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I am newly diagnosed with celiac disease and I have been using Lame Advertisement products. I just googled the products I use and they are not gluten free. Please help me find new products. I am having a hard enough time figuring out food let alone facial products. HELP

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I use D.O.V.E. face wash and C.L.I.N.I.Q.U.E. moisturizer. I have really dry skin and both of this help with that instead of stripping my face dry! I like both of these brands and products and definitely recommend them.

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I have never been overly fussy about my skin, but I did have to give up this wonderful (and way too expensive) moisturizer I was using because it has wheat in it. :angry:

So I tried a few different things till I found some products I like. We are all different and you may have to waste a little money through the trial and error time. I didnt throw any creams away. If I didnt like them on my face, I used them on my feet or legs.

For cleanser.....I love these:

Pond's Exfoliating Clean Sweep Cucumber Cleansing Towelettes

You dont have to rinse, but I do with cool water because it feels nice. I dont wear much makeup, but when I do it gets it off well. For waterproof mascara you will have to use makeup remover tho.

For moisturizing I finally settled on Burt's Bees Pomegranate series. I use the night cream and the repairing serum. It was VERY different from what I was using and I didnt LOVE them at first, but after a week I really did LOVE them. They work well for me:

http://www.burtsbees.com/webapp/wcs/stores...ategoryId=15502

I confirmed that all of these are gluten-free.

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I like to use Desert Essence coconut or lavender Hand and Body Lotion. I use their Jojoba Oil around my eyes or if my face is really dry at night. Earlier on I will put it on and wipe off the excess if I am going out. Its also great for one's lips or for really dry skin anywhere. Sometimes I use Lily of the Desert's Aloe Vera Gelly. Its supposed to be good as an aftershave too (am thinking of the guys). People tell me my skin is great by the way.

For beautiful skin it helps too to semi regular use detox herbs like dandelion root or milk thistle and things like yellow dock or Oregon grape root (no more than 10 days at a stretch however--with at least a week in between before using again). But no alcoholic tinctures please due to gluten in grain alcohols. Regular use of liquid chlorophyll made from alfalfa really helps one detox gently, naturally and effectively too. These remedies will also help maintain your general overall health as well--especially for the period of time you are getting over the initial ravages of undiagnosed celiac. And your skin will glow!

Bea

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For cleanser I use Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. For lotion I use Desert Essence Almond (it says gluten free on the tube) - there are several scents. I tried the Vanilla Chai but it was too strong for me. For facial moisturizer I use MyChelle Deep Repair Cream (I buy it at Sprouts). A member, Ohsotired, recommended it. I called and they verified as gluten free.

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I used a nock-off version of Cetaphil - the kind without fragrances & 2x a week I use Burts Bees Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub.

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I use Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and Cetaphil Lotion. I use cleanser without water. It has made a big difference in how my skin looks and how it feels!

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I use Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps all over, including my face. You're supposed to dilute it before using, but I usually just pour a couple drops into my hand at a time and use it that way. It's not overly drying or anything, but it gets all the oil off.

I've been using Alba Botanicals Sea Algae moisturizer for a while... it's not great but I'm waiting for it to run out before I go buy something else. My normal lotion is the Dessert Essence Coconut (a few other people have mentioned that they use it, too!) and if my face is really dry, or sometimes at night I use that as a moisturizer, too. It's a little heavy to use it all the time on my face, and I'm prone to oily skin so I try not to overdo it. All of these products can be purchased at Whole Foods.

A lot of the Kinerase products are gluten free, if you're one of those people who likes to spend some $$ on the facial products. My friend gave me a bunch of the under eye cream repair stuff, and I've actually seen a difference in my dark circles and puffiness. I also know that the regular facial lotion and a few of their other products are for sure gluten free. They're hypoallergenic, too. At upwards $75 per item, it's a bit out of my budget, but I'm a poor college student. I'd definitely recommend their products, though. They're really nice :)

I know some of the Kiss My Face lotions are gluten free. I used to use the Peaches and Cream lotion, and you can buy a matching facial moisturizer that I believe is also gluten free. It was pretty inexpensive last time I checked, too.

I think that depending on the brand you're looking at, you may have to read the labels. There are a lot of options out there, and I'd say a good 50% of them aren't gluten free. Whenever I go look at new products, I set aside at least an hour to wander around and read labels... it's kind of a hassle, but I'm picky about what I use in the first place, having to read each label and make sure everything is gluten free is kind of a pain! You'll get the hang of it, though, and sooner or later you'll find products you like and can stick with, and that will make you life a lot easier in the future.

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I like to use Desert Essence coconut or lavender Hand and Body Lotion. I use their Jojoba Oil around my eyes or if my face is really dry at night. Earlier on I will put it on and wipe off the excess if I am going out. Its also great for one's lips or for really dry skin anywhere. Sometimes I use Lily of the Desert's Aloe Vera Gelly. Its supposed to be good as an aftershave too (am thinking of the guys). People tell me my skin is great by the way.

For beautiful skin it helps too to semi regular use detox herbs like dandelion root or milk thistle and things like yellow dock or Oregon grape root (no more than 10 days at a stretch however--with at least a week in between before using again). But no alcoholic tinctures please due to gluten in grain alcohols. Regular use of liquid chlorophyll made from alfalfa really helps one detox gently, naturally and effectively too. These remedies will also help maintain your general overall health as well--especially for the period of time you are getting over the initial ravages of undiagnosed celiac. And your skin will glow!

