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 Post subject: GF beauty products
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:42 pm 

Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:02 am
Posts: 4
I have recently started having issues with shampoo/conditioner and soaps causing extreme skin irritation. Has anyone else run into this and have you found products that will not cause such issues :?:

Allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, latex,
Have celiac disease

 Post subject: Re: GF beauty products
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Posts: 2989
Location: Toronto
Hi Col,

We hear a lot of these types of stories. It might be gluten but watch out also for fragrance - fragrance allergy and sensitivity are the No. 1 cause of cosmetic flare-ups (according to dermatologist Dr. Sandy Skotnicki on our editorial board).

So a) fragrance-free b
b) If you think gluten's an issue, there are several brands of gluten-free shampoos available in places like Whole Foods Mkt and Trader Joes and other indie healthy food stores.

c) Your question is timely - the next issue of Allergic Living, which is off to press now, has a big article on gluten, cosmetics and anecdotal evidence of glutening.

One last thing, I know that Dr. Skotnicki also says if you get a bad dermatitis outbreak, drop all your personal care products and get some corticosteroid cream from your doc. Once cleared, re-intro products one at a time - to see which is causing the issue. Hope this helps! Best with..

Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin

 Post subject: Re: GF beauty products
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:54 pm 

Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:26 pm
Posts: 538
I know this is an older topic, but I also found anything containing almond oil would irritate/burn my skin. Beware, as it can be found in liquid hand soaps too - in public places or friends' houses.

I hope you have been able to find something that works for you. We have used select Live Clean and Method products without any issue.

anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, wheat, sorghum; asthmatic, dairy intolerant, vegan
other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, sesame, environmentals

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