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I emailed The Body Shop and OPI to ask about their lotions and which do not contain gluten. These are the responses that I got and I thought I would share them with you all. The Body Shop's response is not overly helpful though as the ingredient lists really do not help a lot for those who don't know what the big names of everything are.

Anyways, here is what they said :

Body Shop

Dear Courtney,

Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, we currently do not have a

compiled list or database that we can query for specific ingredients in

all our products.

Please know that an item not containing gluten may have come from a

vendor that produces products that do contain gluten in the same

machine. Therefore, there may be a very small trace left behind in the

machine after cleaning. Depending on the severity of your reaction this

trace amount may not affect you, where another person may have a very

bad reaction. Gluten is not tested for due to the fact that is used

intentionally in some products.

All our product formulations are subject to careful evaluation by

independent external safety assessors and adhere to strict criteria.

Customers concerned about an allergy should carefully read the product

label to ensure that the product contains no ingredients they are

allergic to. We include a full ingredient list on our products, which

would identify a known gluten ingredient in the product. Please know

that the ingredients to all our products, in addition to being listed on

our products, can now be obtained from the website www.thebodyshop.com.

Once you have selected the item you are interested in, click on the "All

Ingredients" tab found below the product.

I hope you find the level of service provided to you via this

correspondence satisfactory. If you are not satisfied please feel free

to contact me at, 1-800-263-9746 ext 5667.

Sincerely,

Tieren

US Care Center Admin Team

OPI:

Gluten Free?

The following OPI products contain hydrolyzed wheat protein, which may have traces of gluten:

Acrylic Nail Base Coat

Designer Series Base Coat

Natural Nail Base Coat

Start to Finish basecoat, topcoat, and nail strengthener

Start to Finish, Formaldehyde Free Formula

Nail Envy, Original

Nail Envy, Matte

Nail Envy, Dry & Brittle

Nail Envy, Sensitive & Peeling

Nail Envy, Soft & Thin

At this time, all other OPI products are free of wheat, barley, rye, or oat extracts, and should therefore contain no gluten.

If anyone has any other information to add about Body Shop or OPI lotions, please share! Or any other body lotions for that matter!

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Courtney- Thank you for doing this! I called OPI today about their Natural Nail Strengthener be cause I bought some after SWEARING I had read the ingredients in the store and saw that it was one of their few strengtheners that did not contain gluten. I MISS Nail Envy so much! Even when I wasn't absorbing, my nails were still good (huh- :huh: Now that I think about it I was probably eating chips of nail Envy!)

So I'm glad to see that it's not on their list. The woman I FIRST talked to when I called said it would be ILLEGAL for her to tell me the ingredients. A technician had to do it :blink: Yeah- because I'm going to STEAL their proprietary formula and make it in my bathtub :P

I LOVE Bath and Body Works body creams. Not all of their stuff is gluten-free- I know the shower cream has oats in it but everything is CLEARLY labeled- they won't hide any ingredients. The vanilla is so yummy!

Also, many Neutrogena moisturizers 9and products for that matter) are gluten-free but as always, read the label.


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Beverly

Gluten free since 2005

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

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Hi! I'm new here, this is my first post. I have been reading and learning so much from this forum. I just got off the phone with someone from Bath & Body Works a few minutes ago. She told me that they cannot guarantee their products to be gluten-free because the Fragrance in them is bought from an outside source. (Side note: Wouldn't it be wise for a company to know all the ingredients? That just doesn't make sense to me that they don't) She also said that if they did add gluten to a product (wouldn't tell me which ones, so NOT helpful) that it would be labeled, most likely with the LATIN name of the ingredient. Just thought I would let you know. Hope it helps!


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1999 - Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia

2005 - Gave birth to daughter, began having stomach problems

March 2006 - Had Gallbladder surgery, problems got much worse

March 1, 2007 - Self-diagnosed Celiac after Dr. thought I was crazy!

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Felt better than I have in YEARS!

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