not so healthy even though some of their products are Gluten Free). I personally use Afterglow Cosmetics which is an all natural mineral cosmetic brand - it's ranked as one of the safest on the EWG website and also doesn't contain all the junk found in many other cosmetics (my skin has improved too and I get tons of compliments on the finish!) Not only is Afterglow gluten free it also has no talc, no bismuth oxychloride, no parabens, no animal testing, no lake or FD&C dyes and no petrochemicals.

Check out those two sites! They are really eye-openers! :blink:

thanks for the info- i checked out the sites and printed the list of harmful ingredients- pretty scary. i think i will start buying more natural products- very scary :(


Diagnosed in March 2006 after being in the hospital due to pancreatitis due to undiagnosed celiac

years of being told i had IBS, taking numerous IBS medications (since the age of fifteen)

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