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I inquired about Chanel makeup and skincare I use:

Dear Michelle,

Thank you for your patience while we researched your inquiry.

I am pleased to inform you that all CHANEL lipstick formulations are

gluten-free. In additional our Research & Development Department can

confirm that the products listed below do not contain gluten.

Beaute Initiale Cream- item #: 142156

Beaute Initiale Fluid- item #: 142136

Gommage Microperle Purete- item#: 166690

CHANEL is a company that prides itself on providing superior quality

products and exemplary service. We value you as a customer and want you

to be satisfied with your CHANEL experience.

If you have any further questions, I encourage you to visit a CHANEL

counter or to call 1-800-550-0005. Thank you for your continued interest

in CHANEL.

Best regards,

Carolyn

Consumer Relations

CHANEL, Inc.

I then asked about lipglosses again as i felt they didnt answer that question.

Dear Michelle,

Thank you for your follow up e-mail regarding gluten in CHANEL

lipsticks. I am pleased to inform you that lip glosses are gluten-free.

Thank you for your continued interest in CHANEL.

Now, what about the tocopheryl in almost all my skincare/makeup products (different brands)? Does that mean they contain gluten? Also, are these companies only looking for the word wheat when researching these questions for me. Chanel took a little while to answer me. They said they were contacting the Research & Development team to get the answer. It sounds promising. I'm not healed yet, as it will probably take a while for me to feel different and I dont want to get screwed by wearing lipstick or using things on my face that could get in mouth that may have gluten in them. If i do, I wont even know because I'm still in the healing process. And I'm such a lipstick/skincare lover. I used to work at Chanel. I have tons of makeup from them! What do you think?

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Firstly, thanks for writing the emails and for posting here.

This issue is really frustrating to me personally. I got zapped by lipgloss. All I could see in it was a tocopherol. I would rather have eaten a big old piece of my cousin's wedding cake. I know exactly what you mean. I went on a make-up and bath products rampage and wrote more emails than I remember.

The best we can do, I guess, is write to the companies in question and ask them if they can tell us about their tocopherols. Sometimes I had to explain what gluten is. I got good responses from some like Guerlain, L'Oreal, NARS, Caudalie and 100% pure. Some companies did the equivalent of throwing up their hands in the air and saying "you have got to be kidding me!" See the Juara and H2O+ posts, for example. Some just never answered me-- the majority, in fact. Some gave me the run-around, like Origins.

At this point, I am switching entirely to guerlain, caudalie, NARS and 100% pure for skincare and cosmetics. They are more expensive (100% pure less so) but I do not react to them. That is worth any price for me. Caudalie shampoo is okay.

Good luck Dolcenotte!

I will keep posting responses from any company I ask, in the hopes that it will make things a little easier for all of us. And I appreciate that you are in investigating mode too.

Lisa

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