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Mainstream gluten-free Lipsticks?

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So yes, I have read the Neutrogena list, but what concerns me is it says "Wheat-free (Gluten-Free)" which we all know there it more to gluten than just wheat. I have a photoshoot coming up and my gluten-free lipstick that I ordered isn't going to arrive in time.

Can I go to a drug store and buy a lipstick that is for sure gluten free?

I'm looking for people who have used it, who use it on a daily basis with no reaction, because I can't afford to get CC'd right now!!

Thanks so much for reading!

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I don't think you need to worry simply because it says wheat free (gluten free). I think that manufacturers say this because there are people who are allergic to wheat that probably don't have the foggiest notion what gluten is. I haven't had any problems with foods labeled this way ... I don't see why cosmetics would work differently.

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I don't think you need to worry simply because it says wheat free (gluten free). I think that manufacturers say this because there are people who are allergic to wheat that probably don't have the foggiest notion what gluten is. I haven't had any problems with foods labeled this way ... I don't see why cosmetics would work differently.

Anyone with celiac disease or GS should not be eating anything labeled just "wheat free" because most often, they are NOT gluten-free. Many use barley derivatives in wheat free only products so you would be ingesting gluten. That's why it doesn't say gluten free.

As far as cosmetics are concerned, except for those with DH, the only thing you have to be careful of is lipstick. But it must be gluten free.

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Anyone with celiac disease or GS should not be eating anything labeled just "wheat free" because most often, they are NOT gluten-free. Many use barley derivatives in wheat free only products so you would be ingesting gluten. That's why it doesn't say gluten free.

Well, it depends, often times things with "wheat-free" labels are gluten-free, but simply need further investigation. In this case, the Neutrogena stuff on the "wheat-free (gluten-free)" list really is supposed to be gluten-free. Maybe they are misleading people by putting the words "gluten-free" in parenthesis, I don't know...

Sometimes the wheat-free aspect of things is emphasized for the sake of people with wheat allergies.

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I use bobbi brown lipsticks. I have about 6 lipsticks/glosses from there which i enquired individually about. Ask them to email you thier gluten-free list. It's expensive makeup but i keep my make up box pretty simple.

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Anyone with celiac disease or GS should not be eating anything labeled just "wheat free" because most often, they are NOT gluten-free. Many use barley derivatives in wheat free only products so you would be ingesting gluten. That's why it doesn't say gluten free.

As far as cosmetics are concerned, except for those with DH, the only thing you have to be careful of is lipstick. But it must be gluten free.

I wasn't suggesting eating anything merely labeled wheat free. I said if it was labeled as both wheat AND gluten free, it should be fine. I haven't heard of any manufacturer labeling something as gluten free under mistaken notion that gluten only comes from wheat.

Now restaurant personnel -- I wouldn't trust them to know. Some of them don't understand that regular bread is made from wheat.

As far as personal care items are concerned, I've certainly seen any number of people without DH report problems with stuff other than simply lipstick. I think the usual doctor recommendations just think in terms of what would directly go into one's mouth. But think of anything on your fingers, either initially or later from touching your body. If one can't scrub gluten out of the grooves of cutting boards, etc., because of its glue-like nature, why assume that it doesn't cling under fingernails, etc. I recently discovered my hair gel has wheat protein in it. I realized how often I touched my hair, sometimes when it was damp or with wet fingers, and I certainly didn't carefully scrub my fingers each time. And my fingers get into my mouth all the time -- eating, taking pills, flossing, etc. No wonder I still have had lingering symptoms. (Maybe hair gel is worse because it is supposed to be like glue -- that's why they put the gluten in there to begin with).

When you can easily get products that don't contain gluten, it would seem that would be the safer course. Why risk it if you don't have to?

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