Bea

I've actually found a line of grape alcohol tinctures, oh joy!

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I've actually found a line of grape alcohol tinctures, oh joy!

Oh, right, facial wash. I use my shampoo, which is the E.cover chamomile and marigold scent dish soap, I LOVE what it does to my hair and skin. I feel so clean and soft, I do sometimes need a moisturizer in the winter, in which case I use E.very.day miner.als moisturizer, the lavender I think. Watch out for the Eco.ver, the Lemon Aloe or something one has gluten, the chamomile/marigold one doesn't. It's also the cheapest shampoo I ever had, 3 bucks for a liter.

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I've actually found a line of grape alcohol tinctures, oh joy!

Amazing! What is the brand?

I'll check out the Ecover brand of shampoo too.

By the way, I tend to stay away from anything that says it has tocopherols in it (due to most vit. E being made from wheat germ) unless they say it is tocopherol acetate. Has anyone else here had trouble with that?

Bea

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I use Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps all over, including my face.

Yes, me too. I like the peppermint one.

For moisterizer I use the stuff from acne.org mixed with grapeseed oil. It's amazing!

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Amazing! What is the brand?

I'll check out the Ecover brand of shampoo too.

By the way, I tend to stay away from anything that says it has tocopherols in it (due to most vit. E being made from wheat germ) unless they say it is tocopherol acetate. Has anyone else here had trouble with that?

Bea

"Eclectic Insitute" Is the brand my health food store carries for tictures, I use a few when I get a cold and they have organic grape alcohol, not grain alcohol. And the Ecover is not actually shampoo, i use their dish soap AS shampoo.... Not sure if I made that clear before....... That's why it's so cheap.

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I love Dr. Bronner's Peppermint soap. :( I have to be very careful when I use it though, it tends to burn my skin, if it's on me for a minute too long. I love the scent! I had a store manager once tell me she used if for her headaches. She would use it to wash her hair when she had a bad headache, and I know peppermint is good for that. I can't use it on my face though.

I use Softsoap and have Pond's moisturizer. The weather coming up on us now wrecks havoc with my skin. My hands are already showing signs.

I found a peppermint lotion, true peppermint, which I just love. It has managed to soften my rough feet, something no lotion has been able to do. It's called Ladybug Blessings. I think it's only available online. I can't use it on my face though, guess I have baby skin there!!!! ;)

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I use neutrogena extra gentle cleanser and 'oil-free moisture for sensitive skin'

Anyone have a good gluten-free, fragrance free, non-scratchy exfoliant?

I used to use a.veda botanical kinetics (basically an herbal toner with salycilic acid), but it has fragrance - was the final fragrance-containing product that I dropped! I tried a gluten-free, ff one that had some rice granules but that makes me a) itch and B) break out in tiny pimples. So nothing scratchy for my cranky skin :)

At the moment I am (get this) using my foot powder (talc and salicylic acid, basically) as a "mask" with water once a week or so - better than nothing, I think.

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I love Dr. Bronner's Peppermint soap. :( I have to be very careful when I use it though, it tends to burn my skin, if it's on me for a minute too long. I love the scent! I had a store manager once tell me she used if for her headaches. She would use it to wash her hair when she had a bad headache, and I know peppermint is good for that. I can't use it on my face though.

I use Softsoap and have Pond's moisturizer. The weather coming up on us now wrecks havoc with my skin. My hands are already showing signs.

I found a peppermint lotion, true peppermint, which I just love. It has managed to soften my rough feet, something no lotion has been able to do. It's called Ladybug Blessings. I think it's only available online. I can't use it on my face though, guess I have baby skin there!!!! ;)

I've never tried the peppermint kind before. The Lavender one is pretty mild, and it works really well on the face. Try using just a drop or two with water, I bet that would be much more gentle than peppermint. I'm currently into the citrus kind, which is a touch stronger but I still don't have issues. I usually just use enough to lather on my face and then rinse right away, and that cuts down on drying/burning. They are strong soaps, they're supposed to be diluted.

I think peppermint in general isn't really something you're supposed to use on the face, though. It's just too harsh. It does wonders for feet and hair, and scalp, but facial skin is much more delicate than say, the soles of your feet.

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I use Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and Cetaphil Lotion. I use cleanser without water. It has made a big difference in how my skin looks and how it feels!

I tried using cleanser without water. You are a genius!!! I noticed a huge difference the first time and my skin has been improving every time I wash my face. This works like magic!!! Thank you sooo much for posting this!!!

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I tried using cleanser without water. You are a genius!!! I noticed a huge difference the first time and my skin has been improving every time I wash my face. This works like magic!!! Thank you sooo much for posting this!!!

Glad to help! ;)

That cleanser and water thing was about to make my face crack...yikes!

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I also have extremely sensitive skin. I used to buy products from a dermatologist; but it became too expensive and just didn't work well.

For many years now I have used a cotton ball with plain 70% rubbing alcohol to clean my face. Splash with water and gently towel dry; then immediately apply 99% aloe vera gel as the moisturizer. It is very inexpensive and works great.

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I also have extremely sensitive skin. I used to buy products from a dermatologist; but it became too expensive and just didn't work well.

For many years now I have used a cotton ball with plain 70% rubbing alcohol to clean my face. Splash with water and gently towel dry; then immediately apply 99% aloe vera gel as the moisturizer. It is very inexpensive and works great.

Do you know what the rubbing alcohol is made from? I would worry...

Bea

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