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Can anyone help me--I like Cetaphil facial cleanser but can't find it on any list or find a phone # and the website is no help. I thought I read a post a while back that someone had to give it up so it made me think. I find that finding info. on foods is so much easier than with health&beauty products--also any info. on hair color would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Lisa-- Thanks for the info. After using the Facial Cleanser for 3-4 days, my skin had a burning sensation and I am also having a slight gluten "attack" that I can't attribute to anything else--I am so careful with my diet. Needless to say, I'll not be using that again <_< . I have also used the Gentle Skin Cleanser with no apparent ill effects, but I'll probably just skip Cetaphil altogether.--Patti

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JerseyAngel and PicturePerfect: I just got off the phone with a guy at Galderma who manufactures Cetaphil. I had emailed them and not gotten a response for the longest time, so called today.

He said that all the products in both Canada and the U.S. are manufactured at the same facility and that they are all gluten free EXCEPT something called Capex - a prescription shampoo (which judging by sales, almost no one is being prescribed he says).

He also said that he gets lots of calls from people wanting more "natural" ingredients in the products and he said that he tells them sometimes natural is not necessarily better for some people.

His name was Todd and I reached him at 1-800-467-2081. That number is for Galderma Canada, I don't know if they can give you a contact number for the states if you want to contact them yourselves.

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Linda, Thank you so much for checking. I could never find a phone # to call. Well, since it turns out to be gluten-free, it must have been something else that made me sick or maybe I was sensitive to the ingredients--I am noticing that the longer I'm gluten-free, the more sensitive I am to a lot of other things. As I remember, the main complaint with the Cetaphil was the skin burning, so I guess it was a non-gluten reaction!

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The skin burning thing is not just you. I have that too, but only one particular cream, and only when I put it on a patch of excema right near my eye, and it only lasts for a few seconds. I love it for my hands, but I don't get the burning sensation then.

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JerseyAngel and PicturePerfect: I just got off the phone with a guy at Galderma who manufactures Cetaphil. I had emailed them and not gotten a response for the longest time, so called today.

He said that all the products in both Canada and the U.S. are manufactured at the same facility and that they are all gluten free EXCEPT something called Capex - a prescription shampoo (which judging by sales, almost no one is being prescribed he says).

He also said that he gets lots of calls from people wanting more "natural" ingredients in the products and he said that he tells them sometimes natural is not necessarily better for some people.

His name was Todd and I reached him at 1-800-467-2081. That number is for Galderma Canada, I don't know if they can give you a contact number for the states if you want to contact them yourselves.

Just to update this information. I wrote to the company because I wanted to know if Cetaphil Restoraderm Moisturizing Lotion was gluten-free.

This is the written answer from the company:

Only the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is gluten free.

The other Cetaphil products contain ingredients that may be derived from grains and therefore possibly contains gluten.

Best regards,

Special Services Specialist

Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

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Thank you for your interest in Galderma Laboratories, L.P.. In response to your e-mail

dated August 24, 2011:

Only the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is gluten free.

The other Cetaphil products contain ingredients that may be derived from grains and

therefore possibly contains gluten.

Best regards,

Special Services Specialist

Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

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I have been gluten-free for nearly a year now, making many adjustments along the way, as I learn more about celiac. Over the past 6 months what I assumed to be allergies were getting worse and worse. Some mornings I itch ALL over to the point of making marks on my skin from scratching and now I'm getting raised red patches below my armpits, on my inner thighs and other areas with sensitive skin. The dermatologist and allergist were no help even though I told them I am gluten-free. I have been unable to determine what the cause of this itching could be.....until I read this and older posts about Cetaphil. I have very dry skin and coat my body from forehead to toes in Cetaphil after every bath!! No wonder!

Thank you for this information. I'm giving up Cetaphil and I bet I'll give up the itches along with it! :)

Do any of you have a recommendation for a good gluten-free dry skin lotion?

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I have been gluten-free for nearly a year now, making many adjustments along the way, as I learn more about celiac. Over the past 6 months what I assumed to be allergies were getting worse and worse. Some mornings I itch ALL over to the point of making marks on my skin from scratching and now I'm getting raised red patches below my armpits, on my inner thighs and other areas with sensitive skin. The dermatologist and allergist were no help even though I told them I am gluten-free. I have been unable to determine what the cause of this itching could be.....until I read this and older posts about Cetaphil. I have very dry skin and coat my body from forehead to toes in Cetaphil after every bath!! No wonder!

Thank you for this information. I'm giving up Cetaphil and I bet I'll give up the itches along with it! :)

Do any of you have a recommendation for a good gluten-free dry skin lotion?

I just posted a reply from Cerave that all their products are gluten-free. Posted on another itchy dry thread! :lol:

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I also had that same reaction - the first time I put it on my face! I told my husband and he said that the smell was different. I looked at the bottle in the trash and realized that I had picked up the facial cleanser instead of the gentle wash!!! After calling, I was told that they were all produced gluten-free. But I later got a response to an email and was told that ONLY the gentle cleanser (like everyone else here was told) was gluten-free. This was about three months ago. I still use the gentle cleanser with NO problem!

Good luck!

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My dermatologist told me to use Cetaphil a.m. as a moisturizer but when I found out it has gluten, I told him I couldn't use it. He recommended Cerave a.m. moisturizer. I called them a couple of weeks ago and they confirmed they were gluten free. I've been using it for a couple of weeks and haven't had any problems.

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